Who’s in, who’s out: Most likely playoff scenarios for Texas Panhandle football teams

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Clarendon quarterback Harrison Howard gets set to take the snap against Tulia during a non-district game earlier this season. [Tom Carver/ Press Pass Sports]

District 2-5A Division I

Who’s in: Tascosa, Lubbock-Cooper, Abilene High

Who’s alive: Caprock, Amarillo High, Lubbock Coronado

Who’s out: Lubbock Monterey

Tascosa (8-1, 5-0): Already the district’s No. 1 seed, Rebels will clinch first outright district championship since 1988 by beating Lubbock Coronado on Thursday.

Lubbock-Cooper (7-2. 4-1): Has clinched the No. 2 playoff seed.

Abilene High (4-6, 3-3): Eagles have finished regular season and clinched a playoff berth. Will take the No. 3 seed if Amarillo High loses to Lubbock Monterey on Thursday.

Caprock (5-4, 2-3): Longhorns are eliminated with a loss to Cooper on Friday or an Amarillo High victory. They’ll get the No. 4 seed if they win and make the postseason.

Amarillo High (4-5, 2-3): Sandies will be in at the end of Thursday night if they win and Tascosa beats Coronado. If that happens, they’ll be the No. 3 seed. If not, best-case scenario is No. 4 seed via points tiebreakers.

Lubbock Coronado (3-6, 2-3): Mustangs are eliminated with a loss and/or an Amarillo High win. The best they can hope for with a win over Tascosa is to get the No. 4 seed if both Amarillo High and Caprock lose.

District 2-5A Division II

Who’s in: Abilene Wylie, Wichita Falls Rider, Abilene Cooper

Who’s alive: Plainview, Palo Duro

Who’s out: Lubbock High

Abilene Wylie (6-3, 4-0): A win over Abilene rival Cooper will give Wylie the outright district crown and No. 1 playoff seed. The worst the Bulldogs can finish is in third if they lose to Cooper by more than 15 points.

Wichita Falls Rider (6-3, 3-1): Rider will finish no lower than the district’s No. 2 playoff seed with a victory over Lubbock. Raiders will take the No. 1 seed if Cooper beats Wylie as well.

Abilene Cooper (5-4, 3-1): A win over Rider and a very unlikely Rider loss to Lubbock would give the Cougars the No. 1 seed. Otherwise, it would appear that even with a win they’ll likely get no better than the No. 2 seed.

Plainview (3-6, 1-3): Bulldogs will get the No. 4 seed if they beat Palo Duro.

Palo Duro (2-7, 1-3): Dons will get the No. 4 seed if they beat Plainview. Pretty simple, huh?

District 3-4A Division I

Who’s in: Randall, Canyon

Who’s alive: Dumas, Pampa, Hereford

Who’s out: Nobody

Randall (7-3, 3-1): Raiders clinched the No. 1 seed two weeks ago and are open this week. Now they have to bounce back from a loss to winless Hereford to get ready for the postseason.

Canyon (8-1, 2-1): Eagles will clinch the No. 2 seed by beating Pampa. But a loss would drop them to No. 3 or perhaps even 4, depending on what happens with the Dumas-Hereford game.

Dumas (5-4, 1-2): Demons are in with a win over Hereford and would be no worse than the No. 3 seed. If they win and Pampa beats Canyon, they could get the No. 2 seed depending on points. If Dumas loses and Pampa wins, the Demons are eliminated.

Pampa (5-4, 1-2): Harvesters are in with a win over Canyon and get could the No. 2 seed. But if they lose and Hereford beats Dumas, they’re eliminated. Pampa will make it with a loss if Dumas wins.

Hereford (1-8, 1-2): The Herd seems inexplicably alive after shocking Randall last week and will make it if they beat Dumas. Hereford can’t get any higher than the No. 3 seed and is the only team automatically eliminated with a loss.

District 2-4A Division II

Who’s in: Seminole, West Plains, Perryton, Levelland

Who’s out: Borger

Seminole (8-1, 3-0): Indians will claim the No. 1 seed by beating Perryton. A loss could drop them to the No. 3 seed depending on the points tiebreaker.

