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Threat of wintry weather postpones TAPPS championships until next week
Five TAPPS football state championship games — involving four area teams — were postponed from this Friday and Saturday until next week because of the inclement weather expected this weekend.
The 11-man finals will still be played at Tiger Stadium in Corsicana. First Baptist will be part of a doubleheader on Monday and will face Bryan Brazos Christian in the Division III championship game at 6 p.m. Plano Prestonwood Christian will play Fort Worth Nolan in the Division I title game at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
“I think our guys are going to be ready,” First Baptist coach Jason Lovvorn said. “They were asking if we could play today, tomorrow.”
The TAPPS six-man finals will remain in Zephyr (near Brownwood) and will be played Dec. 14. Dallas’ The Covenant School will battle Boerne Geneva in the Division I final at noon that day.
On the UIL side, Argyle and Gladewater moved their game to 6 p.m. Friday at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas. The Class 3A Division II Region II final was originally scheduled to start at 7:30 Friday.
Aledo and Wichita Falls also postponed their game. A message on the Aledo ISD website says the Class 4A Division II Region I final is tentatively rescheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at Justin Northwest. If the game can’t be played Friday because of the weather, they will try to play Saturday at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown, with the time to be determined.
Denton ISD athletic director Ken Purcell told the Denton Record-Chronicle that the Cedar Hill vs. Denton Ryan game and the Denton Guyer vs. Birdville game could be moved to Monday if the weather is too bad to play Saturday.
Ryan is scheduled to play Cedar Hill at 2 p.m. Saturday at Apogee Stadium in Denton in the Class 5A Division II Region I final. Guyer is scheduled to play Birdville at 2 p.m. Saturday at Justin Northwest in the 4A Division I Region I final.
“If the roads are clear and the teams can safely make it to Apogee Stadium and Northwest, then we’ll play,” Purcell said.
Purcell said if the games can’t be played Saturday, they will be moved to 2 p.m. Monday at the same locations.
Staff writers Corbett Smith and Greg Riddle, and Adam Boedeker and Ben Baby from the Denton Record-Chronicle contributed to this report.