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Football play-off scenario update

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Taylor needs win over Caverna, CHS to best Glasgow

By Bobby Brockman

While Campbellsville High School knows its first-round play-off opponent (Fairview at home on Nov. 14), it could be around midnight tomorrow before Taylor County knows what's happening with the Cardinals' post-season plans.

Heading into the final regular-season games, TCHS (13) trails Wayne County (16) and leads Somerset (12) in the three-way Class 3A, Region 5 tie-breaker.

The Cardinals own wins over Hart County (4), Garrard County (4), Campbellsville (3) and Casey County (2).

TCHS could add Caverna (5) to that list and hopes Campbellsville upends Glasgow for an additional point. They would also like Casey County to upset Mercer County and Hart County to conquer Grayson County for additional points, but those two items are less likely to happen.

A win over Caverna and a CHS triumph vs. Glasgow would increase the Cards' total points to 17 (and a Garrard County win, which also increases everyone's totals, makes it 18).

If Wayne County upsets Monroe County (8), it would be the top seed because it would have an unconquerable total of 22. But with a loss, Wayne County needs Pulaski County to upend West Jessamine or its total would end at 16 (17 if Garrard County wins).

Somerset can really help its cause with a victory over Harlan County (6). If they don't win tomorrow, the Briar Jumpers are more than likely the No. 3 seed and face a first-round, road play-off encounter at Estill County.

But a Somerset win and a Metcalfe County triumph over Adair County would give the Briar Jumpers a maximum 17 (18 with a Garrard win).

There could be a three-way tie even after tomorrow's game. Then, by KHSAA rules, we go to points for the fifth and sixth wins.

Taylor County could use Casey County (2) as its fifth team and Jackson County (2) as its sixth squad while Wayne County would use Jackson County as its fifth team and Clinton County (1, playing Upperman, Tenn. tomorrow) as its sixth, while Somerset would use Jackson County as its fifth team, but doesn't have a sixth win.

Still confused?

It's not that bad, but we will have to wait until all the results are in tomorrow to determine who and where the Cardinals play next week.