The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

November 12, 2013

Ten local teams head to playoffs


Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE —   The Greenville Lions have finished the 2013 football season but 10 teams from the local area are continuing their seasons in the playoffs, including two teams from Greenville.

  Greenville Christian School is headed to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ Division I six-man playoffs after finishing 5-5 in the regular season. The Eagles will travel to Abilene to   take on 8-2 Abilene Christian at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elmer Gray Stadium.

  “They’re fast and they’re strong but they’re beatable,” GCS coach David Wombaker said of the Panthers.

  GCS secured a playoff spot with a 74-27 win over Watauga Harvest on Friday night.

  “We shut them out after the first quarter,” said Wombaker.

  Greenville Phoenix is advancing to the Texas Christian Athletic League playoffs after winning  its homecoming game over Garland Central Park by a 58-12 margin on Saturday.

  The 6-4 Firebirds will travel to Waco to take on 9-0 Waco Methodist Childrens Home at 7 p.m. on Friday. Methodist is the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

  “They’re big, they’re fast,” Phoenix coach Rich Gant said of the Bulldogs. “They do a lot of things well.”

  Methodist quarterback Stanley Dunbar has thrown for 2,547 yards and 43 touchdowns and has rushed for 420 yards and nine TDs.

  Fannindel, the only undefeated team left in the area, takes its 10-0 record to Leverett’s Chapel to take on 8-2 Apple Springs in a 7:30 p.m. six-man playoff game on Friday.

  The 9-1 Boles Hornets have made the playoffs in Class A but have earned a first-round bye.

  One team is advancing to the 3A playoffs, the 4-6 Rains Wildcats, who’ll take on 6-4 Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Mount Pleasant.

  Four teams are going in Class 2A. Farmersville, 6-4, will take on 7-3 Pilot Point at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ron Poe Stadium in McKinney.

  Caddo Mills, 4-6, will battle 9-1 Whitesboro at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium in Frisco.

Lone Oak will carry a 7-3 record against 9-1 New Boston at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wildcat Stadium in Paris.

  Leonard, 7-3, faces 8-2 Edgewood at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Royse City ISD Stadium.

  Wolfe City had a to wait a week before finding out if its season was to continue. The 5-5 Wolves made it into the Class A playoffs and will face 7-3 Collinsville at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Pottsboro. Collinsville beat the Wolves 48-16 at Wolfe City in October.

  Greenville finished at 0-10 for the fourth straight season, dropping its finale by a 59-42 margin at Sherman on Friday night. The Lions outgained the Bearcats 442-411 in total yardage but gave up seven interceptions.