After Friday night’s overtime loss to Montgomery Central, Creek Wood High School would be out of the playoff picture if the season ended today. At 3-4 overall and 2-3 in District 11-AA, the Red Hawks are currently ranked 35th out of the 51 4A schools according to the TSSAA playoff points system. The top 32 teams advance to the postseason. By beating Creek Wood 28-21 Friday night in Charlotte, Montgomery Central strengthened its bid for the playoffs, moving up from the 32nd team to 30th, jumping ahead of Ripley and Claiborne County. Creek Wood trails Marshall County and Chattanooga Central in the battle for the last playoff spot with three tough games remaining. The three teams left on Creek Wood’s schedule are all currently qualified for the 3A playoffs. East Hickman is 4-3 overall and 3-3 in the district and hosts Creek Wood Friday night. The Red Hawks follow that with a visit from undefeated Lewis County and then close out the regular season at Camden. Despite currently being 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the district, the Lions are ranked ahead of Creek Wood in the playoff standings. The Red Hawks likely need to win at least two of their remaining games to get into the postseason.