Lone Star Gridiron

Quarterfinal Game Notes

Here are just a few of the highlight and rivalries and facts going on in the Quarterfinals.

Euless Trinity vs. Allen -- Allen is 3-2 vs. Euless in the playoffs since 2008. Allen won 34-25 in their 2016 Bi-District game. They also went 1-1 against each other in regular season games since 2008.

Katy vs. Galena Park North Shore -- Katy is 4-2 including 1-1 in playoffs vs. Galena Park North Shore -- North Shore stopped Katy on the 1 yard line as time expired in last years Classic

Southlake Carroll vs. Waco Hewitt Midway -- Southlake won their 1998 Class 4A Division II Area round playoff game 52-35. Southlake now has 18 consecutive 8+ win seasons. Midway now has a 10 year winning streak going (109-21)

Longview vs. Lufkin -- Longview is 39-36-4; 5-4 playoffs all time vs. Lufkin. Longview won the opening season game between these two 35-16

Cypress Fairbanks vs. Langham Creek -- Clash of district rivals. Cy Fair won their end of season for the district championship game 30-21.

Dallas Highland Park vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge -- Highland Park beat Lake Ridge 41-27 last year in the Regionals

Manvel vs. Temple -- Temple won this game 24-23 last year in this round of the playoffs.

Angleton vs. Richmond Foster -- District rivals. Angleton won their district championship deciding game in week 10 by a convincing 34-7 score.

Austin McCallum vs. Corpus Christi Calallen -- Can Calallen slow down the state’s #6 leading rusher in McCallums Alex Julian who has 2,282 yards rushing?

Wichita Falls Hirschi vs. Stephenville -- Wow….Stephenville knocked of state power Argyle last week. This week they face the states #1 rusher in Daimarqua Foster who has 3,139 yards rushing.

Carthage vs. Henderson -- Carthage is 41-32-4 all-time vs. Henderson. Carthage won their district game 42-17 this year.

Bushland vs. Graham -- This one should be a wild high scoring game.

Melissa vs. Texarkana Pleasant Grove -- Pleasant Grove is having one of their best seasons in school history. Melissa just knocked off defending champion Gilmer.

Wimberley vs. Cuero -- Cuero is 5-4 vs Wimberley all-time including 3-2 in the playoffs. Of the five playoff meetings, four of them have been in this Regional round.

Yoakum vs. Goliad -- Yoakum won the playoff game against Goliad 23-21 in the Regionals last year on their way to the state championship game. Coach Bobby Nicholson has led the Tigers to the fourth round of the playoffs for the first time in school history. Nicholson was OC at Yoakum for 9 years  before taking Goliad job.

Canadian vs. Childress -- District Rivals. Canadian won their district game that determined the district championship 27-15. These two last played a playoff game against each other in 2007. Canadian won 43-28.

Gunter vs. New Diana -- The defending champs (Gunter) vs. the #1 passer in the state which is New Diana’s Jackson Sampson who has 4,657 yards passing.

Newton vs. Waskom -- Newton beat Waskom 66-0 last year in Bi-District play. Waskom won their 2014 State Championship matchup 41-22.

Lexington vs. Boling -- Boling is trying to get back to the state championship game after making it last year. Lexington will feature the states #2 leading rusher in Ja'kobe Cooper who has 3,102 yards on the season.

Stratford vs. Panhandle -- District rivals. Stratford won their district game 35-31 in overtime this year.

Crawford vs. Mart -- Crawford won this matchup last year 27-20 in the Regionals on their way to the state championship game.

Mason vs. Refugio -- These 2 met in the Quarterfinals last year also. Refugio won 28-7. Refugio also won this matchup in the 2015 Area round. Mason won in the Quarterfinals in 2014.

Wellington vs. Clarendon -- District rivals. Wellington won the district championship on the last week of the regular season with a convincing 49-0 victory.

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