The following are preview capsules for area-round football playoff games involving East Texas schools.

Full game previews will be available for:

  • Longview vs. Prosper
  • John Tyler vs. Lancaster
  • Lufkin vs. Frisco Lone Star
  • Marshall vs. Nederland
  • Lindale vs. Port Neches-Groves
  • Jefferson vs. Malakoff
  • Waskom vs. Troup
  • Carlisle vs. Joaquin

 

CLASS 4A DIVISION I
Region III

Huffman Hargrave Falcons (6-5)

vs.

No. 1 Carthage Bulldogs (11-0)

7 p.m. Friday
Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

Coaches

  • Hargrave: Mike McEachern
  • Carthage: Scott Surratt

Last week

  • Hargrave: def. Houston Furr, 40-24
  • Carthage: def. Waxahachie Life, 49-24

Next week

  • Winner vs. Midlothian Heritage or Navasota, 4A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Carthage head coach Scott Surratt is 48-5 in the playoffs for the Bulldogs.

 

Van Vandals (9-2)

vs.

Splendora Wildcats (10-1)

7 p.m. Saturday
Homer Bryce Stadium, Nacogdoches

Caoches

  • Van: Jared Moffatt
  • Splendora: Marcus Schulz

Last week

  • Van: def. Athens, 49-13
  • Splendora: def. Houston North Forest, 47-19

Next week

  • Winner vs. Henderson or Lumberton, 4A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Splendora averages 447.6 yards per game on offense.

 

Lumberton Raiders (6-5)

vs.

Henderson Lions (7-4)

1 p.m. Friday
Dragon Stadium, Nacogdoches

Coaches

  • Lumberton: Chris Babin
  • Henderson: Phil Castles

Last week

  • Lumberton: def. Houston Wheatley, 38-21
  • Henderson: def. Crandall, 31-24

Next week

  • Winner vs. Van or Splendora, 4A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Henderson is 10-3 in the playoffs under head coach Phil Castles.

 

CLASS 4A DIVISION II
Region II

Gilmer Buckeyes (5-6)

vs.

Fairfield Eagles (9-2)

2 p.m. Friday
Bruce Field, Athens

Coaches

  • Gilmer: Matt Turner
  • Fairfield: John Bachtel

Last week

  • Gilmer: def. Sunnyvale, 38-24
  • Fairfield: def. Wills Point, 56-19

Next week

  • Winner vs. Pleasant Grove or Waco Connally, 4A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Gilmer is 11-3 in the playoffs under head coach Matt Turner.

 

No. 8 Pleasant Grove Hawks (9-2)

vs.

Waco Connally Cadets (8-3)

1 p.m. Friday
Royse City ISD Stadium

Coaches

  • Pleasant Grove: Josh Gibson
  • Connally: Shane Anderson

Last week

  • Pleasant Grove: def. Dallas Roosevelt, 56-12
  • Connally: def. Bullard, 57-31

Next week

  • Winner vs. Gilmer or Fairfield, 4A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Pleasant Grove has outscored opponents, 307-110, during its current seven-game playoff winning streak.

 

Rusk Eagles (5-6)

vs.

Pittsburg Pirates (8-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Eagle Stadium, Allen

Coaches

  • Rusk: Jowell Hancock
  • Pittsburg: Brad Baca

Last week

  • Rusk: def. Robinson, 26-19
  • Pittsburg: def. Nevada Community, 42-7

Next week

  • Winner vs. Liberty-Eylau or Lorena, 4A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Rusk is averaging 39,8 points per game during its current five-game winning streak.

 

Lorena Leopards (10-1)

vs.

Liberty-Eylau Leopards (4-7)

6 p.m. Friday
Royse City ISD Stadium

Coaches

  • Lorena: Ray Biles
  • Liberty-Eylau: Steve Wells

Last week

  • Lorena: def. Brownsboro, 55-7
  • Liberty-Eylau: def. Caddo Mills, 47-17

Next week

  • Winner vs. Rusk or Pittsburg, 4A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Four of Liberty-Eylau's seven losses have come to teams ranked in the state's top 10 in Class 4A -- No. 1 Carthage, No. 2 Argyle, No. 3 Waco La Vega, and No. 8 Pleasant Grove.

