Fans, players and coaches will have to wait until Friday night to know exactly what the region playoff picture looks like for the Bryan County and Richmond Hill football teams.
The Redskins came back from a 20-0 deficit at Bacon County Friday night to win 28-23, while the Wildcats dropped a 24-10 decision at Brunswick.
Richmond Hill is now 6-2 overall and 1-2 in Region 2-AAAAAA. The Wildcats play at Effingham at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Rebels are 2-1 in the region, while Glynn Academy has the top seed sewn up at 3-0. Brunswick is 1-3 in the region, while Bradwell — which Richmond Hill beat — is 1-2. Bradwell and Glynn also play Friday.
According to Athletic Director Mickey Bayens, a Wildcat win Friday gives them the No. 2 seed regardless of the outcome of the Glynn-Bradwell game. Richmond Hill would host a first-round region playoff game Nov. 11.
If Richmond Hill loses Friday and Glynn beats Bradwell, the Wildcats would be the No. 3 seed and play an away game Nov. 11. A Richmond Hill loss and a Bradwell win means the Wildcats are out of the region playoffs as Brunswick would receive the No. 4 seed based on the head-to-head tie breaker.
For the Redskins, now 3-5, 2-4, a win at home Friday against Vidalia and a Swainsboro loss to Benedictine would give Bryan County the fourth seed in Region 2-AA and an away playoff game on Nov. 11. Bryan County and Swainsboro would both have 3-4 records in the region, but the Redskins would win the head-to-head tie breaker, having defeated the Tigers 13-12 on Sept. 23.