1AD2 State Football Playoff Tiebreakers & Scenarios

A look at the 1AD2 football playoff tiebreaker scenarios for throughout the state of Idaho.

By: Matt Harris
Published: 10/15/2018 12:51:52 AM
 

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To see the 1AD2 State Football Tournament bracket, click HERE.

Here is a look at all of the potential playoff and tiebreaker scenarios as we head into the final week(s) of the regular season.

1AD2 District 1-2 - White Star League

Total guaranteed berths to the state tournament: two.

Clinched Automatic Playoff Berth
Kendrick Tigers - League Champion, seed 1-2A

Still In Contention For Auto Berth
Deary Mustangs
Clark Fork Wampus Cats

Eliminated
Mullan Tigers
Kootenai Warriors
Lewis County Eagles
Lakeside Knights

With one auto bid remaining to the state tournament, it comes down to two teams: Clark Fork and Deary, who face each other this week. Here are the scenarios:

1. If Deary beats Clark Fork.

Deary takes seed 1-2B and Clark Fork is eliminated from state contention.

2. If Clark Fork beats Deary.

Clark Fork takes seed 1-2B and Deary is eliminated from state contention.


1AD2 District 3 - Long Pin Conference

Total guaranteed berths to the state tournament: two.

Clinched Automatic Playoff Berth
Salmon River Savages - Conference Champion, seed 3A

Still In Contention For Auto Berth
Garden Valley Wolverines
Horseshoe Bend Mustangs
Tri-Valley Titans

Eliminated
Cascade Ramblers
Council Lumberjacks

There is one auto bid remaining from the Long Pin Conference to the state tournament with three teams vying for it: Horseshoe Bend, Garden Valley, and Tri-Valley. This week, Horseshoe Bend hosts Garden Valley and Tri-Valley plays Cascade. Here are the scenarios:

1. If Garden Valley beats Horseshoe Bend and Tri-Valley beats Cascade.

Garden Valley takes seed 3B and Horseshoe Bend and Tri-Valley are eliminated from state contention.

2. If Garden Valley beats Horseshoe Bend and Cascade beats Tri-Valley.

Garden Valley takes seed 3B and Horseshoe Bend and Tri-Valley are eliminated from state contention.

3. If Horseshoe Bend beats Garden Valley and Tri-Valley beats Cascade.

There is a 3-way tie for second place between Garden Valley, Tri-Valley, and Horseshoe Bend.

The tie is broken using a Kansas City Playoff, which would be held on Saturday Oct. 27 or Monday Oct. 29. The winner of the Kansas City Playoff would take seed 3B while the other two teams would be eliminated from state tournament contention.

4. If Horseshoe Bend beats Garden Valley and Cascade beats Tri-Valley.

Horseshoe Bend takes seed 3B while Garden Valley and Tri-Valley are eliminated from state contention.



1AD2 District 4 - Sawtooth Conference

Total guaranteed berths to the state tournament: five.

Clinched Automatic Playoff Berth
Carey Panthers - Conference Champion, seed 4A
Lighthouse Christian Lions - seed 4B
Murtaugh Red Devils
Dietrich Blue Devils
Camas County Mushers - seed 4E.

Still In Contention For Auto Berth
None

Eliminated
Hagerman Pirates
Hansen Huskies
Castleford Wolves

Three of the five auto bids have been claimed in the Sawtooth Conference, which leaves two remaining. Both of those bids have been secured by Murtaugh and Dietrich. All that remains is which bid will go to which school?

This week's matchups include Murtaugh vs. Hagerman and Dietrich vs. Carey. Here are the scenarios:

1. If Murtaugh wins and Dietrich wins.

Murtaugh would take seed 4C and Dietrich would take seed 4D.

2. If Murtaugh wins and Dietrich loses.


Murtaugh would take seed 4C and Dietrich would take seed 4D.

3. If Murtaugh loses and Dietrich wins.


Dietrich would take seed 4C and Murtaugh would take seed 4D.

4. If Murtaugh loses and Dietrich loses.

Murtaugh would take seed 4C and Dietrich would take seed 4D.


1AD2 District 5-6 - Rocky Mountain Conference

Total guaranteed berths to the state tournament: three.

Clinched Automatic Playoff Berth
North Gem Cowboys - Conference Champion, seed 5-6A
Mackay Miners - seed 5-6B

Still In Contention For Auto Berth
Rockland Bulldogs
Clark-Watersprings WarCats

Eliminated
None

One automatic bid remains and there are two teams left to battle for it. This week, Rockland takes on Clark-Watersprings. Here are the scenarios:

1. If Rockland beats Clark-Watersprings.

Rockland takes seed 5-6C and Clark-Watersprings is eliminated from state contention.

2. If Clark-Watersprings beats Rockland.

Clark-Watersprings takes seed 5-6C and Rockland is eliminated from state contention.



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