Harper boys’ team finishes third in District 29-2A

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  • Dalton Brown scored a game high 26 points against Johnson City last Tuesday. The Longhorns won 57-40 and finished third in district. They will head to the first round of the playoffs when the severe winter weather clears. They may play San Antonio in bi-district. The University Interscholastic League will finalize league standings when the roads clears of ice. – Photo by Noel Storey, Harper High School Journalism teacher
    Dalton Brown scored a game high 26 points against Johnson City last Tuesday. The Longhorns won 57-40 and finished third in district. They will head to the first round of the playoffs when the severe winter weather clears. They may play San Antonio in bi-district. The University Interscholastic League will finalize league standings when the roads clears of ice. – Photo by Noel Storey, Harper High School Journalism teacher
  • Harper boys’ team finishes third in District 29-2A
    Harper boys’ team finishes third in District 29-2A
  • Quinn Durst breaks through the Johnson City defense in last Tuesday’s final district game. The Longhorns beat the Eagles, 57-40, and placed third in District 29-2A standings. They will be heading to bi-district some time in the future. – Photo by Noel Storey, Harper High School Journalism teacher
    Quinn Durst breaks through the Johnson City defense in last Tuesday’s final district game. The Longhorns beat the Eagles, 57-40, and placed third in District 29-2A standings. They will be heading to bi-district some time in the future. – Photo by Noel Storey, Harper High School Journalism teacher
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Harper’s four-game hot streak was extended to five after the Longhorns beat Johnson City, 57-40, at home to end their District 29-2A schedule.

“They’re excited because we’ve played well,” said Head Coach Cade Tatsch. “We’ve won five in a row now. They know we have to keep working to keep it going though.”

Tatsch said it looks like his team is going to play San Antonio Lee in the first round of the playoffs. Final district standings were put on hold when the winter storm Uri hit Texas and postponed many of the boys’ basketball games.

The University Interscholastic League said they would extend certification deadlines and will know more once travel conditions improve.

“UIL will communicate extensions to facilitate girls’ basketball playoff rounds and the completion of boys’ basketball district play,” said Charles Breithaupt, executive director of UIL via press release. “There are no plans for determining playoff round winners via coin toss. We will release a plan that allows for games to be played once more information is available related to the weather.”

Like everyone else in the district, the Longhorns were surprised to learn that Goldthwaite handed San Saba their first loss in district last Tuesday with a 48-45 win at home.

The reigning Region IV-2A champion Armadillos, who didn’t get to play at the UIL state tournament last year because of COVID, dropped to 16-4 overall and 10-1 in district.

Goldthwaite (11-6, 9-2) secured the No. 2 playoff seed. The Eagles were to finish their regular season Friday at Center Point before the winter storm put a hold on all travel.

Harper (9-14, 9-3) is in line for the district’s No. 3 playoff seed.

Scoring: Dalton Brown 26, Derek Perkins 16, Quinn Durst 8, Tod Baumann 5, Zane Schubert 2.