Midlothian, Waxahachie, Ennis, Red Oak and Ferris entered teams in the 2011 UIL soccer playoffs and just Midlothian, Waxahachie and Red Oak remain in the picture heading into the next round this weekend.
The Waxahachie Lady Indians are scheduled to play Woodrow Wilson, a Dallas ISD school, Friday in the sectional playoffs in a 2010 rematch.
Last season Waxahachie defeated Wilson 8-0 before topping Longview Pine Tree in the regional quarterfinals to advance to the regional tournament for just the second time in school history.
If Waxahachie wins Friday the Lady Indians will have accomplished their second goal of the season, reaching 20 wins.
Waxahachie enters Friday’s 6 p.m. game at John Kincaide Stadium as the District 28-4A champ with an overall record of 19-1-4 while Wilson enters as the 26-4A champ and defeated Ennis 2-1 in the area round.
On Tuesday the Lady Indians eliminated one District 26-4A team as they defeated third place Seagoville 12-0. Wilson topped Seagoville three times this season by a combined score of 11-0. Waxahachie is the visitor.
Winner of the sectional game plays the winner of the Pine Tree-Hallsville game early next week. Pine Tree is the District 32-4A champ while Hallsville finished third in the district and lost to Pine Tree twice, 5-0 in each game. The Pine Tree Lady Pirates have a 19-4-1 record on the season.
In Class 5A action the Midlothian Panthers are still alive in the playoffs after picking up the school’s first 5A playoff win 3-2 Tuesday against Euless Trinity.
The Panthers will face Plano Senior High at 7 p.m. on Friday at Irving Schools Stadium. Ticket prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. Midlothian will be the home team and will be seated on the home side of the stadium.
Both Red Oak teams are still alive in the Class 4A bracket as the Hawks will play Woodrow Wilson while the Lady Hawks play North Dallas.
North Dallas defeated District 28-4A’s fourth place Corsicana 3-2 in overtime Tuesday while Red Oak plowed through District 25-4A champ Kimball 7-1. Winner of the game plays the winner of the Whitehouse-Mabank game next week.
Last year’s Class 4A champ Richardson J.J. Pearce was eliminated from the playoffs Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to Frisco Centennial while both Ennis teams, Midlothian girls and the Ferris boys were eliminated as well.
From Waxahachie take I-35 North to DeSoto, Exit I-20 West toward Fort Worth. Take first exit, Polk Street. Take a left on Polk and go over the bridge. Stadium is on the right as part of the Jessie Owens Complex.