Last Friday’s game against Antlers provided numerous other benefits for the ’Skins, including rest for the Kingston starters, who will be needed in a pivotal match against Coalgate Friday at Harold “Bulldog” Henry Field. That game will determine not only the playoff future of the two teams involved, but also the fortunes of several other teams in the district. The Redskins could finish as high as third in the district, but could just as easily miss the playoffs altogether, even if they win. Caraway said the playoff outlook for the district is as convoluted as it’s been in some time.
“I have to sit down and look at it closer, but if I have this right, if we beat Coalgate by 7 or more, we’re the third-place team. But if we win by 6, we could have something that hasn’t happened in a long time: if there’s a three-way tie, the first tie-breaker is playoff points, but if it’s still tied, then you go to a coin flip,” Caraway said. He added that a win by 5 points could feasibly result in the ’Skins missing the postseason.
But the Redskins still control their own destiny, and that’s what they’ll be focused on this week. Caraway said if they take care of business on senior night against the Wildcats, then all the other scenarios can be avoided.
“This class of seniors could be the first to make the playoffs three straight years in a long time here at Kingston, so we’ve been talking to them about that,” Caraway said.