The Bears, 17-3 at the time of the drawing, were a near-unanimous choice for the No. 1 seed in the Strongsville Division I District.
Every first-place vote that could went to North Royalton except for Strongsville’s and Highland’s. Highland picked Brunswick while Strongsville voted for Wadsworth, which lost twice to the Bears, and Brunswick No. 2.
The next three seeds are Wadsworth (17-4), Brunswick (15-3) and Strongsville (10-10). North Royalton, Brunswick and Wadsworth all were regional qualifiers last year out of different districts. Brunswick and Wadsworth both jumped in Wadsworth’s half of the bracket to avoid the Bears.
As a result, North Royalton will open postseason play against either No. 10 Normandy (7-13) or No. 12 Wooster in a 5 p.m. Oct. 24 game. The winner will play in a 6:30 p.m. district semifinal against No. 5 Highland (13-9), if the seeds hold. The district final will be at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. All matches are at Strongsville.
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 3:00 AM
Updated: 2:28 PM, Wed Oct 14, 2015