A nine-team district can lead to all sorts of scenarios when it comes to playoff positioning. Last season, 8-5A DI came down to the final week with seven teams going after four spots.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, this year’s playoff picture is looking much clearer with four teams putting separation between themselves and the rest of the district.

Josh Havard’s email address is josh.havard@lufkindailynews.com.