that 25 seed will get to host a game, and should they win, it will be counted as a road game for them, and give them a better shot to host rounds 2 and 3
Was that specifically spelled out in the ruling yesterday.
I think that's stretching it.
After the seedings take place the home/away is determined first by home/away of the previous round.
It's easy to say "in the first round if there is an upset the lower seeded team gets to host," but actually its really because they were the visiting team in the first round.
If we used this year's bracket the Parkway-Live Oak winner matched up with St.Paul's-Hahnville. Had Parkway been on the road with the #7 seed they still be hosting Hahnville who pulled off the upset because they were both on the road and Parkway had the higher seed. If Live Oak would have won, they would be on the road because Hahnville was also on the road but they have the better seed compared to LO.
It works out bracket-wise the same, but hurts PHS in the pocket$ and punishes the kids from hosting a first round play-off game.