We are heading into the last two weeks of the high school football season. The last two weeks for teams to make a name for themselves and snatch a playoff berth.
For the Morristown West Trojans, the playoff chances are still alive; however, there are a few scenarios to look at.
Dobyns-Bennett, Farragut and Science Hill are all locked for the Region 1-6A playoffs, leaving one final spot open for either Hardin Valley, Bearden or West.
Let’s dive into Trojans’ chances:
Win against Bearden and Hardin Valley:
The Trojans are locked as the fourth seed if they win out no matter what happens with the top three teams.
Win against Bearden, lose against Hardin Valley:
The Trojans’ playoff hopes widen as they will hold the tiebreaker against Bearden. Although, if Bearden beats Science Hill and West loses to Hardin Valley in week 11, West falls to 2-4 in the region, giving Bearden the fourth seed with the Bulldogs winning the tiebreaker against Hardin Valley (only if Hardin Valley beats Farragut).
Lose against Bearden, win against Hardin Valley:
West is out of the playoffs with a loss to Bearden, even if Bearden loses to Science Hill and West wins against Hardin Valley in week 11. If the scenario mentioned happened, Bearden would finish 3-3 in the region with the fourth seed. West would finish fifth with a 2-4 region record.
Now the obvious scenario is if West loses out, the season is finished and they fall to the fifth or sixth spot in the region depending on how Hardin Valley and Bearden finish.
All the scenarios to the side, this Friday’s matchup against Bearden at Burke-Toney Stadium is a must-win for the Trojans to lock up a playoff spot.
Region 1-6A Standings (Week 11):
1. Dobyns-Bennett (8-0, 5-0 Region 1-6A)
Next two games: Science Hill, Alcoa (non-region)
2. Farragut (5-3, 3-1 Region 1-6A)
Next two games: Hardin Valley, Jefferson County
3. Science Hill (5-2, 3-1 Region 1-6A)
Next two games: Dobyns-Bennett, Bearden
4. Bearden (2-6, 2-2 Region 1-6A)
Next two games: Morristown West, Science Hill
5. Morristown West (2-5, 1-3 Region 1-6A)
Next two games: Bearden, Hardin Valley
6. Hardin Valley (1-7, 1-3 Region 1-6A)
Next two games: Farragut, Morristown West
7. Jefferson County (0-9, 0-5 Region 1-6A)
Next two games: BYE, Farragut