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A Handful of Pineywoods Teams Still Alive in Football Playoffs

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We are now 4 weeks deep into the Texas High School Football Playoffs.  Last Saturday saw the Lufkin Panthers bow out of the playoffs in a game that will be talked about for years to come. 

However, a few Deep East Texas teams are still alive and kicking.

In Division 1, Class 1A, the Alto Yellowjackets are two wins away from playing for a state championship, however, they will be facing their toughest test to date.  Alto will be playing Mart Friday night in Athens.  Both teams come with a great playoff pedigree, but Mart is certainly the favorite of this game as they have been destroying their playoff opponents, including San Augustine (49-21).  The Wolves of San Augustine were the champions of the district in which Alto plays in.

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In Division 2, Class 1A, another team that is no stranger to playing deep in the postseason, the Tenaha Tigers are also two wins from claiming another state championship.  The Tigers (8-4) take on Frost (11-1) this Friday night in Van.  Frost has the better record, but Tenaha seems to be the better football team.  The Tigers should take this by 10 points.

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In Division 1, Class 2A, the Newton Eagles seem to have the best run going for a state title.  After drawing a first round bye in the playoffs, Newton has beaten Teague (68-17) and Grandview (82-35).  The Eagle’s next victim will be Franklin in a game to played in Lufkin Friday night.

Keep up with all the East Texas sports at etsn.fm.

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