From Staff Reports
PALESTINE – The Woodville Eagles are playoff bound.
Woodville came out on top after a hard-won contest on Friday night between Palestine-Westwood’s Panthers on the latter’s territory, for a 34-31 victory.
The Eagles began the lead on scores with a four-yard TD from running back Zayon Williams, with less than two minutes gone in the first quarter.
The first half of the game was tense, with close scoring. Ty’Marion Walker would bring the lead back for the Eagles, with a 21-14 advantage at the half. Walker ran more than 60 yards on a kickoff, and Eagles’ QB Ralon Williams tossed a 20-yard pass to Walker for a touchdown.
Each team scored twice more in the second half of the game, with the Panthers’ extra point attempts netting them four points, total.
Woodville will take on the Orangefield Bobcats in the first, bi-district, round of the 3A-1 District 9 playoffs this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lumberton High School Raider Stadium in Lumberton. The Eagles finish the regular season with a 7-3 overall record and five district wins.
Tickets to the game are $5 for adults and $3 for students. THSCA, district and senior citizen passes will be accepted.
Westwood’s loss sends them into the playoffs in the number three seed, and they will meet up with the East Chambers Buccaneers on Friday.