The Section III Class C football playoffs feature split brackets this year with 16 teams playing for C-1 and C-2 championships. Those winners will then face off for an overall sectional title at the Carrier Dome and a berth in the state Class C tournament.
The matchups are as follows:
(1) Canatota vs. (8) IHC
at Canastota, Friday 7pm; October 12, 2012
(4) Bishop Ludden vs. (5) A-P-W
at Bishop Ludden, Friday 7pm; October 12, 2012
(3) General Brown vs. (6) Notre Dame/RCH
at General Brown, Friday 7pm; October 12, 2012
(2) Skaneateles vs. (7) Sherburne-Earlville
at Skaneateles, Friday 7pm; October 12, 2012
(1) Herkimer vs. (8) Little Falls
at Herkimer, Friday 7pm; October 12, 2012
(4) Frankfort-Schuyler vs. (5) Mount Markham
at Frankfort, Friday 7pm; October 12, 2012
(3) Tully vs. (6) Syracuse IT
at Tully, Friday 7pm; October 12, 2012
(2) Waterville vs. (7) Lowville
at Waterville, Friday 7pm; October 12, 2012
Here is how the tiebreakers were determined according to Section III Class C chairman Keith Kempney:
Seeds 1-3 were determined by a blind draw of numbers.
Canstota's loss to Weedsport did not come into play because Weedsport is not a Class C school. Therefore Skaneateles, General Brown, and Canastota each had 5-0 division records.
Once 1-4 overall seeds were established he rest of the seeding is explained in the Section III handbook.
Other notes of interest: APW was the second place team from the North because they had a +8 point differential in the first half vs IHC and Lowville....Waterville was the second place team in the South because they beat Sherburne head to head....Mount Markham was the 4th place team in the south because they beat Morrisville head to head....Herkimer and Notre Dame are co-champs from the East, Herkimer is 1st place team from the East because they beat Notre Dame head to head.