Playoff scenarios can be about as clear as mud if you're unsure about the different steps and tie breakers to dictate seeding. Below are the breakdowns for Regions 4-6A, 4-5A and 4-1A as they pertain to the Coast's teams.
Region 4-6A: Gulfport (8-2, 6-0) has clinched the No. 1 seed, with Ocean Springs (8-2, 5-1), Harrison Central (5-6, 4-2), St. Martin (9-2, 4-2) and D'Iberville (5-6, 3-3) all battling for the other three playoff seeds.
n If Ocean Springs defeats Harrison Central and St. Martin beats D'Iberville, the Greyhounds would be No. 2, the Yellow Jackets would be No. 3 seed, the Red Rebels would be No. 4 and the Warriors would be out.
n If D'Iberville beats St. Martin, the Warriors would need to win by eight or more points to clinch the third seed; seven or fewer points and the Warriors are No. 4 with St. Martin taking the No. 3 seed and HCHS left out based on tiebreaker point differential with SMHS and DHS.
n If Harrison Central and St. Martin win, the Yellow Jackets earn the No. 2 seed; HCHS would claim the No. 3 seed by winning by seven or more points and the No. 4 seed by winning with six or fewer points. Ocean Springs would get the other playoff spot and DHS would be left out.
n If Harrison Central and D'Iberville win, the Red Rebels would be No. 2, OSHS would be No. 3, D'Iberville would be No. 4 and St. Martin would be out.
Region 4-5A: Pearl River Central has clinched the No. 1 seed, Pascagoula is the No. 2 seed and Picayune has clinched the No. 3 seed. Hattiesburg will be the No. 4 seed with a win over Stone on Friday. If Stone beats Hattiesburg then Gautier would be the No. 4 seed. However, if Stone wins by six points or more, and Gautier loses to Pascagoula, the Tomcats clinch the four seed.
Region 4-1A: Resurrection has clinched the No. 1 seed. The winner of the Stringer-Lumberton game Friday will be the No. 2 seed and the loser will be the No. 3 seed. Salem has clinched the No. 4 seed.