District Playoff Scenarios: 3A & 2-1A

Pleasant Ridge QB Nick Holmes has the Rams in the playoffs. (photo by Kate Kinerney)
By: Kpreps.com
Oct 27, 2015

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We’ve analyzed the records, completed all the calculations, and researched all of the district tie-breakers. The result is this complete narrative of the district playoff scenarios for every district in the state – all classifications. 

**Team records are listed as follows: (Overall record; District record)

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Class 3A:

District 1 – Sabetha has clinched a playoff spot for the eighth consecutive season. The Blue Jays can finish no worse than second place at +19 in the points tiebreaker. Riverside can guarantee itself a playoff spot with a win by at least 11 points. Hiawatha needs to upset Sabetha and hope for a Riverside loss or close win versus Horton.  Even Horton can still claim the second playoff spot if the Chargers can beat Riverside by at least 18 points and hope Hiawatha loses to Sabetha by at least 9 points.   

Sabetha (4-4; 2-0) at Hiawatha (1-7; 1-1)
Horton (0-8; 0-2) @ Riverside (3-5; 1-1)

District 2 – Nemaha Central has clinched the District 2 championship with wins over Centralia and Rock Creek. The Panthers and the Mustangs will meet this week in Centralia to decide the district runner-up spot.  

                Rock Creek (3-5; 1-1) at Centralia (4-4; 1-1)
                St. Marys (1-7; 0-2) at Nemaha Central (8-0; 2-0)

District 3 – Pleasant Ridge has clinched at least a playoff spot because even if the Rams lose this week, they can finish no worse than second in the district points tie-breaker. The other three teams still have playoff hopes based on a number of scenarios.  Even McLouth can get in, but must beat Maur Hill-Mount Academy by at least 21 points and hope for an Atchison County loss.

Maur Hill-Mount Academy (5-2; 1-1) at McLouth (1-7; 0-2)
Atchison County (3-5; 1-1) at Pleasant Ridge (7-1; 2-0)

District 4 – Rossville and Silver Lake have already qualified for the two playoff spots.  The Bulldogs and Eagles will meet in Silver Lake in the next edition of the War on 24. Rossville remains No. 1 in the 3A rankings, while Silver Lake is No. 5.  

                Rossville (8-0; 2-0) at Silver Lake (8-0; 2-0)
                Osage City (3-5; 0-2) at Oskaloosa (4-4; 0-2)

District 5 – Wellsville has clinched the District 5 championship with wins over Jayhawk-Linn and West Franklin. The Falcons and the Jayhawks will meet this week in Mound City to decide the district runner-up spot.  

                Central Heights (0-8; 0-2) at Wellsville (6-2, 2-0)
                West Franklin (2-6; 1-1) at Jayhawk-Linn (4-4; 1-1)

District 6 – St. Mary’s Colgan will host Erie for the District 6 championship game.  The winner goes as the district champions, while the loser is the runner-up.  

Erie (3-5; 2-0) at St. Mary’s Colgan (6-2; 2-0)
Humboldt (3-5; 0-2) at Northeast-Arma (3-5; 0-2)

District 7 – Neodesha has clinched the District 7 championship with wins over Fredonia and Caney Valley. The Yellow Jackets and Bullpups will meet this week in Fredonia to decide the district runner-up spot.  

                Caney Valley (4-4; 1-1) at Fredonia (5-3; 1-1)
                Eureka (2-6; 0-2) at Neodesha (7-1; 2-0)

District 8 – Galena has clinched a playoff spot because even if the Bulldogs lose to rival Riverton they would finish in the top two in terms of district points. Riverton can secure the district title with at least a 13-point win over Galena. Cherryvale needs a win and a Riverton loss to get in to the playoffs.

