High School: Seagoville


What we got right: Almost all of the 4A poll. The only change is South Oak Cliff jumped back into the No. 10 spot with a quality win over Seagoville.

What we got wrong: We may have overestimated Allen. While they do play in what is arguably the toughest district in the area, the Eagles have made a habit of just barely escaping games to keep their undefeated record intact. Dallas Skyline has pushed its way up the poll with consistent, dominating performances and deserves the No. 1 spot in 5A. Southlake Carroll has also made a habit of letting teams get back into games in the second half, resulting in Flower Mound Marcus, whose only loss was against Allen, passing the Dragons into the No. 5 spot.

Say hello to: 5A -- N/A; 4A -- Dallas South Oak Cliff

Say goodbye to: 5A -- N/A; 4A -- Fort Worth Southwest

Watch out for: 5A -- Garland, Denton Guyer; 4A -- Lancaster, Fort Worth Southwest

Tell us: Which 5A district is the toughest? Vote in the poll and use the comment section below to defend your choice.

District 11-4A football season preview

August, 24, 2011
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DISTRICT 11-4A
  • Dallas Adamson (3-7, 0-7). Coach: Josh Ragsdale.
  • Dallas Carter (6-6, 5-2), lost in DI area. Coach: Scott Jackson.
  • Dallas Kimball (9-3, 6-1), lost in DI area. Coach: Carlton Nelson.
  • Dallas Molina (5-5, 2-5). Coach: Charles Deville.
  • Dallas Pinkston (4-6, 2-5). Coach: Gerald Jones.
  • Seagoville (6-5, 4-3), lost in DII bi-district. Coach: Andy Gutierrez.
  • Dallas South Oak Cliff (10-2, 6-1), lost in DII area. Coach: Kendall Miller.
  • North Dallas (5-5, 3-4). Coach: Brad Peirson.
THE BIG QUESTION: Will the Kimball’s bout with South Oak Cliff on Sept. 30 decide the 11-4A title?

After strong showings in 2010, Kimball and South Oak Cliff are the favorites to win District 11-4A. And in a district without much depth, upsets will be few and far between.

That places a huge emphasis on Kimball and South Oak Cliff’s game Sept. 30 at Sprague Stadium.

After missing the playoffs in 2009, Kimball stormed back into the postseason behind its class of 2013, a loaded group that shouldn’t have any problem getting Kimball back into the playoffs as juniors.

South Oak Cliff regularly produces some of the best athletes in the area. This year's batch includes a workhorse running back in Paul Franklin and six returning starters on defense, making the Golden Bears a threat yet again.

The one wild card in the district may be Carter. The storied Cowboys return 11 starters from a young team that rebounded from a rough start to finish third in the district in 2010.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

RB Qwaii Clark, QB Frank Mata, QB Keith Jackson, Adamson; QB Eddie Parrish, RB Jordan Griffin, DE Courtney Arnick, Carter; DE Andre Carter, QB Traveon Thibodeaux, RB Teriyon Gipson, Kimball; QB Miguel Ortiga, RB Shaquille Jones, WR Jacob Sandoval, Molina; WR Devonte Green, QB Roland Hyder, LB Trevon Roy, Pinkston; RB Kaillion Hughey, RB Dontrail Russell, WR Ashton Rosebud, Seagoville; RB Paul Franklin, WR Corey Callicut, QB Jevon Valentine, South Oak Cliff; WR Sean Miles, QB Jesse Garcia, RB John Jones, North Dallas.

DID YOU KNOW?

Only two of the teams that made the playoffs in 2009 made it in 2010 -- South Oak Cliff and Carter. … Scott Jackson steps in as head coach of Carter for the departed Allen Wilson. … Kimball DT Justin Manning is the younger brother of former Kimball standout DeMarcus Granger. The junior will likely be highly recruited in 2013.

PROJECTED PLAYOFF TEAMS
  1. Kimball
  2. South Oak Cliff
  3. Carter
  4. Seagoville
FORT WORTH, Texas – For such a dominating presence at 6-foot-8 and 235 pounds, Devonta Abron of Seagoville was surprisingly invisible in the first half of the Texas High School Coaches Association basketball All-Star game.

With just five points and five boards from Abron in the first half, former The Colony point guard Austin Chatman stole the spotlight by dropping dimes to his newly acquainted North All-Star teammates.

“I wasn’t hitting any shots so I had to find another way to win the game, so I did what I had to do,” Chatman said.

