6A volleyball title on line for Oak Ridge, Fort Bend Austin

564a40ec93055.imageA breakthrough by Oak Ridge’s biggest rival helped the War Eagles with a breakthrough of their own.

Now volleyball teams in the Houston area might be on the verge of tearing down an obstacle that has stood in their way for a decade.

Oak Ridge faces Fort Bend Austin in the Class 6A state semifinals at Garland on Friday, meaning the Houston area will have a team in the state championship match for the third consecutive year.

Before The Woodlands won the first of back-to-back state titles in 2013, the Houston area had not produced a champion in the state’s largest two classifications since 2000. Six times, area teams lost in the championship match. click here for complete story