The final week of the high school football regular season is upon us. Several teams throughout East Tennessee are fighting for playoff spots and playing for region championships.
Below is a list of games with playoff implications and what each team needs to reach the postseason.
Region 2-4A - Carter at Anderson County - winner makes playoffs, loser stays home)
Region 3-5A - Oak Ridge at Campbell County - If Farragut beats Clinton Friday - If Oak Ridge wins, 'Cats take region title, Farragut gets home playoff game as No. 2 seed and Campbell County is 3 seed. If Campbell County wins, Cougars get home playoff game as No. 2 seed and Farragut wins region title.
Hardin Valley at Maryville - winner is region champ, loser is No.2 seed.
Gibbs at West - Gibbs is region champ. West gets in playoffs with win OR South-Doyle and Heritage wins.
Powell at South-Doyle - South-Doyle is in with a win and is No. 2 seed w/ win AND Heritage win.
Heritage at Halls - winner makes playoffs - Halls is 2 seed with win - home playoff game; if Heritage loses, it can still get in with a West loss and S-D win; if Halls loses it needs S-D to lose to get in.
Seeding scenarios (Gibbs is No. 1 no matter what):
If S-D wins:
1. Heritage wins - (2) S-D (3) Heritage (4) West
2. Halls and West win - (2) Halls (3) S-D (4) West
3. Halls and Gibbs win- (2) Halls (3) S-D (4) Heritage
If S-D loses:
4. Halls and Gibbs win - (2) Halls (3) S-D (4) Heritage
5. Halls and West win - (2) West (3) Halls (4) S-D
6. Heritage and Gibbs win - (2) Heritage (3) Halls (4) S-D
7. Heritage and West win - (2) Heritage (3) West (4) Halls
Clinton at Farragut (Farragut can win region title with win AND Oak Ridge loss)
Lenoir City at Karns (Lenoir City is in with win OR Clinton loss)
Fulton at Central (winner gets No. 2 seed and home playoff game, loser is No. 3 seed)
Elizabethton at Northview Academy (winner is region champ, loser is No. 2 seed and still gets home playoff game)
Alcoa at CAK (winner is region champ, loser is No. 2 seed and still gets home playoff game)
Austin-East at Grace Christian (winner is region champ, loser is No. 2 seed and still gets home playoff game)
Rockwood at Tellico Plains (Rockwood is in with a win; Tellico Plains is in with a win AND an Oliver Springs loss)
Oliver Springs at Wartburg (Oliver Springs is in with a win AND a Rockwood loss)