Riverton (2-6; 1-1) at Galena (5-3; 2-0)
Southeast-Cherokee (0-8; 0-2) at Cherryvale (7-1; 1-1)

District 9 – Cheney has clinched the District 9 championship with wins over Conway Springs and Chaparral. The Roadrunners and Cardinals will meet this week in Conway Springs to decide the district runner-up spot.  

                Chaparral (6-2; 1-1) at Conway Springs (5-3; 1-1)
                Belle Plaine (0-8; 0-2) at Cheney (6-2; 2-0)

District 10 – Wichita Collegiate has clinched a playoff spot because even if the Spartans lose this week, they can finish no worse than second in the district points tie-breaker. The remaining teams can still get in under various scenarios. Even Bluestem can get the runner-up spot if the Lions beat Independent by at least 15 points and Douglass loses to Collegiate by at least two points.

Wichita Collegiate (8-0; 2-0) at Douglass (2-6; 1-1)
Leon-Bluestem (1-7; 0-2) at Wichita Independent (2-6; 1-1)

District 11 – Halstead has clinched the District 11 championship with wins over Kingman and Garden Plain. The Eagles and Owls will meet this week in Kingman to decide the district runner-up spot.  

Hutchinson Trinity (3-5; 0-2) at Halstead (8-0; 2-0)
Garden Plain (7-1; 1-1) at Kingman (4-4; 1-1)

District 12 – Hesston will host Southeast of Saline to decide the district championship and both playoff spots. The winner is the district champion, while the loser qualifies as the runner-up.  

Southeast of Saline (7-1; 2-0) at Hesston (7-1; 2-0)
Hillsboro (0-8; 0-2) at Council Grove (5-3; 0-2)

District 13 – Washington County has clinched the District 13 championship with close wins over Riley County and Marysville. The Falcons and Bulldogs will meet this week in Marysville to decide the district runner-up spot.  

                Washington County (8-0; 2-0) at Minneapolis (0-8; 0-2)
                Riley County (5-3; 1-1) at Marysville (3-5; 1-1)

District 14 – Norton has already clinched the district championship after beating Russell and Beloit. The Beloit Trojans and Russell Broncos will play in Russell with the winner qualifying as the district runner-up.  

Beloit (6-2; 1-1) @ Russell (3-5; 1-1)
Thomas More Prep (1-7; 0-2) at Norton (6-2; 2-0)
               

District 15 – Hoisington will travel to Lyons to decide the district championship and both playoff spots. The winner is the district champion, while the loser qualifies as the runner-up. 

                Hoisington (8-0; 2-0) at Lyons (3-5; 2-0)
                Ellsworth (4-4; 0-2) at Sterling (4-4; 0-2)

District 16 – Scott City will travel to Cimarron for the district championship this week. The winner will qualify as the district champion, while the loser will be the runner-up.   

Scott City (8-0; 2-0) at Cimarron (6-2; 2-0)
Lakin (2-6; 0-2) at Southwestern Heights (3-5; 0-2)

 

Class 2-1A:

District 1 – Troy has clinched the district championship after finishing 3-0 in district play. The Week 9 winner of Jefferson Co. North and Doniphan West game will decide the second playoff spot.   Maranatha-Immacualta is ineligible for the playoffs this season due to the two schools reaching a cooperative agreement for football in the middle of a two-year cycle.

Troy (7-1; 3-0) – Open date
Doniphan West (4-4; 1-1) at Jeff Co. North (5-3;1-1)
Maranatha-Immaculata (0-7) at Onaga (1-7) (ND)

 

District 2 – Jackson Heights has clinched a playoff spot. The Cobras can win the district title by beating Valley Heights this week, or they can finish no worse than 3-1 with 42 district points.  Valley Heights can ensure they get in the playoffs by beating the Cobras by at least 15 points in Week 9. Wabaunsee is the other key team in this race. The Chargers hold the tie breaker against Valley Heights by virtue of a 12-7 win over the Mustangs in Week 7. Wabaunsee will be favored at Valley Falls in Week 9.  The Chargers can get in with a win and a Valley Heights loss.  Should Wabaunsee and Valley Heights both lose, the Chargers will go to the playoffs as the runner-up. 

