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Monday, October 17, 2011
Many key matchups remaining in District 10-5A

By Jeff Andrews

Garland’s win over Rowlett on Friday put the Owls in a strong position to win District 10-5A, but what about the rest of the district?

There’s still a lot to be decided. Sachse, McKinney Boyd and Rowlett are all tied at 3-1 behind Garland (5-2, 4-0), and even South Garland (2-4, 2-2) still has a shot to get in despite a slow start to the season.

As it turns out, many of the key games in the district come at the end of the season, particularly for Sachse, which is trying to make the playoffs for the first time in school history.

Sachse (6-1, 3-1) closes the year at Boyd, at South Garland and at home against Garland, with its one loss of the year coming against Rowlett.

After playing Sachse this Thursday, Boyd (5-2, 3-1) plays at Rowlett and at home against South Garland.

Rowlett (4-3, 3-1) may have the easiest path heading forward. It has games against North Garland and Garland Lakeview Centennial sandwiched around its bout with Boyd.

District 10-5A matches up with 9-5A in the first round of the playoffs. That means someone from the district will get the unenviable position of facing Dallas Skyline (7-0, 4-0 in 9-5A), the No. 2 team in ESPNDallas.com's 5a area rankings, in bi-district.

Boyd is the largest school in the district followed by Garland. Because Garland has already beaten Boyd, the Broncos are more than likely to face Skyline if it gets into the playoffs. If Boyd collapses, the hot potato is passed to Rowlett, the third biggest school.