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ET Football: Longview to face West Brook again, this time at home

George Whitley

By George Whitley
Nov. 11, 2017 at 10:52 p.m.

It's like deja vu all over again when surmising Longview's bi-district playoff game against Beaumont West Brook.

The big difference this time, however, is the Lobos are playing host to the Bruins.

Last year West Brook scored a thrilling 34-33 first round victory when the schools met down in the Golden Triangle.

The Lobos closed the regular season portion of their menu with a 61-3 mauling of Mesquite. Longview enters postseason play on a six-game win streak and sport a 9-1 overall record.

West Brook, meanwhile, overcame a late-season two-game slide to close with back-to-back Ws and enter the fray with a 7-2 overall mark.

The Pine Tree Pirates (3-7) found their way back to the playoff party for the first time in 16 years and face the North Forney Falcons (8-2) in a 7:30 p.m. kick Friday at Bruce Field in Athens.

Class 4A's top-ranked and undefeated Carthage Bulldogs open their quest for a repeat when they face the Huffman Hargrave Falcons on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Jasper.

Carthage has won 21 straight contests dating back to last season.

The playoff-seasoned Gilmer Buckeyes are in the mix for a 12th consecutive season. Gilmer, like Longview, has a bi-district rematch with the Diboll Lumberjacks.

Marshall's Maverick Stadium is the site for this Friday's 7:30 p.m. kick. The Buckeyes dealt Diboll a 50-28 defeat last year.

The White Oak Roughnecks celebrate their first outright district championship in 46 years and collide with the Commerce Tigers Friday night in Emory. White Oak was able to roll through the District 8-3A menu with a spotless 5-0 worksheet.

The Harmony Eagles, along with both Carthage and Tenaha, are the only local unbeatens entering the postseason dance.

It's been an offensive explosion for the Eagles, which average over 53 points per game. Harmony's defense has also recorded five shutouts.

The Eagles tangle with Paul Pewitt Friday night at Pine Tree's Pirate Stadium. The two met last year in the first round as Harmony bagged a 48-21 triumph.

(Follow George Whitley on Twitter: @GPigskinprof)



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