High School Sports

Three-team football tiebreaker for 2A GSHL: How it will work

Washougal, Hockinson and Aberdeen will be play Kansas Tiebreaker at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schroeder Field at Kelso High School to determine the No. 3 seed to the Class 2A district playoffs.

Here’s how the Kansas Tiebreaker works.

Each offense starts with the ball at the 25-yard line. There is no game clock.

An offensive possession end on a:

If a team scores a touchdown, it can choose to kick for a one-point conversion, or pass or run for a two-point conversion.

If the score remains tied after both teams have had an offensive possession, a second series will be played with each team starting from the 25-yard line.

If a third series is required, it and every subsequent series will start from the 10-yard line.

Washougal will play Hockinson in the first tiebreaker.

Hockinson will be play Aberdeen in the second tiebreaker.

Washougal plays Aberdeen in the third tiebreaker, if necessary.

If Hockinson wins the first two tiebreakers, Hockinson secures the No. 3 seed to the district playoffs.

If Hockinson loses the first two tiebreakers, the winner of the Washougal-Aberdeen tiebreaker will win the No. 3 seed.

If each team wins one tiebreaker, the entire process starts over until a winner is determined.

The winner of the tiebreaker will play at Tumwater at 7 p.m. Saturday in the district playoffs.

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