We figured Longview would be there, but we had no idea John Tyler would. Regardless, the district unbeatens play for the 12-5A championship Friday night, and that's our Game of theWeek on the Red Zone. While Lee can't make the playoffs, a win over Mesquite Horn means Longview goes Division II, creating a potential matchup with Lufkin, or rematch with John Tyler.
Jacksonville has a big game against Nacogdoches. A win and they grab the final playoff spot in district 17-4A. A loss and the door is left open for Hallsville.
Sabine and Pittsburg play a big one Friday. The winner grabs the third spot in district 13-3A, joining Gladewater and Gilmer.
District 15-3A still has some drama. If Brownsboro wins over Chapel Hill, they join Canton and Van in the playoffs. But a Brownsboro loss and Lindale win puts Lindale in. If Brownsboro and Lindale both lose, then there's a three-way tie with Chapel Hill for the final playoff spot.
Tatum can complete an undefeated regular season with a win at Carthage. If that happens and White Oak wins, Carthage, Center and White Oak will be fighting over two playoff spots.
18-2A could be interesting as well. A New Diana win puts them at number three behind Paul Pewitt and Waskom. A New Diana loss could open the door for Hughes Springs. But, if they both lose, there's a three way tie with Queen City for the final playoff spot.
19-1A could face a similar scenario. A Big Sandy win over Simms Bowie has them joining Harleton in the playoffs. But, if Big Sandy loses and Union Hill wins, there's a three way tie for that final spot.