While Passaic Valley needs either a Wayne Hills, or an Old Tappan victory to clinch a playoff berth this weekend in high school football, there’s plenty of incentive for Hills to grant PV’s wish.
A victory by Wayne Hills on Friday night, at home against Paramus, clinches the third seed for the Patriots, who would, more than likely, face Randolph in the first round of the playoffs on the weekend of Nov. 15. A Hills loss would bump them to the fourth seed, which still means a home game, but opposite Northern Highlands, whom Hills faced in the first week of the season and defeated, 17-14.
Gaining the third seed means playing either No. 2 Old Tappan or seventh-seeded Morris Knolls in the semifinals, assuming a win in the first round, while the fourth seed probably means a game at top-seeded Pascack Valley in the semifinals.
Again, there’s plenty of incentive for both Paramus and Wayne Hills to play a top-level game on Friday night.