After a string of nine wins, Palmdale's good fortune finally ran out on Friday. They suffered a grim 37-15 defeat to Santa Barbara. The lax defense was uncharacteristic for Palmdale, who until this game were averaging 10.33 points allowed.
Palmdale's defeat pushes them down to 11-2. The victory (their eighth in a row) raised Santa Barbara's record to an identical 11-2.
Palmdale's playoff loss brings an end to their season. Santa Barbara will take on Sunny Hills in each of the teams' fourth playoff contest next week. The stakes are high as those two teams are all in, each fighting to extend its postseason success.
Playoff bracket for these teams
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