Devonta Abron
Travis L Brown/ESPNDallas.com Seagoville's Devonta Abron was the North MVP of the THSCA All-Star game, leading his team to victory with 27 points and 10 rebounds.
The no-defense format of the game fit right into Chatman’s style, setting up teammates on bounce-pass alley-oops and behind-the-back passes.

However, all the Globetrotter-like showmanship would end up for naught in his stat line after the majority of his teammates couldn't convert the bucket after he dialed up an outstanding connection.

Every rim-rejected dunk would draw a jokingly annoyed glare from Chatman, followed by a large grin from the soon-to-be Creighton freshman.

“I gave them a lot [of joking grief], but I mean you got to live with it,” Chatman said.

With great professionalism, Chatman attributed the misfires to the lack of experience he had with the other players, throwing the timing off.

Luckily for Chatman and the other North All-Stars, Abron came out of the tunnel in the second half like a man among boys, leading the North to a 103-94 victory.

Abron threw down dunk after dunk on his way to a 27-point, 10-rebound night. As each dunk was slammed, he came further out of his shell, peaking in the fourth when he threw down a monster dunk and then hit a long-range two, each celebrated with flexed muscles.

“I just wasn’t playing good so the second half my team told me to come on with it, so I listened to them and picked my game up and started balling,” Abron said. “When I got that first slam, I was ready to ball.”

Abron, an Arkansas recruit, put an exclamation point on his argument for the North MVP with a transition alley-oop dunk with half a minute left on the clock which he credited to friendly trash-talking from friends he had made on the South team.

“They’d been talking noise all these days, so I just told them I was going to bring it to them,” Abron said.

After he concluded his beastly performance, he quietly left the court with a giant grin on his face, saying he was just ready to take his MVP plaque back to share with his hometown of Seagoville.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Former Seagoville post and Arkansas recruit Devonta Abron needed a half to warm up in the Texas High School Coaches Association basketball All-Star game, but he came alive in the second half, flexing his muscles and throwing down slams to seal a 103-94 North All-Star victory and a North MVP award.

* Four of the area's five players on the North squad started the game: The Colony's Austin Chatman, Flower Mound's Jordan Green, Abron and Melissa's Hondo Webb. That line got two shifts in the first, helping the North All-Stars to a quick lead, ending the first frame on top, 28-19.

*The second began with a rush of South points narrowing the deficit to as few as four by way of pure showmanship, throwing down dunks or hitting from behind the arc. Fundamentals gave way to flair as the second half came to a close, with turnover and fouls keeping either team from scoring. The North remained on top at the half, 51-47.

* Hustle and flash was the name of the game for Chatman in the first half. He pulled the ball outside in transition halfway through the second quarter and attempted a hard bounce alley-oop to Forrest Robinson that was just barely tipped over the streaking Robinson's hand in the paint. Had the defense not been alert, the crafty dish would have connected with Robinson for an easy dunk. Chatman then finished the first half with a no-look dish into the lane in transition but couldn't get the assist from Tashawn Thomas. Chatman was failed by another teammate with a minute left in the game when Jordan Green missed a wide open dunk after a Chatman no-look, behind-the-back pass.

* The North's only spark in the third quarter was Abron, who threw down three slams that kept the South's momentum at bay. The South tied the score for the first time since the beginning of the game at 53 just a minute and a half into the third and took its first lead, 66-64, with 3:30 left in the third, then finished the third with the lead, 73-72.

* Abron again kept the South's momentum down in the fourth, throwing down a dunk to start the quarter and hitting a 3 on the very next possession. A few Thomas mid-range jumpers kept the fourth run in favor of the North. A pair of 3s by the South's Tyler Friedel kept the game close with under two minutes left in the fourth, but the North kept possession for the majority of the final minute to seal the game.

* The South's Tre Demps of San Antonio Reagan won the MVP award for his squad.

* During halftime, the teams remained on the floor to watch a few participants from each team take part in a 3-point contest and a dunk contest. Webb came in second in the 3-point contest, draining 11 in a minute, but came four short of the winner, Victoria East's Friedel. Flower Mound's Green won the dunk contest, throwing down all three of his tries on the first try.
Fort Worth is the host city for this year's Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School, bringing the football and boys basketball all-star games to the Metroplex. Many of the area's stand-out athletes have been named to the North All-Star teams for both the basketball game, tipping at 7:30 p.m. Monday at TCU's Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, and Tuesday's football game, which is at 7:30 p.m. at Cowboys Stadium.

