Week 11 is here and the playoff picture is becoming clearer.
While several teams already have their seeding locked down, some teams still have some work to do this week – including Happy Valley.
We take a look at the playoff race heading into Friday.
All four spots in Region 1-A are set as Cloudland will be the No. 1 seed. Oakdale is the No. 2 seed, while Unaka beat Hancock County on Friday night to take the No. 3 seed and place the Indians in the No. 4 seed.
In Region 2-A, the top two seeds are set (Greenback is No. 1 and Harriman is No. 2). Oneida and Coalfield will face off on Friday with the winner taking the No. 3 seed and the No. 4 seed going to the other.
Hampton captured the No. 1 seed and Region title on Friday night with the win over North Greene. Week 11 will feature two match-ups that will determine seeding. Sullivan North and Gatlinburg-Pittman will square off with the winner taking the No. 2 seed and loser falling to the No. 3 seed. Happy Valley looks to extend their season as the winner of the Warriors game with South Greene will capture the No. 4 and final playoff spot with the other seeing their season come to a close.
In Region 2-2A, the top three spots are in limbo between Grace Christian, Austin-East and Rockwood. Sweetwater has claimed the No. 4 spot and a trip to Hampton to open the playoffs.
The Cyclones also clinched the Region 1-3A title and the No. 1 seed on Friday night. After No. 2 Pigeon Forge, there is a three-way race for the final two spots. Johnson County and Unicoi County are squaring off on Friday night with the winner taking the No. 3 seed. Northview Academy has to upset Elizabethton on Thursday night and hope for a Johnson County loss to take the No. 4 spot. Should Johnson County win or Northview falters at Elizabethton, it would guarantee both Johnson County and Unicoi County a spot in the playoffs.
In Region 2-3A, it comes down to two clashes. The Alcoa-CAK winner will take the Region title with the other sliding to No. 2. After Kingston has locked down the No. 3 seed, the fourth and final playoff spot will go to the winner of McMinn Central and Scott.