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Kitna’s Texas HS team loses playoff spot on a coin flip

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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.Tom Pennington/Getty Images

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.stankus via Flickr

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.


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