Despite setbacks related to COVID-19 during the regular season, several local teams continue to enjoy post-season playoff action on the gridiron.
The Daingerfield Tigers (visitor) will face the Waskom Wildcats Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Longview’s Lobo Stadium. This will be the third time the two teams have gone to battle with each garnering a win against the other previously. The Blue Tigers, led by Coach Davin Nelson, enter this week’s game as the top seed from District 10-3A. Daingerfield convincingly beat Grand Saline 53-21 during the bi-district battle a week earlier. The Wildcats, who beat New Waverly 45-33 last week, are currently in second place with a 9-1 record losing only to Elysian Fields this season. The Tigers hope to improve upon their 9-2 season.
On the other end of Morris County, the Paul Pewitt Brahmas will take on the Newton Eagles in the area round of playoff action set for Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Lion Stadium in Henderson. The Brahmas, who will be the home team, are led by new head coach Richard Strickland.
The Hughes Springs Mustangs are also enjoying post-season playing time this season and will look to knock off the West Rusk Raiders. The matchup is set for Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Gladewater Bears Stadium.
In Franklin County, the Mount Vernon Tigers advance to area round playoffs and will face the West Trojans Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium in Rockwall. The Tigers will be the home team with a capacity of 3,000 seats.
The Rivercrest Rebels will release school at 1 p.m. Nov. 20 in order to journey to the Gopher Bowl in Grand Prairie and meet the Crawford Pirates in the area round of playoffs. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket information for all playoff games is available on each school’s district or athletic Facebook page.