MESQUITE — The Malakoff Tigers rushed into the regional round with a convincing 38-25 win over Van Alstyne on a cold and rainy night at Hanby Stadium.

The Tigers (11-1) advance to meet New Boston (11-1), a 14-7 winner over Whitesboro, next week. Van Alstyne ends its season at 7-5.

Malakoff never trailed in the game and led by as many as 26 points.

Marcus Dowell's 22-yard run with 8:27 to go in the game basically salted the game away for the Tigers. It gave Malakoff a 38-12 advantage.

Marcus Dowell scored on three touchdown runs. Along with the 22-yard dash, he had TD runs of 8 and 1 yards.

Damontes Dowell had three TDs, two via the ground on runs of 30 and 79 yards. He also gathered in a 14-yard scoring pass from Deric Greenhaw.

The Tigers have scored 608 points this season.

 

White Oak 35, Grandview 14

ATHENS — The White Oak Roughnecks avenged last year's loss to Grandview by whipping the Zebras 35-14 Friday night and advancing to the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 1971.

 

Godley 40, Tatum 15

TEAGUE — Jerry Taft returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown to spark a 21-0 run and Godley pulled away in a close game to hand No. 4 Tatum a 40-15 loss in a Class 2A Division I area playoff game at Lions Stadium.

Tatum ended its season with an 11-1 record. Godley improved to 9-3 with the win.

Tatum led 15-13 at halftime, but Godley pulled ahead with a touchdown in the third period and then scored three quick touchdowns in the fourth.

Taylor Luce scored the final two TDs for Godley on runs of 57 and 13 yards. He also scored on a 6-yard run early in the game.

Dusty Richardson booted a 27-yard field goal to give Tatum an early 3-0 lead. The Eagles' other scores came on a 20-yard run by Jaylen Shans and a 39-yard run by J.D. Taylor.

 

Carthage 44, Navasota 14

CORSICANA — After Carthage and Navasota each had one turn on offense Friday night, there appeared to be a shootout in the making. But a 17-0 run in the second quarter by the Bulldogs turned it into a blowout.

Carthage scored 37 unanswered points on a cold and windy night at Tiger Stadium to take out Navasota 44-14 and advance to the regional round of the Class 3A, Division I playoffs.

The Bulldogs ran for 332 yards and outgained the Rattlers 515-284 on offense.

Tevin Pipkin carried the ball 25 times for 164 yards and quarterback Blake Bogenschutz added 69 yards rushing on 12 attempts. He also completed eight passes for 183 yards.

The Bulldogs move on to the regional round for a rematch with Silsbee. Carthage defeated the Tigers 50-21 last season in the second round of the playoffs. They are set to play in Beaumont next Friday. Silsbee defeated Stafford on Friday to advance.

Navasota, the defending state champion, finished the season with an 11-2 record.

Randle led the Rattlers with 106 yards on the ground.

 

Corrigan-Camden 62, Hughes Springs 34

CARTHAGE — Corrigan-Camden rolled up 456 yards and posted 28 points in the second half, rolling to a 62-34 win over Hughes Springs in the Class 2A Division II Region III area playoff Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

The Bulldogs had three players turn in 100-plus nights on the ground, paced by 170 from Keegan Mitchell, who finished with a pair of touchdowns. Mitchell also had an interception in the win.

Corrigan-Camden (12-0) advances to the area round and will face Centerville, with a time and place to be determined. Hughes Springs' season ended at 10-2.

Malyk Johnson and Carlos Inguanzo combined for six touchdowns and more than 300 yards on the ground for the Bulldogs as Corrigan-Camden gained 456 of its 588 total yards after both teams entered the locker room knotted 14-14 at the half.

Michael Martinez led the charge for Hughes Springs, finishing with 140 yards on the ground with a 3-yard score and tossing touchdown strikes of 36, 23 and 3 en route to a 307-yard night the Mustangs. Kane Sampson scored from 33 yards on the ground and hauled in a 36-yard toss from Martinez.

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