ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — In a quasi-playoff game between Round Rock and Vista Ridge on the KBVO Big Game of the Week, the Rangers secured their spot in the playoffs with a 41-38 win.
Both teams entered angling for a playoff spot in the final week of the regular season.
The District 13-6A standings are a jumbled mess with four teams playing for the final three spots to represent the district in the postseason. Vista Ridge and Round Rock were tangled up in those scenarios.
While Vista Ridge is in, Round Rock isn’t necessarily eliminated from contention but will need some help from other results.
Vista Ridge (7-2, 5-2) matched its combined win total (eight wins) from the previous three seasons with the win over the Dragons. The Rangers had fallen on hard times since a trip to the 5A State Semifinals in 2015, but have turned it around with a high-powered passing attack this season.
Three weeks ago, Round Rock (6-3, 4-3) appeared to be a lock for the playoffs, but a three-game losing streak to end the season has the Dragons feeling desperate. Round Rock was beaten 35-28 by Hendrickson in a back-and-forth contest in last week’s KBVO Big Game of the Week.
These are the two most potent offenses in the district. Round Rock is the highest scoring offense, averaging 43.7 points a game. Vista Ridge is closely behind averaging 39.7 points per game.