By Corbin Hosler
The Norman Transcript
NORMAN — Heading into the final week of regular season games, the playoff picture is still very much in flux. Here’s where all of the Transcript’s area teams stand.
Westmoore (6-3, 4-2) is guaranteed a playoff berth, but where the Jaguars end up isn’t yet determined. They enter this week’s game with Broken Arrow tied with Putnam City for third place, though the Pirates hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.
— If Westmoore beats Broken Arrow and Putnam City loses to Jenks, the Jaguars finish in second place.
— If Westmoore beats Broken Arrow by at least 13 points and Putnam City beats Jenks, the Jaguars finish in second place. A win by anything less than that and the Jaguars will finish third.
— If Westmoore loses to Broken Arrow and Putnam City beats Jenks, the Jaguars finish fourth.
— If Westmoore loses to Broken Arrow and Putnam City loses to Jenks a third team, Sapulpa, enters the picture. In that case, if Sapulpa beats Tulsa Edison, the Jaguars will finish third. If instead Sapulpa loses, the Jags will finish fourth.
In Class 6A’s only fully-decided district, Norman North (8-1, 6-0) is guaranteed first place no matter what happens when the T-Wolves travel to Lawton Eisenhower tonight. Moore (2-7, 2-4) will end its season Friday with a trip to Midwest City.
Norman High (7-2, 5-1) is guaranteed second place. Four teams — Lawton, Southmoore, Putnam City North and Mustang — are fighting it out for the remaining spots.
The scenarios for Southmoore (6-3, 3-3), which hosts Mustang, are bit more murky and district points will likely come into play. Teams gain or lose district points according to how many points they win or lose a district game by, with a cap of 15 points per game. Heading into Friday’s games, Lawton has 24 points, Mustang has two, Southmoore has negative-two and Edmond Memorial has negative-eight.
The scenarios for Southmoore to make the postseason play out as such:
— If Southmoore beats Mustang, Lawton beats NHS and Edmond Memorial beats Putnam City West, district points will decide which of the two teams make the postseason and in which position.
— If Southmoore beats Mustang, Lawton beats NHS and Putnam City West beats Edmond Memorial, the SaberCats will finish third.
— If Southmoore beats Mustang, NHS beats Lawton and Putnam City West beats Edmond Memorial, the SaberCats will finish third. If Edmond Memorial instead beats Putnam City West, the SaberCats will finish fourth.
— If Mustang beats Southmoore, NHS beats Lawton and Putnam City West beats Edmond Memorial, Mustang will finish third and district point will decide which of the three remaining teams finishes fourth.
Noble (5-4, 3-3) travels to Shawnee on Friday, and the winner will finish fourth in the district and make the playoffs.
Little Axe (3-6, 1-4) will wrap up its season on Friday with a trip to Mount St. Mary. Blanchard sits atop the loaded district with a 5-0 district record, with Jones and Tuttle both also locking up a playoff spot.
Purcell (3-6, 1-5) will end its season by hosting Atoka, with the district’s four playoff spots already decided.
Lexington (7-2, 5-1) is guaranteed second place in the district, and the Bulldogs have an off-week in Week 10 before opening the playoffs.
Washington (6-3, 5-1) hosts Lindsay on Friday, with the winner earning second place in the district behind Frederick. If Washington loses to Lindsay, the Warriors will finish third.
CCS (8-1) will join the OSSAA in a few years, but for now the Royals will wrap up their season Friday by hosting Canyon Creek.
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