Six-Man Division I Region IV
Final

Oakwood Panthers (9-2)
vs.
Abbott Panthers (10-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Black Cat Field, Mexia

Coaches
Oakwood: Mike Heckathorn
Abbott: Terry Crawford

Road To Regionals

Oakwood

  • Bi-district: def. Ladonia Fannindel, 110-65
  • Regional semifinal: def. Buckholts, 83-71

 

Abbott

  • Bi-district: def. Coolidge, 66-0
  • Regional semifinal: def. Leverett's Chapel, 62-16

 

Next week: Winner plays Santa Anna (11-1) or Gordon (9-3) in a Six-Man Division I state semifinal.

 

Playmakers

Oakwood

  • Damiyne Durham
  • Bryson Randle
  • Louis Collins
  • Mike Biedrzycki
  • Robert Burden

 

Abbott

  • Tyler Russell, Sr.
  • James Bartosh, Sr.
  • Tanner Pope, Jr.
  • Darren Popp, Jr.
  • Pete Galvan, Sr.

 

Just the facts

  • Oakwood gained 627 total yards in last week's 83-71 win vs. Buckholts.
  • The Panthers rushed for 375 yards.
  • Nine of Oakwood's 13 scoring plays covered 36 or more yards, according to the Temple Daily Telegram.
  • Oakwood has won six consecutive games.
  • Oakwood has scored 71 or more points in five of those six contests, including 83 last week and 110 in the first round of the playoffs.
  • Abbott has won five consecutive games.
  • Abbott has held those five opponents to 24 combined points and shut out three of them.
  • Nine of Abbott's 12 opponents have scored 12 points or fewer.

 

Don't be surprised if: The contrast in styles makes for an exciting six-man contest. Oakwood enters Friday's game as the offense-oriented team averaging 78.7 points per game during a six-game winning streak. On the other sideline is an Abbott team that has dominated defensively. Abbott allows a stellar 16.3 points per game, which is extremely difficult to accomplish in the offense-friendly world of six-man football. This should be the classic strength vs. strength matchup.