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The end of Sachse’s season on Friday served as a microcosm for the last three months.
Sachse is no stranger to the playoffs, but this situation is certainly a little different than what it is used to, and it is not just because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Garland (3-3, 4-3) was already playoff-bound, but will be entering the postseason on a high note after holding off South Garland for a 34-27 victory on Friday.
This has been anything but a conventional season, as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every walk of life.
Sachse has ruled the Garland ISD roost in recent years.
With three weeks left in the regular season, the 9-6A standings have an odd look to them.
Upsets happen in sports.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in society having to adjust on the fly in all walks of life and that certainly includes high school athletics.
It was not easy, but Rowlett pulled out a 35-28 victory over Garland on Friday as they remain the lone undefeated team in 9-6A at 3-0.
Rowlett and Garland engaged in a wild, back-and-forth affair on Friday night.
Rowlett took out four years of frustration on Thursday by topping rival Sachse for the first time since 2015 with a thrilling 35-33 victory.
A year ago, Rowlett and Sachse engaged in a wild back-and-forth affair that came down to the wire.
The 17th installment of the Rowlett/Sachse rivalry is certainly unlike any other the teams have engaged in prior.
Some thought Thursday was going to represent a changing of the guard in Garland ISD football.