Playoffs outlook for SA area 5A, 4A football districts: Who's in or out?

3-way ties for first in three San Antonio area districts headed into final week

Images taken by KSAT digital journalist Adrian Garcia.
Images taken by KSAT digital journalist Adrian Garcia.

SAN ANTONIO – We have one week left of the high school football regular season.

I looked at the playoff scenarios for the area 6A districts on Wednesday. Click here for that.

Here’s the outlook for the San Antonio area 5A and some 4A districts headed into the last week of the season. 

District 26-5A: 

It’s been a fun race to the finish in this district, which features a three-way tie for first place, and could finish that way. 

Alamo Heights, Boerne Champion and Dripping Springs are all 5-1 headed into the final week and have beaten one another. 

All three have winnable games this weekend, so they could share the district title. 

All three are also in the playoffs. Dripping Spring and Heights will be in Division I and Champion will be in Division II.

The Mules and Chargers both are led by prolific quarterbacks Will Chaney and Davis Brin. Both offenses can put up big numbers.

The last Division II district playoff spot will most likely be taken by either Kerrville Tivy or Medina Valley.  

Tivy holds the tie-breaker because it beat Medina Valley earlier this season.  

Lockhart is still in the mix, but must beat Tivy to have a shot and hope Medina Valley loses to Alamo Heights.

Make sense? It will after Friday. This district matches up with District 25-5A (Austin area) in the bi-district round.


District 28-5A: 

This district race has also been one of the most exciting of the season.

Three teams are in the running for the title headed into the final week: Lanier, Highlands and Brackenridge.

Unlike the previous district, there’s no hope of a three-way tie because Highlands plays Brack this Friday.

The winner gets a share of the title. Lanier has to beat Burbank to get its share.

All three teams are in the postseason along with the district’s fourth playoff team, Sam Houston.

Brack and Lanier will go Division I in the playoffs while Highlands and Sam Houston will go Division II.

These teams will play the representatives from District 27-5A in the playoffs: Richmond Foster, Angleton, Rosenberg Terry and Victoria East.

That means the Voks, led by quarterback JD Boone, likely get an unbeaten Richmond Foster and Brack gets Angleton in the first round. Big-time matchups there.


District 29-5A: 

If you haven’t figured it out yet, the theme of the area’s 5A districts is three-way tie for first. 

That’s the case here as Uvalde, Eagle Pass Winn and Floresville are tied for the top spot with a week left.  

Similar to the previous district, there will be no three-way tie when it’s all said and done because Uvalde plays Winn on Thursday.

Floresville holds the tie-breaker over both those schools so a win against Southside would give the Tigers a share of the title.

Southside is fourth in the district and in the playoffs. The Cardinals and EP Winn will be the Division I reps from this district while Uvalde and Floresville will go Division II.

Southside's Matthew Collier is one of the best running backs in the area. It will be interesting to see what he does in the playoffs.

This district gets the Corpus Christi schools in the first round. The big names there are Calallen and Flour Bluff, but that district still needs to be figured out.


Playoffs outlook for notable 4A area schools: 

Navarro has steam rolled the competition and remains unbeaten. They are ranked No. 5 in the state 4A AP Poll.

The Panthers, along with Wimberley, are most likely to do well out of District 13-4A Division II. This district plays the representatives from District 14-4A Division II.

Devine and Crystal City are leading the way there and play one another for the district title on Friday.

District 15-4A Division I is up in the air headed into the final week of the regular season.

Somerset is tied for first with Beeville Jones. The Bulldogs should be dangerous in the playoffs with highly rated junior quarterback Zadock Dinkelmann.

Pleasanton and La Vernia are in the mix as well.

This district gets the representatives from District 16-4A Division I in the postseason.

Finally, Boerne and Canyon Lake are in the postseason out of District 14-4A Division I.

They get the representatives from District 13-4A Division I in the playoffs, all the way up to the Waco area. 

We’ll know for sure after this weekend. Good luck to all the teams out there.

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