Playoff Scenarios: Week 11

Happy Valley football

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.

Region 1-A

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.

Region 1-2A

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.

Region 1-3A

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.