Boys Soccer: WJ, Watkins Mill Get Regional Top Seeds In State Playoffs

The Walter Johnson High School boys soccer team, looking to return to the state finals after suffering an overtime loss to Bowie in last year’s title game, was named the top seed Monday in the 4A West region of the 2012 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Championship Tournament. The Wildcats received a bye in the first round in the tournament, and will face either Clarksburg or Blair in the second round.

Watkins Mill, last year’s Class 3A state champion, was named the third seed in the 3A West region. They, too, received a first-round bye and will face either Thomas Johnson or Linganore in the second round.

First round games begin on Friday, and the tournament will run through November 17.

First round matchups for Montgomery County teams:

4A West

(1) Walter Johnson – bye (will play winner of Clarksburg/Blair)

(2) Wootton – bye (will play winner of B-CC/Whitman)

(3) Quince Orchard – bye (will play winner of Churchill/RM)

(13) Kennedy @ (4) Northwest

(12) Magruder @ (5) Gaithersburg

(11) Richard Montgomery @ (6) Churchill

(10) Whitman @ (7) Bethesda-Chevy Chase

(9) Blair @ (8) Clarksburg

4A North

(4) Blake – bye (will play Springbrook in 2nd round)

(5) Springbrook – bye (will play Blake in 2nd round)

(11) Poly @ (6) Sherwood

(9) Paint Branch @ (8) Westminster

3A West

(3) Watkins Mill – bye (will play winner of Thomas Johnson/Linganore)

(12) Rockville @ (5) Einstein

(9) South Hagerstown @ (8) Damascus

(10) Seneca Valley @ (7) North Hagerstown

(13) Northwood @ (4) Frederick

2A West

(10) Wheaton @ (7) Poolesville

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