A&M-Commerce football ends; High School playoffs gear up

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The A&M-Commerce Lions ended their season on a high note Saturday, notching a 37-16 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma. The Lions finish up their season at 5-5 to post the best record since 2002. A&M-Commerce's Cliff Edwards became the 12th player in school history to top the 1,000 yard mark on the ground, finishing the season with 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns.


It is playoff time in high school football. Several area teams are stretching their seasons into the playoffs after deciding games Friday night. District Champs, the Wolfe City Wolves earned a bye in the first round, but face the winner of the Harleton-Overton game in Mount Pleasant on the 18th. In 17-2A, Caddo Mills took the district with a victory over Lone Oak Friday, and will face the Hughes Springs Mustangs in Mineola. Lone Oak will face the 9-1 New Diana Eagles in Lindale, in a zero-week rematch that saw New Diana take a 20-15 victory. Royse City faces Kennedale. Terrell plays Sulphur Springs. Wylie faces North Lamar for a Saturday tilt in Garland. It's Gunter vs. Cooper in Rockwall Friday. Bonham faces Roosevelt in Wylie.

In District 11-3A match-ups, Mount Vernon will face Wills Point in Greenville Thursday, Emory-Rains plays Crandall in Mesquite Friday, and the Commerce Tigers, who have a share of the District 11-3A title, will play in Forney Friday night, as they go big school to face the 9-1 Kaufman Lions. Live coverage on the game can be heard here on 88.9, beginning at 7pm this Friday.