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.