Week #4 saw an overtime game and two Junior League teams clinch championship game berths at Houck Stadium in two weeks.
The Broncos (4-0) and the Cowboys (3-1) clinched a berth in the championship game at Houck Stadium on November 1 with decisive wins on Sunday afternoon. The Broncos defeated the 49ers 41-0 while the Cowboys went to 3-1 on the season and beat the Jets 46-26.
On the Senior League side yesterday, the Buccaneers (3-1) lost their first game of the season to the Patriots (3-1) (who avenged an earlier loss to the Bucs), with a convincing 13-0 win. The Bears (2-2) won their second game of the season by keeping the Bengals (0-4) winless with a 14-13 win in overtime. The Bucs also clinched a berth in the Championship Game at Houck on November 1.
There are many possibilities for championship game scenerios at Houck Stadium, all depending on results from this weekend's final regular season games.
#1 If the Patriots each win on Sunday, they clinch a date in the championship game - no matter what happens elsewhere.
#2 If the Bears defeated the Patriots, then the Bears, Patriots, and Bucs would all end with the same record, 3-2. Then, the league tie-breaker system would take effect. The first tie-breaker is head-to-head. With the Buccaneers defeating the Bears 21-20 earlier in the season (they only play each other once), the Bucs would win that tie-breaker. Thus, the Bucs receive one of the berths.
#3 if the Bears defeated the Patriots on Sunday, they would split the series (each winning a game) and we would look at tie-breaker #2. This is POINTS Allowed (points given up). After the 5th game of the season, the patriots have given up 26 points and the Bears have given up 62 points. For the B
Bears to go into the championship game, they need to defeat the Patriots on Sunday and must score 37 points against them or have an offensive difference of +37 points. If we have a tie on points allowed, then the third tie-breaker is points for (offensive points scored).