Six local football teams are in the hunt for the postseason. Roseburg, Douglas, Sutherlin, Glide, North Douglas and Elkton enter the final three weeks of the regular season with their sites set on a berth in the 2009 OSAA state playoffs.
Roseburg (1-1, 4-2) is in the running for one of the four spots awaiting Southwest Conference teams in the upcoming 6A playoffs. The Indians play two of their final three games on the road at Grants Pass and North Medford. Roseburg has one home game remaining against South Medford.
Third-ranked Douglas (2-0, 7-0) has wins over North Bend and Siuslaw and looks like a lock for the postseason. The Trojans host Brookings-Harbor on Friday.
Upstart Sutherlin (2-0, 3-3) has beaten Brookings-Harbor and defending co-champion North Bend to sit atop the Far West League standings with Douglas. The Bulldogs have won only three of six games this year, but that's because of a very tough non-league schedule. Sutherlin was beaten by top-ranked Marist; and lost to the the number one team in the 3A ranks, Cascade Christian.
Glide (2-2, 4-2) is still vying for the Sunset Conference's third and final spot in the 3A playoffs. The Wildcats sit in fourth place, but take on number three Rogue River this Friday. Glide finishes the regular season at home with Myrtle Point (2-2, 2-4) and on the road against Bandon (0-4, 1-5).
North Douglas (3-1, 6-1) seems to have rebounded from a 7-6 loss to first-place Central Linn. The Warriors have already played the top teams in the Mountain View Conference and will finish the season against Glendale, Riddle and Yoncalla. Those teams have a combined record of 2-10.
The Elkton Elks (2-2, 2-3) suffered a blow to their playoff hopes last week losing to Gilchrist 50-42. The top three Skyline League teams will enter the postseason and the Elks must win their final three games to have any chance at the playoffs. Gilchrist will also have to stumble in order for Elkton to earn that third and final spot.