Week 7: Vista Ridge vs. Vandegrift

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The Skinny

Vista Ridge 2-4 (1-1 District 25-6A) vs. Vandegrift (3-4, 2-1) Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. 

Last Week

Vista Ridge was off last week, but fell to Leander two weeks ago. The Rangers are in need of a win after falling out of the playoff picture with the loss to Leander. Vandegrift beat Leander 34-6 last week and has won back-to-back games after losing four of their first six games. 

Reversing fortunes

Vista Ridge and Vandegrift have had to battle a learning curve making the jump to Class 6A and have already combined for eight losses. Vista Ridge is looking to turn the season around after losing to Leander and needs a sharp

improvement on defense. Vandegrift took its lumps early, but the defense has locked down and the Vipers look like a playoff team. 

All-time series

Vista Ridge leads the all-time series 4-3 and Vandegrift won last years regular season meeting 63-55 in one of the most exciting games. The teams met again in the playoff with Vista Ridge advancing. 

Looking ahead

Vandegrift has a bye next week while Vista Ridge battles Hays in a key matchup to stay in the playoff hunt.

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