After a tough end to the regular season, the Boyd Yellowjackets try to rebound in their first round playoff game.
The loss to Whitesboro left Boyd with a third-place finish in the tough District 5-2A.“It’s a game we wanted to win,” Boyd coach Brandon Hopkins said. “They were just the better team on Friday.”
Boyd (6-4) will take on Farmersville (6-4) in a Region II bi-district playoff game Friday at Little Elm Athletic Complex. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
When it was all said and done against Whitesboro, the Yellowjackets were just glad to come away healthy.
Fino Cardona twisted his ankle in the first half. Although it looked bad, he was able to return to the ballgame.
Linebacker Garrett Ragsdale thought he had broken his arm until x-rays later showed it was just a deep bone bruise.
After a big sigh of relief the Yellowjackets will be back at full strength for Farmersville.
The Farmers finished second in District 6-2A. They are coming off a 47-7 win over Van Alstyne and had district losses to Pottsboro and Sunnyvale.
“They run the spread offensively, but lately they have been running more out of the T-formation,” Hopkins said. “Both teams have had tough schedules, and it should be a good battle.”
The Farmers have been putting up points of late. They averaged 33.5 points in district play, winning three straight games to end the season, which was good enough to wrap up second place.
Farmersville will have to the task of slowing down Boyd’s very dangerous Cardona. He put up 1,619 rushing yards in the regular season and scored 26 touchdowns.
“We have got to get our defense off the field,” Hopkins said. “They will try to eat the clock up on us. When we get it, we have to score and make things happen.”
BOYD (6-4) VS. FARMERSVILLE (6-4)
7:30 p.m. at Little Elm Athletic Complex
BOYD: Fino Cardona ended the regular season leading the area in rushing with 1,619 yards.
FARMERSVILLE: The Farmers missed the playoffs in 2011, with a 3-7 record.
HARRIS LINE: Farmersville by 17