[+] EnlargeDevonta Abron
Travis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.comSeagoville's Devonta Abron will play for the North All-Star teams at 7:30 p.m. Monday at TCU's Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Here are the North All-Star rosters for both games:

FOOTBALL

RB Kaylon Alexander - Denton Ryan
CB Tyler Boyd - Daingerfield
WR Roderick Woodard - Quanah
SS Storm Griffin - Argyle
DB Jake Talbert - Crawford
SS Jovorious Brown - Longview
WR Xavier Willams - Ranchview
QB Josiah Monroe - Bastrop
WR Marquis Jackson - Fort Worth Arlington Heights
OLB Craig Wesson - Odessa Permian
SS Jake Howeth - Dallas Highland Park
CB Malcolm Hill - Frisco Liberty
WR Tyler Wright - Granbury
QB Anthony Morgan - Carthage
K/P Tyler Orwig - Euless Trinity
CB Rylan Riney - Aledo
LB Rodney Young - Dekaney
RB Chris Nutall - A&M Consolidated
DB Malcom Scott - Tomball
RB Rufus Mason - Flower Mound Marcus
DT Marcquel Sheppard - McKinney North
ILB Connor Sheehan - Austin Anderson
MLB Cord Fletcher - Henderson
DE Chad Polk - Dallas Woodrow Wilson
LB Trey McGowan - Kerens
OL Chad Williams - Burleson
DL Leroy Mitchell - Lubbock Estacado
OL Zach Crawford - Westwood
OL Dillon Ivory - Ore City
OL Marcus Hutchins - DeSoto
OL Tyler Halerumal - Sulphur Springs
OL Kris Weeks - Sachse
OL Nathan Butler - Southlake Carroll
OL Brandon Duryee - Hereford
LB Zach White - Littlefield
TE Garrett Mayo - New Deal
MLB Brent Turner - Idalou
DL Zach Wood - Rowlett

BASKETBALL

G Austin Chatman - The Colony
G Sean Voss - Belton
F Rorrest Robinson - Eastland
G/F Jordan Green - Flower Mound
G Derrell Gibbs - Burkburnett
G Derry Franklin - Mansfield Legacy
F Devonta Abron - Seagoville
G Hondo Webb - Melissa
F Tashawn Thomas - Kileen
G Luke Carpenter - Farwell
F Zane Hernandez - Iraan
F DaJuan Cooper - Kennedale
Girls basketball games often produce lopsided scores, but the blowouts become less frequent in the playoffs.

That’s why Dallas Lincoln’s 81-5 whipping of Seagoville on Tuesday in the Class 4A Region II bi-district round caused more than a few double takes.

Seagoville didn’t score more than two points in any quarter and went scoreless in the fourth quarter. Lincoln led 57-4 at halftime.

Do-it-all point guard Breanna Hayden led the way for Lincoln with 20 points, while Jade Colbert (12), Kelsey Criner (11), Katora Criner (10) and Alisha Washington (10) all scored in double digits.

The one-sided matchup came because of Lincoln’s excellence (No. 4 in the ESPN Dallas Class 4A rankings) and Seagoville’s struggles.

Seagoville snuck into the playoffs as a No. 4 seed despite an overall losing record (11-19).

The UIL’s expansion of having four teams make the playoffs in each 4A district occasionally pits an extremely strong No. 1 seed against an overmatched No. 4 seed, producing shocking blowouts.

It seems to happen more often in girls basketball, bringing into question the sportsmanship of the winning team.

That debate reached a pitch on Jan. 13, 2009, when Dallas Covenant beat Dallas Academy, 100-0.

Lincoln (25-3) won’t have such an easy time of it in the area round where it will meet Frisco Liberty (26-6), which is No. 6 in the ESPNDallas.com rankings.

Kimball's tempo leaves Seagoville in neutral

February, 7, 2011
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DALLAS -- Throughout the course of Monday's game at Forester Field House, Dallas Kimball head coach Royce Johnson shouted one order repetitively from the Knights' sideline: “Let’s go!”

The command was a verbal gear shift for his players, who moved the ball down the length of the court and into the basket off pinpoint passes and speed. It helped ESPN Dallas’ 4A No. 1 team beat District 11-4A competitor Seagoville, 89-68.

Big man Jalen Jones led Kimball with 21 points, with several from monstrous dunks in the paint.

“We’ve got some athletes,” Johnson said. “They play better that way. We wanted to set the tempo. We didn’t want a slow tempo. I don’t think you benefit from having athletes if you play slow.”

