FORNEY - Winona rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to score a 35-28 victory over Whitewright on Friday in a Class 3A Division II regional playoff at City Bank Stadium.

The Wildcats (8-5) advance to face Gunter (13-0) in the state quarterfinals back at City Bank Stadium on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Deundre Wheeler led the Wildcats with 188 yards and a TD on 29 carries. Quinn Johnson added 41 yards and a TD on the ground.

Quarterback Braxton Kincade was 7 of 9 passing for 143 yards and two TD passes to Dakota Pullum.

Kincade also rushed for 38 yards and a rushing TD.

Pablo Tarrango booted five PATs.

Pullum had two receptions for 85 yards, while Keylon Kincade Jr. snagged three catches for 25 yards. Wheeler (1-21) and Tarrango (1-12) also had catches.

Winona now has a chance to advance to the state semifinals for the first time since 1986.


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