By Ben Enos
Thursday, August 16th, 2012 at 4:48 pm in East Bay Prep Sports.
I’ve been meaning to get this up on the blog and haven’t gotten to it, so here finally is some news I think many of you have already heard.
Hosting priviliges in the North Coast Section playoffs are changing this school year. The NCS Board of Managers voted in January to award automatic hosting rights to league champions ONLY for the first round. This applies to all sports (except water polo, which rarely uses home sites anyway). After the first round, home field will be awarded to the higher seed, provided that team has a sufficient venue for hosting.
I’m thinking this will be a pretty popular move, and a fix to something that’s been complained about for a while. In case you’re wondering, the vote by the Board of Managers on this issue was 23-22, with a tiebreaker being needed to settle the matter.