Tuesday featured a number of close matches in 9-5A boys soccer, with a pair of draws and two matches decided by a single score.
When the dust settled, the race for the final playoff berth gained some intrigue.
Lone Star and Reedy battled to a 2-2 draw, with the Rangers getting goals from Tucker Eason and Bartek Zabek, and the Lions able to match.
Lone Star (8-1-2, 26) remains in sole possession of first place and has a two-point lead over Wakeland (7-1-3, 24), who picked up just one point after a scoreless draw against R.L. Turner (1-7-3, 6).
Reedy (4-4-3, 15) is still alone in fourth place, but it has several other contenders within striking distance.
Creekview (4-7-0, 12) moved into a tie for fifth place after a key 2-1 win against third-place Frisco (5-3-3, 18).
The Colony (3-4-3, 12) is part of that tie, but Newman Smith (3-7-1, 10) moved within striking distance after a 2-1 victory over the Cougars.
The Lions have a good opportunity to open some distance in the standings on Friday when it plays R.L. Turner, while Creekview has to face Wakeland and The Colony takes on Friday. Newman Smith also has a tough challenge on the road at Lone Star.
It has been quite few days for the Lone Star girls.
At this point last week, the Rangers were essentially written off in the playoff race, as they sat in fifth place, with a tough stretch of matches on the schedule.
Last Friday, Lone Star got a boost of momentum with a victory over Wakeland, who was then second in the standings.
On Tuesday, they followed that performance up with a 2-0 victory over Reedy, who had briefly moved into second place.
Macy Gross had a goal and an assist as the Rangers (5-4-2, 17 points) remained in the playoff hunt.
Frisco (9-1-1, 28) sewed up its playoff berth and remained atop the standings with a 4-0 shutout of Creekview (4-6-1, 13), as London Young scored twice and Ava Yoas and Kat Campbell added goals.
Wakeland (8-2-1, 25) moved back into second place, as Katy Gregson, Audrey Gilbert, Lauren Vacek and Andie Treinen each scored in a 4-0 win over R.L. Turner (0-11-0, 0).
The Wolverines have a one-point lead over the Lions (8-3-0, 24) in the battle for second place.
The Colony (6-4-1, 19) maintained its two-point advantage over Lone Star for fourth place after a 7-1 victory against Newman Smith (1-10-0, 3).
The Cougars have a much tougher challenge on Friday when they host Frisco, while Lone Star looks to continue its charge with a home match against Newman Smith. Reedy and Wakeland, meanwhile, are both on the road to face R.L. Turner and Creekview, respectively.
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