The pace transferred over to defense for the Knights, who ran a zone press that enables players to pair up and form traps to force turnovers. While the defense has its risks, Johnson said he believes it best uses the athletic ability of his players. The defense also puts pressure on opponents to work much faster than they are accustomed.

“I don’t think they practice at that pace,” Johnson said. “It’s too late to get ready to play at that pace.”

The presence of Seagoville’s Devonta Abron in the middle of the floor gave the Dragons some success breaking the press and resulted in a game-high 33 points.

With the win, Kimball improves to 10-0 in district play. The Knights, who lead District 11-4A, earned a comfortable edge over Seagoville, which now sits in a tie for third with Dallas Carter at 6-4. Kimball finishes its season with a game against second-place South Oak Cliff (9-1 in district) later this month. South Oak Cliff’s only loss of the season came against Kimball, 59-55.

With big impact games still remaining for the Knights, Johnson said the postseason has come early for his team.

“Tonight started the playoffs for us, bottom line,” Johnson said.

Girls: Kimball 66, Seagoville 39

Kimball began the game on a 7-0 run and proved that its defense would be too much for Seagoville to handle.

The Lady Knights found success working the ball through the post, helping Andriana Drake tally a game-high 23 points.

In the second and third quarters, Seagoville guard Olivia White carried her team during a brief surge. She finished with 20 points.

Seagoville takes over lead in District 11-4A

October, 18, 2010
10/18/10
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A year removed from a 2-8 season, Seagoville is making a surprise run at the District 11-4A title.

Seagoville (6-1, 4-0) took sole possession of first place after an overtime win over Dallas Pinkston and Dallas Kimball’s loss to Dallas Carter.

Trailing 27-21 late in the fourth quarter, Seagoville forced a turnover on downs with Pinkston nearing the red zone, and Erick Evans scored with 1:15 left in the game to tie the score before the extra point attempt failed.

Evans scored on a 26-yard run in overtime to give Seagoville the win. He finished with 145 yards and three touchdowns.

Evans and the running game have been the catalyst for the Dragons all year. Evans leads the team in rushing with 751 yards and 14 touchdowns, but Kaillion Hughey (710 yards, five touchdowns), quarterback Kelton Coleman (595 yards, 13 touchdowns) and Dontrail Russell (488 yards, five touchdowns) give Seagoville plenty of options.

The offense averages 46.4 points per game.

Seagoville has hardly wrapped up the 11-4A title though. It plays Kimball (5-2, 3-1) on Friday and Dallas South Oak Cliff (6-1, 3-1) the week after.

Woodrow Wilson continues undefeated season

September, 18, 2010
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DALLAS -- Dallas Woodrow Wilson continued its undefeated season and handed Seagoville its first loss in a 49-34 win Friday at J.R. Henry Stadium.

[+] EnlargeWoodrow Wilson High School RB Carl Harris
Travis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.comWoodrow Wilson running back Carl Harris had three touchdowns, including this run.
Wildcats running back Carl Harris powered the Woodrow offense, gaining 218 yards on 25 carries for three touchdowns.

“I look for the hole of the defense, because I know that every zone defense has holes, and I just explode through the hole,” Harris said.

Woodrow Wilson coach Bobby Estes called Harris one of the best running backs he's ever seen.

"He’s better than anything they have at Texas," Estes said. "He’s a great little running back."

Quarterback Piers Christian had four touchdowns and completed nine passes for 118 yards for the Wildcats (4-0). Shaquille Dottin caught five of Christian's passes for 52 yards and two scores of his own.

“The safeties were biting, so I told the quarterback it was wide open and he hit me,” Dottin said. “We’ve been playing since seventh grade, so we have a good connection.”

The Wildcats opened with a 2-yard touchdown from Harris just two minutes in. After a Seagoville turnover, the Wildcats raised the score to 14-0 on a 23-yard catch by Dottin just minutes later.

The play of the game came from Seagoville quarterback Kelton Coleman, who ran 78 yards for the Dragons' first touchdown in the first quarter. Coleman’s speed helped him gain 144 yards on 19 carries and four rushing touchdowns.

Coleman added the Dragons' next two touchdowns on a 3-yard run and a 29-yard run.

Estes said he wasn’t happy with his defense’s play. The Wildcats allowed the Dragons (2-1) several big plays.

“We’ve got to get better defensively,” Estes said. “We can’t give up those points. I mean, I’m a little bit disappointed in the way we tackled.”

Harris’ big play, a 57-yard touchdown run with just over four minutes left, put the game out of reach. Seagoville marched down and scored with 1:23 remaining on a 3-yard touchdown by Coleman off an option play, but it wasn’t enough to stave off their first loss of the season.

