The CIF Central Section Division I-VI boys and girls soccer playoff brackets were released Friday afternoon and four local teams learned when, where and who they’ll be playing against next week.
Division III boys soccer
Lemoore (14-7-4, 7-4-1 WYL) earned the 8 seed and was awarded a home game after an outstanding season and finishing third in the West Yosemite League. The Tigers will face 9-seed McLane (10-10-2, 5-4-1 NYL) next Tuesday in the first round.
Division III girls soccer
Hanford (16-2-4, 9-2-1 WYL) was one of two teams awarded a first-round bye in Division III after finishing second in the WYL. They'll face the winner of 7-seed Hoover and 10-seed Ridgeview next Friday at 6 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Lemoore (11-10-3, 3-7-2 WYL) clinched a playoff berth on Tuesday with a win in its last game of the season. The Tigers will be the 9 seed and travel on the road to face 8-seed Yosemite (13-6-1, 6-3-1 NSL) next Wednesday in the opening round.
Division V girls soccer
The East Sequoia League champions earned themselves a first-round bye and were given the 3 seed after an incredible turnaround season. They were one of three teams in Division V to earn a bye. Sierra Pacific (13-6-5, 7-1-2 ESL) will face the winner of 6-seed Lindsay and 11-seed Kerman next Friday at home in the quarterfinals.
The full brackets can be seen on the CIF Central Section website (www.cifcs.org).