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Richland jumps to the top of 4-5A

Published 2/23/2014 4:50:30 PM by staff from dallas

The Richland Rebels boys soccer team jumped into first place in District 4-5A thanks to their impressive 3-1 win over Keller Fossil Ridge Friday night.  Fossil has been one of the pleasant surprises of the 2014 high school soccer season and were sitting unbeaten in district play heading into the game at 5-0-2.  Richland started the day just behind at 5-1-1.

The two teams had tied earlier in the season as Fossil Ridge rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit.  This time Richland would not give up their hard earned lead like in the first meeting.  With six matches left to play in the season the Rebels now own a two point lead in the district race with 19 points.  Fossil Ridge sits second with 17.

Keller had a chance to make up ground and put their name in the hat for a top three position instead they laid a monster egg playing to a draw with last place Northwest.  Instead they now sit on 13 points over a game out of 2nd place and two games behind Richland.

Keller Central jumped back into the playoff hunt as they traveled to Southlake and made a first half goal stand up in a 1-0 win.  The win brings Central even with Southlake in 4th place on 11 points each. Keller Timber Creek also tightened up the playoff race as well as they moved to 10 points with a dominating 3-0 win over Haltom.    

In summation, with six matches left to play there is a two team race for the District 4-5A title pitting Richland against Keller Fossil Ridge.  Then there is a four team race for the final two playoff spots between Keller, Southlake, Keller Central and Timber Creek as all four teams sit within a single game of each other.

District 4-5A Boys Soccer Standings
Richland HS    6-1-1  19 points
Fossil Ridge   5-1-2  17 points
Keller HS       4-3-1  13 points
Keller Central 3-3-2  11 points
Southlake      3-3-2  11 points
Timber Creek   3-4-1  10 points
Haltom          1-4-3   6 points
Northwest HS   0-6-2   2 points
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