|Playoff Bound: BHHS sending three teams into postseason play|
|Written by Jef Hatch, Pilot staff writer|
|November 02, 2011 10:37 am|
Out of five fall sports teams at Brookings-Harbor High School, three have made it to postseason play on their way to claiming a possible OSAA state championship.
Boys and girls soccer, and the Bruin football team all kept their postseason dreams alive by placing in the top four positions in the Far West League.
Boys soccer had the top finish, taking first in league with an undefeated season and are ranked seventh in the state.
Girls soccer took second in league with a record of 8-2 – losing only to the league champion Sutherlin Bulldogs – and are ranked 19th among girls teams in the state.
The Bruin football program had the toughest league schedule – finishing fourth – with three of the top four teams in the Far West League ranked among the top ten programs at the state level. The Bruins are ranked 17th based on the strength of their schedule.
Boys and girls soccer will play host to two teams on Thursday, Mazama and Klamath Union, both from the Skyline League.
The boys will host the Vikings of Mazama at 1:30 p.m. on the soccer field behind the high school.
Mazama is ranked 17th in the state and has an overall record of 7-6 (4-6 in league) and finished in fourth place in the Skyline League.
The only common opponent the two teams have is Phoenix High School. The Bruins lost the first game of the season to the Pirates with a score of 0-2. The Vikings have lost two games; 0-3 and 1-2. The 1-2 loss came later in the season indicating a possible improvement in the Vikings over the course of the season.
The girls will host the Pelicans of Klamath Union at 3:30 p.m. on the same field as the boys.
The Pelicans finished in fourth place in the Skyline League with an overall record of 5-7-1, and 4-6 in league.
The Bruins and Pelicans have not faced any common opponents this season, but the Pelicans are coming back to Brookings after beating the Lady Bruins at home last year and the team is ready for some redemption.
The football team will travel to Klamath Falls on Friday to play the Klamath Union Pelicans at 7 p.m.
The Pelicans placed first in the Skyline League with an overall record of 6-2 and 5-0 in league.
The Pelicans present a well rounded offensive package, but their defense has not faced an offense like the one Coach Joe Morin and the Bruins have in their double wing formation.
As the homecoming game showed, the Bruins passing game is on schedule to make teams think twice about clogging the running lanes, and leaving the tight ends open downfield, providing more scoring opportunities
There were no plans at the time the Pilot went to press to send a booster bus for fans and students to attend the game in Klamath Falls.
With evening temperatures predicted to fall into the teens on Friday night, warm clothing is a must for fans who will attend.