QB Korry pushes Plano West closer to playoffs

Plano West has a history of quarterbacks who put up big numbers, but those numbers don’t usually come on the ground.

With Plano West (5-4, 3-3 in 8-5A) evolving into a run-based offense, quarterback Travis Korry hasn’t had the chance to match his predecessors’ passing yardage this season, but he may have vaulted his team into the playoffs with a monster night running the ball against Flower Mound last week.

Korry ran for 353 yards and six touchdowns in Plano West’s 55-42 win over the Jaguars, leaving the Wolves in a tie for fourth place with Plano East (5-4, 3-3 in 8-5A). The loss eliminated Flower Mound from playoff contention.

Neither Plano East or Plano West controls its own destiny, but one of them will make the playoffs.

Plano West has the tie-breaker edge over Plano East in the event of a two-way tie for fourth. In the event of a three-way tie for third with Hebron (6-3, 4-2), Plano West would miss the playoffs.

Plano West backers should consider becoming temporary fans of Hebron because both Plano East (vs. Lewisville) and Plano West (vs. Plano) are favored Friday while Marcus is a slight favorite over Hebron. A three-way tie is not a remote possibility.

Here's what's already been determined in 8-5A: Allen has won the district title and clinched the top seed in Division I. Plano West or Plano East will be the second seed in Division I.

While Marcus' game with Hebron has playoff implications for Plano East and Plano West, it will also determined seeding in Division II. The winner gets the top seed.