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November 2, 2013

Playoff picture clear but also cloudy

PORT ARTHUR —  

 

So much has been set yet so little is decided.

The four playoff teams out of District 20-4A have been determined. The same is known for three teams in District 21-5A.

What about District 21-3A? Not so fast my friend.

Nederland, Beaumont Central, Little Cypress-Mauriceville and Port Neches-Groves will represent 20-4A in two weeks in the postseason. The Bulldogs and Jaguars will go big school while the Bears and Indians will be small school. The seeding has yet to be determined.

Nederland is 5-0 and travels to face Central this Friday to decide whether the Bulldogs will claim the district title alone or share it with the Jags.

The Bulldogs have not lost a District 20-4A game since 2010. The Jaguars are the last 20-4A team to beat Nederland, 29-26. Nederland has defeated Central the past two years, 42-0 and 45-14.

Nederland and Central also have something else to play for besides the district championship.

The Bulldogs/Jaguars loser has the unenviable task of facing Humble Summer Creek in the first round of the playoffs. Summer Creek has been ranked inside the top five in the state all season long and is undefeated.

The Bulldogs/Jaguars winner will likely play Kingwood Park. Kingwood Park entered Saturday’s game against CE King with a 5-2 district record.

On the other side of 20-4A, the Indians have turned into huge Vidor Pirates fans.

If Vidor defeats the Bears in the last week of the regular season, and PN-G defeats Livingston, the Indians avoid playing Crosby in bi-district.

PN-G, only if LC-M loses and the Indians win, would then play the fourth place team out of 19-4A. The spot will be decided between Humble, Barbers Hill and Dayton in the final game.

District 21-5A is roughly the same as 20-4A.

The Port Arthur Memorial Titans are in the playoffs with a 4-1 district record after defeating Beaumont West Brook Friday night.

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