Some of the playoff pictures for area Class 5A and 6A districts have been settled. There is still some work left to be done as we head into the final two weeks of the 2017 high school football season.
So here is what we have at this point. When it comes to point system tiebreakers, we’ll just worry about that next week.
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Clinched: Keller Fossil Ridge
Can clinch: Keller Central, if it defeats Keller Timber Creek
Clinched: Arlington, Arlington Martin, Mansfield
Can clinch: Arlington Lamar, if it defeats Fort Worth Paschal. If the Vikings and North Crowley were to finish with the same district record, the Vikings would earn it, because they won the head-to-head matchup, 30-24, on Oct. 6.
Can clinch: Trophy Club Byron Nelson defeated Flower Mound Marcus, 31-17, on Nov. 2 and can get in if Euless Trinity defeats Flower Mound on Nov. 3.
Clinched: Duncanville, DeSoto
Can clinch: South Grand Prairie can with a win over Cedar Hill Nov. 3. Cedar Hill’s situation is clouded because it self-reported an ineligible player who participated in last week’s game against Grand Prairie. The District 7-6A executive committee has not met yet.
Clinched: Aledo, Saginaw Boswell
Can clinch: Azle if it defeats White Settlement Brewer Nov. 3 and Aledo defeats Justin Northwest. But Brewer clinches if it beats Azle.
Clinched: Fort Worth South Hills, Fort Worth Arlington Heights, Fort Worth Southwest
Can clinch: Fort Worth YMLA if it defeats Fort Worth North Side Nov. 3.
Can clinch: Richland can if it defeats Fort Worth Dunbar Nov. 3 and would be the No. 2 seed. Birdville would also clinch with a Richland win.
Clinched: Crowley, Everman, Burleson
Can clinch: Burleson Centennial if it defeats Joshua
Clinched: Mansfield Lake Ridge