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Tigers, Hawks set playoff games

by Rick Thomas | November 13, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.
Photo by Kevin Sutton

Three Texas high school football teams remain in the state playoffs, including two locals, Texas High and Pleasant Grove.

The Tigers (10-0) will face the Texas City Stingarees (10-1) at 7:30 p.m. at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin. The last time Texas High played there, it upset highly ranked and host Lufkin.

Texas High and Texas City posted convincing victories in bi-district play, with the Tigers beating Fulshear, 42-14, and the Stingarees zapping Houston Sterling, 66-21.

Pleasant Grove (6-5) will be playing in a familiar place as the Hawks tackle the Glen Rose Tigers (10-1) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ford Center in Frisco, the Dallas Cowboys practice facility. Pleasant Grove has played several playoff games in The Star.

Pleasant Grove and Glen Rose rolled to easy bi-district wins, with the Hawks kicking Canton, 49-21, and Glen Rose shutting out Community, 15-0.

The other local team, Liberty-Eylau, took a first-round exit against undefeated Van (11-0), 28-0.

The only Northeast Texas team to survive was DeKalb (8-3), which will face Newton (9-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bulldog Stadium in Carthage, Texas.

The Bears mauled Arp, 52-22, and Newton pounded Harleton, 55-14, in bi-district action.

Three other Class 3A teams took first-round exits, including Hooks, Hughes Springs and Paul Pewitt.

In Southwest Arkansas, four teams will be playing second-round games Friday night. All games are set to start at 7 p.m.

Ashdown (9-2) travels to Springdale, Ark., to take on Shiloh Christian (10-1) in Class 4A, and Prescott (11-0) plays host to Bismarck (6-3) in 3A.

In Class 2A Dierks (5-6), which drew a first-round bye, plays at home against the Poyen Indians (5-4), a team that knocked the Outlaws out of last year's playoffs.

Lafayette County (5-4) plays at Clarendon (6-2) in another 2A second-round game.

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