–Tolar High School is expected to move up to Class 3A competition next fall.
–Granbury’s Sara Miskovic may become the next Martha Stewart. She makes homegrown, homemade delectable edibles from the farm she grew up on.
–Nonprofits Hood County Christmas for Children, Hood County Children’s Charity Fund, Inc. and the Paluxy River Advocacy Center were presented with proceeds from this year’s GranScary event.
Tolar Rattlers (8-4) vs. Bosqueville Bulldogs (8-4)
6 p.m. Friday, Venus Bulldog Stadium
Notable: The Rattlers have won four straight, including a pair of thrillers in the playoffs over Mart, 41-35 thanks to a late goal-line stand, and 21-20 over Valley View thanks to a blocked extra point. This matches Tolar’s deepest playoff run since they went to 11-man four decades ago. Bosqueville ended the regular season with losses to Crawford and Mart, getting outscored 69-0, but has since rebounded strong in the postseason with wins over Hico (34-27) and Clarksville (43-0). Tolar quarterback Colby Trinkle needs less than 200 yards to set the team’s single season passing record. The Rattlers own a 5-2 all-time series over Bosqueville, including three straight wins over this season and last. The Rattlers won earlier this season, 20-7, as this will be the second straight year the teams have met in the regular season and playoffs.
North Central Texas Academy Pioneers (9-1) vs. Wichita Falls Notre Dame Knights (10-2)
2 p.m. Friday, Bridgeport’s Bull Memorial Stadium
Notable: Notre Dame is ranked No. 2 in the state by Sixmanfootball.com and North Central Texas is No. 3. The Pioneers defeated the Knights 96-50 earlier this season at NCTA, breaking an eight-year losing streak to Notre Dame. NCTA running back Mekhi Hyman has rushed for 3,372 yards and 67 touchdowns.
Abilene Cooper 72, Granbury (1-2) 61
Eric Kirchner scores 27 to lead Pirates Graford 71, Tolar (0-3) 65
Bryce Farmer tops Rattlers with 24 points and Stevie Morphew adds 19 Lipan (2-0) 66, Paradise 52
Granbury (1-2) 59, Stephenville 47
Lady Pirates finish with 21-8 run. Erin Jones leads with 18 points, while Amber Strange scores 16 with 19 rebounds. Lipan (7-1) 67, Mineral Wells 36
Lanie Roberts scores season-high 37 for Lady Indians Tolar (1-2) 34, Eastland 30 Tuesday
Midlothian 44, Granbury 37 Tolar (2-2) 73, Strawn 22
Jordan Berry leads Lady Rattlers with 20 points.