A long and eventful regular season is down to its final week, which brings several playoff scenarios into focus for teams across Fort Worth ISD. When the game clocks expire on Friday night, we’ll know who is moving on.
The race in District 4-5A Division II has shaped up as the most interesting all season. North Side, which clinched its first playoff spot in 40 years, is playing for the district championship Thursday night at Justin Northwest. The Steers are 4-1 in district, while Northwest is 5-0.
Southwest (3-2) is also in the playoffs, regardless of what happens Friday night against Polytechnic (1-4) at Handley Field. The District’s remaining playoff spot is on the line Friday at Clark Stadium between Eastern Hills (3-2) and O.D. Wyatt (2-3), with the winner advancing.
In 6-4A Division I, Dunbar (4-1) has already secured a playoff spot and clinches second place with a win against Lake Worth (3-2) Thursday night. Benbrook (2-3) clinches a playoff spot by beating Castleberry (3-2) Thursday night at Farrington Field.
Thursday, November 7
6-4A: Dunbar vs. Lake Worth, Clark Stadium, 7 p.m.
6-4A: Benbrook vs. Castleberry, Farrington Field, 7 p.m.
6-4A: Western Hills vs. Diamond Hill-Jarvis, Handley Field, 7 p.m.
3-5A: South Hills vs. Brewer, Brewer Bear Stadium, 7 p.m.
4-5A: North Side vs. Northwest, Northwest Texas Stadium, 7 p.m.
4-6A: Paschal vs. North Crowley, North Crowley Panther Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 8
4-5A: Eastern Hills vs. O. D. Wyatt, Clark Stadium, 7 p.m.
4-6A: Trimble Technical (homecoming) vs. Arlington Sam Houston, Farrington Field, 7 p.m.
4-5A: Southwest vs. Polytechnic, Handley Field, 7 p.m.
3-5A: Arlington Heights vs. Chisholm Trail, Chisholm Trail Ranger Stadium, 7 p.m.