State 7-on-7 Tournament: Four East Texas Teams Advance to Championship Bracket
COLLEGE STATION — East Texas had five teams competing Thursday the Division II and Division III state 7-on-7 tournament at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
Four of them advanced to Friday’s championship bracket with stellar pool-play performances.
Gilmer and Spring Hill each went 2-1 in their respective pools, while Pleasant Grove did well enough at 1-2 to earn a spot in the championship bracket.
Tenaha, competing in its first state tournament, went 2-1 in its pool and reached the Division III championship bracket.
The Division II championship bracket, a 32-team, single-elimination format, gets underway at 9 a.m. Friday. Gilmer faces Mexia, Spring Hill meets Springtown, and Pleasant Grove clashes with Boerne in the Round of 32.
Tenaha will face Johnson City at 8 a.m. Friday in Division III championship play, which is a 16-team, single-elimination tournament.
Palestine went 0-3 in its pool on Thursday and will face Gonzales at 8 a.m. Friday in the Division II consolation bracket’s Round of 16.
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2018 State 7-on-7 Tournament
At Veterans Park and Athletic Complex, College Station
Thursday’s East Texas Pool Play Results
- Decatur 40, Gilmer 33
- Hitchock 39, La Vernia 13
- Gilmer 39, La Vernia 25
- Decatur 27, Hitchcock 6
- Decatur 32, 32, La Vernia 20
- Gilmer 47, Hitchock 28
- Gilmer advances to championship bracket
- Burnet 46, Palestine 34
- Sunnyvale 32, Raymondville 19
- Sunnyvale 26, Palestine 0
- Raymondville 33, Burnet 27
- Sunnyvale 53, Burnet 7
- Raymondville 33, Palestine 26
- Palestine advances to consolation bracket
- Melissa 60, Pleasant Grove 13
- Pleasanton 60, Stephenville 38
- Stephenville 38, Pleasant Grove 34
- Melissa 56, Pleasanton 35
- Stephenville 40, Melissa 38
- Pleasant Grove 50, Pleasanton 48
- Pleasant Grove advances to championship bracket
- Spring Hill 40, Mineral Wells 20
- Waxahachie Life 25, Wharton 19
- Spring Hill 27, Wharton 22
- Mineral Wells 27, Waxahachie Life 13
- Mineral Wells 34, Wharton 18
- Waxahachie Life 43, Spring Hill 30
- Spring Hill advances to championship bracket
- Lovelady 47, Lexington 34
- Wellington 39, Tenaha 37
- Lovelady 50, Wellington 33
- Tenaha 25, Lexington 13
- Wellington 35, Lexington 14
- Tenaha 53, Lovelady 28
- Tenaha advances to championship bracket
- Pleasant Grove vs. Boerne, 9 a.m. (Field 11A)
- Gilmer vs. Mexia, 9 a.m. (Field 3B)
- Spring Hill vs. Springtown, 9 a.m. (Field 10B)
- Palestine vs. Gonzales, 8 a.m. (Field 3B)
- Tenaha vs. Johnson City, 8 a.m. (Field 1B)