Leesville and Millbrook dubbed Co-CAP-8 Champions

The first round of NCHSAA playoffs start this week. Leesville goes into the first round playing New Hanover high school.The first round of NCHSAA playoffs start this week. Leesville goes into the first round playing New Hanover high school.

The matchup between Leesville and Millbrook to determine the winner of the CAP-8 ended in a 0-0 tie after inclement weather resulted in unplayable field conditions.

The teams played 19:31 of Friday’s game before lightening was sighted and the field was cleared for the thirty minute protocol. After an attempt to wait out the storm, Paul Dinkenor and Millbrook Head Coach Matt Edwards agreed to end the game as co-CAP-8 champions.

Because of both teams holding the same record in the CAP-8 (10-1-2), a coin toss had to determine the seeding ranks for going into playoffs. Behind closed doors, Edwards, Dinkenor and Jack Rogers flipped the coin. Leesville lost the toss, claiming a No. 2 seed and giving Millbrook the No. 1 seed.

After much discussion by the NCHSAA, the coin toss was not approved. It comes down to comparing both team’s records against the next best team in the CAP-8 which is Heritage. Leesville won and tied Heritage while Millbrook won and lost to them, overturning the toss and giving Leesville the No. 1 seed.

This change ended up giving Leesville the overall No. 4 rank of 32 teams and Millbrook the No. 9 rank. Due to its high ranking and the playoff schedule, Leesville should have all home games if they survive each round.

New Hanover (10-9-3) is traveling to Raleigh from Wilmington Tuesday to take on the Pride in the first round of state playoffs.

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