Del Valle keeps playoff hopes alive with win over Austin High

High School Sports

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Del Valle got a much needed win over Austin High on Thursday night to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Staring up to Lake Travis and Westlake in the standings, there’s essentially two playoff spots for five teams. The Cardinals 77-34 win over the Maroons gave them a big leg up on the early playoff push.

Austin High got on the board first, scoring on a Charles Wright touchdown pass to Jax Rush. Wright, who is just a junior, has multiple Division I offers, including from Iowa State. After that, though, it was all Del Valle.

The Cardinals scored 34 straight points, starting with a 62-yard quick strike from Jace Wilson to Darius Lewis to tie the game at 7-7.

Caleb Burton, a sophomore receiver who already holds offers from Texas and Oklahoma, had a short touchdown catch, and the Cardinals defense also came up with a scoop-and-score during that stretch.

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