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Here. We. Go.

The final week of the high school football regular season is upon us, which means it is almost playoffs time.

Postseason action is already guaranteed for three Rogers County teams, while another must defeat an intracounty rival and get a little outside help to clinch its spot.

Win or lose, the 2019 season ends on Friday night for possibly five programs.

Meanwhile, Claremore Christian hosts Sunrise Christian in the HCAA Class 3A playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday.

Who is in? Who is out? 

Here are the playoff scenarios teams in Rogers County.

District 5A-4

Team District Overall District Points 
East Central2-43-6-37
Will Rogers0-60-9-82

Who: Claremore

Status: Clinched

Seed: To be determined

The Zebras are back in the playoffs for the fourth-straight year, but they will not host a first-round game.

That luxury belongs to Tahlequah (first) and Collinsville (second).

Unless East Central beats Skiatook in a highly improbable upset, Claremore is essentially locked in as the fourth seed.

If the Skiatook and Pryor win by at least 15 points, which is likely, and the Zebras lose by seven or more points, the Bulldogs finish third.

However, if Claremore wins or loses by less than seven in that scenario, it finishes third.

Pryor needs a Skiatook loss to qualify.

Most likely outcome

1. Tahlequah

2. Collinsville

3. Skiatook

4. Claremore


5. Pryor

District 4A-3

Team District Overall District Points 
Bristow6-0 8-2 90

Who: Catoosa, Oologah

Status: Catoosa (still alive), Oologah (needs help)

Seed: To be determined

Only one of these RoCo rivals can advance to the playoffs, and Catoosa is the most likely candidate.

The Indians are in with a win and a Grove loss.

If both win, though, and Cleveland loses to Wagoner as expected, the Tigers and the Ridgerunners would advance out of the three-way tie thanks to marginal district points.

In the event Cleveland upsets Wagoner, Catoosa could advance with a win and a Grove loss to McLain, which is unlikely.

Oologah needs a win and a Grove loss to get in.

Most likely outcome

1. Bristow

2. Wagoner

3. Grove

4. Cleveland


5. Oologah

6. Catoosa

District 3A-4

Team District Overall District Points 
Cascia Hall5-16-352
Locust Grove1-52-7-53

Who: Verdigris, Inola, Sequoyah

Status: Verdigris (clinched), Inola (clinched), Sequoyah (eliminated)

Seeds: To be determined

Verdigris' showdown at Berryhill this week is for the district title.

If the Cardinals beat the Chiefs by 11 points and Cascia Hall beats Inola, creating a three-way tie, Verdigris takes first.

A loss and a Commandos win puts the Cardinals in third.

The Longhorns are locked at fourth unless they defeat Cascia Hall by at least 15 points and Verdigris loses.

Most likely outcome

1. Berryhill

2. Cascia Hall

3. Verdigris

4. Inola

District 2A-4

Team District Overall District Points 
Metro Christian6-09-090

Who: Chelsea

Status: Eliminated

District B-8

Team District Overall District Points 
Regent Prep 4-0 9-0 60 
Watts 3-1 8-1 30 
Summit Christian 3-1 6-3 30 
Oaks-Mission 1-3 1-8 -30 
Foyil 1-3 3-6 -30 
South Coffeyville-Copan 0-4 3-6 -60 

Who: Foyil

Status: Needs help

Seed: To be determined

Despite logging its first district win last week, Foyil logistically still has a chance to make the playoffs.

Those odds are highly improbable, though.

To advance, the Panthers would have to defeat No. 2 Regent Prep in the biggest upset of the year, regardless of class.

They would then need South Coffeyville to take down Oaks-Mission, thus giving Foyil the fourth spot.

The Panthers would also make it if they were to stay within 14 points of Regent Prep, and South Coffeyville beat Oaks-Mission by at least 15 points.

That would create a three-way tie favoring Foyil via marginal district points.

Most likely outcome

1. Regent Prep

2. Watts/Summit Christian

3. Watts/Summit Christian

4. Oaks-Mission


5. Foyil

6. South Coffeyville-Copan

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