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Eagles need a victory to wrap up TAPPS District 3-III crown

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    Geneva School of Boerne’s Joshua Nate (5) gains yardage in the Eagles’ 49-0 victory over San Marcos Academy last Friday night. The Eagles remain undefeated in district play and will host their last district game vs, Waco Reicher this Friday with a district title on the line. Star photo: Pam Akin

Even though the Geneva School of Boerne football team has clinched a playoff spot, the Eagles still have a lot riding on Friday’s game when Reicher Catholic comes to Boerne.

If Geneva defeats the Waco school, the Eagles will close out league play at 4-0 and will be crowned district champions.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Geneva.

Reicher is 2-1 entering the contest and the Eagles are 3-0 so a Geneva win would avoid any kind of tiebreaker situation, but if Reicher wins, then they’re both 3-1.

“They would have to beat us by 17 points or better,” said Geneva football coach Dean Herbort, explaining a scenario in which the district title could slip from their fingers.

After looking at film of the Waco school, Herbort said one thing that stands out is how big they are.

“They have three guys up front that are over 300 pounds,” he said, “and their quarterback runs the ball extremely well.”

Geneva (5-4 overall) enters Friday’s contest on a four-game winning streak, including winning their last three district games. Before they won four straight, they were 1-4 overall, but played some tough games and Herbort said their schedule early in the year helped them improve even though they weren’t winning a lot.

“There’s no doubt that our nondistrict schedule made us better,” he said.

In last week’s game, a 49-0 victory over San Marcos Baptist Academy, the Eagles had seven different players score seven touchdowns.

“We are fortunate to have some depth and a lot of competition for playing time,” Herbort said.

With the postseason set to start next week, the coach said there are always things to tweak, just like when they started the year back in August.

“Our main focus right now is what it always is and that’s us getting better,” the coach said. “There are some things we didn’t do well (last) Friday that we need to fix.”

Herbort said the 2019 football season has flown by this year.

“It’s hard to believe it’s Week 11,” he said. “The older you get, the faster it goes.”