Austin Earns Forfeit Victory, Advances To Playoffs

July 11, 2018

The Austin Sol have been granted a win by forfeit following their Week 15 matchup against the Tampa Bay Cannons. Previously cancelled due to lightning, AUDL Commissioner Steve Gordon, in conjunction with the the AUDL executive council, came to the decision to rule the July 7 game as a forfeit. The decision moves Austin 0.5 games ahead of the Atlanta Hustle, with Atlanta having one game remaining on their 2018 regular season schedule.  Even if the Hustle win their remaining game, Austin will advance to the playoffs due to the Sol’s 2-0, head-to-head regular season tiebreaker advantage over the Hustle.

The Dallas Roughnecks will enter the South Division playoffs as the number one seed, and have home field advantage. The South Division playoffs with take place in Texas July 27 and 28. The Raleigh Flyers will play the Sol on Friday, July 27. The winner of that game will go on to play the Roughnecks on Saturday night in the divisional championship game.