Section V Playoff Preview: Class D2

Class D2 opens with a pair of games on Saturday with quarterfinals to follow on Tuesday. Here’s the breakdown:

No. 1 seed AVOCA TIGERS (Steuben County)
Record: 13-5
Coach: Dennis Miles
Streak: Won six of their last seven
Finish last season: Won the Class D championship over Class D2 champion Bolivar-Richburg. Lost to Brocton (VI) in the Far West Regionals.
Opponent: Winner of No. 8 Friendship/No. 9 Lima Christian

No. 2 seed PRATTSBURGH VIKINGS (Steuben County)
Record: 10-7
Coach: Brian Putnam
NYSSWA Rank: No. 14
Streak: Lost their last three
Finish last season: Lost to Belfast in quarterfinals.
Opponent: Winner of No. 7 Elba/No. 20 Whitesville

No. 3 seed BELFAST BULLDOGS (Allegany County)
Record: 9-5
Coach: Derek Kenyon
Streak: Won four of their last five
Finish last season: Lost to eventual Class D champion Avoca in D2 championship.
Opponent: No. 6 Andover

No. 4 seed NORTHSTAR CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS (Private Parochial)
Record: 7-8
Coach: Dave Valle
Finish last season: Lost to Arkport/Canaseraga in quarterfinals.
Opponent: No. 5 Scio

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No. 5 seed SCIO TIGERS (Allegany County)
Record: 8-11
Coach: Kevin Mole
Finish last season: Lost to Belfast in semifinals.
Opponent: No. 4 Northstar Christian

No. 6 seed ANDOVER PANTHERS (Allegany County)
Record: 6-9
Coach: Jake Bannerman
Streak: Lost four of their last five
Finish last season: Lost to Bradford in first round.
Opponent: No. 3 Belfast

No. 7 seed BYRON BERGEN/ELBA (Genesee Region)
Record: 6-12
Coach: Matt Ellis
Finish last season: Lost to Williamson in the Class C1 first round.
Opponent: No. 10 Whitesville

No. 8 seed FRIENDSHIP EAGLES (Allegany County)
Record: 3-16
Coach: Brad Gertis
Streak: Lost their last four
Finish last season: Lost to Northstar Christian in the first round.
Opponent: No. 9 Lima Christian

No. 9 seed LIMA CHRISTIAN SAINTS (Private Parochial)
Record: 2-12
Coach: Ron Gilbert
Finish last season: Lost to Pavilion in the Class D1 first round.
Opponent: No. 8 Friendship

No. 10 seed WHITESVILLE BLUE JAYS (Allegany County)
Record: 0-14
Coach: Scott Ellison
Streak: Lost last 14
Finish last season: Lost to Prattsburgh in first round.
Opponent: No. 7 Byron-Bergen/Elba

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