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Stony Point, Round Rock face off in key District 13-6A showdown

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Stony Point and Round Rock’s offenses have been nothing short of incredible to this point in the season, and both expect that trend to continue on Friday night.

The two Round Rock ISD teams face off for a critical District 13-6A matchup at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex at 7 p.m. on Friday. 

The Tigers enter the game at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in District 13-6A record, putting them tied with Vandegrift atop the district standings and can clinch a playoff spot with a win. Round Rock comes into the matchup at 5-1 with a 3-1 record in district competition.

The two high-octane offenses are each averaging over 40 points per game on offense. Neither team has put up fewer than 24 points in a game this season. 

“We have done a really good job this year, putting together a great offense, and so have they,” Stony Point head coach Craig Chessher said. “No surprise on their part, of course, their offense is always very powerful.”

Both teams bring momentum to the turf at Kelly Reeves after a victory last time out. While the Dragons had no trouble getting past Leander, stomping them 53-7 last Friday, the Tigers fought through a tough matchup against Vista Ridge, winning 44-29 after trailing at halftime.

Stony Point’s red-hot, rush-heavy offense is led by senior running back Kendall Thomas, who ran for 276 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s win over Vista Ridge. He has 1,468 rushing yards on the season. 

“This game is definitely one that runs the risk of being very high-scoring,” Chesser said. ”with a lot of that back-and-forth flow to it on offense.”

Round Rock sports a more balanced offensive attack, with junior quarterback Seth Ford (1,204 yards, 13 touchdowns this season) under center and junior running back Israel Morgan averaging over 140 rushing yards per game. 

“Hopefully we can keep them in check, but it will be a very tough challenge,” Chessher said.

In last year's contest between the two schools that sit just under four miles apart, Round Rock easily defended their home turf with a runaway, 43-7 victory at Dragon Stadium last October. The Dragons' offense torched their opposition with 317 yards of rushing in the win.

Round Rock faces Cedar Ridge at Dragon Stadium next Friday, while Stony Point continues its district slate against McNeil at Kelly Reeves on Thursday.

“It would be massive for either program to come out of here with a win in the district, Chesser exclaimed. “It oughta be a good and tough game on both sides of the field.”

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