Two weeks ago, the Corry Beavers were riding high, unbeaten in five games and eyeing a region title plus a trip to the District 10 Class AAA playoffs.
That's changed now, after losses to Strong Vincent and Grove City.
Corry now needs Meadville to upend Grove City this week, while the Beavers defeat Warren. That could create a three-way tie for first place in Region 5.
If Grove City beats Meadville, then Warren the following week, the Eagles are the league champs again.
According to the District 10 web page, in Class AAA, the Region 5 and 6 champs qualify for the playoffs.
Two other “at-large” teams also make the postseason.
If Cathedral Prep and Grove City are the region champs, and Strong Vincent gets in after one-sided wins over Bradford and Corry, there's one spot left.
Erie East has to be a consideration. Those Warriors exploded for 18 points in the final 6 minutes Saturday to defeat Warren 24-13 and reach their first four-win season since 1994.
Corry has Warren, East and Bradford left on its schedule.
But remember, Bradford competes in District 9 in the postseason, so the Owls have little bearing on the D-10 picture.
The Beavers, most likely, have to beat Warren and East to make the playoffs.
This Friday’s game against the Dragons is the final game this season at Sheen Field.
• In Class A, eight schools make the playoffs: The two region champs, plus six at large teams.
Union City is in excellent position, now in second place after Youngsville upset Iroquois.
The Bears have Youngsville (3-4), Conneaut Valley (2-4) and unbeaten Mercyhurst Prep yet to play.
It should come down to that Nov. 7 game with Mercyhurst for the Region 2 championship.
• With its regular season complete, Clymer begins Class D Bowl playoff action this Friday night at Ellicottville, with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Clymer, now 4-3, defeated Ellicottville 20-14 at home on Sept. 12.
The other semifinal on Friday has Forestville at Chautauqua Lake.
The winner of those semifinal games advances to the finals on Oct. 29 at Southwestern High School.