Playoff contenders battle in the KBVO Big Game of the Week

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — In a loaded, nine-team district, Thursday’s game between Hays and Anderson was a fight for a likely playoff spot.

And after 48 minutes, it’s Hays that has a leg up in the playoff race after a 35-13 win over the Trojans.

(KXAN/Andrew Schnitker)

Calling it like we see it, Lake Travis and Westlake are expected to reach the playoffs in District 25-6A — which leaves two playoff spots for seven other teams in the district.

Anderson struck first with a 27-yard touchdown from Carsten Groos to Grose Kiel for a 7-0 lead.

But Hays responded with back-to-back touchdowns to take control of the game. Durand Hill had a touchdown pass to Quincy Jackson to tie the game at 7-7, and then Xavier Green scored the go-ahead touchdown on a short run just before the half.

Anderson (3-1, 1-1) won its first district game at Del Valle last week. Hays (3-0, 1-0) opened its district slate this week as a likely postseason contender after finishing third in the district last season.

This will be a match-up of contrasting styles with Hays’ slot-T running attack against Anderson’s spread offense.

(KXAN/Andrew Schnitker)

Anderson had already been featured on the KBVO Big Game of the Week defeating McCallum in the Taco Shack Bowl in the season opener.

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