WITH ONE WEEK left in the class A, 2A, and 3A regular season, the playoff picture is far from clear.
In the Midlands, Batesburg-Leesville, Fairfield Central, and Swansea have clinched region crowns. Each receives a top seed.
In Region 5-3A, Swansea will face an “at large” team in round one. A win over the at-large would probably leave it hosting Marlboro County in the second round, and win there might bring Myrtle Beach to Swansea for round three.
Airport will finish No. 2 in the region and will host either Wilson or North Myrtle Beach, depending on the outcome of Georgetown-Wilson this week. If Georgetown beats Wilson, it will be Wilson coming to Airport. If Georgetown loses to Wilson, North Myrtle Beach will visit Airport.
A win in the first round would put the Eagles on the road against, more than likely, Berkeley or Hanahan.
Midland Valley will get the third spot and travel to the winner of Georgetown/Wilson.
In Region 4-3A, A.C. Flora should get the crown regardless of what happens against Dreher this week. That will put the Falcons at home throughout the playoffs. They might face a tough first-round opponent in Seneca, then Broome.
Chapin will get the No. 2 spot in and will probably host Belton-Honea Path in round one. The winner of Lower Richland/Richland Northeast will get the third spot in Region 4. The winner will go to D.W. Daniel, and the loser will go to Wren.
Class 4A has two weeks to play regular season but this week’s match up between Westwood and Dutch Fork in will produce the Region 4 winner.
Region 5-4A is up for grabs, but White Knoll is in the driver’s seat. The Timberwolves must play River Bluff and Lexington.
Lexington is not out of contention, but must win against South Aiken and White Knoll. Irmo is in contention but must beat North Augusta and River Bluff, and get some help from White Knoll’s opponents.