East Prepares for First Playoff Game Since 2016

East football is back in the playoff spotlight for the first time in two years.

The Titans will get their first taste of postseason football since 2016 on Friday, when they travel to Tom Landry Stadium in Mission for a first round battle against Mission Veterans Memorial.

“We really try to just focus on the things we can control,” said head coach Roland Gonzalez of the team’s preparations. “Right now our preparation is just preparing for the travel, and just putting ourselves in a position to compete well.”

East secured the fourth playoff spot for 15-5A Division I, locking up a berth on the first night of November with a win over Moody.

Tickets for the Victoria East vs Mission Veterans Memorial, at Tom Landry Stadium, in Mission, TX, on Fri. at 7:30, will be on sale at the VISD Athletic Office located at 3001 Miori Lane, Wed., Nov. 14, through Thur. Nov 15, from 8:30 – 4:30, and on Fri. 8:30 to 12:00. Ticket prices are $7.00 general admission and $3.00 for students.

All tickets at the gate are $8.00.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 quarterback.

Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that the 14th-year pro, who failed to produce a touchdown in the previous day’s 16-3 loss to Washington, will start next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.

The Bucs (3-6) have dropped six of seven games following a 2-0 start, with Fitzpatrick starting four of the losses after leading the team to surprising victories over New Orleans and Philadelphia while Jameis Winston was serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

“We’re going to go with Fitz this week,” Koetter said, adding he still feels Fitzpatrick “gives us the best opportunity” to win and pull out of a tailspin that’s jeopardized the prospects of ending a long playoff drought.

Also, struggling kicker Chandler Catanzaro was waived.

Catanzaro was one for three on field goals against the Redskins, missing from 30 and 47 yards. In addition to being 11 of 15 through nine games, the fifth-year pro who signed as a free agent after spending last season with the New York Jets has missed four extra points.

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