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Playoff scenarios for area teams are long and varied this week

By Morgan Lee Sports Editor
Listed in alphabetical order

Flowery Branch
North Gwinnett
North Hall
Rabun County
Union County
White County
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Here's a look at the playoff scenarios for the area's football programs and the regions to which they belong...

Teams region records in parentheses
(Regions ordered from highest classification to lowest)

Region 6-AAAAAA
-- Alpharetta (6-0) is the region champion.
-- West Forsyth (5-1) can clinch the No. 2 seed with a win over Lambert (4-2).
-- North Forsyth (3-3) can clinch the No. 4 seed with a win by 5 or more points over South Forsyth (4-2).

Region 7-AAAAAA
-- The four playoff teams are locked in: Collins Hill (6-1), Norcross (6-1), North Gwinnett (6-1) and Peachtree Ridge (5-2), though seeding is still undetermined.
-- If the three teams tied at 6-1 all win on Friday, a coin flip would decide the champ. North Gwinnett faces Peachtree Ridge; Collins Hill faces a Mill Creek (4-3) that just missed out on the playoffs; Norcross faces Meadowcreek (1-8).

Region 8-AAAAA
-- The winner of the Flowery Branch (7-0) at Gainesville (7-0) game will determine the region championship and No. 2 seed.
-- Clarke Central (5-2) is the No. 3 seed.
-- Heritage, Conyers (5-3) is the No. 4 seed.

Region 8-AAAA
-- Monroe Area (6-0) is the region champion.
-- Chestatee (5-1) is the No. 2 seed.
-- Lanier (4-2) is the No. 3 seed.
-- Stephens County (3-3) can clinch the No. 4 seed with a win over Lumpkin County (1-5) or an Eastside (3-3) loss to Monroe on Friday.

Region 7-AAA
-- Three of the four playoff teams have been determined, though the region champ is still undetermined between Buford (6-0) and North Hall (5-1).
-- White County (5-1) has locked up the No. 2 seed.
-- The Wolves can win the championship with a victory at North Hall on Friday, yet North Hall can win the title if it can defeat Buford by 12 or more points. A loss or a win by less than 12 points would knock the Trojans into third place.
-- The No. 4 seed will be determined by the winner of the West Hall (3-3) at Dawson County (3-3) game.

Region 8-AAA
-- Elbert County (6-0) is the region champion.
-- The No. 2/3 seeds will be decided by the North Oconee (5-1) at Hart County (5-1) game.
-- The No. 4 seed will be determined by the winner of the Morgan County (3-3) at Jackson County (3-3) game.

Region 8-AA
-- Washington-Wilkes (6-0) is the region champion.
-- All four playoff teams have been determined -- including Jefferson (5-1), Rabun County (4-2) and Union County (4-2) -- though seeding is still to be decided.
-- Jefferson can secure the No. 2 seed with a win at Union County on Friday.
-- Rabun can secure the No. 3 seed with a win at Oglethorpe County on Friday.

Region 8-A
-- Prince Avenue Christian (5-0) is the region champ.
-- The rest of the seedings do not matter due to the Class A public/private playoff split that employ a power rating to determine seedings. Commerce (4-1) should make the playoffs -- the Tigers are currently ninth in the power ratings, and the top 16 reach the postseason. Click here for a complete look at the latest power ratings.
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