There are several games that matter this week as playoff position is still up for grabs.
Check out the Class 6A scenarios.
Smithson Valley (4-2) @ New Braunfels (3-3)
Clemens (4-2) @ Judson (6-0)
East Central (2-4) @ Steele (4-2)
Judson (D1) has locked up its first district title since 2009 and will host Buda Hays in round one, but there is chaos thanks to New Braunfels beating Clemens on the road last week to stay alive and create a four-for-three scenario. Based on tiebreakers and points, both Clemens (D1/2) and Steele (D2) have clinched, with the SV/NB match being a winner-take-all game.
If Smithson Valley wins, it clinches the last spot. Should the Unicorns win, it would put them in, unless they only win by a single point and other things happen.
The Rangers have been inconsistent all year, but beat Steele after Judson shut out the Rangers the week prior. Unfortunately, whoever gets that last spot won't get much of a reward. If Smithson Valley (D1) goes, it plays at Lake Travis. If New Braunfels (D2) gets it, it plays at Westlake.
The best scenario for Clemens is to upset Judson, have Steele lose and Smithson Valley win. That would allow the Buffaloes to go D2 and host Austin Bowie, instead of going on the road to Lake Travis or Westlake.
Roosevelt (3-3) vs. Churchill (3-3)
Johnson (5-1) @ Madison (6-0)
South San Antonio (1-5) @ Reagan (5-1) (Thursday)
Roosevelt/Churchill is a winner-takes-all game for the last D2 spot. The Roughriders could actually already be in the playoffs, but they could not hold fourth quarter leads against Reagan and Johnson. They have not been in the tournament since 2012, and have taken advantage of MacArthur having a new quarterback and Churchill being inconsistent all season. The last time the Chargers failed to make the knockout round in back-to-back seasons was 2007-2009.
As for the district title race, if Madison beats Johnson, the Mavericks will have gone from 0-10 to district champs in three short years. QB Dante Heaggans would be a big factor in that.
Johnson can win the title with a win and a Reagan loss. If all three happen, it will go to a point tiebreaker to decide it.
Madison will host Warren in round one, Reagan will play at O’Connor and Johnson will host Brennan or Brandeis -- most likely Brandeis.
Brennan (6-2) vs. Holmes (1-7)
Brandeis (6-2) vs. Taft (2-6) (both Saturday)
This district is pretty much set, except for who will host a playoff game in D2. Both Brennan and Brandeis play on Saturday afternoon and are in a three-way tie for second at 6-2 (Warren goes D1).
If Brennan beats 1-8 Holmes, it will host the winner of Roosevelt/Churchill in round one, while Brandeis plays at Johnson in a Week One rematch of the Peanut Butter Bowl that the Broncos won in a blowout. If Brennan loses and Brandeis wins, the Broncos host.