During district playoffs, there's the slightest bit of leeway.
In District 3 Class AAAA softball, the top four teams advanced to states; in Dist. 3-AAA, it was the top three; and all a team had to do in District 5 Class A baseball was get to the championship.
Just look at Greencastle-Antrim's softball team. The Blue Devils suffered a 10-inning loss in the district championship on Thursday night, but their season didn't end there.
But all of that changes on Monday. There is no room for leeway. There's no opportunity to come back. There's no chance at redemption.
"One bad inning in states, and you're coming home," Chambersburg softball coach Chris Skultety said.
Three Franklin-Fulton teams - Chambersburg, Greencastle and Southern Fulton baseball - remain alive and are now in a do-or-die situation.
All three games will be played Monday afternoon. Chambersburg heads to Shippensburg University for a 4:30 date with Upper Darby; Greencastle will travel to Marywood University to play Abington Heights at 5 p.m.; and Southern Fulton will take on Greensburg Central Catholic at 4:30 in McConnellsburg.