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8-Man East announces inter-division seeding games

Posted at 11:40 AM, Oct 13, 2019

(Editor's note: The schedules have been updated after changes were made by some of the schools)

The 8-Man East announced its inter-division seeding matchups on Sunday.

The league, which is split into A and B sub-conferences, will features games on Saturday to determine its four seeds for the state playoffs. The No. 1 seed will go to either Scobey or Fairview. The teams won their respective sub-conferences and will play each other at 1 p.m. Saturday for the top seed for the playoffs. Fairview will host. The winner of Saturday's game will have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs until the neutral-site championship, which will be played in Billings or Laurel on Nov. 23.

Circle will travel to Ekalaka in the East matchup between second seeds, and Plentywood will visit Culbertson in the game between the two No. 3 seeds. Lodge Grass will also play at Forsyth and Broadus will play at St. Labre.

The complete schedule for the 8-Man East inter-division seeding games is below. Updates to the schedule were announced on Tuesday, with Plentywood and Culbertson agreeing to a 2 p.m. kickoff, while Broadus has forfeited its game at St. Labre due to lack of players.

1B Scobey at 1A Fairview, Saturday, 1 p.m.
2A Circle at 2B Ekalaka, Saturday, 1 p.m.
3A Plentywood at 3B Culbertson, Saturday, 2 p.m.
4A Lodge Grass at 4B Forsyth, Saturday, 1 p.m.
5A Broadus at 5B St. Labre, Broadus forfeits due to lack of players

Challenge games may be necessary and would be played the weekend of Oct. 26. The Circle-Ekalaka winner could challenge the Scobey-Fairview loser for the No. 2 seed and the Plentywood-Culbertson winner could challenge the Circle-Ekalaka loser for the No. 4 seed if the teams aren't from the same sub-conference.