First, as a No. 3 playoff seed, you travel to Ooltewah (8-2, No. 2 seed in Region 2-6A) and you pull what would be considered a slight upset Friday, Nov. 2.
If you pull that off, odds are the Hawks (6-4) will get a rematch with the Admirals (9-1), once against traveling to FHS’s Bill Clabo Field, in a second-round playoff game Friday, Nov. 9.
Winning the rematch would be quite a Hawks Nation flush.
“We’ll go back and regroup and get ready for Ooltewah,” HVA head coach Wes Jones said after the loss Friday night, Oct. 26.
Farragut, 1-6A top seed as a result of its region championship victory, will host Cleveland, 2-6A No. 4 seed with a losing record (4-5).
Opening kickoff this Friday for all area playoff games is 7 p.m.
Jones gave his assessment about what happened against the Admirals.
“I’m disappointed in our effort this evening,” he said.
“Twelve penalties speaks a lot,” two of which nullified HVA gains of 18 and 33 yards, Jones added. “The bottom line is penalties and turnovers put us in a bad position.”
Following a Hawks’ defensive stand in the red-zone, stopping FHS on downs early in the first quarter, a Matt White interception led to a 15-yard Admirals touchdown drive.
“That was a big play,” he said.