CORSICANA -- Friday night's Class 3A Division I Region III area playoff between perennial powers Carthage and Navasota was billed as perhaps the state's biggest second-round matchup, regardless of classification.
Class 3A Division I Region III
Carthage Bulldogs (10-1)
Navasota Rattlers (10-1)
7:30 p.m. Friday
Tiger Stadium, Corsicana
- Carthage: Scott Surratt
- Navasota: Lee Fedora
- Carthage: won 49-6 vs. Mexia
- Navasota: won 31-7 vs. Robinson
- Winner faces Silsbee (8-2) or Stafford (10-1) in a 3A D-I Region III semifinal.
RUSK -- Friday's Class 3A Division I Region III bi-district playoff marked the third time Carthage and Mexia have played in the postseason since 2007.
Kilgore's 34-29 defeat of top-ranked Gilmer wasn't enough to vault the Bulldogs to the top spot, but it did push them one spot up to No. 2 in Class 3A in the final Associated Press rankings that were released Monday.
Thanks to its District 16-3A championship-winning victory against No. 1 Gilmer, Kilgore took over the top spot in ETSN.fm's final regular-season weekly East Texas Class 3A rankings.
The Texas Girls Coaches Association ranked 16 East Texas teams in its final regular-season polls of the 2013 volleyball season.
WHITEHOUSE -- Carthage wasted little time asserting its will in Monday night's Class 3A Region III bi-district volleyball playoff.
Once again, there wasn't much movement among East Texas schools in the latest Associated Press high school football rankings, which were released Monday.
The top seven teams in last week's poll won, resulting in only two changes in the ETSN.fm Week 10 East Texas Class 3A Poll.
CARTHAGE -- Class 3A's seventh-ranked Carthage Bulldogs celebrated senior night with a seven-touchdown first half.