ARLINGTON, TX- The Texas High School Football State Championship is next week and the 1A teams fighting for a state title have been set.
The 1A-D1 teams going to state are the Westbrook Wildcats and the May Tigers.
Westbrook’s road to AT&T Stadium was a gauntlet of tough teams including Motley County, Water Valley, Strawn, and defending state champ Sterling City Eagles twice. Once the Wildcats made it to the playoffs, they beat Ira (64-14), Rankin (86-38), Sterling City (44-41), and Happy (54-20).
May is going back to state for the second straight year and have been battle tested just like Westbrook. 2 weeks into this season, May got a shot and got a win over the Sterling City Eagles (104-80) after having the 45 point mercy rule take effect in the state title game last season.
May then went on to beat some other playoff teams including Knox City, Blum, and Newcastle. Once in the playoffs, the Tigers beat Irion County (68-20), Jonesboro (84-55), Water Valley (70-49), and Abbott (50-48) to punch their ticket to state.
As for 1A-D2, it will be a battle of the undefeated teams as the Strawn Greyhounds take on the Motley County Matadors.
The Matadors downed the 1A-D2 state champion Balmorhea Bears, 68-44, in the playoffs and most recently beat the Klondike Cougars 66-20.
The Strawn Greyhounds, who have been features in the paramount+ show Texas 6 the past 2 season, beat their district rival the Gordon Longhorns 66-16 then whooped the Richland Spring Coyotes 100-54 in the finalist game.
Next Wednesday, December 15, both 1A divisions will have a champion. It will be the May Tigers in a catfight against the Westbrook Wildcats for the 1A-D1 state title and the Strawn Greyhounds taking on the Motley County Matadors for the 1A-D2 title.
The May/Westbrook game is up first at 11:00 a.m. and you can buy tickets HERE.
The Strawn/Motley County game is at 2:00 p.m. and you can buy tickets to that game HERE.