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MARBLE FALLS — One game. That’s all the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team is assured.

And that’s why head coach Michael Nave believes his squad will take full advantage.

Marble Falls is in fourth place with 23 points, but Leander Vandegrift has 21 points headed into the final regular season game.

The Mustangs (17-7-1, 8-5 in District 49-4A) will travel to face Lampasas at 7:45 p.m., while the Vipers will meet Hutto.

“We control our own destiny,” Nave said. “If either team ties, we’re in. But I’d rather us win and not worry about it.”

The Mustangs already beat the Badgers, 4-0, Feb. 16.

But if they can’t sweep the series and Vandegrift beats the Hippos, it will come down to point totals in the standings.

If both teams have the same number of points, it goes to head-to-head competition.

Marble Falls beat Vandegrift in both contests, 4-1 and 2-1.

Because of how well the Mustangs performed in the 1-0 loss to Lake Travis Tuesday, Nave gave the players Wednesday afternoon off.

“We’ll find out Friday if that was a good decision,” he said. “Every varsity player is in the class period.”

That means the Mustangs can do more in the morning because all the players are present, he added.

Coaches hope the team will avoid splitting the series with Lampasas, something they were unable to avoid against Leander Rouse.

Marble Falls won the first game, 5-0, but lost the rematch, 3-0.

They blame the second loss for the current standings.

“We should have won it and wrapped it up,” Nave said. “If we do anything less, we’ll lose. The easiest way to do it is look at Friday as the first playoff game.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com