First & Goal Playoffs: November 17th

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EDINBURG - The Vela SaberCats needed a 55-yard field goal in the final minute of regulation time to record a 34-32 win over Hanna in bi-district play on Friday.  That was one of 13 games scheduled involving Valley teams.  Vela built a 28-14 halftime lead over the visitors from Brownsville, but scored only a pair of field goals in the second half as Hanna mounted a comeback.  The Eagles trailed in the fourth quarter before taking a 32-31 lead.  Vela's long field goal kept the Cats unbeaten for the season at 11-0.  Vela will face Eagle Pass in the area round.

Three schools earned the opportunity for a re-match.  McAllen Memorial dusted United South 44-6 to gain another shot at San Benito.  The Greyhounds won at McAllen in week three.  Mercedes thumped Pioneer 68-31.  The Tigers will again face familiar foe Calallen in the area round.  Mission Veterans' 25-17 win over Lopez means the Patriots will face a playoff re-match from a year ago.  Mission Veterans will face Flour Bluff in 5A, Division 1 Area round play.

Other final scores from Friday night:

Southwest - 14, La Joya - 7
Eagle Pass - 51, McAllen - 21
Weslaco East - 49, PSJA - 13
Sharyland - 59, Pace - 43
Pleasanton - 32, Grulla - 16
Rockport Fulton - 19, La Feria - 14
Rio Hondo - 42, Aransas Pass - 13
Goliad - 49, Santa Rosa - 0
Yorktown - 51, La Villa - 14

CHANNEL 5's Joel Villanueva leads the First & Goal coverage of bi-district action.


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