High school football
Martin is the last team still in the playoffs, as Lamar, Sam Houston and Bowie were each eliminated in their bi-district-round playoff games last week.
While Martin easily handled Midland, Bowie went to overtime against San Angelo Central on Friday and came up just short, 55-52.
The Vols were staked to a 42-21 lead going into the fourth quarter but then were outscored 21-0 by Central. In the overtime period, Bowie mustered 10 points to Central’s 13.
The Vols finished their season 7-4.
Sam Houston lost to Odessa Permian by a 31-7 final in Odessa, also finishing its year at 7-4.
Lamar also surrendered 31 points to its first-round foe, losing 31-13 to Abilene to finish 8-3.
Arlington did well at the Grand Prairie Classic last weekend, picking up wins against Dallas Triple A Academy (36-16), Irving Nimitz (46-42) and New Boston (60-43), along with a loss to Waxahachie (50-35).
The Lady Colts have nondistrict games this week against Nimitz again on Tuesday and visit Mansfield at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
District competition opens on Dec. 16 at Martin.
Bowie competed in the Colleyville Heritage Tournament, defeating El Paso El Dorado 47-39 and South Grand Prairie 50-46.
Bowie was edged by Southlake Carroll, 34-31.
This week Bowie has nondistrict action hosting Cedar Hill on Tuesday and visiting Seguin at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Lady Vols will open district at Fort Worth Paschal on Dec. 16.
Sam Houston lost to Grand Prairie, Nimitz and North Mesquite in the Grand Prairie tournament. District play opens Dec. 16 hosting North Crowley.
Lamar edged L.D. Bell in nondistrict play Friday 67-65.
Up this week are Seguin and South Grand Prairie as Lamar readies for its Dec. 16 district opener at Weatherford.
— Stephen English