Playoff outlook for Bay Rivers football teams, October 26

With two games remaining in the regular season (three for Jamestown and Warhill) the playoff picture is coming into focus for Bay Rivers District schools. We offer a look below.

4A East Conferences 17 and 18 rankings (eight teams qualify for playoffs): 1-Lake Taylor (8-0, 30.50 VHSL points rating), 2-Lafayette (8-0, 29.00), 3-Kings Fork (5-3, 24.88), 4-Grafton (5-3, 23.00), 5-Denbigh (4-4, 22.50), 6-Smithfield (5-3, 22.13), 7-Heritage (3-5, 21.13), 8-Deep Creek (2-6, 20.50), 9-Woodrow Wilson (2-5, 20.13), 10-Churchland (3-5, 20.00), 11-Great Bridge (0-8, 17.63), 12-Jamestown (1-6, 16.14).

Projected Playoff Pairings: No. 8 Deep Creek at No. 1 Lake Taylor; No. 7 Heritage a No. 2 Lafayette; No. 6 Smithfield at No. 3 Kings Fork; No. 5 Denbigh at No. 4 Grafton.

3A East Conferences 25 and 27 rankings (eight teams qualify for playoffs): 1-Phoebus (7-1, 28.50), 2-Poquoson (6-2, 23.88), 3-Park View-South Hill (6-2, 22.13), 4-York (5-3, 22.00), 5-Colonial Heights (3-5, 19.88), 6-Lakeland (2-6, 18.75), 7-Booker T. Washington (2-6, 18.63), 8-Warhill (2-5, 18.43), 9-Tabb (2-6, 18.13), 10-Southampton (3-4, 17.14), 11-Norcom (0-8, 15.38), 12-New Kent (2-6, 15.13).

Projected Playoff Pairings: No. 8 Warhill at No. 1 Phoebus; No. 7 Booker T. Washington at No. 2 Poquoson; No. 6 Lakeland at No. 3 Park View; No. 5 Colonial Heights at No. 4 York.

Note: Bruton is No. 17 in the 2A East Region and would not qualify if the 16-team playoff were held today.

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