|Playoff picture still muddy |
|Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 5:53 pm |
|Union City knows that its ticket is punched to the playoffs. |
South Fulton has to help itself to get into the postseason dance and Obion Central knows this week will be its last on the gridiron.
With Week 10 on the horizon, plenty is left to be settled among rural West Tennessee entries vying for a playoff berth or homefield advantage in the postseason.
The following is a summary of the postseason possibilities as listed on the TSSAA’s Web site.
• In Region 7-1A, Union City is the champion, but that is the only spot that is set in stone with eight other scenarios in play involving five teams for the other three playoff berths.
For starters, if Gleason loses, South Fulton loses and Lake County wins, then Lake County is second, McKenzie is third and Gleason is fourth.
If Gleason wins, South Fulton loses and Lake County wins, then McKenzie is second, Gleason is third and Lake County is fourth.
If Gleason loses, South Fulton wins and Lake County wins, then Lake County is second, South Fulton is third and McKenzie is fourth.
If Gleason wins, South Fulton wins and Lake County wins, then Gleason is second, Lake County is third and South Fulton is fourth.
If Gleason loses, South Fulton loses and Lake County loses, then McKenzie is second, Greenfield is third and Gleason is fourth.
If Gleason wins, South Fulton loses and Lake County loses, then McKenzie is second, Gleason is third and Greenfield is fourth.
If Gleason loses, South Fulton wins, and Lake County loses, South Fulton is second, McKenzie is third and Greenfield is fourth.
If Gleason wins, South Fulton wins and Lake County loses, then Gleason is second, South Fulton is third and McKenzie is fourth.
• Region 8-1A is much easier to decipher with Trinity Christian Academy first, Manassas second and Fayette Academy and Halls third and fourth, respectively, unless FA loses to Middleton and Halls wins, in which case Halls would be third and Middleton fourth.
• Region 7-3A may be the simplest to comprehend as Haywood is first, Dyersburg second and Crockett County vs. Dyer County will decide the order of the final two playoff spots.
• In Region 6-3A, the possibilities are sparse with the Lexington-Jackson South Side winner taking all in the league and McNairy Central in third. Meanwhile, Chester County and Bolivar will do battle for the final playoff spot.
• All may be set in 8-2A unless Westview pulls off an upset of Milan and University School of Jackson loses.
In that case, the Chargers would jump into first. As it stands now, Milan looks to be first, USJ second and Westview third.
• Waverly controls its own destiny and Camden and Stewart County have clinched playoff spots in 7-2A. If Waverly can defeat Camden, they win the region and Kevin Ward’s club falls to second.
Waverly can still be knocked out, though, if they fall on Thursday and Huntingdon downs Adamsville on Friday. In that scenario, Stewart County would be second and Huntingdon third behind Camden.
• Henry County has claimed the 7-4A crown and Brighton has second locked up, while Hardin County is also in.
Liberty can make the playoffs if they win this week but, should they lose, Jackson North Side is fourth.