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DISTRICT 10-4A VOLLEYBALL: Highland Park drops Poteet back into tie for fourth
For one game, Poteet gave undefeated Highland Park all it could handle on Friday night.
Unfortunately for the Pirates, the Scots elevated their game from that point and they were unable to keep up in a 26-24, 25-9, 25-15 loss.
That setback, coupled with Carrollton Newman Smith's win over Terrell, moves the two teams back into a tie for fourth place with 5-6 records with a final match-up still looming on the final day of the regular season.
Still, before that final tilt, both the Pirates and Trojans have business to attend to.
Poteet will be a heavy favorite on Tuesday against winless Terrell, but then must face playoff-bound Carrollton Creekview on Friday.
Newman Smith, meanwhile, will be a favorite in each of its next two matches when it plays at West Mesquite on Tuesday before hosting North Forney on Friday.
The Trojans won the first meeting between the two teams, but even if the Pirates are down by a game in the standings heading into the finale, they can force a tie with a win and the two teams would go into a play-in match.
The other three playoff teams are already set. Highland Park and Creekview will meet on Tuesday for the district title. The Scots will sew up the outright crown with a victory while a Mustang win will forge a tie at the top.
Forney is in third place with an 8-3 mark. If the Jackrabbits were to fold down the stretch, they could be tied by a hot run from either Poteet or Newman Smith, but they would win the tiebreaker over both due to a sweep of the head-to-head series.
North Forney is also not officially eliminated, but they would need a lot of help, having already been swept by Poteet and dropping the first meeting with Newman Smith.
x-Highland Park 11-0 32-5
x-Carrollton Creekview 10-1 24-12
x-Forney 8-3 20-12
Poteet 5-6 11-23
Carrollton Newman Smith 5-6 7-19
North Forney 3-8 5-21
West Mesquite 2-9 8-20
Terrell 0-11 0-19
x-clinched playoff berth
Highland Park def. Poteet 26-24, 25-9, 25-15
North Forney def. West Mesquite 25-22, 25-23, 25-17
Carrollton Creekview def. Forney 25-8, 25-11, 25-10
Carrollton Newman Smith def. Terrell
Poteet at Terrell
Carrollton Newman Smith at West Mesquite
Forney at North Forney
Carrollton Creekview at Highland Park
Carrollton Creekview at Poteet
West Mesquite at Highland Park
Terrell at Forney
North Forney at Carrollton Newman Smith
Poteet at Carrollton Newman Smith
Carrollton Creekview at West Mesquite
Highland Park at Forney
Terrell at North Forney