For the 2nd time in three weeks we had some Monday Night Football involving our area High School Teams in the State Playoffs. This time its for the Regional Championship, and for the Cooper Pirates they would have to get through the juggernaut known as the Stephenville Yellow Jackets.
The Shallowater Mustangs were hoping for a better result that their 2-3A neighbors, against Graham in Sweetwater.
The matchup is set for San Diego on December 30th as the Red Raiders will take on the Arizona State Sundevils in the National University Holiday Bowl.
The Red Raiders will get back to practice on Wednesday and have 18 days until they suit it up against the Sun Devils. By that time we will have new State Champions at all levels of the high school ranks, weather permitting of course.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are heading west later this month to face the No. 16 Arizona State Sun Devils in the Holiday Bowl in beautiful San Diego, California.
Red Raiders set to face No. 16 Arizona State in San Diego on Dec. 30
Friday night was set to be a big night for several of our area teams looking to advance in the state high school football playoffs, but for the 2nd time in 3 weeks weather played a major factor in changing up schedules.
The Monterey Plainsmen pulled out a 5-point win over Riverside, 43-38.
The Coronado Mustangs were down by eight at one point against San Elizario but would fight back in the second half for a 52-42 victory.
The Lubbock High Westerners made it a game in the final minute against the Palo Duro Dons, but the Westerners weren't strong enough to hold them off as they fell 67-66.
The host, Frenship Tigers, have made things look easy so far in the Gene Messer Shootout taking on El Paso Socorro, in their second game on Friday.
Monterey played the last of the early games today at the Gene Messer Shootout taking on El Paso El Dorado.
The weather has struck again, forcing some changes to be made to Texas high school football playoff schedules as a couple of our area teams had to change their plans.
The Skyrockets and the Eagles are braving the cold out at Jones Stadium this evening, but the basketball players over at the Gene Messer shootout were nice and toasty at the Tiger Pit and first up the Lubbock High Westerners taking on the El Paso Socorro Bulldogs.
Over in the Tiger Pit, Frenship played host to Amarillo Caprock.
Next up in the pit, Coach Dean's Coronado Mustangs took on El Paso Riverside.
With Winter Weather slowing things to a crawl, The Gene Messer Shootout is rolling right along, but not without some changes.
The Monterey Plainsmen took on San Elizario from down on the border.
Lubbock High now playing Caprock in their first game of the tournament.
The weather is taking its toll on several events around the South Plains tonight but the 20th Gene Messer Shootout rolled on tonight over at the tiger pit.