Who would Breathitt play if they defeat Martin County
JACKSON – November 10, 2022 – Brendon D. Miller
Many have wondered who and where Breathitt would play if they are able to get the win over Martin County tomorrow night. First of all, not discounting Martin County at all in this game and neither should the Bobcats as the Cardinals are a very good team, but I know several Bobcat fans are wondering what is ahead if the Bobcats do get the win.
If the Bobcats are able to advance, then the next opponent and location for Breathitt would be determined by the RPI of each remaining team from Districts 5 – 8, being those on the Eastern side of the State.
The matchups for this Friday are as follows: Team (first team is home)-RPI-RPI Rank in Districts 5-8.
BREATHITT COUNTY (.62393) (3) v. MARTIN COUNTY (.52223) (7)
SHELBY VALLEY (.60696) (4) v. MIDDLESBORO (.57270) (6)
BEECHWOOD (.77094) (1) v. CARROLL COUNTY (.51703) (8)
ERLANGER LLOYD (.62873) (2) v. WALTON-VERONA (.58161) (5)
If Carroll County were to beat two-time defending State Champion Beechwood, it would be an epic event, so it is assumed that the Tigers will move on. The game to watch to determine if Breathitt would receive another home game or not is the Lloyd Memorial v. Walton-Verona matchup which is at Walton-Verona as they were the District 6 Champions. If Lloyd wins, the Bobcats head to Erlanger, but if Walton-Verona were to win, then the Shelby Valley – Middlesboro game would then determine if Shelby Valley comes to the RiverBank or Walton-Verona.
Possibility 1 – BEECHWOOD, LLOYD, BREATHITT, SHELBY VALLEY WIN
Beechwood would host Shelby Valley
Erlanger Lloyd would host Breathitt County
Possibility 2 – BEECHWOOD, WALTON-VERONA, BREATHITT, SHELBY VALLEY WIN
Beechwood would host Walton-Verona
Breathitt would host Shelby Valley
Possibility 3 – BEECHWOOD, WALTON-VERONA, BREATHITT, MIDDLESBORO WIN
Beechwood would host Middlesboro
Breathitt would host Walton-Verona
The State Semi-Finals would then be seeded by RPI statewide (with the winners from Districts 1-4) for the four teams remaining instead of division by Districts.
We will see now it all plays out and which teams are standing late on Friday Night!