VALDOSTA -- Worried about Valdosta missing the playoffs?

Don't be.

Despite a nightmarish 10-7 loss to last-place Coffee Friday night, Valdosta is still in position to make the playoffs. Actually, it could be up to an unlikely source to get Valdosta in -- archrival Lowndes.

Valdosta will make the playoffs if only one thing happens -- Lowndes beats Coffee. Even if the Wildcats were to lose to Colquitt, they would finish 2-3 in the region. That would either tie them for third with Houston County and Tift County or give them sole possession of fourth, depending on who wins the Houston-Tift game. Valdosta has defeated both teams, so they would hold a tiebreaker over the two teams.

If Valdosta beats Colquitt, the Wildcats will be second in the region -- same as they would have been if they'd beaten Coffee.

But that's if Lowndes beats Coffee. If Coffee pulls the upset -- and a huge upset it would be -- the scenarios would really get strange. But that discussion is best left for another day.

Valdosta's loss, as well as Colquitt County's 21-10 upset of Tift County, throws the Region 1-AAAAA standings, and the playoff hunt, way up in the air. Lowndes is the region champions, after beating Houston County 38-0 Saturday night. But now Valdosta, Colquitt and Houston are tied for second at 2-2, and Tift County and Coffee sit just one game back at 1-3.

The winner of Friday's Valdosta-Colquitt game will be in. The Houston-Tift winner should be in. If Tift wins, the Valdosta-Colquitt winner will take second in the region. If Houston wins and Lowndes defeats Coffee, Valdosta, Houston and Colquitt will be in. Coffee is out unless they can pull a major upset and defeat Lowndes.

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