Postseason play in high school sports, known as Sectional play, is one of the most anticipated times of the year for every athlete. The IHSAA held their 2018 Sectional Pairings Draw for Indiana high school football on Sunday, October 7. As the favorite of Sectional 39, the PHS football team has its eyes set on winning it all and advancing to a Regional matchup.
The draw results were as follows: Perry Central at Eastern (Pekin), Switzerland County at Providence, Mitchell at Clarksville and Paoli at Crawford County. The team on the bottom of each bracket is the home team. Once the round one games have been played, winners will advance to the second round, playing other round one winners. The winner of the Perry Central and Eastern (Pekin) matchup will play the winner of the Switzerland County and Providence matchup. The same goes for the latter half of the bracket, as the winner of the Mitchell and Clarksville game will play the winner of the Paoli and Crawford County game. Following the second round, the final two winners will play each other in the Sectional 39 championship. According to head coach Jeremy Lowery, the draw could not have gone any better for the Rams.
“We got exactly what we wanted. It’s not a cakewalk, so it doesn’t tempt us into relaxing and not playing our best,” said Lowery.
Postseason play begins October 19, as the Rams travel to Crawford County to take on the Wolfpack in the first round of Sectional.
Story by Jace Ingle