The return to postseason play is a big achievement for PC North, which had been a perennial playoff team. But two straight 4-6 seasons set them back, and this year's squad made it their sole focus to end the drought.
“It's a really big deal for us,” PC North senior receiver Alex Clark said. “Watching as freshmen the last time we were in the playoffs, we saw how that whole atmosphere was like being in the playoffs, and it really motivated us.”
The Panthers' playoff slot will be determined Friday, when they host Yukon. The winner will get third place and the loser fourth.
“Yukon is in our same boat,” Clark said. “We definitely need to go play, because getting up to third would really help our playoff position.”