In this week's installment of the podcast, our Clint Buckley and Mike Graham take a look at all six state semifinals involving East Texas teams this weekend.

With the state championships from AT&T Stadium in Arlington just one week away, we cover which teams from the region have the best chances at reaching Jerry World.

Tenaha tries to make it three state finals in four years when the Tigers face an undefeated and state-ranked Bremond team. Can Tenaha get back to state after being eliminated in the semifinals a season ago?

Newton, after a slow start, is entering its semifinal with unbeaten Blanco with loads of confidence. Can a powerful rushing attack and suffocating defense lead Newton its first state final since 2005?

Waskom saw its run end in the state semifinals a season ago. Will this year be any different when the Wildcats face a Sonora team that knocked off defending champion Cisco last week?

Mineola keeps proving the doubters wrong. Following an 0-3 start, the Yellowjackets will be playing in their first-ever state semifinal. Will the magic continue this Friday against Shallowater?

It doesn't get any more blue-blood than Gilmer and Celina. Those two storied programs collide Friday night at SMU, as Gilmer seeks its fifth title game appearance since 2004.

The podcast concludes with a look at the huge 5A Division I showdown between No. 1 and defending champion Aledo and John Tyler, which will be playing in its third semifinal in four years. The Lions lost the previous two, but are aiming for their first state finals appearance since 2000.

If you have any questions or comments, contact our guys on Twitter -- @ClintBuckley, @Mike_ETSN, or @etsnfm.

Thanks for listening!