Traffic reporters in LA are busy people. Come Friday night, the Trinity League playoff race may need a traffic reporter to describe what could be a five-team pile-up for second place in the area’s toughest league.
Let’s start with the big picture. Nationally-ranked St. John Bosco clinched its fourth straight league title last week, which gives the Braves one of the league’s three guaranteed CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 playoff spots.
Now here’s where it gets interesting. IF, Bosco beats Servite, and IF Santa Margarita beats Mater Dei and IF JSerra beats Orange Lutheran, there will be a five-way tie for second place with each team owning 2-3 league records.
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So how do you break a five-way tie?
How many coin flips?
So many that the flipper may get a sore thumb…LOL!
What we do know right now — the top three teams from the Trinity League are guaranteed Pac-5 playoff spots. There are two at-large berths in the Pac-5, which means the #4 and #5 teams could still make the postseason, if the coin flips in their favor. The last two years, the Trinity’s fourth place team has been given an at-large invitation.