In a game played Saturday afternoon at the Apple Valley High School arena, Apple Valley and Sibley tied 3-3 in the battle to position themselves for District 8 playoffs. The problem is at this moment, nobody knows where to position for what? District 8 has yet to post their post season tourney formats for peewee AA/A and bantam AA/A District 8 playoffs.
Unlike D6 and D10 who have enough bantam A teams to field an eight team or more district playoff, D8 has three East Regional seeds and four bantam A teams. One of those teams (Apple Valley, Sibley, Cottage Grove, or Woodbury A) will not advance. Three of the teams (Apple Valley, Sibley, and Cottage Grove) are locked in the middle of the D8 standings. Woodbury A team is struggling.
One thing is for certain, position in the standings will impact how D8 decides which three team advance.
That made Saturday’s game between these two teams important. Neither team wanted a draw. But that is what they got.