TOLAR – Tolar pulled away in the second half Friday night at Rattler Stadium for a 50-7 rout of Rice that not only made school history, but also clinched second place in district with one regular-season game to go.
“We’re in the playoffs for the first time in (Class) 2A history, and we’re going to go in as the No. 2 seed in the district and all the experts said we were going to finish fifth in the preseason,” Tolar head coach Mike Franklin said. “These kids are excited. They’ve worked hard and they’ve done a lot of stuff I don’t think people gave them a chance to do (in the preseason). We’ve got some kids that stepped up.”