LINDALE - Sunnyvale used a big second quarter to take control and earn a 38-13 win over Daingerfield in a Class 3A Division I Region II area playoff battle at Eagle Stadium on Friday.
Sunnyvale (11-1) moves on to face White Oak next week in the regional quarterfinals. Daingerfield's season ended with a 5-7 record.
Sunnyvale got on the board first when Cash Goodhart connected on a 44-yard touchdown pass to Lawson Eyo with 7:13 to play in the initial quarter, but the Tigers countered quickly.
Keylan Fomby capped a six-play, 64-yard drive with a 21-yard touchdown run to tie things at 7-7 with 4:45 to play.
Corey Crenshaw's 20-yard field goal moved Sunnyvale in front 10-7 with 1:30 to play, but Cedric Arthur returned the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for the Tigers. The PAT failed, but the Tigers led 13-10.
Sunnyvale pulled away in the second quarter, scoring 21 unanswered points to build a 31-13 halftime lead.
Tre Sterling started the scoring with a 13-yard interception return for a touchdown 40 seconds into the quarter and eight minutes later Patrick Stera hit Eyo on a 32-yard touchdown pass to add to the lead. The scoring drive was set up by a short Daingerfield punt.
Stera's 12-yard touchdown pass to Jose Castillo with 10 seconds remaining in the half made it a 31-13 contest at the half.
Sunnyvale put things away with 1:12 remaining when Castillo capped a 10-play, 85-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown run.
Class 3A Division I Area Playoffs
Sunnyvale 38, Daingerfield 13
At Eagle Stadium, Lindale
Sunnyvale 10 21 0 7 - 38
Daingerfield 13 0 0 0 - 13
SUN-Lawson Eyo 44 pass from Cash Goodhart (Corey Crenshaw kick), 7:13.
DAI-Keylan Fomby 21 run (Jose Bella kick), 4:45.
SUN-Crenshaw 17 FG, 1:38.
DAI-Cedric Arthur 78 kick return (kick fail), 1:25.
SUN-Tre Sterling 24 interception return (Crenshaw kick), 11:20.
SUN-Eyo 32 pass from Patrick Spera (Crenshaw kick), 3:15.
SUN-Jose Castillo 12 pass from Spera (Crenshaw kick), 0:40.
SUN-Castillo 7 run (Crenshaw kick), 1:12.