GMG will need the stars to align just right for the Wolverines to reach the postseason for the first time since 1999, but the chance still exists. Beating Class A No. 9 Gladbrook-Reinbeck, however, is the first step.
The Rebels haven't lost since a Week 3 defeat to Class 1A No. 3 Dike-New Hartford, averaging just shy of 40 points per game in their current five-game district win streak. Gladbrook-Reinbeck is headed back to the playoffs for the fourth year in a row and five of the last six.
GMG could survive a loss and still reach the playoffs, pending the right margin of victory from a North Tama defeat of Belle Plaine.
Belle Plaine (3-5, 2-3) at North Tama (1-7, 1-4)
An eighth straight playoff appearance will demand a North Tama victory over Belle Plaine and the right combination of tiebreakers going the Redhawks' way. North Tama needs a 13-point win over the Plainesmen and a 13-point GMG loss to ninth-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck to gain the fourth position in Class A District 4.