Welcome to the least predictable district in East Texas -- 11-2A Division I.
Here, you'll find one of the most tradition-laden programs in the state with Alto, an offensive juggernaut a few defenders away from being state-title contenders in San Augustine, and a Carlisle program that's been as about as consistently successful as any 2A team in the region...
East Texans on Boys TABC All-State Teams
Octavius Evans, G, Sr., Center
Bryson Barrett, G, Soph., Neches
Trai Gardner, G, Jr., Tenaha
Josiah Johnson, G, Soph., Big Sandy
Tink McQuirter, F, Sr., Grapeland
Parker Wilson, G, Sr., Gr
SALTILLO -- There was no bigger winner than Bullard's girls basketball team Thursday as a busy weekend of tournament across the East Texas region began.
The Lady Panthers opened their time at the Saltillo Tournament with a 68-46 win against fellow Class 4A opponent Paris North Lamar and earned a 73-20 victory over Bogata Rivercrest from Class 2A later in the day.
Ever since Alto dropped to the state's smallest 11-man classification, the Yellowjackets have had a stranglehold on their district competition.
In head coach Paul Gould's three seasons in charge, Alto sports a 31-6 overall record.
The 'Jackets once again appear to be in good position to lay claim to another district title, but stiff challenges from the likes of San Augustine, Shelbyville, and Joaq
The following is a list of Saturday's regional semifinals scores involving East Texas teams.
CLASS 4A REGION II
Krum 6, Athens 1 (Krum wins series, 2-1)
CLASS 4A REGION III
Huffman Hargrave 2, Carthage 0
Huffman Hargrave 10, Carthage 5 (Hargrave wins series, 2-1)
CLASS 3A REGION II
Pilot Point 5, Hughes Springs 4 -- suspended in 3rd inning, umpire suffered medical emergency