Boys to face Boerne for district title today

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By Matt Ward

Fans of Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball thought they had a District 27-3A title within their grasp Tuesday night.

However, Mother Nature put a wrench in their plans as the Billies’ road showdown with the rival Boerne Greyhounds was postponed until today, Wednesday, Feb. 12, when the loop championship will be up for grabs. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

FHS won their eighth district game and set up the loop title game with a 68-45 home win over Canyon Lake Saturday afternoon.

The winner of tonight’s contest will not only earn the district title, but will take 27-3A’s top seed and will face the fourth seed in District 28-3A in the UIL playoffs, which begin early next week.

The losing team will finish second, facing District 28-3A’s third seed.

In either scenario, Fredericksburg will play on Monday or Tuesday in the bi-district round per UIL brackets.

FHS 68, Canyon Lake 45

Spurred by strong defensive play, the Billies jumped out to an early double-digit lead and never looked back, defeating Canyon Lake, 68-45, Saturday afternoon.

“Wade Shepherd played one of the best games of his high school career,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “He played his stellar defense but chipped in 23 points to lead the way.”

The contest was originally scheduled for Friday night, but delayed until Saturday due to weather. JV and freshman games between the two schools were cancelled.

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