West Plains (5-4, 2-1): The Wolves go into the final week of their first regular season knowing they’re a playoff team. They’ll be no worse than the No. 3 seed and a win over Borger and a Seminole win over Perryton will land them the No. 2 seed.

Perryton (3-6, 2-1): Rangers will be the No. 1 seed if they beat Seminole and Borger beats West Plains. A loss and they’ll be the No. 3 seed.

Levelland (2-8, 1-3): Drew the open week to end the regular season and will be the No. 4 seed.

District 2-3A Division I

Who’s in: Shallowater, Bushland, Muleshoe, Dalhart

Who’s out: River Road

Shallowater (8-1, 3-0): Clinches the outright district title with a win at River Road.

Bushland (9-1, 3-1): Are locked in as the No. 2-seed.

Muleshoe (6-3, 1-2): Takes the No. 3-seed with a home win over Dalhart.

Dalhart (4-4, 1-2): Will be the No. 3-seed with a road win at Muleshoe.

District 3-3A Division II

Who’s in: Canadian, Childress, Friona

Who’s alive: Spearman, Tulia

Who’s out: Dimmitt

Canadian (7-2, 4-0): Will be the outright district champion by beating Dimmitt.

Childress (5-4, 3-1): Claims the No. 2-seed with a home win against Friona.

Friona (5-4, 3-1): Clinches the No. 2-seed with a road win at Childress.

Tulia (3-6, 1-3): Are in the playoffs with a victory on the road against Spearman. A loss ends the season.

Spearman (2-7, 1-3): Are playoff bound if they beat Tulia at home. A loss ends the season.

District 1-2A Division I

Who’s in: Stratford, Farwell, Panhandle

Who’s alive: Highland Park, Sanford-Fritch

Who’s out: West Texas High

Stratford (10-0, 5-0): The Class 2A Division II state champions are the No. 1-seed out of district.

Farwell (8-1, 3-1): Will be the No. 2-seed with a win at Panhandle.

Panhandle (7-2, 3-1): Clinches the No. 2-seed if they beat Farwell.

Highland Park (2-7, 1-3): Are in the playoffs with a home victory over Sanford-Fritch. A loss ends the season.

Sanford-Fritch (1-8, 1-3): Will be playoff bound with a win at Highland Park. A loss ends the season.

District 1-2A Division II

Who’s in: Sunray, Vega, Gruver

Who’s alive: Booker, Boys Ranch

Who’s out: Nobody

Sunray (8-1, 3-0): Clinches the outright district championship and No. 1-seed with a victory at Vega.

Vega (5-4, 3-0): Wins the outright district title and No. 1-seed with a home win against Sunray.

Gruver (7-3, 3-1): Are locked in as the No. 3-seed.

Booker (4-4, 0-3): Will be in the playoffs with a win against Boys Ranch. A loss ends the season.

Boys Ranch (4-5, 0-3): Are in the playoffs with a win against Booker. A loss ends the season.

District 2-2A Division II 

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

Who’s out: Wheeler, Quanah

Wellington (8-1, 4-0): Wins the outright district title and No. 1-seed with a road win at Clarendon.

Clarendon (7-2, 4-0): Takes the outright district championship and No. 1-seed with a win against Wellington.

Shamrock (6-3, 2-2): Are the No. 3-seed if they beat Memphis.

Memphis (5-4, 2-2): Are the No. 3-seed with a victory over Shamrock.

District 3-2A Division II

Who’s in: Sudan, Ralls

Who’s alive: Bovina, Hale Center, Lockney

Who’s out: Crosbyton

Sudan (8-1, 4-0): Can clinch the outright district title and No. 1-seed with a win over Ralls and can be no lower than a No. 2-seed.

Ralls (7-2, 3-1): Can be the No. 1-seed with a win over Sudan or could fall to a 4-seed depending on scenarios.