Valley Heights (2-6; 2-1) at Jackson Heights (6-1; 3-0)
Wabaunsee (2-6; 2-1) at Valley Falls (1-7; 0-3)
Maranatha-Immaculata (0-7) at Onaga (1-7) (ND)

 

District 3 – Mission Valley can clinch the outright district title with a win at Marion. A Warrior win, coupled with a Northern Heights victory over Chase County, would send District 3 to the points tie breaker system to decide the playoff spots. Chase County has an outside shot at a playoff spot if the Bulldogs beat Northern Heights by at least 13 points and Mission Valley beats Marion.

Mission Valley (7-1; 3-0) at Marion (6-2; 2-1)
Chase County (2-6; 1-2) at Northern Heights (5-3; 2-1)
Bennington (4-4) at Herington (0-8)(ND)

District 4 – Defending champion Olpe has clinched a playoff spot by virtue of their 3-0 district start. Even if the Eagles lose by 21 or more points at Yates Center this week, Olpe would finish in the top two in terms of district points. Yates Center likely needs to beat Olpe and have Lyndon lose for the Wildcats to get in. Lyndon can secure a playoff spot with a win at Remington. Even the Broncos can still make the playoffs with at least a 17-point win over Lyndon coupled with a Yates Center loss to Olpe by at least 8 points.

Lyndon (6-2; 2-1) at Remington (1-7; 1-2)
Olpe (6-2; 3-0) at Yates Center (2-6; 2-1)
Oswego (1-7) at Sacred Heart (4-4) (ND)

District 5 – Sedgwick has qualified as the district champion and Sacred Heart is the runner-up. Sacred Heart has completed their district schedule and will play Oswego this week, while Sedgwick plays Moundridge.  Should the Wildcats win, all three teams would be tied in the district standings at 3-1; however, Sedgwick and Sacred Heart would qualify for the playoffs by virtue of the points tiebreaker. Even with a blowout loss to Moundridge, Sedgwick can finish no worse than +42 in points, while Sacred Heart finishes at +42 and Moundridge can finish no better than +22 points. Therefore, the Cardinals and Knights are in.

Sedgwick (8-0; 3-0) at Moundridge (3-5; 2-1)
Inman (1-7; 0-3) at Medicine Lodge (3-5; 0-3)
Oswego (1-7) at Sacred Heart (4-4) (ND)

District 6 – Phillipsburg travels to Smith Center this week to determine the District 6 championship.  The winner goes as the district champion and the loser advances to the playoffs as the runner-up.    

Phillipsburg (6-2; 3-0) at Smith Center (8-0; 3-0)
Republic County (3-5; 0-3) at Ell-Saline (3-5; 1-2)
Bennington (4-4) at Herington (0-8)(ND)

District 7 – Oakley is the District 7 champion by virtue of wins over Ellis and Plainville. The Railers and Cardinals will play this week with the winner qualifying for the playoffs as the district runner-up. La Crosse will miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 2003.  

Oakley (5-3; 3-0) at La Crosse (3-5;1-2)
Ellis (5-3; 2-1) at Plainville (3-5; 2-1)
Leoti-Wichita County (1-7) at Syracuse (2-5) (ND)

District 8 – Meade is the District 8 champion with Syracuse qualifying as the runner-up. Even if Meade stumbles against Sublette this week, the Buffs would be tied in the district standings with Syracuse. Meade beat the Bulldogs head-to-head 48-6 back in Week 5. The playoff appearance will be the first for Syracuse since 2004.  

                Sublette (2-6; 0-3) at Meade (8-0; 3-0)
                Stanton County (1-7; 1-2) at Elkhart (3-5; 1-2)
               
Leoti-Wichita County (1-7) at Syracuse (2-5) (ND)

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