High school football playoffs
The Seguin football team nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Class 4A last Friday in the bi-district round of the playoffs, coming within a touchdown and extra point of downing undefeated Whitehouse.
Trailing 23-0, Seguin managed to tie the game at 23 in the middle of the third quarter. Whitehouse had entered the playoffs ranked No. 3 in the state according to the Associated Press poll.
As it stood, Whitehouse needed an overtime touchdown to send the Cougars home for the season by a 50-44 final.
Kelton Moore had 32 rushing yards in the first half and tacked on a whopping 190 after halftime while passing for 276 yards to lead the Cougars offense.
• Martin defeated Keller Central 21-16 to advance to the area round of the playoffs. Warriors running back Nic Smith accumulated 194 yards on 23 rushes and a touchdown, accounting for more than half of Martin’s total yardage.
The Warriors will take on Odessa at 7:30 p.m. Friday at UTA Maverick Stadium.
• Lamar overcame a strong foe in Justin Northwest last Friday to advance to the area round. The Vikings won 36-29 on the strength of Jesse Drummer’s 292 passing yards and three touchdowns, and saw five different ball carriers compile 79 yards on the ground.
The Vikings take on Abilene Cooper at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene.
• Bowie had the bad luck of drawing Southlake Carroll in the bi-district round last week. They lost 56-14 on Friday.
• Arlington also lost a lopsided bi-district game last Friday, falling 45-9 to Keller Fossil Ridge.
High school volleyball playoffs
Arlington’s Lady Colts drew a tough opponent in the regional quarterfinal round of the playoffs last Monday, falling to Southlake Carroll in three sets.
The Lady Colts were at least able to show the Lady Dragons two of the toughest sets Carroll has played all year, as Carroll narrowly edged Arlington 25-23 in the first and 26-24 in the third.
In the first two rounds of the playoffs, Arlington swept Keller Timber Creek and San Angelo Central.
— Stephen English