Where the race for the championship stands in boys soccer

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By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL boys soccer championship will be decided this week, one way or the other.

The league issued a clarification on Tuesday morning amid some confusion as to the points system in a tight race and in a sport where ties are more commonplace.

The league awards two points for a win and one for a tie.

That means, as of Tuesday afternoon, the Arcata Tigers and Eureka Loggers are both deadlocked atop the standings with 18 points apiece, although the Arcata boys have a game in hand.

The Loggers are 7-0-4 with one game remaining, while the Tigers are 8-0-2 with two games still to play.

Contrary to a report on Humboldt Sports on Saturday, the Tigers cannot clinch the title outright with a victory at South Fork on Tuesday night, but they can clinch at least a share of the championship.

They can win it outright by securing three points over their final two games, or less if the Loggers drop points in their final game at Del Norte on Thursday.

After the trip to Miranda, Arcata will host McKinleyville on Thursday afternoon.

If there are co-champs, there will be a playoff game on Saturday to decide which team gets the league’s automatic North Coast Section playoff spot and home game.

The Tigers last won a league title in 2015 when they shared the championship with Fortuna.

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