After three weeks of play within District 12-4A-D2, only Sealy and La Marque remain undefeated while Royal and Wharton are winless.
Bellville (2-1) sits above Sweeny (1-2), although both teams hold the final two playoff spots with two weeks left in the regular season.
Last week, Sealy took down Sweeny 42-7, Bellville shutout Royal 67-0 and La Marque beat Wharton 17-14 on Thursday.
Through three games, Bellville sat atop both the points for (158) and points against (38) categories while Royal was on the other end with 15 points for and 120 points allowed. Sealy is the only other team with more than 100 points for (116) and has allowed the second-fewest points (43).
Although La Marque has only yielded 50 points in three games (third-best), the Cougars have only scored 62 points for (third-lowest) and just eclipsed the century mark with 102 points scored after seven overall games. Similarly, Sweeny has scored a third-best 92 points but have allowed a third-worst 90 points while Wharton has scored the second-fewest points (34) and allowed the most points (135).
This week for the penultimate games within District 12, Wharton takes a trip to Sealy, La Marque hits the road to face Bellville and Sweeny will travel to Brookshire to play Royal.
Next door in District 11, the playoff picture is a little clearer with the West Orange-Stark Mustangs – the second-ranked team in Class 4A-D2 according to “Dave Campbell’s” state rankings – having already clinched the first seed with a 5-0 district record and one game remaining against fifth-place Bridge City next week.
Silsbee (4-1) and Hardin-Jefferson (3-1) have already clinched playoff spots while Orangefield (2-2) sits just inside the playoff picture for now with games remaining against last-place Hamshire-Fannett and Hardin-Jefferson.
If the playoffs were happening this week, West Orange-Stark would face Sweeny, Silsbee would draw Bellville, Hardin-Jefferson would square off with La Marque and Orangefield would play Sealy.