Well, the Wildcats have one more District 9-5A/regular season game left on the schedule. Their position is already slated as the No. 1 seed in the Region II Division 2 bracket out of 9-5A, as the school population is less than that of Skyline and Richardson who are Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the Region II Division 1 bracket out of 9-5A.
If the Wildcats win against Richardson Friday night and Skyline loses to W.T. White then Lake Highlands will earn a share of the District 9-5A title.
“That would be nice,” Scott Smith, Lake Highlands head coach said. “We would love to have a share of the title because that’s what the kids worked hard for this season. But in reality that’s in the past now. We had our chance to win it outright. And now we have the post-season to look forward to. Now we have Richardson to face, and they would like to prove they’re the best team in Richardson ISD. I think we’d like to prove them wrong.”
If Lake Highlands loses to Richardson and Jesuit beats Sunset, then LHHS, Richardson and Jesuit would be in a three-way tie for second, third and fourth place which would be settled in points scored, then head-to-head match-ups for final District 9-5A standings.
In the scheme of things, no matter the outcome of Friday’s games this is what the 9-5A playoff seedings will look like:
- Division 1 No. 1 seed Skyline
- Division 1 No. 2 seed Richardson
- Division 2 No. 1 seed LHHS
- Division 2 No. 2 seed Jesuit
The inevitable playoff opponents will come right out of District 10-5A.
The teams that are in right now are South Garland, Rowlett and McKinney Boyd, with all three standing at 5-1 in district play. South Garland lost to Rowlett and plays McKinney Boyd Friday. Rowlett lost to McKinney Boyd and plays a one-win Lakeview Centennial team. McKinney Boyd lost to Garland who is fighting for the final playoff spot in 10-5A with Sachse. Garland and Sachse will play at Garland Thursday.
So keep an eye on Garland vs. Sachse and South Garland vs. McKinney Boyd, with an extra eye on Rowlett vs. Lakeview Centennial. I’ll try to do the same thing during the game Friday and include all of the other scores around the area in our LiveChat so you can be up-to-date all night. That’s the way Cory go!
Depending on how all of that shakes out, and seriously it all depends on a number of scenarios there, we will be able to figure out who the Wildcats will play in the first round.
Some think South Garland is the most likely opponent. Others feel Sachse and Rowlett will fill in there. We’ll see on Friday.