Who’s in, who’s out: Most likely playoff scenario for each Texas Panhandle district

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Stratford running back Mauricio Duran scores a touchdown against Panhandle earlier this season. [Tom Carver/ Press Pass Sports]

The small school classifications consisting from Class 4A to Class 1A wrap up the Texas High School Football regular season Thursday and Friday. Here’s a look at the most likely playoff scenario for each district involving Texas Panhandle teams.

District 3-4 Division I

Who’s in: Dumas, Canyon, Pampa, Hereford

Who’s out: Nobody

Most likely scenario

Dumas (8-1, 2-0): Can clinch a fourth straight district championship with a win against Pampa.

Canyon (7-1, 1-1): Will clinch the No. 2-seed if they beat Hereford. Can earn a share of the district championship if Pampa beats Dumas.

Pampa (8-1, 1-1): Can clinch a share of the district title by defeating Dumas. If the Harvesters win by 15 points or more they are the No. 1-seed. If Pampa wins by 14, it’s a three-way tie then a coin flip for seeding.

Hereford (3-5, 0-2) : Can move to the No. 3-seed with a win against Canyon by 15 points or more.

District 2-4A Division II

Who’s in: Lubbock Estacado, Perryton

Who’s out: Nobody

Most likely scenario

Estacado (4-6, 3-1): Has clinched the district championship and No. 1-seed.

Perryton (3-5, 2-1) : Will clinch the No. 2-seed with a win against Borger.

Seminole (3-6, 1-2): Clinches a playoff spot with by beating Levelland, or a Borger loss to Perryton.

Levelland (2-7, 1-2): Is in the playoffs with a win against Seminole, or a Borger loss to Perryton.

Borger (1-8, 1-2): Are in the playoffs with a victory against Perryton. Borger can also move as high as the No. 2-seed if they beat the Rangers by 14 or more points.

District 2-3A Division I

Who’s in: Bushland, Dalhart

Who’s out: Nobody

Most likely scenario

Bushland (7-2, 4-0): Has clinched the district championship and No. 1-seed.

Dalhart (6-3, 2-1): Will be the No. 2-seed with a victory at River Road.

Littlefield (2-6, 1-2): Can lock up the No. 3-seed with a win at Muleshoe.

River Road (4-5, 1-2): Clinches a playoff berth by beating Dalhart, or Littlefield win against Muleshoe. Can move up to the No. 2-seed with a victory, and a Muleshoe win against Littlefield.

District 3-3A Division II

Who’s in: Canadian, Childress, Spearman

Who’s alive: Friona, Highland Park

Who’s out: Dimmitt

Most likely scenario

Canadian (8-1, 5-0): Clinches a seventh straight district title by beating Childress.

Spearman (8-1, 4-1): Goes into the playoffs as the No. 2-seed with a win against Tulia, and a Canadian victory. Earns share of the district championship with a win against Tulia, and if Childress downs Canadian by less than 11 points.

Childress (7-1, 4-1): Will gain a share of the district championship, and the No. 1-seed if they beat Canadian by 11 points or more. If Canadian and Spearman win, the Bobcats are the No. 3-seed.

Friona (5-4, 2-3): Will secure the fourth and final playoff spot with a home win against Highland Park.

Highland Park (2-7, 2-3): Will clinch the fourth and final playoff spot by beating Friona.

District 1-2A Division I

Who’s in: Panhandle, Farwell, Olton

Who’s alive: WT High, Sanford-Fritch

Who’s out: Boys Ranch

Most likely scenario

Panhandle (7-2, 4-0): Will clinch the outright district championship and be the No. 1-seed with a win against Sanford-Fritch.

Farwell (7-2, 3-1): Will be the No. 2-seed out of the district if they beat Olton.

Olton (6-3, 3-1): Will be the No. 2-seed out of the district if they beat Farwell.

West Texas High (3-6, 1-3): Can nab the fourth and final playoff spot with a victory at Boys Ranch.

Sanford-Fritch (1-8, 1-3): Needs to beat Panhandle, and have Boys Ranch defeat WT High.

District 2-2A Division II

Who’s in: Smyer, Bovina

Who’s out: Nobody

Most likely scenario

Smyer (5-4, 3-0): Claimed the school’s first ever district championship, and will be the No. 1-seed.

Bovina (3-6, 2-2): Has clinched a playoff spot, but can be the No. 2-seed if Sudan beats New Home and Smyer defeats Ropes.

Sudan (4-5, 1-2): Will secure the No. 3-seed with a victory against New Home.

Ropes (5-3, 1-2): Can earn a playoff spot with a win or a New Home loss to Sudan.

New Home (5-4, 1-2): Can earn a postseason spot with a win against Sudan, and a Smyer loss to Ropes.

District 3-2A Division II

Who’s in: Vega, Stratford, Sunray, Gruver

Who’s out: Booker

Most likely scenario

Vega (7-2, 3-0): Can earn the outright district title and No. 1-seed with a home win against Sunray.

Stratford (4-5, 2-1): Will be the No. 2-seed with a win at Booker. Can earn a share of the district title and No. 1-seed if Sunray defeats Vega.

Sunray (5-4, 2-1): Are locked in as the No. 3-seed, but can move to the No. 2-seed if they beat Vega by 11 points or more.

Gruver (2-8, 1-3): Are locked in as the No. 4-seed.

District 4-2A Division II

Who’s in: Wellington, Wheeler, Clarendon, Shamrock

Who’s out: Memphis

Most likely scenario

Wellington (8-0, 3-0): Can finish the regular season undefeated and clinch the outright district championship by beating Wheeler. A loss to the Mustangs puts the Skyrockets as the No. 2-seed.

Wheeler (8-1, 3-0): Will clinch the outright district title and No. 1-seed with a road victory at Wellington. A loss to the Skyrockets puts the Mustangs as the No. 2-seed.

Clarendon (6-3, 1-2): Can earn the No-3 seed with a home win against Shamrock. A loss to the Irish puts the Broncos as the No. 4-seed.

Shamrock (5-4, 1-2): Can secure the No-3 seed with a road victory at Clarendon. A loss to the Broncos puts the Irish as the No. 4-seed.

District 1-1A Division I

Who’s in: Happy, White Deer

Who’s out: Valley, McLean, Claude

Postseason set

Happy (8-1, 3-0): Has clinched the district championship and No. 1-seed.

White Deer (5-3, 2-1): Secured the No. 2-seed in the district.

District 2-1A Division I

Who’s in: Springlake-Earth, Petersburg

Who’s out: Nazareth, Kress, Lorenzo

Postseason set

District 2-1A Division I

Springlake-Earth (5-3, 3-0): Has clinched the district championship and No. 1-seed.

Petersburg (6-4, 3-1): Clinched the No. 2-seed in the district.

District 1-1A Division II

Who’s in: Follett

Who’s alive: Miami, Hedley

Who’s out: Darrouzett

Most likely scenario

Follett (9-0, 3-0): Can finish off an unbeaten regular season and outright district championship with a home win against Hedley.

Miami (5-4, 2-1): Will nab the No. 2-seed with a victory against Darrouzett.

Hedley (5-4, 2-1): Needs to upset Follett, and have Darrouzett beat Miami to grab the second and final playoff berth.

District 2-1A Division II

Who’s in: Groom, Wildorado

Who’s out: Hart, Silverton

Only scenario

Wildorado plays host to Groom on Friday. The winner is the outright district champion and No. 1-seed. The loser will be the No. 2-seed.

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