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Round Four Games to Watch: Central Texas Programs
Sunday, 9th December 2018 - 5:25PM
#4 Milford (12-1) vs Leakey (12-1)

Last week the Bulldogs defeated #6 Union Hill 51-38 to earn their spot in the final four. Taron Smith proved to be the difference maker for Milford.

Smith finished the game 13-20, 166, 4TD through the air and added 9 carries for 106-yards and 2TD.

Defensively the Bulldogs forced seven Union Hill turnovers. Smith came away with two interceptions, while Damyan Woodwad came away with four. The seventh turnover came on a fumble recovery by Jasean Brooks.

Leakey was able to knockoff Gorman 68-36 to earn their spot in the final four. During this playoff run the Eagles have defeated traditional powers Jonesboro and May.

The Eagles had three different players finish the game with multiple rushing touchdowns. Abel Montoya and Trace Lackey had two each, while Hunter Williams finished with three.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bulldog Stadium in Burnet.

De Leon (10-4) vs San Saba (13-0)

The Bearcats were able to defeat Riesel 44-21 last week behind a dominant performance from their leader Kevin Yeager.

Yeager scored six total touchdowns in the game (3-passing and 3-rushing) and displayed his kicking ability with a 36-yard field goal.

The De Leon defense was able to hold the explosive Riesel offense to their lowest scoring total since early October.

The Armadillos literally weathered the storm last week in their double overtime win against Celeste 62-56.

The game began with a one hour weather delay, but that didn’t stop the Dillos determination, especially their junior RB Eli Salinas.

Salinas used his low center of gravity to power through the Blue Devils’ defense en route to a seven touchdown performance.

The last time these two teams played, San Saba game away with a 62-12 victory in district 7-2A DI action. The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood.

#3 Mart (12-1) vs #8 Muenster (12-1)

The Panthers used their rushing attack, which totaled in 548-yards on 51 carries to defeat Grapeland 64-22 last week in the regional finals.

Mart finished the game with eight rushing touchdowns by three different players. (Shatydrick Bailey 4, Tyrek Home 3, and Roddrell Freeman 1).

During this playoff run the Panthers have outscored their opponents 210-30.

The Hornets dominated Evadale last week 56-0 behind potent rushing attack of their own.

Muenster had five players finish the game with rushing touchdowns and quarterback Parker McGrew was 10-12,175, 2TD in the victory.

The game will be a battle of defending state champions, now that Mart made the drop from 2A DI to 2A DII. Muenster defeated Tenaha last year 27-20 for the DII title, while Mart defeated Refugio for the 34-21 for the DI title.

Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. Thursday at The Star in Frisco.

#4 La Vega (11-2) vs #2 Argyle (13-0)

The Pirates are on a mission and last week the team standing in their way was the Paris Wildcats. La Vega held a 24-7 lead early in the fourth quarter and finished with a 38-20 victory.

La Vega has outscored their playoff opponents 167-41. The Pirates defense was able to force three turnovers last week, two fumbles and one interception.

The Eagles needed multiple third down conversions and some last minute magic to get by rival Celina last week 26-22.

Junior quarterback Bo Hogeboom got his lone touchdown throw of the game with :25 left on the clock. Hogeboom hit Cole Kirkpatrick on a 28-yard strike to seal the victory for Argyle.

These two heavyweights have been on a collision course all season and La Vega is determined to avenge their 31-29 loss to the Eagles in week 2.

The game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday at MISD Stadium in Midlothian.

Midway (11-1) vs #1 Allen (13-0)

The Panthers were facing elimination last week down 24-0 at halftime to Klein Oak. Midway would make the necessary adjustments at halftime and pull off a 28-27 victory.

James Fulbright scored two rushing touchdowns in the game and tied the school record with 63 career touchdowns. Nick Jimenez found his rhythm in the second half going 12 of 15 for 177 yards, while finishing the game 20 of 30 for 246 yards.

Parker Nall provided the momentum for the Panthers with a 47-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and a huge hit that led to a Marcus Johnson interception that secured the victory.

The Eagles faced their toughest game of the season last week in a 31-24 victory over The Woodlands.

Allen struggled to slow down the Highlanders rushing attack giving up 230 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Celdon Manning carried the Eagles with two rushing touchdowns on 10 carries for 90-yards. Ole Miss commit Grant Tisdale struggled to connect with his receivers and sailed a majority of his passes high.

The game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium.

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