Sam Chambers
St. John’s Football, ranked 10th in the Houston 3A/Others Chronicle poll, is playoff bound. In the new modified SPC Football playoffs, the Mavericks will be hosting Cistercian Preparatory School of Irving in the SPC Small School Semi-Final Game on Saturday, November 3, 4:00pm at Skip Lee Field.  Winner of the semi-final game will move on to play for the SPC Small School Championship on Saturday, November 10, 12:00 noon at Pennington Field, Bedford, TX.  The other Small School semi-final features All Saints Episcopal School of Fort Worth (9-0, 7-0 SPC) vs. Houston Christian School (4-5, 3-3 SPC).

SPC Football has made significant changes in the 2012 season by adding one new school, combining all teams into one division, and creating twice as many playoff berths. The schools of the league participating in football that had previously been split into two divisions are now combined into one conference and are joined by newcomer Houston Christian. Aligned in the regular season by geography, SPC Football is split into eight teams from the North Zone and seven teams from the South Zone. At the end of the season the top four teams from each zone make the playoffs based on zone records. The teams that have gained a playoff berth are then ranked by enrollment and record.
St. John’s (8-1, 5-1 SPC) finished in a three-way tie with Kinkaid (7-2, 5-1 SPC) and Episcopal (7-2, 5-1 SPC) in the SPC South. Based on point differential, the Mavericks were ranked second behind Episcopal in the regular season SPC South standings. With a relative smaller enrollment than Episcopal and Kinkaid, St. John’s automatically qualified for the Small School semi finals and is set to host the Cistercian Hawks on Saturday.
Come out and support St. John’s Maverick Football on Saturday, November 3, 4:00 p.m. at Skip Lee Field.

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