TEXAS, USA — High school football teams are getting closer and closer to a trip to the UIL High School Football Championship at AT&T Stadium, but who does your team face this week?
There are only four teams left in the area and all of these teams have outdone themselves, but the job is not done yet, from here to the championship each matchup will be tough and only one can prevail.
First in 2A Division 1 football in the Big Country, the Cisco Loboes face the undefeated Post Antelopes. The Antelopes are a tough team out of the Panhandle, just southeast of Lubbock, with a lot of playoff experience and they have been showing it this year. The Antelopes have been outscoring their playoff opponents 212-6, their highest scoring game was 84-0 against Hale Center. This playoff matchup will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium in Abilene.
Down In the Concho Valley, the Christoval Cougars are still rolling after a 56-6 win over the Snook Bluejays in Fredericksburg, they have been averaging approximately over 41 points per game and outscoring their playoff opponents 128-36. The Cougars travel to Fredericksburg again Friday, Dec. 4, to face the Falls City Beavers at Battlin Billies Stadium. The The Beavers are averaging 44.70 points per game and has only given up 24 points in the playoffs.
Back up in the Big Country, in 3A Division 1 football, the Jim Ned Indians are still on a roll after defeating the No. 1-ranked Brock Eagles in Stephenville. They will be traveling back to Stephenville Thursday, Dec. 3, to face the Pilot Point Bearcats at Memorial Stadium. The Bearcats have an impressive playoff resume this year as well, they have taken down the number three ranked Shallowater Mustangs 48-26 two weeks ago and the Bushland Falcons, who took down Wall early in the playoffs, 49-14 and with that, only giving up approximately 18 points a game. Jim Ned is in for a thriller in Stephenville.
Staying in the Big Country, in 3A Division 2 football, the Eastland Mavericks got their revenge on the Holliday Eagles barely sliding past them 28-24. The Mavericks are averaging 44.33 points per game in the playoffs and has only allowed 67 points in the playoffs. They will be meeting the reigning state champions of 3A Division 2 football, the Gunter Tigers at Globe Life Park in Arlington this Thursday, Dec. 3. Gunter is averaging 40.84 points per game with their highest scoring game in playoffs being 62 points in a shutout win against Rice.
It gets tougher from this week on, who will make it all the way?