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Back into the playoffs! Borger tops Dumas in district finale

March 17, 2012

Sammi Huckabee #9 pushes the ball up the field during the first half against Dumas on Friday. Huckabee would score two goals in the Borger win. PHOTO BY DON RICE

On Friday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs controlled their playoff destiny in their District 5-4A finale against the Dumas Lady Demons. With the Lady Bulldogs holding a .5 point lead over Pampa for the final district playoff berth, a Borger win would seal the deal and send the team into the playoffs for the fifth year in a row. But a tie or loss to Dumas meant the team would be scoreboard watching the game between Canyon and Pampa on Saturday.
Fortunately, the Lady Bulldogs came out ready to take care of their own business by getting the 2-0 win over Dumas in order to earn their fifth straight playoff berth.
The Lady Bulldogs came out aggressive and controlled the ball and tempo throughout much of the game. In the first 18 minutes of play the Lady Bulldogs put themselves in position for three good looks at the Dumas goal, but were not able to get the ball into the net.
Finally in the 36th minute, Sammi Huckabee connected for a goal from about 10 yards out to give Borger a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs had to deal with playing into a strong wind. But the team was able to handle the weather with Huckabee breaking free to score her second goal of the game in the 58th minute to give Borger the 2-0 lead.
The win over Dumas gives Borger a 3-4-5 district record, while Dumas fell to 1-11-0.
The Lady Bulldogs will have to wait for at least a week before the playoffs begin. But the team is scheduled to take on Amarillo Tascosa in a non-district game on Saturday, March 24th beginning at noon here in Borger.

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