 

Region III

Bellville Brahmas (7-4)

vs.

No. 9 Jasper Bulldogs (11-0)

7 p.m. Friday
Moorhead Stadium, Conroe

Coaches

  • Bellville: Grady Rowe
  • Jasper: Darrell Barbay

Last week

  • Bellville: def. La Marque, 27-19
  • Jasper: def. Hamshire-Fannett, 49-14

Next week

  • Winner vs. West Orange-Stark or Sweeny, 4A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Jasper averages 337.8 rushing yards per game.

 

CLASS 3A DIVISION I
Region II

Mount Vernon Tigers (7-3)

vs.

Dallas Madison Trojans (6-4)

4 p.m. Friday
City Bank Stadium, Forney

Coaches

  • Mount Vernon: Josh Finney
  • Madison: Damon Barnett

Last week

  • Mount Vernon: def. Tatum 32-26
  • Madison: def. Van Alstyne, 32-26

Next week

  • Winner vs. Kemp or Atlanta, 3A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Mount Vernon hasn't reached the third round of the playoffs since 1990.

 

Kemp Yellowjackets (8-2)

vs.

Atlanta Rabbits (6-5)

12:30 p.m. Friday
Christus TMF Rose Stadium, Tyler

Coaches

  • Kemp: Lee Wilkins
  • Atlanta: Matt McClure

Last week

  • Kemp: def. Lone Oak, 42-14
  • Atlanta: def. West Rusk, 28-20

Next week

  • Winner vs. Mount Vernon or Dallas Madison, 3A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Three of Atlanta's five losses have come to teams still participating in the Class 4A playoffs, and other two are to teams that are a combined 21-1.

 

No. 9 Gladewater Bears (10-1)

vs.

Eustace Bulldogs (4-7)

2 p.m. Friday
Van Memorial Stadium

Coaches

  • Gladewater: John Berry
  • Eustace: Steve Smith

Last week

  • Gladewater: def. Hughes Springs, 35-21
  • Eustace: def. Bonham, 59-34

Next week

  • Winner vs. Jefferson or Malakoff, 3A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Eustace quarterback Alejandro Sanchez has rushed for 742 yards in his last two games.

 

Region III

Diboll Lumberjacks (10-1)

vs.

Cameron Yoe Yoemen (10-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Mustang Stadium, Madisonville

Coaches

  • Diboll: Blake Morrison
  • Yoe: Tommy Brashear

Last week

  • Diboll: def. Buna, 31-26
  • Yoe: def. Whitney, 49-28

Next week

  • Winner vs. West or East Chambers, 3A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Yoe's only loss this season came to Giddings (22-21), which is still alive in the Class 4A playoffs.

 

Woodville Eagles (11-0)

vs.

Grandview Zebras (9-2)

7 p.m. Friday
Christus TMF Rose Stadium, Tyler

Coaches

  • Woodville: Ty Robinson
  • Grandview: Brad Davis

Last week

  • Woodville: def. Coldspring-Oakhurst, 34-7
  • Grandview: def. Rockdale, 45-21

Next week

  • Winner vs. Franklin or Troy, 3A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Woodville has never won 12 games in a season.

 

CLASS 3A DIVISION II
Region II

Edgewood Bulldogs (9-1)

vs.

Comanche Indians (9-3)

6 p.m. Friday
Rough Rider Stadium, Saginaw

Coaches

  • Edgewood: Kevin Bachtel
  • Comanche: Stephen Hermesmeyer

Last week

  • Edgewood: def. Rogers, 50-46
  • Comanche: Nocona, 42-30

Next week

  • Winner vs. Gunter or Lexington, 3A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Edgewood averages 45.8 points per game.

 

Region III

Winona Wildcats (7-4)

vs.

Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs (9-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Lobo Stadium, Longview

Coaches

  • Winona: Keylon Kincade
  • Corrigan-Camden: Seven Armstrong

Last week

  • Winona: def. Cooper, 37-35
  • Corrigan-Camden def. Elysian Fields, 34-27

Next week

  • Winner vs. Harmony or Daingerfield, 3A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Corrigan-Camden has not reached the third round of the playoffs since 2015.

 

Daingerfield Tigers (7-3)

vs.

Harmony Eagles (10-1)

2 p.m. Friday
Pirate Stadium, Longview

Coaches

  • Daingerfield: Davin Nelson
  • Harmony: Tim Russell

Last week

  • Daingerfield: def. Anderson-Shiro, 64-13
  • Harmony: def Bells, 56-21

Next week

  • Winner vs. Winona or Corrigan-Camden, 3A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Two of Daingerfield's three losses came to No. 2 Gunter (11-0) and Waskom (10-1).

 

Grand Saline Indians (7-3)

vs.

No. 1 Newton Eagles (10-0)

3 p.m. Friday
Lion Stadium, Henderson

Coaches

  • Grand Saline: Michael Ridge
  • Newton: W.T. Johnston

Last week

  • Grand Saline: def. Blue Ridge, 23-0
  • Newton: def. Paul Pewitt, 69-0

Next week

  • Winner vs. Waskom or Troup, 3A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Newton has five shutouts this season.

 

CLASS 2A DIVISION I
Region III

Tenaha Tigers (8-3)

vs.

Centerville Tigers (8-3)

1 p.m. Friday
Wildcat Stadium, Palestine

Coaches

  • Tenaha: Greg Jenkins
  • Centerville: Kyle Hardee

Last week

  • Tenaha: def. Shelbyville, 49-18
  • Centerville: def. Cushing, 51-18

Next week

  • Winner vs. Carlisle or Joaquin, 2A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Tenaha has reached at least the third round of the playoffs in each of the last seven seasons.

 

Alto Yellowjackets (8-3)

vs.

Garrison Bulldogs (9-2)

7 p.m. Friday
Dragon Stadium, Nacogdoches

Coaches

  • Alto: Ricky Joe Meeks
  • Garrison: Larry Prince

Last week

  • Alto: def. Normangee, 47-16
  • Garrison: def. Groveton, 56-27

Next week

  • Winner vs. San Augustine or Jewett Leon, 2A Division I regional semifinal

Did you know?: Garrison defeated Alto, 35-21, in Week 4 this season.

 

San Augustine Wolves (9-2)

vs.

Jewett Leon Cougars (8-3)

1 p.m. Friday
Monte Jack Driskell Stadium, Crockett

Coaches

  • San Augustine: Marty Murr
  • Leon: Jeremy Colvert

Last week

  • San Augustine: def. Timpson, 40-12
  • Leon: def. Big Sandy, 55-42

Next week

  • Winner vs. Alto or Garrison, 2A Division I regional semifinals

Did you know?: San Augustine is averaging 38.5 points per game during its current eight-game winning streak.

 

CLASS 2A DIVISION II
Region III

Simms Bowie Pirates (7-4)

vs.

No. 3 Mart Panthers (10-1)

2 p.m. Friday
Wildcat Stadium, Whitehouse

Coaches

  • Bowie: Eddy May
  • Mart: Kevin Hoffman

Last week

  • Bowie: def. Era, 19-12
  • Mart: def. West Hardin, 80-0

Next week

  • Winner vs. Grapeland or Detroit, 2A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Mart is averaging 53.6 points per game.

 

Grapeland Sandies (10-1)

vs.

Detroit Eagles (4-6)

7 p.m. Friday
Bruce Field, Athens

Coaches

  • Grapeland: Wayne Mahaffey
  • Detroit: M.K. Hamilton

Last week

  • Grapeland: def. Hubbard, 54-0
  • Detroit: def. Cumby, 50-42

Next week

  • Winner vs. Mart or Simms Bowie, 2A Division II regional semifinal

Did you know?: Grapeland's 10 wins are its most since 1991.