Canton reaches 7on7 state Division II consolation quarterfinals; Whitehouse, Longview perfect in Div. I pool play

Canton got past Levelland and Frisco Liberty before bowing out in a 1-point loss to Stephenville Friday in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket in College Station. (Courtesy @CantonEagleFB)

The second day of play at the Adidas 7on7 state championships featured last-second heartbreaks, a scuffle and two unbeatens as teams from the Piney Woods continued their quest for a state title in College Station.

Pleasant Grove advanced the furthest of the Division II representatives with the Hawks narrowly edging Mexia (33-32) in its opening-round game Friday in the championship bracket before blowing out Lubbock Estacado (39-14) to reach the quarterfinals.

Facing Abilene Wylie, the same team it did in the Class 4A baseball state semifinals earlier this month, Pleasant Grove experienced a similar result. The Hawks were stopped 3-1 by Wylie in baseball and were denied by two points again in their quarterfinal loss, 35-33.

Wylie went on to lose to Graham 27-20 in the state final with the Steers capturing a Division II title for the third time in four years.

Carthage and Palestine were put out in their first-round championship bracket games as Carthage lost 39-19 to Cuero and Palestine was upended 32-15 against San Augustine, which eventually lost to China Spring.

The Canton Eagles and Gilmer Buckeyes were looking for a bounce back on Day 2 in the consolation bracket after both struggled in pool play Thursday.

Gilmer went 0-3 on Thursday, but quickly showed on Friday that things would be different, downing Salado 39-20. That set up a second-round clash with Stephenville which produced the most talked about moment of the day. During a tense contest, an altercation on the field led to a benches clearing situation with both teams pushing and shoving before order was restored.

Stephenville eventually emerged with a 34-33 victory.

Meanwhile, Canton, which went 1-2 on Thursday, got past Levelland 19-13 in its first-round matchup before trouncing Liberty, 33-18. That put Canton against Stephenville in the quarterfinals. The Eagles were driving to tie the game and scored the touchdown, but were denied on the extra point to fall 27-26.

Stephenville went on to lose to Midlothian Heritage in the consolation final.

 

WHITEHOUSE, LONGVIEW GO UNBEATEN IN DIVISION I POOL PLAY

It was a good Day 1 for the Wildcats and Lobos as both successfully navigated through their respective pools to book spots in Saturday's championship bracket.

Whitehouse, which was in Pool O, defeated Round Rock Westwood (41-35), The Woodlands (33-20) and Arlington (33-26).

Longview, in Pool I, defeated Pearland (28-19), Lubbock Coronado (46-30) and DeSoto (34-19).

The championship bracket play begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Longview opens against Clear Brook and Whitehouse takes on Abilene Cooper. If they win, the Lobos will face the winner of Abilene and Georgetown with the Wildcats taking on the winner of Houston Lamar and Fort Bend Bush in the second round at 10:15 a.m.

The state championship game is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Jacksonville, Marshall and Lufkin will be in the consolation bracket.

The Indians, making their second-straight trip to state, went 1-2 in Pool N, falling to Cy Creek (33-24) and Cedar Park (43-26) before salvaging the day with a win over Birdville (32-21). Jacksonville will open up consolation bracket play at 8 a.m. Saturday against El Paso Eastlake. If the Tribe win, they will face the winner of Cy Fair and San Antonio O'Connor in the second round at 10:15 a.m.

Marshall was making its first trip to state in over a decade. The Mavericks started off well, defeating Dallas Wilson (26-24) but followed that up with losses against San Angelo Central (51-18) and Houston Lamar (45-25) to finish 1-2. The Mavericks will aim to rebound at 8 a.m. Saturday with a first-round matchup against Edinburg North. If Marshall wins, it will advance to play either Plano Prestonwood or The Woodlands in the second round at 10:15 a.m.

The Panthers are the most experienced of the Piney Woods teams at state, but Lufkin went 1-2 with losses against Georgetown (38-32) and Katy Cinco Ranch (32-12) sandwiched around a victory over Haslet Eaton (22-12). Lufkin opens the consolation bracket against The Colony at 8 a.m. with the winner meeting the winner of DeSoto and Coppell in the second round at 10:15 a.m.

The consolation final is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

For complete pool play results and championship/consolation brackets, go to www.texas7on7.com.

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Adidas 7on7 Championships

At Veterans Park and Athletic Complex, College Station

DIVISION II

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

Friday Scores

First Round

Lubbock Estacado 27, Fairfield 20

Pleasant Grove 33, Mexia 32

Abilene Wylie 32, Somerset 27

Boerne 48, Rio Hondo 41

Lexington 50, Gatesville 44

San Augustine 32, Palestine 15

China Spring 33, East Bernard 25

Melissa 36, Argyle 34

Alpine 33, Giddings 12

Graham 53, El Campo 31

Wimberley 28, Cameron 27

Kaufman 30, Wellington 25

Cuero 39, Carthage 19

Brownwood 34, Rockdale 28

Andrews 33, Sonora 26

Navasota 34, West 26

Second Round

Pleasant Grove 39, Estacado 14

Wylie 41, Boerne 33

San Augustine 35, Lexington 34

China Spring 35, Melissa 32

Graham 47, Alpine 32

Kaufman 32, Wimberley 20

Cuero 31, Brownwood 12

Navasota 46, Andrews 34

Quarterfinals

Abilene Wylie 35, Pleasant Grove 33

China Spring 41, San Augustine 20

Graham 49, Kaufman 18

Navasota 45, Cuero 7

Semifinals

Abilene Wylie 38, China Spring 32

Graham 41, Navasota 27

State Championship Game

Graham 27, Abilene Wylie 20

 

CONSOLATION BRACKET

First Round

Pleasanton 33, Deweyville 13

Sweeny 40, Pecos 18

Heritage 40, Celina 21

Shepherd 40, Mineral Wells 20

Brazosport 38, Glen Rose 26

Lorena 31, Dublin 14

Hardin-Jefferson 30, Crandall 13

Sweetwater 27, Falls City 15

Bay City 33, Anna 13

Brock 40, Hidalgo 28

Needville 43, Springtown 32

Stafford 31, Bonham 25

Canton 19, Levelland 13

Liberty 26, Goliad 14

Gilmer 39, Salado 20

Stephenville 40, Hitchcock 25

Second Round

Sweeny 28, Pleasanton 6

Heritage 26, Shepherd 20

Brazosport 27, Lorena 8

Sweetwater 41, Hardin-Jefferson 38

Bay City 34, Brock 33

Needville 38, Stafford 14

Canton 33, Liberty 18

Stephenville 34, Gilmer 33

Quarterfinals

Heritage 31, Sweeny 12

Sweetwater 40, Brazosport 34

Bay City 26, Needville 12

Stephenville 27, Canton 26

Semifinals

Heritage 44, Sweetwater 34

Stephenville 21, Bay City 14

Final

Heritage 33, Stephenville 14

 
 

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