Arcadia Playoff Preview

Lethon Williams watches the clock in a recent game, his Firebirds hope the clock won’t run out on a successful season. Photo by Matthew Yoder.

By Matthew Yoder

A captivating run through district play, culminating in its first district championship in years, earned Arcadia not only a home playoff game, but a bye and added rest for what will be a challenging run to further accolades. Little is known at press time as to the competition and specific time of Arcadia’s Monday game, as the team awaits first round games Friday evening to determine a court opponent in Oak Hall.

The Firebirds concluded the 2019-20 season with an overall 14-4 record, while losing only one game in league play, to Northampton, who always qualified for the playoffs. It was a season of signature wins, some of which would not be decided by four quarters of basketball and was highlighted also by a victory in the first round of the Governor’s Challenge in Salisbury, Md.

The senior-heavy lineup coached by Rodney Armstrong has excited fans throughout the season with great speed, defense, and timely 3-point shooting. Crowd support has been tremendous throughout, and for those who have not been to a game yet this year, a home playoff game presents a great opportunity to see the team continue its journey. Stay tuned to the school’s website for updates regarding Monday’s game.