And then there were 40.
Twenty teams were eliminated in first-round, San Diego Section playoff games last week.
There were no upsets but maybe a mild surprise or two.
Army-Navy, 10-0 and coming off the best regular season in the school’s 102-year history, was knocked out by Calipatria 41-21 Division IV.
The teams had one common opponent. Army-Navy defeated Mountain Empire 30-16 and Calipatria topped the Redhawks 40-28.
Calipatria, 8-2 in the regular season, competed in the more robust Manzanita League. Army-Navy is a member of the Pacific League, of which Calipatria and other Manzanita clubs were members as recently as 2010.
Olympian, which drew a first-round bye and meets Mt. Carmel in the quarterfinals this week, is the County’s remaining unbeaten team at 10-0.
Hilltop’s 35-28, overtime victory over Orange Glen represented the most closely contested game, in III. Of historic import, Del Norte’s first-ever playoff appearance in the school’s fourth year was a success.
The Night Hawks overcame Mission Bay 34-28 in an IV matchup after trailing 28-20 at halftime.
Average scores: Division I, 43-18; II, 35-16; III, 30-9; IV, 31-17; V, 49-18.