There is most certainly a routine involved in playing two games a week. Coaches may also get the chance to run an offense, play a particular player in an abnormal position, throw in a wrinkle to a defense, etc. against a lesser opponent in preparation for a future opponent. In northwest Ohio, getting out of districts is a buzzsaw for teams in both the boys and girls side. Past years and this year included, we often see two to three top ten teams in a district, especially in D3 and D4 for both boys and girls. Having that extra game may help or may sway other teams from coming to your side of the bracket. It deters the 2 or 3 seed from taking the bye on your side of the bracket if you are the one seed. It makes complete strategic sense. But, as I pointed out, it can backfire, as was the case with 3 seed Parkway this year.