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September 26, 2018 Mid-Prairie, Highland still potentially in the playoff picture
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After the first week of district play in Class A and Class 2A, the area football playoff picture is still up in the air.

Despite an 0-4 start to the season, the Golden Hawks still remain in the playoff picture and hunt for a district title. Highland’s loss in the district opener to BGM doesn’t hurt as bad with the new RPI system in place.


Class 2A District 6 is essentially a toss-up at this point. Mid-Prairie, Williamsburg and Albia were winners in the first week of district play. Mid-Prairie is 1-4 overall, Williamsburg 2-3 and Albia 2-3.

Since the district won’t produce an at-large contender, it essentially puts Mid-Prairie in a must-win situation the rest of the year. Mid-Prairie faces Williamsburg this week and if the Golden Hawks pull off a win they will be 2-0 and in a solid spot. The BCMoore computer predictions put Mid-Prairie as a two-touchdown underdog to the Raiders, but has them currently favored in their three other games this season.


Highland will need some help to win the district title, but still has a shot at an at-large spot. The Huskies sat at No. 1 in the RPI rankings in Class A before the loss due to the strength of non-conference record by Class A District 6.

To win the district they will need to go undefeated the rest of the year, starting off this week against a tough Pekin team, and get some help with BGM losses. BGM’s two toughest games remaining this season will come against 4-1 Pekin and 3-2 Durant.

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