Both teams begin district play next week.

Week 3: Live Friday night football chat

September, 17, 2010
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Follow the Friday night high school football action, as we have Randy Jennings at Red Oak-Mesquite Poteet, Jeff Andrews at Garland-South Garland and Travis L. Brown at Dallas Woodrow Wilson-Seagoville. Also, Kellis Cunningham will tweet from Colleyville Heritage-Grapevine.

Two of the season's remaining undefeated teams match up Friday when the Seagoville Dragons (2-0, 0-0 in District 11-4A) host the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats (3-0, 0-0).

Woodrow Wilson
Travis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.comWoodrow Wilson linebackers Chad Polk, Cesar Silva and Chuck Oputu will face an explosive Seagoville offense Friday.
Woodrow comes into the game with decisive wins over Denton, Fort Worth Eastern Hills and North Forney. Receiver Shaquille Dottin, who has 216 yards on 16 catches for one touchdown this season, leads the Wildcats. On the ground, Cal Harris has rushed for a team-leading 532 yards on 78 carries for six touchdowns.

The Dragons are equally talented and have what Woodrow head coach Bobby Estes says is one of the most underrated tight ends in the area in Andrew Peterson.

"Seagoville may be the most talented team we play all year," Estes said. "They have outstanding team speed, they have size at the tight end and their quarterback is special."

Peterson leads Seagoville in receiving with 75 yards on two receptions and a touchdown.

But the Dragons' offense is driven by its rushers, four of whom are over the 100-yard mark in only two games. Seagoville's top rushers are Kaillion Hughey and quarterback Kelton Coleman, who have 189 and 179 yards, respectively. Coleman also has five touchdowns.

The Dragons offense has produced 15 touchdowns and 95 points.

Seagoville and Woodrow Wilson play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Seagoville Stadium.

District 11-4A football season preview

August, 23, 2010
8/23/10
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DISTRICT 11-4A
  • Dallas Adamson (4-7, 3-4 in 11-4A) lost in DII bi-district. Coach: Josh Ragsdale
  • Dallas Carter (9-3, 7-0 in 11-4A) lost in DI area. Coach: Allen Wilson
  • Dallas Kimball (3-6, 3-4 in 11-4A). Coach: Carlton Nelson
  • Dallas Molina (1-9, 1-6 in 9-5A). Coach: Charles Deville
  • Dallas Pinkston (5-6, 4-3 in 11-4A) lost in DII bi-district. Coach: Gerald Jones
  • Seagoville (2-8, 2-5 in 11-4A). Coach: Norman Thompson
  • Dallas South Oak Cliff (9-3, 6-1 in 11-4A) lost in DI area. Coach: Kendall Miller
  • North Dallas (3-7, 1-6 in 11-4A). Coach: Meredith Hamilton

THE BIG QUESTION: Can a young Dallas Carter team reload quickly enough to compete in 2010?

With a storied program that regularly produces NFL players, the Carter Cowboys never lack talent, but with few experienced seniors, the team will have to rely on young talent in 2010.

Returning just five starters, Carter has to find a new QB among candidates Jordan Jackson and Eddie Parrish and fill crucial holes along the offensive line.

The youth movement could open the door for rivals Dallas South Oak Cliff and Dallas Kimball to compete for the 11-4A title, keeping Carter from winning the district crown for the first time since dropping to 4A two years ago.

South Oak Cliff has the best shot at unseating Carter as it returns the bulk the team that went 9-3 in 2009 and continues to blossom under head coach Kendall Miller.

While Kimball is coming off a dismal 3-6 season plagued with off-the-field issues, key players return for new head coach Carlton Nelson, who looks to get the Knights back in the playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

South Oak Cliff QB Semaj Riley and RB Barron Perry comprise what may be the best backfield in the district. … Kimball DT Isiah Norton is committed to Baylor. … North Dallas RB Geremy Alridge returns after rushing for 1,062 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009.

DID YOU KNOW?

After playing powerhouses Garland, Dallas Skyline and Tyler Lee in nondistrict over the past few years, Kimball has toned down its nondistrict schedule in 2010, playing Dallas Bryan Adams, Dallas Madison and Dallas Lincoln. … Josh Ragsdale is the new head coach at Adamson after serving as defensive coordinator for the past three seasons. … Dallas Molina drops down from 5A in 2010.

