Unless Todd Central can upset Franklin-Simpson, it's a done deal that the two local teams will play each other in the girls district while homestanding Todd Central will oppose the Lady Cats.
If Coach Jeff Stamps' team doesn't beat F-S, it won't matter what happens in Friday's game with Logan County. Both Russellville and Logan already have two wins, and the Lady Rebels would have only one.
Beating F-S is a formidable task. Coach Lex Lindsay's team is the only undefeated squad in the state, girls or boys. Todd did upset the Lady Cats last year, so anything is possible.
The Todd boys join the school's in being 0-4 in the district. They still have a shot at finishing third, however. Logan is 1-2 in the district. Unless the Cougars can win one of the three district games they have remaining (especially Friday's game at Todd), the Cougars and Rebels would finish 1-5 in the district and be subject to a coin flip.
If Coach Steve Smiley's team upsets defending champion Franklin, however, they could become the number three seed. A Logan win Friday, though, would clinch a spot in the 2-3 game for the Cougars.
It's all very complicated, but the odds are against Todd and for Russellville to avoid F-S in the tournament's first round.
Here are the current standings:
Girls: 1) F-S 2-0, 2) Logan 2-1 (with a win over RHS), 3) RHS 2-1, 4) Todd 0-4
BOYS: 1) RHS 3-0, 2) F-S 2-0, 3) LCHS 1-2, 4) Todd 0-4