With so many teams still in the chase for the H-DNL boys soccer championship, the league has announced some changes to the schedule for the final week of the regular season.
Fortuna, Eureka, Del Norte and Arcata all remain in contention for the pennant going into the final week, which could mean a playoff game to decide which of them receives the league’s automatic North Coast Section playoff berth.
And because of that, the league is moving two or three of the Oct. 28 games forward to Monday in order to free up that Saturday for a possible playoff game.
The Fortuna/South Fork and Del Norte/Eureka games will now definitely be moved to Monday and both will kick off at 6 p.m.
The Arcata and McKinleyville will also be moved if the Tigers remain in contention for a possible league crown after this Saturday’s game at home to Del Norte.
Right now, the Huskies and Loggers are tied for the league lead with 14 points and two games remaining each, while the Warriors are just one point back with three games remaining.
The Tigers, meanwhile are three points off the leaders with three games remaining, but a loss to Del Norte on Saturday would eliminate the Arcata boys from contention.
If the Tigers remain in contention going into the final week, they would travel to McKinleyville on Monday for a 4 p.m. kickoff.
If two teams tie for the league championship, they will be crowned co-champions.
That, however, would require a playoff game to decide which team gets the league’s automatic NCS playoff spot.
A coin toss would determine which of the co-champions gets to host a potential playoff game.