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The V.R. Eaton Lady Eagles volleyball team sits just behind Keller in their district rankings currently. The Lady Eagles have posted a 27-2 overall record and sit at the No. 2 spot in their district. Posting only one loss during district play, Eaton is 5-1 in district play and doesn't look to be slowing down.
During the preseason, the Lady Eagles flexed their muscles and showed their strengths against the likes of Grapevine, McKinney, Allen, Flower Mound, Sachse, Wakeland, and more. Their only preseason loss came against a strong Denton Guyer team- who Eaton previously beat earlier in the season. During district play, their only loss came in their first district game against Keller. Since the district opening loss, the Lady Eagles have posted a five-game win streak. Eaton has defeated extremely strong district opponents like Keller Central, Fossil Ridge, Southlake Carroll, and even school district rival Trophy Club Byron Nelson.
The Lady Eagles have been consistently strong against all of their opponents this season- non-district and district all alike. The Lady Eagles have outscored their opponents by 74-15 so far this season. Of their wins, 19 have been shutouts over strong opponents. It's apparent that Eaton has been working their way to earning another district championship. The Lady Eagles finished first in their district last season with a 10-2 district record (18-3 overall) and posted an incredible playoff run before being taken down by Flower Mound.
Fans can expect the Lady Eagles to continue their usual dominance. Friday, Eaton will take on Keller in what will likely be a hard-fought match. This revenge match for Eaton will see a host of Lady Eagles ready to take claim to a win over Keller- something they haven't done in nearly a year when the Lady Eagles posted a 3-1 win over the Lady Indians.
Northwest Eaton's Landon Winingham poses at the VYPE DFW 2021 baseball/softball photoshoot presented by Whataburger.
With the UIL baseball playoffs entering the area round, there are plenty of Dallas-Fort Worth area teams that are showing the strength. Although each team has its own set of skills and triumphs, here are the five teams you should be watching this weekend:
The Keller Indians finished first in their district after defeating extremely tough district opponents lie Keller Central, V.R. Eaton, Fossil Ridge, Byron Nelson, and more. In district play, the Indians only lost one game. Having outscored their opponents by over 140 runs this season, the Indians show no signs of backing down.
Keller defeated a strong Weatherford team in the bi-district round of playoffs last week and heads into the area round on a 10 game win-streak high. Keller's series against El Paso Americas begins 5:00 p.m. Friday at Wolfforth Frenship.
The Eaton Eagles started strong this season and have continued to prove their consistency with every opponent they have faced. The Eagles defeated strong district opponents like Boswell, Timber Creek, Fossil Ridge, and more en route to playoffs. Eaton has shown their willingness to get after it both defensively and offensively every time they enter the field.
The Eagles defeated Boswell last week in three games in the bi-district round of playoffs. Their series against Midland Lee is set to begin 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Midland Lee.
The Rangers have proved that they are a force to be reckoned with this season. Jesuit posted an undefeated district season going 14-0 against opponents like Richardson, Irving, Midlothian, Berkner, Nimitz, and more. The Rangers have only lost four games all season, one of which was in front of a home crowd.
Jesuit is a favorite coming in to their area round matchup against Coppell. Their series is set to begin 7:30 Thursday at Jesuit The Rangers are coming in as poised as ever on an 18 game win streak.
Rockwall-Heath has been nothing if not consistent throughout the season. When they have won, they've shown their best of the best in every single moment. When they've lost they have given it everything they've got down to the final bat or play. The Hawks have shown true grit and shouldn't be slept on in the area round.
With a strong bi-district showdown against Rowlett, the Hawks are set to face-off against Mansfield in a series that begins 7:00 Thursday at Rockwall-Heath.
Aubrey has shown true strength all season in every game they have played. The Chaparrals finished second in their district and continued to fight for their right to continue on the road towards a state title. Defeating tough rivals like Melissa, Gainesville, Sanger, Van Alstyne, and more, Aubrey can be expected to go all out as they continue to prove that they are meant to play amongst the best in the state.
After defeating Kennedale last week in the bi-district round of playoffs, Aubrey is set to face North Dallas. The area round series begins 7:00 Friday at Princeton.