MINEOLA — Keevie Rose rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown, and Malakoff eliminated previously unbeaten Jefferson, 31-21, in their Class 3A Division I area playoff Friday afternoon.

The Tigers (9-2) will play Gladewater (11-1) at 7:30 p.m. next Friday from Christus TMF Rose Stadium in Tyler in a Region II semifinal.

Jefferson (11-1) ran just four plays from scrimmage in the first half, and was dominated by Malakoff in time of possession for the game.

Malakoff quarterback Darion Peace accounted for two touchdowns on the day.

Dee Black scored twice, while Trey Hodge passed for a pair of touchdowns for Jefferson.

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