District Playoff Scenarios: 4A-I & 4A-II

Dalson Hamlin of Independence (9) tackled by Labette County's Klein Ryan (15). (David Jackson)
By: Kpreps.com
Oct 30, 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 4A-I:

District 1 – Tonganoxie has been eliminated, but the other three teams in this district can still qualify for the playoffs. Both games this week will be key and the district points tie-breaker could come into place given the close games thus far in this district.    

Atchison (8-0; 2-0) at KC Piper (3-5; 1-1)
Basehor-Linwood (4-4; 1-1) at Tonganoxie (3-4; 0-2)

District 2 – Top-ranked Bishop Miege has clinched the district title with wins over Louisburg and Spring Hill. The Stags will be heavily favored against KC Sumner this week. The winner of the Louisburg game at Spring Hill will advance to the playoffs as the district runner-up.

                KC Sumner Academy (4-4; 0-2) at Bishop Miege (7-1; 2-0)
                Spring Hill (2-6; 1-1) at Louisburg (6-2; 1-1)

District 3 – Eudora has clinched the district championship with wins over Ottawa and De Soto. The winner of the De Soto game at Ottawa will advance to the playoffs as the district runner-up.

Eudora (5-3; 2-0) at Baldwin (2-6; 0-2)
De Soto (5-3; 1-1) at Ottawa (5-3; 1-1)

District 4 – The winner of the Fort Scott and Paola game this week will qualify as the district champion, while the loser advances to the playoffs as the runner-up.  The Tigers and Panthers will meet up on Friday in Fort Scott.

                Paola (7-1; 2-0) at Fort Scott (7-1; 2-0)
                Chanute (1-7; 0-2) at Labette County (3-5; 0-2)

District 5 – Augusta will host Independence on Friday to determine the both playoff spots in District 5. The winner will qualify as the district champion, while the loser advances to the playoffs as the runner-up.

                Independence (6-2; 2-0) at Augusta (7-1; 2-0)
                Coffeyville (0-8; 0-2) at Winfield (2-6; 0-2)

District 6 – Topeka Hayden has clinched the District 6 championship with wins over Andover Central and El Dorado. The Wildcats will be heavily favored against Towanda-Circle this week. The second playoff spot will be determined by the winner El Dorado at Andover Central.

                El Dorado (2-6; 1-1) at Andover Central (6-2; 1-1)
                Towanda-Circle (0-8; 0-2) at Topeka Hayden (7-1; 2-0)

District 7 – Three of the four teams are still able to qualify for the playoffs. Ulysses can clinch the district title with a win at Wellington. Should the Crusaders win, they can be district champions if Rose Hill upsets Mulvane. If Mulvane, Wellington, and Ulysses all tie at 2-1, the points system will decide both playoff spots. Rose Hill has been eliminated.   

                Ulysses (7-1; 2-0) at Wellington (4-4; 1-1)
                Mulvane (4-4; 1-1) at Rose Hill (0-8; 0-2)               

District 8 – A year ago this was one of the most competitive and wild districts in the state.  This year it’s cut and dry, but there is a huge showdown to be played.  Fifth-ranked Abilene travels to No. 2 Buhler this week to decide the district championship. The winner advances to the playoffs as the district champion and completes the unbeaten regular season, while the loser qualifies as the runner-up.

                McPherson (4-4; 0-2) at Hays (2-6; 0-2)
                Abilene (8-0) at Buhler (8-0; 2-0)


Class 4A-II:

District 1 – Nothing has been decided in District 1 as all four teams still have a shot at reaching the postseason. Holton can clinch the district title with a win over Royal Valley, while the Panthers can secure a playoff spot by beating the Wildcats by at least 18 points. Jefferson West can get in by beating Perry-Lecompton and a Holton win over Royal Valley.  Perry-Lecompton must beat Jefferson West by at least 18 points and hope Holton beats Royal Valley by at least 18 as well.

                Jefferson West (4-3; 1-1) at Perry-Lecompton (4-4; 0-2)
                Royal Valley (6-2; 1-1) at Holton (5-3; 2-0)

District 2 – Osawatomie will travel to Santa Fe Trail this week to decide both playoff spots. The winner is the District 2 champion, while the loser will qualify as the runner-up and be on the road in the first round of the playoffs.   

                Osawatomie (7-1; 2-0) at Santa Fe Trail (4-4; 2-0)
                Bishop Ward (0-8; 0-2) at Prairie View (4-4; 0-2)

District 3 – District 3 concluded regular season action on Thursday night resulting in Girard advancing to the playoffs as the district champion and Anderson County as the runner-up.  Girard beat Iola 28-14 on Thursday, while Anderson County beat Burlington 34-14.

                Iola 14 at Girard 28
                Burlington 14 at Anderson County 34

District 4 – Baxter Springs is the only team in this district that has been eliminated. Frontenac and Columbus are heavy favorites to win this week and secure the two playoff spots.

                Frontenac (5-3; 1-1) at Baxter Springs (2-6; 0-2)
                Parsons (3-5; 1-1) at Columbus (8-01; 2-0)

District 5 – Andale has clinched the district championship with wins over Wichita Trinity and Clearwater. On Thursday night, Clearwater held off Wichita Trinity 33-31 to earn the runner-up playoff spot. Trinity fell short of the school’s first-ever playoff berth for the second consecutive season.  

                Clearwater 33 at Wichita Trinity 31
                Andale (6-2; 2-0) at Haven (1-7; 0-2)

District 6 – Nickerson and Wamego will square off in Wamego to decide the District 6 championship. The winner advances to the playoffs and gets a first-round home game, while the loser of this game is on the road in the first round.    

                Smoky Valley (2-6; 0-2) at Chapman (3-5; 0-2)
                Nickerson (4-4; 2-0) at Wamego (3-5; 2-0)

District 7 – After beginning the season with five losses, the Colby Eagles have won three straight and have already captured the District 7 championship. Clay Center travels to Concordia this week with the winner advancing to the playoffs as the district runner-up.  

                Clay Center (4-4; 1-1) at Concordia (5-3; 1-1)
                Goodland (3-5; 0-2) at Colby (3-5; 2-0)

District 8 – The two GWAC members have clinched the playoffs spots out of District 8.  Holcomb will travel to Hugoton to decide the district championship and which of the two rivals gets to host a first-round playoff.

                Holcomb (6-2; 2-0) at Hugoton (4-4; 2-0)
                Larned (3-5; 0-2) at Pratt (4-4; 0-2)


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