The Central Section girls soccer playoffs kick off today, February 15, with 14 matches on the schedule.
Two 2010 champions will be playing, both in Division II: defending D-II titlist Garces and Clovis North, the D-III winner last year that's been promoted.
Madera High stadium will host two games today, also in D-II. At 4 p.m., No. 7 Madera South hosts No. 10 Memorial followed by No. 12 Lemoore and No. 5 Madera at 7.
For first-year Madera South coach Pat Evans, today marks a reunion with his former team, Memorial, where he won six section titles in 19 years.
Said Evans: "Pretty compelling matchup – for a myriad of reasons."
The boys playoffs start Wednesday. In a scheduling update, No. 7 Madera will host No. 10 Clovis West at 4:30 p.m. in D-I at Madera High stadium followed by No. 12 Roosevelt at No. 5 Madera South at 7 in D-III.