Coach Mike Franklin’s Tolar Rattlers lost a 52-14 decision to Mart, the No. 2 team in the state in the Associated Press rankings, tonight at Newsom Stadium in Mansfield in the regional round of the 2A, Div. I football playoffs. The District 7-2A, Div. I runner-up Rattlers finished their season with a 10-3 record. Mart, 12-0, advances to the regional semifinals next week against either Crawford or Hico.
Coach Mike Franklin’s Tolar Rattlers are trailing Mart, the No. 2 team in the state in the Associated Press rankings, 28-0 at halftime tonight at Newsom Stadium in Mansfield in the regional round of the 2A, Div. I football playoffs.
Granbury High School senior setter Aubrey Ezell earned her second consecutive volleyball Most Valuable Player Award, by vote of the eight coaches in District 8-5A. Teammate Breanna Crain, a senior libero, was voted as the district’s Defensive Player of the Year. Lady Pirate sophomore Jordyn Musser is the Newcomer of the Year, and first-team all-district honors went to junior Karis Beasley and sophomore Amber Strange. Read the article in Saturday’s Hood County News.
Coach Mike Franklin’s Tolar Rattlers, 10-2 and No. 10 in the state according to the final 2014 Class 2A rankings on Dave Campbell’s website, will challenge second-ranked and 11-0 Mart Friday, Nov. 28, in Mansfield in the regional round of the 2A, Div. I football playoffs. Mart is No. 2 in the AP rankings and was No. 1 in the final Dave Campbell’s poll. The kickoff for the Tolar-Mart contest is set for 6 p.m. at Newsom Stadium, 3700 E. Broad St. in Mansfield. Tickets for both adults and students will be $6, Tolar head coach Mike Franklin said. Tolar’s fans will sit on the visitors side. District 7-2A runner-up Tolar advanced to the regional round by beating Quinlan Boles 34-14 last Friday night in Alvarado in the area round. This marks the first time Tolar has won two playoff games in a season in 11-man football, school officials said. District 8-2A champion Mart had an opening-round playoff bye, then crushed Bells, 77-6, in its area playoff game last week.
The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Div. II six-man football state semifinal playoff game between North Central Texas Academy and Fredericksburg Heritage Christian School will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in Zephyr. Tickets will be $8 for adults, $5 for students. NCTA (7-5) won its regional playoff game over Alvin Living Stones (5-5), 58-8, last Saturday. The Heritage Eagles (8-3) beat Lifegate Christian, 30-22, in their regional playoff. The winner will advance to the state championship game next week against the winner of this weekend’s other semifinal, either Fort Worth Covenant or Longview Trinity.