PROJECTED PLAYOFF TEAMS
  1. South Oak Cliff
  2. Carter
  3. Kimball
  4. Pinkston

Real Deal: Lincoln's Nash stands out

April, 20, 2010
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Lincoln's LeBryan Nash, Keaton Miles and Seagoville's Devnte Abron stood out as the Dallas Mustangs defeated the Franchize All-Starz in the final of the fifth annual Real Deal in the Rock this past weekend at Little Rock, Ark.

Nash, the No. 8-rated player in the Class of 2011, was a beast in the post during the event. Among others, he's considering Oklahoma State, Baylor, Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma for his college choice.

Texas-signee Myck Kabongo also stood out during the event.

To read more, click here.
The girls basketball playoff picture has cleared up with only one game remaining in the regular season, with most teams playing the finales Tuesday or Wednesday night.

In District 9-5A, Skyline, ranked No. 2 in Class 5A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll, has already locked up first place with a 27-2 record overall and 13-0 run through the district. The Lady Raiders can finish off an undefeated run with a victory over Carrollton Creekview (19-12, 10-3) Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Forester Field House.

Creekview is currently tied for second with Richardson (20-9, 10-3) and must not only hope to upset Skyline to finish alone in second, but also that Molina (0-29, 0-13) can get its first victory of the season to kick the Lady Eagles down to third. If Creekview and Richardson end up tied, they can either play a game to decide their playoff seeding or flip a coin.

The 9-5A run has seen dramatically different results for the two teams battling for the final playoff spot -- Lake Highlands (8-16, 7-6) and Richardson Berkner (13-7, 6-7). Berkner dominated play outside of district but is below .500 in 9-5A, while Lake Highlands struggled outside the district but is slightly above .500 in league. Berkner travels to Sunset (9-19, 4-9) Tuesday and Lake Highlands plays host to W.T. White (7-21, 2-11). If Lake Highlands wins the game, it wins the fourth playoff spot, too.

Naaman Forest finishes first in 10-5A

In District 10-5A, Garland Naaman Forest (22-10, 10-1) has won the district title, and both Garland (19-11, 9-3), which has already finished its district schedule, and Sachse (15-12, 8-3) have shored up playoff spots. The final spot comes down to South Garland (14-14, 4-7), Garland Lakeview Centennial (13-14, 4-7) and Rowlett (7-21, 4-7). The edge here appears to go to Lakeview, as the Lady Patriots travel to North Garland (1-21, 0-11), while South Garland and Rowlett both take on playoff teams -- Naaman Forest and Sachse, respectively.

Four 10-4A playoff teams locked in

All four playoff teams in 10-4A are set, with only third and fourth place still to be settled. Rockwall (30-4, 13-0), ranked No. 3 in Class 4A by the TABC, can finish an undefeated district run with a victory at home over Greenville (14-9, 8-5). Rockwall-Heath (20-7, 11-2) can do no better than second, while Greenville is hoping for an upset over the Lady Yellow Jackets to wrest third-place away from Highland Park (16-13, 8-5). The Lady Scots also have their work cut out for them, as they travel to Heath.

Greenville and Highland Park split their district meetings, so if they both lose or both win on Tuesday, they will play a play-in game for the higher seed in the playoffs at a site and time to be determined.

Final 11-4A berth on line Thursday

Carter (17-6, 12-1) has already won the 11-4A title, South Oak Cliff (13-11, 10-3) will finish second, but the last two playoff spots are still up in the air with Seagoville (11-17, 8-5) currently in third, while Kimball (16-10, 7-6) and A. Maceo Smith (11-16, 7-6) are tied for fourth.

Seagoville, which plays Pinkston (5-19, 4-9), can finish no worse than a third-place tie, since Kimball and Smith face off Thursday night. The winner of that game is in the playoffs, and the loser stays home.

Share of district title in 12-4A still on line

Lincoln (17-3, 11-0) has lived up to its 12th-ranking in the TABC Class 4A poll, running through the 12-4A season unblemished, but the Lady Tigers have not won sole ownership of the district title just yet. They take on second-place Hillcrest (25-4, 10-1) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Loos Field House.

Elsewhere in the district, Woodrow Wilson (18-9, 5-6) and Samuell (16-11, 5-6) are tied for third and must both win on Wednesday -- Samuell at home against Thomas Jefferson (4-17, 0-11) and Woodrow in Cobb Field House against Conrad (10-14, 3-8) -- to avoid falling into a tie with Bryan Adams (12-13, 5-7) for the final playoff spot. The Lady Cougars have already concluded their district schedule.

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