X-FACTOR: Mexia roughs up Salado, clinches second place
There was a lot going on at Blackcat Field on the night of Mexia’s final regular-season home football game Friday. But it all came down to what Mexia coach Frank Sandoval termed the X-factor.
A victory would give the Blackcats a chance to put an “X” by their name in the standings signifying that they had clinched a spot in the postseason playoffs.
The ‘Cats did just that with a hard-fought 21-6 victory over Salado. With the victory, Mexia also clinched second place in the District 8-4A, Division II with one game remaining.
Mexia improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in district. Salado dropped to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in district. They will host Fairfield this Friday in a game for third and fourth places.
It was Senior Night for the ‘Cats. It also was First Responders Night on which Mexia paid tribute to the first responders of the community. Before the game, an American flag spanning 20 yards was held on the field by players, coaches and first responders as the national anthem was played.
And then it was time to go about cementing that “X” in the standings.
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