LINDALE – After taking the opening kickoff in their Region II Class A area playoff game against Tenaha on a damp and chilly Friday night, the Frost Polar Bears moved smartly downfield, eating up almost eight minutes of the opening quarter.

The drive stalled at the Tiger 24.

That drive and a late touchdown were the only two bright spots in an otherwise dismal night for the Bears, who were pummeled by No. 2 Tenaha, 63-8, at Eagle Stadium.

Tenaha's TJ Thomas fights to get in the end zone against Frost on Friday night. (Ray Jackson,

In between the opening drive and a touchdown with just over five minutes left, Tenaha took no prisoners, racing out to a 49-0 lead at the half before easing off the gas in the second half.

Tigers running back Chavis Gregory tormented the Polar Bears, scoring five times and rushing for 168 yards on just eight carries. Twice he scored on runs of 53 yards and he even recovered a fumble in the end zone for Tenaha’s

Tenaha quarterback J.R. Hill hands the ball off to running back Denzelle Williams against Frost on Friday night. (Ray Jackson,

sixth touchdown.

Quarterback J.R. Hill was sharp in the air as well as effective on the ground for the Tigers, as he connected on 5 of 7 passes for 88 yards and a 20-yard touchdown to Keontas Davis for Tenaha’s second score.

Gregory opened the Tigers' scoring deluge after the Tenaha defense stopped Frost’s opening drive. He capped a six-play, 76-yard drive with a 19-yard dash in and around Polar Bears defenders.

The wet weather didn’t help Frost’s execution, as its fumbled two straight kickoffs into the hands of the Tigers.

On the first miscue, Tenaha recovered on the Bears 48. Three plays and a 15-yard Frost penalty later, Hill found Davis on a 20-yard scoring toss the the rout was on.

Frost did have some offensive bright spots, as senior running back Woody Woods rushed for 58 yards on 16 carries and Robert Worley gained 46 yards on 12 carries and scored the Bears’ lone touchdown, a 4-yard run off left tackle with 5:20 left in the game.

Tenaha now advances to the Class A Division I regional semifinals against Chilton, a 28-6 winner over the Hubbard Jaguars on Friday night.

The Tigers are now 10-1 on the season while Frost finished 6-5.

Tenaha's TJ Thomas. (Ray Jackson,