THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 11:46 AM
Jon Kitna, who played 16 seasons in the NFL, is now the head coach at Waxahachie HS in Texas.
MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) — A North Texas high school football team has secured a spot in the playoffs thanks to a winning coin flip at a fast-food burger joint.
Timberview High School lost Friday to another Arlington school, 33-29, dropping the team into a three-way tie in its district.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports tiebreaker rules meant one of the three teams was eliminated on a point differential, leaving Timberview and Waxahachie High, which is coached by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna.
A Whataburger restaurant was the location of the coin toss to determine a playoff berth.
Although Waxahachie beat Timberview earlier in the season, rules required the tiebreaker be decided by the coin toss.
Coaches gathered Friday night at a Whataburger in Midlothian, where the coin came up tails, sending Timberview to the Class 5A Division II playoffs as the No. 2 seed.