Sunday, October 9th, 2011
Regionals ’11: Sunday
South Regional: CHAMPS, 7-0; 15-11 over Doublewide in the finals
Chain scores last 3 in a strong second half to take the top spot!
Chain took half 8-7
now in finals vs. Doublewide, both teams already qualified for nationals
Chain wins semis 13-7: 9-2 run to close
Chain up 8-5 over Tanasi at half in semis
Chain over Six Pack 15-7, on to semis vs. Tanasi
other side has DW vs. Uproar (with 2 Chain alums, Brandon Perales and Will Moore)
After Saturday’s play in Little Rock, Chain sits at 4-0, having outscored their opponents 60-12. A nice day, but all it really means is that the Atlantans held onto the 2nd seed, lining up the potential showdown with top seed Doublewide in the finals – assuming both squads advance through the morning’s first 2 playoff games.
If Chain beats Six Pack in the quarters, they’ll likely face another sectionals opponent in Tanasi, who pushed Doublewide a bit yesterday after pushing Chain at sectionals in September. In more common formats, regionals brackets lead to the 1-2 match in the late morning with no games prior. Today’s scenario may gauge teams’ depth, and Chain does seem likely to have the tougher semis opponent (though this sometimes leaves the winner sharper for the next game.)