NIXON -- With a win over Stockdale, the Nixon-Smiley Mustangs would have guaranteed themselves a spot in the playoffs. The Brahmas also needed a win to seal their bid for the postseason. Add in that the schools are only a few miles apart, and you have the recipe for a great gridiron matchup. The two teams took the field of battle in Nixon last Friday night, and when the dust settled, it was Stockdale taking home the big win, 50-29. . . .