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November 5, 2013

Prep playoff picture: Possibilities for area schools in regular season finale

NORMAN — With one game left on the schedule, several area schools have playoff races that are far from decided. Several teams are fighting for a district title, while teams like Norman High are fighting just for a chance to play next week.

The most drama lies in Class 6A, where Norman North could finish as high as first or as low as fourth in its district, and District 6A-4 could go several different ways.

Playoff scenarios for teams still in contention:

Norman North

The Timberwolves (6-3, 5-1) are guaranteed a playoff spot but could finish as high as first or as low as fourth.

With a win over Lawton Eisenhower (4-5, 3-3), the Timberwolves will repeat as district champions. Even with a loss, they will win the district if Yukon defeats Putnam City North.

With a loss, the Timberwolves finish second if:

· Putnam City North beats Yukon, Moore beats Midwest City and US Grant beats Edmond North.

· Putnam City North beats Yukon, Midwest City beats Moore, Edmond North beats US Grant, and the T-Wolves finish second on tiebreaks.

With a loss, the Timberwolves finish third or fourth if:

· Putnam City North beats Yukon, Midwest City beats Moore, Edmond North beats US Grant and the Timberwolves finish third or fourth on tiebreaks. No sequence of events has the Timberwolves missing the postseason.

Norman High

NHS (5-4, 3-3) travels to Lawton to face the third-ranked and undefeated Wolverines at 7 p.m. on Friday. It’s unlikely, but there could be a five-way tie that sees the Tigers finish second in the district. Ties between three or more teams are decided by district points, which teams gain or lose up to 15 points depending on margin of victory. Heading into Week 10, five teams could end up at 4-3 in district play. Of those, Edmond Memorial leads the way with 25 district points, followed by Southmoore with 21, Mustang with 17, NHS with 11 and Edmond Santa Fe with minus-six.

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