Playoffs before playoffs: Breaking down Week 10 slate
No, high school football playoffs don’t technically begin until next week, but this Friday is the unofficial start to the postseason with four area Week 10 games deciding playoff fates for several contenders.
“It’s crazy it’s already in Week 10, but we’re here and it just so happens that Week 10 is a bonus playoff game,” said Apache coach Larry McDaniel, whose 10th-ranked Warriors (7-1) host No. 3 Ringling (9-0) for the A-4 district championship this Friday. “You play this one then the next week you have to do it all again in the playoffs, but it’s an exciting challenge for us.”