By Bob Kowalski
The football playoff road continues for Timberview and Summit, at a time of year when state championships are usually wrapped up.
Timberview (11-1) faces Lovejoy (12-0) in a Class 5A Division II Region Final at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, at Globe Life Field, 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington. Tickets cost $12 each and are available online at https://www.mlb.com/rangers/ballpark/globe-life-park/events/football.
Summit (6-4) meets Colleyville Heritage (8-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26 at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 1000 Bailey Ranch Road in Aledo. Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased online at https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/7ca97612-1406-42f1-923a-b690c54eb90d/events/e812b3bb-0c82-429c-af97-8214c67102e3.
The Wolves’ offense, directed by quarterback Simeon Evans, has scored at least 40 points in each of its past nine games. Deuce Jones and Jarvis Reed help carry the load in the backfield.
The winner of Timberview’s matchup will meet the winner of the game between Aledo and Frisco for a spot in the Class 5A Division II state semifinals.
Summit knocked off Abilene Cooper, 49-28, in the opening round, and edged Amarillo Tascosa, 31-28, last weekend.
The Jaguars won their final regular-season game to snap a two-game losing streak and enter the playoffs with momentum. Quarterback David Hopkins runs the offense for Summit, with running backs Kainen McKinney and Jaydon Lott rushing for nearly 900 yards combined.
The winner of Summit’s game will face the winner of the Red Oak-Lubbock Coronado game for a berth in the Class 5A Division I state semifinals.
Because of schedule delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the University Interscholastic League’s annual postseason tournament, which normally concludes before Christmas, extends into January this season, with the state championships for Class 6A and 5A scheduled for Jan. 15 and 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
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