That leaves Westville (3-4), Milford/Cissna Park (3-4) and Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman (4-3) with some work left to do this season.
“We came into this season looking to build upon what we’ve done in the past,’’ said Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman coach Josh Cavanaugh, whose Buffaloes have made the playoffs the last two years in a row. “We believe with our playoff points, that we will get back into the playoffs with one more victory.’’
And while each coach admits their teams are striving to reach the playoffs, they also know it takes victories to get there.
“We are getting ready for a very tough Bismarck-Henning team,’’ said Cavanaugh, who will returning to the sidelines after a two-week absence. “This is our senior night and we’re going to need to play a really good game to beat them.’’
If the Buffaloes, who have lost two straight, are not able to beat the Blue Devils this week, that could set up a very interesting season-finale in the annual Coal Bucket Game against the Tigers.
But, even Goodlove wouldn’t let himself get past this week’s game against the Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers.
“Our opponent this week is Hoopeston and our focus is on Hoopeston,’’ he said.
It’s basically the same line for the Milford/Cissna Park program.
“All we are talking about is going 1-0 this week,’’ Schwartz said. “If we do what we have to do to win this week, than we can worry about what is going to happen next week.’’
Milford/Cissna Park, who suffered a tough 21-14 setback on Saturday against Attica, is on the road with a contest against the Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac Comets, who are 1-6 and eliminated from postseason consideration.
But even with two more wins, the Bearcats will still need a little help to make the playoffs. Right now, Milford/Cissna Park is sitting with 30 playoff points, depending on the results in the final two weeks, the Bearcats can finish with anywhere from 34 to 41 playoff points.