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Your guide to the 2015 football playoffs
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With less than a handful of region games left to play and the state playoffs on the horizon, it’s that time of year coaches and fans start agonizing about or getting excited for what’s to come. Newton and Eastside are all but in the state playoffs, while Alcovy is fighting for its postseason life.

Here we’ll take a look at each team as they stand currently and their outlook going for as far as playoff seeding goes.


  • Region: 2-AAAAAA
  • Record: (6-1, 2-0)
  • Current region standing: No. 1 seed
  • Remaining games: @Lovejoy, vs. Lakeside, vs. Rockdale
  • Best-case scenario: Newton finishes 9-1 wins the region title and hosts the first two rounds of the playoffs.
  • Worst-case scenario: The Rams drop all of their remaining games, finish as the No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the region and have to travel early in the playoffs.
  • Likely scenario: see best-case scenario


  • Region: 4-AAAA
  • Record: (5-2, 2-1)
  • Current region standing: No. 1 seed
  • Remaining games: @ Hampton, @ Walnut Grove, @/vs. either the No. 1/No. 3 seed from Region 4-AAAA division b
  • Best-case scenario: Eastside wins out. Locust Grove drops two games and the Eagles beat Jonesboro to win the region title and to claim a No. 1 seed in the playoffs, with the first two games coming at home.
  • Worst-case scenario: The Eagles lose their next two games, fall out of the region tournament picture and miss the playoffs completely.
  • Likely scenario: Eastside wins out, remains the No. 2 seed on their side of the region, beats Spalding or Riverdale to claim the No. 3 seed and travels for the playoffs.


  • Region: 2-AAAAAA
  • Record: (1-6, 1-1)
  • Current region standing: No. 4 seed
  • Remaining games: vs. Tucker, @ Rockdale, @ Lovejoy
  • Best-case scenario: Alcovy beats Tucker, Lovejoy and Rockdale to finish as the No. 2 seed in the region and the Tigers get to host at least the opening round of the playoffs.
  • Worst-case scenario: Alcovy drops its three remaining games and misses the playoffs by one game.
  • Likely scenario: see worst-case scenario, but it’s possible that the Tigers could upset Rockdale and sneak in the playoffs.