When the season started, there were some obvious favorites for playoff spots and some definite longshots. Much has been made of the fact that Quigley Catholic is advancing to the WPIAL playoffs for the first time since the Reagan Administration, but Spartans weren't the only longshot.
Cornell also qualified as a longshot after winning just a pair of games last season and the Raiders have had two winless seasons since they last reached the postseason dance in 2010. Now, though, Cornell enters the final days of the regular season as the only local team with its postseason status still in limbo.
Cornell is now 4-7 in Class 1A Section 3 and has split its series with Western Beaver – the team just half a game ahead in the standings.
A win in the season finale will get the Raiders into the playoffs and who else would they play in that finale but Cinderella herself – the game will be played at Quigley.