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McCollum could spoil Harlandale's playoff chances

November 4, 2013

There will be more than bragging rights on the line when the 50th edition of the Frontier Bowl kicks off on Friday at Harlandale ISD Memorial Stadium.

Harlandale (7-2 overall, 4-2 District 29-4A) needs a victory over its rival McCollum to ensure a spot in the playoffs. The Indians dropped from the top of the district standings after their loss to 34-21 loss to Uvalde on Friday.

McCollum is 3-6 and 1-5 and out of the playoff chase, but the Cowboys could spoil Harlandale's playoff chances if they can spring an upset.

Should that happen, that will open the door for Kennedy, which is still alive in the playoff chase despite losing to Floresville 7-0 on Friday.

Floresville and Uvalde have already locked up spots at 5-1 in district. Medina Valley and Harlandale, both 4-2, can earn berths with wins. Medina Valley plays host to Uvalde on Friday.

Kennedy can get into the playoffs with a win over Memorial (1-5 in district) and a loss by Harlandale.

In District 28-4A, Brennan (6-0), Brackenridge (4-1) and Lanier (3-2) have locked up spots. That leaves Highlands (2-3), Burbank (2-3) and Edison (1-4) battling for the fourth spot.

Burbank qualifies with a win over Lanier. Highlands can get in if it defeat Brackenridge and Burbank loses to Lanier. Edison can sneak in if it defeats 0-5 Jefferson, Burbank and Highlands both lose and come out on top in a positive points situation.

In District 28-5A, Steele (4-0) and Southwest (3-1) are in. East Central (2-2) will qualify with a win over Corpus Christi King (1-3).

In District 28-3A, Sam Houston can qualify despite a 1-8 overall and 0-3 district records if it defeats Poteet on Friday. It is conceivable because Poteet owns identical records and hasn't scored in its last four games. There are only five teams in that district, and the top four make the playoffs.


Reposted with permission from David Hinojosa and the San Antonio Express-News