Bovina (3-6, 2-2): Will be the No. 2-seed with a win against Lockney and a Sudan win over Ralls. Will be the No. 3-seed with a win over Lockney and a Ralls win against Sudan.

Hale Center (4-5, 2-2): Can be the No. 3-seed with a win against Crosbyton and a Sudan win over Ralls. Will be the No. 4-seed with a win and a Ralls victory over Sudan.

Lockney (2-7, 1-3): Is in the playoffs with a win over Bovina. Can be as high as a No. 3-seed if they beat Bovina and Hale Center beats Crosbyton.

District 1-1A Division I

Who’s In: Follett

Who’s Alive: Miami, McLean, White Deer

Who’s out: Nobody

Follett (8-1, 2-0): Are the No. 1-seed and outright district champion with a win against McLean.

Miami (6-3, 1-1): Will be the No. 2 seed with a win and a Follett victory against McLean. If Miami wins, and McLean wins, and the Warriors are left out. A loss to White Deer of one point and a Follett win and they are the number No. 2-seed. A loss of two points and a Follett win creates a three-way tie and coin flip for the No. 2 seed. A loss by three points or more and a Follett win and they are out.

McLean (7-2, 1-1): A win over Follett of eight or more points and a Miami win and they are district champions. A win over Follett of seven or less points and a Miami win, and they are the No. 2 seed. A win plus a White Deer victory and they are district champions. A loss plus a White Deer win by two points creates a three-way tie and coin flip for the No. 2 seed.  A loss plus a White Deer win of three or more points or a Miami win and they are out.

White Deer (5-4, 0-2): A win over Miami of three or more points plus a Follett win and they are the No. 2 seed. A win of two points plus a Follett win and this creates a three-way tie and coin flip for the No. 2 seed. A win of one point plus a Follett win or a McLean win and they are out.

District 2-1A Division I

Who’s In: Happy

Who’s Alive: Nazareth, Claude, Wildorado

Who’s out: Nobody

Happy (8-1, 2-0): Will be the outright district champion and No. 1-seed by beating Claude.

Nazareth (7-2, 1-1): Grabs the No. 2-seed with a win over Wildorado.

Claude (4-5, 1-1): A win over Happy and a Wildorado victory and the Mustangs are the district champions. A win of 15 or more points plus a Nazareth win and they are the No. 2 seed. A win of 14 or less points plus a Nazareth win and they are out. A loss and they are out.

Wildorado (1-8, 0-2): A win of 15 or more points over Nazareth plus a Claude loss and they are the No. 2 seed. A win of 14 points or less or a loss and they are out.

District 3-1A Division I

Who’s In: Springlake-Earth

Who’s Alive: Petersburg, Kress

Who’s Out: Anton, Lorenzo

Springlake-Earth (5-4, 3-0): Are the district champions and No. 1-seed with a win over Kress.

Petersburg (6-4, 3-1):  Have finished the season, but need a Springlake-Earth win to get the No. 2 seed. A win by Kress and and the Buffaloes miss the playoffs.

Kress (6-3, 2-1):  Need to beat Springlake Earth by 17 or more points to win the district championship and gain the No. 1-seed. A win of 16 or fewer points and the Kangaroos are the No. 2 seed. A loss ends the season.

District 4-1A Division I

Who’s In: Knox City, Spur

Who’s Out: Valley, Vernon Northside

Knox City (7-2, 2-0): Wins the outright district title and No. 1-seed with a road win at Spur.

Spur (7-2, 2-0): Garners the district championship and No. 1-seed with a victory over Knox City at home.

District 1-1A Division II

Who’s In: Groom

Who’s Alive: Silverton, Hedley

Who’s Out: Darrouzett, Lefors

Groom (5-5, 4-0): Have clinched the district championship and No. 1-seed.

Silverton (6-3, 2-1): Takes the No. 2-seed with a victory at home against Hedley. A loss ends the year.

Hedley (4-5, 2-1): Earns the No. 2-seed with a road win over Silverton.  A loss ends the year.

Compiled by 

Lee Passmore
Kale Steed
Craig Sperry

 

 

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