Despite capturing the outright Palomar League title for the first time since 2011, the Poway High boys soccer team will play an opening-round game in the CIF San Diego Section Division I playoffs.
The Titans were tabbed the No. 5 seed, just missing out on the first-round bye that goes to the top-four seeds. Poway will host No. 12 Calexico Wednesday at 5 p.m. with the winner moving on to play at No. 4 Escondido Saturday at 5 p.m.
Del Norte will host and play in its first playoff soccer match in its short history. The Nighthawks, like the football team last year, is the No. 8 seed and will face No. 9 Mission Bay at home Wednesday in the Division III playoffs. The winner will play at No. 1 University City Saturday at 5 p.m.
Maranatha Christian is the No. 5 seed in the Division V playoffs and will host No. 12 Liberty Charter in a first-round game Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. The winner will play at No. 4 San Diego Jewish Academy Saturday at 5 p.m.