RBC I The regular season is over, the tournament has started and the championship game was played last night between familiar foes, the defending champions, Ace Trucking of Meeker and last year’s runners-up from Rangely, Prater’s Plumbing and Heating.
Because of parity in the league this season, the perennial championship teams (the two aforementioned teams have played for the championship the past four years), did not enter as the tournament favorites.
Regular season wins earned Ripped Shorts the No. 1 seed in the tournament, giving the defending champions Ace Trucking the No. 2 spot and Rangely’s Prater’s Plumbing and Heating No. 3. The Enforcers were the No. 4 team, Pioneers Medical Center No. 5 and Natural Soda was the sixth seed.
The upsets happened in the second round as the Enforcers batted down Ripped Shorts in the top side of the bracket and Prater’s defeated Ace in the semifinals Monday, to remain in the championship bracket.
Prater’s remained undefeated in tournament play, defeating the Enforcers in the championship semifinals and advanced to the championship game Wednesday against Ace Trucking. Ace defeated and eliminated Ripped Shorts before playing and eliminating the Enforcers in the consolation semifinals.
The results of the championship game, played after press time will be reported in next week’s issue of the Herald Times.