The volleyball playoffs begin next week and Keller, Central and Fossil Ridge will be ready to start the postseason in District 3-6A.
Central, the third-place team, beat Ridge last week and finished with Weatherford in the early week game.
Keller will be watching that game as the Lady Indians are just a game behind the Lady ’Roos after knocking them off and giving them their first district loss last week.
“The young ladies played well and together,” said Keller head coach Jamie Siegel after the win over Weatherford. “We are focused on fine-tuning things and taking care of business on Tuesday,” she said of the Lady Indians’ final game with Haltom, played on Tuesday.
Keller also beat Timber Creek to go to 9-2 last week.
Fossil Ridge is in with a fourth-place finish.
The Lady Panthers were taking on Abilene in the early week game and there was still plenty at stake, even with the playoff spot secured.
Not only was Ridge looking to head into its bi-district round game against Fort Worth Paschal (District 4-6A champion) with some momentum, but the Lady Panthers were looking to redeem themselves from a five-set loss to Abilene in their first meeting.
Trophy Club Nelson, third place in 5-6A, was to play Flower Mound to close out the regular season.
The Lady Bobcats will face either District 6-6A’s Plano, Plano West or McKinney Boyd, as they were locked in a tie for second heading into the final week. Allen clinched the title.
Nelson head coach Libby Pacheco was pleased that her team had put in the work to secure the third-place spot and stay away from the current quagmire for the final spot. Euless Trinity and Flower Mound were tied for fourth, but Marcus was just a game back and could figure into the equation.
Justin Northwest finished against Brewer and will also enter the playoffs as a third-place seed.
It’s a trip to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 for Northwest in head coach Jennifer Chandler’s first season with the Lady Texans.
“This has been such a great group to coach,” said Chandler. “I have loved the opportunity and I’m excited for this hard-working group. We have been led by a great group of seniors.”
Northwest will face Wichita Falls Rider in its bi-district round game.
Haslet Eaton finished the season against district co-leader Boswell after the press deadline, and barring an upset of the Lady Pioneers, the Lady Eagles would finish one game out of a playoff spot.
“It’s both encouraging and frustrating,” said Eaton head coach Diane Wilson, whose Lady Eagles are competing at the varsity level for the first time.