District 6-5A Supports Postseason Point

Flower Mound's loss takes away from district's luster

By Adam Boedeker
|  Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009  |  Updated 8:00 AM CDT
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District 6-5A Supports Postseason Point

Euless Trinity made a big case for allowing fewer teams into the playoffs.

In the past, District 6-5A has been the model of support for the four-team playoff qualifying that the UIL passed, where four teams from Class 5A and 4A teams make the playoffs.

Known as one of the tougher district in the state, 6-5A features powerhouse Southlake Carroll, Flower Mound Marcus, Coppell, Hebron and Flower Mound -- five respectable programs. Then, there's Lewisville which had a ton of success in the 1990s but hasn't found much since.

So it was never too terrible to see four teams make the playoffs out of 6-5A, even though only two stayed home. But Saturday's game between Euless Trinity and Flower Mound, the fourth-place team out of 6-5A, showed why six teams is just too small for a district that gets four teams to the playoffs.

The Trojans beat Flower Mound 88-27, that's right, 88-27. What's worse? Trinity didn't score in the fourth quarter. What's even worse? The Trojans did most of their damage on the ground, rolling up 585 yards on the ground. That showed the Trojans didn't "run up the score", Flower Mound was just that much overmatched. Maybe that's just what happens when a fourth-place team out of its own district makes the postseason.

The point of this whole diatribe is this: If you're going to let four teams in the playoffs, at least fill out the districts to eight teams so making the playoffs carries some weight. Thanks for listening, UIL.

Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He's digging this Netflix-PS3 thing.

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