We just heard from MSHSAA that we have been declared the winner of the suspended game from Wed.Â Â District games have the same rules as regular season games.Â Â If due to weather conditions the game can not be finished, but at least a half has been completed, the score when the game was called is the final score.Â Â If there is a tie then an alternate date will be agreed upon to finish the game.Â Â Initially all the coaches and the District Tournament Administrator were under the false assumption that post season rules were different than regular season and that a full 80 minutes needed to be played. We then agreed to play the second half on Friday. Â As everyone was leaving the game on Wednesday the referees brought up the fact that a half would represent a full game.Â Â Springfield’s administrators called MSHSAA that evening and it was ruled a win by Nixa.
After extensive deliberation by MSHSAA on how to proceed and the circumstances surrounding the postponement they determined last night that Nixa was the winner.Â Â Parkview protested the ruling (as we would have done if we were in their shoes).Â Â The state upheld their decision and we are the winner.
We will play Kickapoo, who defeated Glendale in the first overtime 3-2, tomorrow at 6:30pm at JFK Stadium.Â Â The bus will leave at 4:45 from the high school.