District 4-4A DI
Wichita Falls Hirschi 41, Gainesville 21
Mar’tez Vrana completed nine passes for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns, leading the Huskies to a win in the season finale. Daimarqua Foster turned in another fine performance, totaling 169 yards and a pair of scores on the ground; Foster also broke loose for a 69 yard run in the contest.
Three different Leopard rushers tallied touchdowns in the effort, led by sophomore Brandon Baker’s 137 yard performance. Gainesville’s season ends with a 3-7 record and a 1-4 district mark, while Hirschi is through to the postseason as the second seed; they’ll take on Brownwood Friday night.
District 3-4A DII
Graham 49, Iowa Park 14
The Steers capped off an undefeated regular season with the same explosive offensive performance as seen all season, scoring the most points against the Hawk defense in 2017. The usual suspects turned in strong performances again: Tucker Horn completed 11 passes for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Chase Gilmore added 165 yards and a pair of scores on the ground.
Iowa Park takes second place in district with the loss, and will compete against Waxahachie Life in bi-district next week. Graham is paired with Hillsboro for their opening round contest.
District 5-3A DII
Nocona 63, Millsap 39
Jeremy James turned in a solid performance under center, tossing three touchdowns 272 yards on 16 completions to guide the Indians to a win. James also tallied a pair of scores on the ground, with Tanner Cable and Francisco Garcia each recording a touchdown to go along with 117 and 137 yards rushing, respectively.
The Bulldogs finish the season with a 4-6 record and a win in district, their eighth straight season without a playoff appearance. Nocona is through to the postseason, squaring off with Leonard next week.
District 6-2A DI
Bells 63, Tom Bean 0
Bryan Ponder played a monstrous game under center for the Panthers, completing 24 passes for 459 yards and seven touchdowns to catapult Bells to the win. The rushing unit as a whole tallied 152 yards in the game, with Eli Strickland leading the way on 54 yards and a touchdown.
Tom Bean’s season comes to an end, finishing with a 1-9 record, the only win coming in district. Bells meanwhile locks in as the third seed in district, and will take on Windthorst in the bi-district round this coming Thursday.
District 7-2A DII
Haskell 53, Petrolia 22
In the second dominating quarterback performance in the Texoma region, Haskell’s Reed Roewe tossed five touchdowns and 313 yards on 12 completions to guide the Indians to a solid win on the road. The rushing unit here combined for 116 yards, led by junior Gary Shaw with 34 yards and a touchdown. Zander Garcia hauled in three of Roewe’s touchdown tosses to go along with 170 yards receiving on the night.
Haskell qualifies for the postseason in the first season under coach Brian Hodnett, and will challenge Lindsay in the bi-district round. Despite the loss, Petrolia qualifies for the postseason as well (also with a first year coach), and will take on Muenster this coming Friday to open the postseason.
District 8-2A DII
Muenster 73, Perrin-Whitt 0
Muenster capped off a district title and undefeated regular season in dominant fashion, scoring the most points on the season before a home crowd. Parker McGrew tossed a pair of touchdowns on three completions, but the running game stole the show as five different Hornets reached paydirt, led by Clay Stevens with three scores on 140 yards.
Perrin-Whitt’s season ends with a 1-9 record, the lone win coming in district competition. Muenster begins their postseason this coming Friday against Petrolia.