Playoffs on the mind of the Panthers.

The Elder victory against Moeller on Friday meant more than just a win over a GCL team. It puts the team in control of its own destiny. If Elder can win out, the team is predicted to have a home playoff game. If they lose even one game, they will be on the bubble. The OHSAA bases the playoffs on Harbin points. A scoring system based on wins and strength of schedule. The current standings for region four is as follows. 1 7-0 396 Cincinnati Colerain 21.0505 42.0149.0 99 2 7-0 837 West Chester Lakota West 18.1786 41.5 122.5 100 3 5-2 1056 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 17.3752 29.0 131.0 99 4 7-0 1470 Springboro Springboro 17.1857 40.5 114.0 100 5 6-1 1508 Cincinnati Sycamore 17.0214 35.5 119.5 100 6 5-2 1388 Cincinnati St Xavier 15.2857 30.0 110.0 100 7 5-2 904 Loveland Loveland 14.8714 28.5 108.0 100 8 5-2 1638 Huber Heights Wayne 14.7280 28.5 105.5 99 9 4-3 522 Cincinnati Elder 13.8857 23.0 106.0 100 10 5-2 336 Centerville Centerville 13.7143 29.5 95.0 100 11 5-2 836 Liberty Township Lakota East 13.3857 30.0 91.0 100 12 5-2 1020 Miamisburg Miamisburg 12.5929 29.0 84.5 100 13 5-2 846 Lebanon Lebanon 11.5214 28.5 74.5 100 14 5-2 1720 Cincinnati Withrow 11.2143 26.0 75.0 100 15 4-3 842 Cincinnati La Salle 9.2429 22.0 61.0 10 So if the playoffs started today then Elder would be out, but fortunately there are three weeks to go, and a few teams ahead of Elder are predicted to fall behind the Panthers. Moeller still has to play Louisville Trinity, St. Edwards, and Indianapolis Cathedral. All Panthers know how good Trinity is, and Cathedral almost beat Trinity. Moeller might struggle with these two. St.Xavier will have to play the top two teams in the Cleveland area. St. Ignatius is the top ranked team in the state, and has rolled over opponents this year. St. Edward has plenty of talent on both sides of the ball, and is predicted to win. So if Elder wins out there is a good possibility that they will be the number three seed, and host a home game in week 11. Senior Joe Ramstetter understands the importance of a home game. “It’s important because you have the feel for the field itself, and then you’ve got the fans behind you also,” said Joe. Hopefully the Panthers take care of business in the last three games, and the Harbin points will take care of themselves. The Senior class at Elder would love one more chance to cheer on their classmates at the Pit.