The Permian Panthers enter the playoff picture for the first time since 2009. They are coming off the demoralizing loss to the Abilene Eagles 42-14, which was the game for the Regional Title. This week they come up against the Arlington Bowie Volunteers, who have sat at or around the Top 25 ranked teams in Texas High School Footy this year. In the Division 1, Region 1 rankings Bowie are ranked at 8, ahead of the Panthers at 10. The biggest things the Panthers must do this week is improve their defence. They have been known to score, but their defence can be sketchy, although there were some promising signs against the Eagles. The Panthers, one of the most storied programs in Texas, deserve some success this time around.
The Bob Jones Patriots in the Alabama 6A High School Footy, won through their first round playoff to set up a rematch with the Hoover Bucs. The Bucs spoiled the unbeaten season of the patriots by defeating them in the final round of the season 41-13. The Patriots and Hoover are both ranked highly in the Alabama 6A and the winner of this game may just go onto to win the whole thing. Patriots program has been building over the last few years, and look to be heading to their first ever State Title.