Three Frederick County teams, including undefeated Urbana, enter the MPSSAA regional playoffs later this week as top seeds in their brackets for tournaments that begin Thursday.
The Hawks (Class 4A West), Tuscarora (3A West) and Oakdale (2A West) won’t start their postseason journeys on their home courts until after enjoying quarterfinal byes as the No. 1 seeds.
Urbana awaits the winner of a first-round match between No. 5 Richard Montgomery and No. 4 Quince Orchard.
In the 3A West, Tuscarora advances straight to the semifinals against the winner between No. 5 Linganore at No. 4 South Hagerstown. Meanwhile, No. 3 Frederick hosts No. 6 Thomas Johnson in the quarterfinals.
In the 2A West, Oakdale’s bye is followed by a meeting with the winner of No. 4 Walkersville’s home match against No. 5 Poolesville. Seventh-seeded Middletown has a quarterfinal road match against No. 2 Williamsport.
Catoctin has a bye in the 1A West quarters before advancing to a semifinal at No. 2 Smithsburg. No. 4 Brunswick hosts No. 5 Hancock in the quarters.