Corsicana Playoff Action
Updated: November 25, 2008
Corsicana is looking like the place to be this weekend for football playoff action if you can't make it to Texas Stadium or the Alamo Dome. Tiger Stadium will hold a 1A, a 3A and two 4A playoff games this weekend.
Why is Corsicana attracting games that would normally be held in Waco? Location, cost and a top-flight facility are all key factors.
The field is built in a bowl so the wind is usually not a factor. The administrators have made it very cost effective and it is a great meeting point for East Texas, Dallas and Waco schools.
This weeks games open up with a bang when #18 Highland Park (11-1) takes on #25 Hewitt Midway (11-1) at 2 p.m. Friday. This game will bring in a standing room only crowd. Friday night has a 3A Regional matchup. 10th Ranked Carthage (10-2) will take on #15 Rockdale (9-2).
Saturday at 2 p.m. is a matchup of two Top 10 4A teams. Sixth ranked Longview will play #3 Dallas Carter. These are football powerhouses that won multiple playoff games in 5A last year. Saturday night concludes with a 1A Quarterfinal matchup between #25 Alto and #8 Mart.
Playoff games will be played at Tiger Stadium this weekend:
1A State Quarterfinal
Division 1 - Alto (8-3) vs. Mart (10-2), 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Division 2 - Carthage (10-2) vs. Rockdale (9-2), 8 p.m. Friday
Division 1 - Dallas Carter (12-0) vs. Longview (10-2), 2 p.m. Saturday
Dallas Highland Park (11-1) vs. Hewitt Midway (11-1), 2 p.m. Friday
By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron