The good news for the Sandy Creek football team is that it earned the No. 1 seed in Class D for the upcoming Section 3 playoffs.
The bad news for coach Mike Stevenss unbeaten Comets (7-0), champions of Class D Central, is that they drew a very tough quarterfinal opponent.
Sandy Creek, which won a coil flip with unbeaten West Canada Valley for the top seed, will play host to No. 8 Dolgeville (5-2) at 7 p.m. Friday. Dolgeville, which lost 40-0 to West Canada Valley on Friday, is a 12-time Class D champion and finished runner-up to Westmoreland last season.
Should Sandy Creek win, it would play the winner of No. 5 Sauquoit Valley (5-2) at No. 4 Weedsport (6-1) in the semifinals.
Indian River (6-1), Class A National champion, earned the No. 2 seed in Class A and will play host to No. 7 Fulton (2-5) at 7 p.m. Friday in Philadelphia in the quarterfinals.
Also in Class A, No. 6 Carthage (3-4) plays at No. 3 Nottingham (5-2) at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The Comets lost at Nottingham 45-6 two weeks ago.
And No. 8 Watertown (3-4) plays at No. 1 Jamesville-DeWitt (7-0) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a rematch of last Fridays game won the Red Rams 47-12. The Cyclones have lost four in a row.
After its incredible last-second 33-30 Class C-1 quarterfinal win over Utica Notre Dame, General Brown (7-0) will now take on undefeated Skaneateles (7-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday at Chittenango in the semifinals.
The other C-1 semifinal finds No. 1 Canastota (6-1) meeting No. 4 Bishop Ludden (5-2) at 7 p.m. Friday at Fayetteville-Manlius.
Following the General Brown-Skaneateles game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Chittenango will be a Class C-2 semifinal matching No. 7 Lowville (5-2), an upset winner over No. 2 Waterville on Friday, and No. 3 Tully (5-2).
At 7 p.m. Friday at Utica Proctor, No. 1 Herkimer (6-1) meets No. 4 Frankfort-Schuyler (5-2) in the other C-2 semifinal.
Other top seeds are Christian Brothers Academy (7-0) in Class AA and Chittenango (7-0) in Class B.