MEXIA – Groesbeck found itself in a win and get in scenario before taking the field last Friday in the 77th Battle of the River. And, despite the 26-0 whitewashing by the Blackcats, the Goats are playoff bound. While Mexia slammed the front door on a playoff berth, Rusk cracked open the back door and Groesbeck strolled right in. By virtue of Rusk holding on to defeat Connally, 35-34 in the regular season finale, the Goats slipped in as the fourth seed out of District 7-4A. Groesbeck will play Coldspring-Oakhurst (6-4), champions out of District 8-4A, tonight at 7 p.m. at Madisonville. Mexia (6-4) plays Shepherd (8-2) tonight at 7 p.m. at Bryan’s Viking Stadium.