Class 4A, DI, Region III Championship to be played at Historic Tomato Bowl

The Historic Tomato Bowl

The Historic Tomato Bowl in downtown Jacksonville has been selected as the site for the University Interscholastic League Class 4A, Division I, Region III Championship.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday the undefeated (13-0) Carthage Bulldogs will face Midlothian Heritage's Jaguars (9-4), with the winner advancing to a state semi-final match up next week.

The Carthage-Midlothian Heritage winner will take on either Lampassas (12-1) or Liberty Hill (7-5).

The Bulldogs will be making their third appearance of the season at the Tomato Bowl.

Carthage opened the regular season by cruising past Jacksonville and trounced Athens, 49-14, in the bi-district round of the state playoffs on Nov. 15.

The Bulldogs followed that win up with easy victories over Lumberton (55-17) and Crandall (55-21).

Midlothian Heritage is the District 9-4A-I runner up.

The Jaguars, who have won five games in-a-row, opened post season play with a 37-30 (OT) win over Henderson.

After getting past Navasota, 26-14, in the area round, the Jaguars blanked Palestine, 28-0, last week to advance into the regional final.

After being void of playoff football for 16 years, the newly refurbished Tomato Bowl has hosted three playoff games already this fall.

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