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November 11th, 2009
Two playoff games in local stadiums


Though the only two Hays County public high schools advancing to the football playoffs will open the postseason on the road, local football fans can still take a peek at the proceedings without venturing too far.

The two biggest football stadiums in the county — Bobcat Stadium and Bob Shelton Stadium — each drew a playoff game this weekend.

At Bobcat Stadium Friday night (7:30 p.m.), District 25-5A winner Bastrop will take on New Braunfels, which finished in a three-way tie for second place in District 26-5A.

Each team is quarterback driven. Bastrop (8-1 overall, 6-1 District 25-5A) is led by quarterback Josiah Monroe, who keeps passing plays alive with his scrambling ability. New Braunfels quarterback John Simmons passed this year for 1,300 yards and rushed for another 555. The Unicorns are 7-3 overall and 5-3 in their district. The winner will play the winner between Corpus Christi Carroll and San Antonio O’Connor in the second round of the Class 5A Division II playoffs.

At Bob Shelton Stadium Friday night (7:30 p.m.), LaVernia will face Yoakum in the Class 3A Division II playoffs. LaVernia is 7-3, while Yoakam is 5-5.

Wimberley will represent Hays County in the Class 3A Division II playoffs. The Texans go to Killeen Friday night (7:30 p.m.) to play Glen Rose. The Texans are 6-4 overall. Glen Rose is 7-3. The winner will play next week against Iowa Park (5-5), which received a first-round bye.

The Hays Rebels are 4-6 overall, but they’re back in the playoffs Saturday (2 p.m.) with a game against Huntsville (7-3) in Georgetown. The winner will play next weekend against Friday’s winner between Baytown Goose Creek (7-3) and Beaumont Central (7-3) in the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

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