Five area teams going to play offs

by By Michelle Dillon


The undefeated Alto Yellowjackets (11-0, 5-0) were District 10-2A-1 champions and will face the Cayuga Wildcats (4-6, 2-3) in the 2A-D1 bi-district round of state playoffs.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Tomato Bowl in Jacksonville.

The winner will advance to the area round playoff against the victor in the Joaquin Rams (8-2, 5-1) versus Shelbyville Dragons (7-3, 3-2) game.

A community bonfire and pep rally is planned for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, downtown behind the dollar stores.

Brook Hill

The Brook Hill Guard (7-3) lost their final regular season game to Texas Christian High School-Cedar Hill by a score of 7-44, but will still have the chance for TAPPS Division 2 post-season play.

The Guard will travel to Frisco to battle Legacy Christian (8-2) in the Area round playoff.

Kickoff will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.

If Brook Hill should win the Area, they will advance to the Regional playoff where they may again face Cedar Hill Trinity Christian if they defeat Fort Worth Southwest Christian.


Bullard, having won the last regular season game, ended with a 3-7, 2-2 record and gained the opportunity to enter the 4A-D2 state playoff bracket.

The Panthers will take on the Mexia Black Cats (6-3, 5-1), beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Hill High School.

The victor will then face the winner of the Sunnyvale (10-0, 5-0) versus Pittsburg (4-6, 1-3) match.


Rusk, despite losing their final district game, 18-46, to Wills Point, will enter the 4A-D2 bi-district playoff with a 3-7, 3-1 season record.

The Rusk Eagles will clash with the Salado Eagles beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Corsicana High School.

Whichever Eagles team dominates will advance to the Area round against the winner of Pleasant Grove (9-1, 4-0) versus the Community Braves (5-5, 2-3).


Troup’s record is 6-4, 5-2, following their fifth straight district win.

The Troup Tigers will begin post-season play in the 3A-D2 bracket against the Leonard Tigers (6-4, 4-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at City Bank Stadium in Forney.

A pep rally will be held Friday, Nov. 15, from 1:50 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. in the Troup High School gym.

The triumphant Tigers will advance to the area round playoff against the winner of the Newton Eagles (9-1, 5-0) versus New Diana Eagles (6-4, 4-3) game.

Attendees should be aware of stadium regulations.

Tomato Bowl policies can be found on the home page of for those attending the Alto playoff.

The bag policy for Cedar Hill High School is posted on the Bullard Athletic Facebook page and Forney ISD guidelines can be found on the Troup Athletics Facebook page.