Goliad, Yoakum Football Playoff Previews

Two area high school football district rivals have big playoff games Friday night.
In Rocky Morris’ absence, his nephew, Cameron Morris, has led Goliad to five wins in six games. The latest win, coming last Saturday night in bi-district in El Campo. After a slow start, Goliad ended up with a 34-0 win over Hitchcock. The Tigers scored 21 points in the third quarter, and allowed Hitchcock just one penetration of their 20-yard line for the whole game. Coach Bobby Nicholson told our Sean Coffey one big thing that will help the Tigers in round two. “The types of opponents that we’ve played, the power of our schedule will definitely help us. The speed of the game will be in our favor. But when you play a team that’s 10-1, they’re coming in with a lot of confidence. It’ll be a good ballgame.”
Goliad football, playing in the 3A Division one area playoffs Friday night at 7:30.
The Tigers face 10-1 Marion in Jourdanton.
One of Goliad’s district rivals struggled in the first half of their bi-district game last Friday night. But Yoakum, tied at the half with Columbus, scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to advance to round two. The Bulldogs ran for over 250 yards and held Columbus to under 200 yards total offense. Yoakum football head coach Bo Robinson, telling me how much character his team showed in their strong second half. “Our kids have done that all year. As we talked about earlier in the year, we’re not as talented as we were last year. But our kids have experienced winning before. They’ve been part of a winning program, and they know what it takes to win.”
In the 3A division one area playoff, Yoakum football has a rematch from last year’s round two. That’s when the Bulldogs beat George West, coached by former Yoakum coach Brent Kornegay. The rematch with the longhorns is Friday night at 7:00 at Gustafson Stadium in San Antonio.