Prep Football: A Look at District Standings with Playoffs Looming

Prep Football- The postseason for 8-Player, Class A, Class 1A, and Class 2A is a little over a week away with the regular season set to end this Friday; consequently, it’s time to take a look at the district standings and playoff hopefuls for our local teams.

In 8-Player, the district champion, district runner-up, the third-place district team, and at-large statewide bids will qualify for the playoffs. In District 6, the standings go as such:

  1. Winfield-Mt. Union (4-0)
  2. WACO (4-1)
  3. Iowa Valley (3-2)
  4. English Valleys (1-3)
  5. New London (1-3)
  6. HLV (0-4)

Winfield-Mt. Union, WACO, and Iowa Valley have clinched the playoffs with the opponents to be decided early next week.

The rules of qualification change for Classes A, 1A, and 2A with the district champion, district runner-up, district third place team, and district fourth place team qualifying for the postseason, no at-large bids.

In Class A District 5, the standings shake out as such:

  1. Lisbon (6-0)
  2. Columbus Community (5-1)
  3. Pekin (4-2)
  4. Danville (4-2)
  5. Van Buren County (3-3)
  6. Wapello (1-5)
  7. Highland (1-5)
  8. Louisa-Muscatine (0-6)

Pekin holds the tiebreaker over Danville and the Bears hold the tiebreaker over Van Buren County. So, Danville, in their first year of competition since 2016, are looking at a playoff bid, while Van Buren County will be the first team out.

In Class 2A District 5, here’s how the teams stand:

  1. Mediapolis (4-0)
  2. Mid-Prairie (3-1)
  3. West Burlington-Notre Dame (2-2)
  4. Albia (2-2)
  5. Davis County (1-3)
  6. Central Lee (0-4)

The Falcons take on Davis County and Mid-Prairie faces off against Albia. If Davis County defeats West Burlington-Notre Dame and Albia cannot win, there will be a three-way tie with each team having beat the other.

The tiebreaker would come down to the 17-point tiebreaker. This method looks at the plus and minus points of district games and divides that number by the total number of games played in district.

As it stands, Albia has a +/- of 1.50, West Burlington-Notre Dame has a -1.50, and Davis County holds a -11.25 plus/minus.

Stay tuned to KILJ as the playoff qualifiers will be announced this Friday night after the games have concluded.