LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - For the first time since 2008, Abe Martin will host a Lufkin Panther playoff game.
The UIL allows for the better ranked team in the Bi-district round to host the playoff game at their home stadium. Lufkin is the better of the two teams representing 12-6A in the Division II playoffs. Lufkin knows they will play either John Tyler or Rockwall Heath. Coach Todd Quick broke down the scenarios the team is looking at as they prepare for a playoff run.
- If Rockwall Heath beats Mesquite Horn then Lufkin will play Heath.
- If Heath gets beat by Horn AND John Tyler beats Tyler Lee then Lufkin will play John Tyler.
The second scenario would be a rematch of the week 3 game between the Panthers and the Lions. Depending on who Lufkin plays could also change when the game is played.
- If Lufkin plays John Tyler then the game will be on Friday, Nov. 17.
- If Lufkin plays Heath, Heath is requesting the game to be played on Saturday, Nov. 18. Quick wants to play the game on Friday. Both teams have agreed to flip a coin to see which day the game will be played on.