Going into Thursday night we knew it could be a tough night for District 6-3A's playoff teams.
Iowa Park was facing the #1 team in the state, Brownwood, while Graham faced a solid Snyder team and Burkburnett faced an Abilene Wylie squad that had beaten them two of the previous three years in the playoffs.
Iowa Park came out firing at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown against the top-ranked Lions, using two on-side kick recoveries and some great runs by Lee Clubb to forge a 14-14 tie in the first quarter, but from that point on it was all Brownwood.
Bob Shipley's team outscored Scott Ponder's 74-10 the rest of the way for an 88-24 win.
In nearby Mineral Wells, the Burkburnett Bulldogs had trouble stopping Abilene Wylie's 'Dogs, falling behind 27-7 at halftime. They made it interesting in the second half, but fell to a 40-23 loss.
At Wylie's home field in Abilene, the 8-2 Graham Steers met the 8-2 Snyder Tigers. The two teams were as evenly-matched as their records, with the game heading to overtime before the Tigers took a 28-21 win.
It was not a complete loss for Texoma's teams, however.
The Munday Moguls took on a Roscoe team they had already defeated once this year, and the result was similar as the Moguls took a 42-8 halftime lead en route to a 49-14 victory.
And the Newcastle Bobcats picked up a win over the Rule Bobcats, 46-0 in a game that ended with 5:04 remaining in the third quarter.
Here's a look at Friday night's action:
Rider vs Amarillo Caprock, 7 PM, Memorial Stadium
Henrietta vs Hamilton, 7:30 PM, Springtown
Quanah vs West Texas, 7:30 PM, Amarillo
Archer City vs Crosbyton, 7:30, Childress
Notre Dame at Heath Fulton School, 7:30
May at Throckmorton, 7:30
Knox City vs Blanket, 7:30, Trent
Crowell vs Follett, 7:30, Wellington
Harrold vs Milford, 7:30, Zephyr
Bryson vs Trinidad, 7:30, Rio Vista