High school football playoff possibilities unfold across region

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, October 25, 2023

FROM STAFF REPORTS

As the high school football season progresses, fans are eagerly anticipating the playoff possibilities that could shape the destiny of their favorite teams in various regions.

In Division I, Class 1A, Region 1, the playoff scenarios are taking shape:

  • If Cosby secures a victory and Unaka follows suit with a win, the playoff landscape would place Cloudland at the top of the hierarchy, with Jellico in the second position. Unaka would claim the third seed, while North Greene would round off the top four.
  • In all other scenarios, Cloudland would secure the first seed, followed by Jellico in second place, North Greene in third, and Unaka clinching the fourth spot.

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In Division I, Class 2A, Region 1, several potential outcomes are awaiting resolution:

  • If Hampton secures a victory, alongside Cumberland Gap and Happy Valley, then Hampton would secure the top seed. Happy Valley would follow in second place, and South Greene would take the third position, while the fourth seed remains uncertain.
  • In a scenario where Hampton, Cumberland Gap, and West Greene all win, Hampton would claim the first seed, with Happy Valley in second. South Greene would follow in third, and West Greene would secure the fourth spot.
  • If South Greene, Cumberland Gap, and Happy Valley emerge victorious, South Greene would clinch the first seed, with Hampton in second place and Happy Valley in third, while the fourth seed remains open.
  • If South Greene, Cumberland Gap, and West Greene all secure victories, South Greene would lead the region with the first seed, followed by Hampton in second place, Happy Valley in third, and West Greene in fourth.

Moreover, in Division I, Class 3A, Region 1, the playoff scenarios stand as follows:

  • If Johnson County secures a victory, Gatlinburg-Pittman would take the first seed, with Johnson County in the second position, Unicoi County in third, and Chuckey-Doak rounding off the top four.
  • However, should Unicoi County win, Gatlinburg-Pittman would lead the region as the first seed, Unicoi County would secure the second spot, Johnson County would follow in third place, and Chuckey-Doak would claim the fourth seed.

Finally, in Division I, Class 4A, Region 1, several outcomes are awaiting resolution:

  • In the event of an Elizabethton victory, alongside Northview Academy winning, the playoff landscape would place Elizabethton at the top, Greeneville in the second position, Northview Academy in third, and Sullivan East rounding off the top four.
  • In an alternate scenario where Elizabethton wins and Sullivan East follows suit with a victory, Elizabethton would secure the first seed, with Greeneville in second, Sullivan East in third, and Northview Academy in the fourth spot.
  • Should Northview Academy and Greeneville both secure victories, Greeneville would lead the region as the first seed, followed by Elizabethton in the second position, Northview Academy in third, and Sullivan East rounding off the top four.
  • Finally, if Greeneville secures a win, alongside Sullivan East, Greeneville would take the first seed, Elizabethton would follow in second, Sullivan East in third, and Northview Academy would claim the fourth spot.

With each victory and defeat, the suspense mounts as teams compete to secure their positions in the upcoming playoffs. High school football enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the final outcomes that will determine the fate of their favorite teams in these fiercely competitive regions. Stay tuned for more updates as the season progresses.