Loara coach Dean Lappin had a hunch his team’s upset victory last Friday would earn the Saxons an at-large berth into the Southern Division playoffs.
“Just assume we’re in,” Lappin and the coaching staff told his players after they defeated Golden West League champion Westminster in a 38-35 thriller.
He told the team to prepare to practice on Monday unless they hear otherwise.
Loara was given an at-large bid on Saturday — and a matchup with mighty Corona del Mar, the defending division champion and top seed this year. Lappin said he knew the Saxons (6-4, 3-2) would face either Corona del Mar or second-seeded Garden Grove if it got in the draw.
“When you’re the last one invited to the dance, you can’t be choosy about who you’re with,” Lappin said.Read the rest of this entry »