I guess its a good problem to have but after tonight’s results, five of the eleven teams I covered for my book have advanced to the Semifinal Round. This sets up a very real possibility that my two 4A schools Aledo and Port Lavaca Calhoun could meet in the championship at AT & T Stadium in Arlington. As well as that game, Stamford looks to have a serious shot to return for the third straight year, Carthage for the 4th time in five years and a Cedar Hill- Katy rematch of last years 5A D-II game is looking very likely. Of course, there are no gimme’s in the semis and three of these teams are looking at very short weeks to prepare.
For me it creates a tough situation. By the semi’s last year, I could make it to every game one of my teams were still playing as there were only three left. (Throckmorton won the 6-man championship during semi-final week and managed to catch the second half of that game after driving up from the Cedar Hill- Westlake game in Waco.) I’m flying down to Dallas on Thursday and there is no way I’ll be able to catch all five semifinals. Assuming they all win, (I’m an optimist.) I’d love to see everyone practice during state week. But how can I? I’ll have two Metroplex teams, not a problem, but Carthage is in East Texas, Port Lavaca on the coastal bend in almost South Texas and Stamford in West Texas… However it ends up, I’m sure I’ll be putting a lot of miles on my rental car. Concratulations to Cedar Hill, Aledo, Carthage, Calhoun and Stanford… If I don’t see you all this week, I’m hoping to see you all in Arlington.
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