Most of Northside’s football teams have qualified for postseason play as the state football playoffs get underway with first-round action Nov. 11.
The top four teams in each region qualify for the state playoffs, with the top two seeds earning home-field advantage in their first-round games.
All records listed are as of Nov. 3 and don’t include the results of the regular-season finales Nov. 4.
In Class AAAAAA, Woodward Academy (9-1) is the Region 3AAAAAA champion and will be the No. 1 seed from that region in the AAAAAA playoffs. The War Eagles were ranked sixth in AAAAAA in the ScoreAtlanta state poll as of Nov. 3.
Marist (7-2) — ranked seventh in AAAAAA as of Nov. 3 — enters the postseason as a No. 1 seed after winning the Region 4AAAAAA title and will host its first-round game, while St. Pius X (4-5) will also be the home team in its opening contest after clinching the No. 2 seed from 4AAAAAA.
North Atlanta (6-3) and Riverwood (2-7) were in contention for the third and fourth seeds from 4AAAAAA in the AAAAAA playoffs as of press time.
In Class AAAA, Holy Innocents’ and Westminster were both 6-3 overall as of press time and were tied for first place with Stephenson in 6AAAA with 3-1 region records.
Lovett (5-4) had the upper hand for the No. 2 seed in 5AAAA with a 5-1 region record, while Pace Academy (7-2) was in third place at 5-2 going into their final regular-season games.
In Class AAA, Wesleyan (4-5) was in position to clinch either the third or fourth seed from Region 7AAA.
In Class A, Division I, both Whitefield Academy (6-3) and Mount Vernon (4-5) are both assured of state playoff berths in the four-team Region 6A, Division I.
Whitefield will either be the second or third seed from 6A, Division I, while Mount Vernon will be third or fourth.
North Springs (4-5) is the lone local team that has been eliminated from postseason contention. The Spartans were in sixth place in 6AAAAA going into their regular-season finale Nov. 4.