With just one week remaining in the Texas high school football regular season, many teams have already secured a playoff spot, while the postseason is still within reach for others.
"I'm not a math major but we crunched the numbers, put them up on the board, and I think we have it figured out," Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire said of District 7-5A's situation.
Four teams from each district in Class 5A and 4A advance to the playoffs. The two with the largest enrollments compete in the Division I bracket and the other two are in Division II. Three teams advance in 3A, with the largest competing in Division I.
Here's breakdown of area qualifiers and playoff hopefuls, with district enrollment rank in parentheses:
Bowie (3) and Martin (1) are in. They meet Thursday for the district title and Division I top seed. The winner faces Keller Central in the first round; the loser faces Southlake Carroll.
Arlington (5) is in with a win or Lamar loss.
Lamar (4) is in with a win and North Crowley loss.
North Crowley (7) is in with a win and Lamar loss. North Crowley can force a three-team tie for two playoff spots with a win, and a Lamar win.
Southlake Carroll (2), Justin Northwest (5) and Keller Central (3) are in. Carroll and Central are Division I, with Carroll the top seed. Northwest is the top seed in Division II.
The winner of Friday's Keller Fossil Ridge (8) vs. Keller Timber Creek (6) is the second seed in Division II.
Euless Trinity (1), Colleyville Heritage (6) are in. Trinity is the top seed in Division I. Heritage is the in Division II.
L.D. Bell (5) is in with a win.
MacArthur (2) is in with a win.
Irving can force a three-team tiebreaker for two playoff spots with a win, and a Bell loss.
DeSoto (3), Cedar Hill (8), Mansfield (6) and Midlothian (7) are in. DeSoto is the top seed in Division I, Mansfield is the second seed. Cedar Hill and Midlothian are in Division II and play this week for the top seed.
Denton Guyer (1) and Wichita Falls Rider (6) are in. Guyer is the top seed in Division I. Rider is the top seed in Division II. Guyer meets Saginaw in the first round of the playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Northwest ISD Stadium. Rider will play Dunbar at a time and place to be determined later.
Azle (4) is in with a win or Nelson (2) loss.
Nelson is in with a win and Lake Dallas (8) loss.
Lake Dallas is in with a win and Nelson loss. A three-team tiebreaker results if Lake Dallas and Nelson win.
Birdville (2), Boswell (3), Saginaw (1) and Dunbar (9) are in. Birdville is the top seed in Division I, Saginaw is the second seed. Boswell is the top seed in Division II, Dunbar is the second seed.
Aledo (5), Southwest (6) and Granbury (1) are in. Granbury is in Division I. Southwest is the top seed in Division II.
Wyatt (8) is in with a win.
Western Hills (7) is in with a win and losses by Arlington Heights and South Hills.
Arlington Heights (3) can force a tie-breaker with a win and losses by Wyatt and South Hills.
South Hills (4) can force a tie-breaker with a win, a Wyatt loss and Heights win.
Crowley (1), Cleburne (2), Everman (8) and Waco (4) are in. Crowley is the top seed in Division I, Cleburne is the second seed. Waco is at Everman on Friday to determine the top seed in Division II.
Ennis (8), Lancaster (5) and Red Oak (4) are in. Red Oak is in Division I. Ennis is in Division II.
Waxahachie (3) is in with a win, or losses Summit and Seguin.
Summit (1) is in with a win and Waxahachie loss.
Seguin (6) can force a tie-breaker with a win and losses by both Summit and Waxahachie.
Kennedale (2) and Springtown (3) are in. Springtown is in Division II.
Lake Worth (6) is in with a win or Mineral Wells loss.
Mineral Wells (1) is in with a win and Lake Worth loss.
Stephenville (1) and Glen Rose (4) are in. Stephenville is in Division I.
Friday's Venus (3) at Alvarado (2) winner is in.
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