It is quite the Regional Finals this year with three of the matchups being district rematches and a couple others being big-time rivalries. Arlington will be the place to be on Friday with a trio of 5A games sure to be as entertaining as some recent playoff games.
5A Division I Region I
Mansfield Summit (7-4) vs. Red Oak (9-2)
Had it been any other year without a bunch of circumstances, Mansfield Summit wouldn't have been in the playoffs. But because of win percentage over Midlothian, Summit eked into the playoffs and has made the most of its opportunities, which included knocking out 4-5A Division I district champion and previously-unbeaten Colleyville Heritage last week. Now it moves on to another district mate, Red Oak, which needed overtime and a blocked PAT to complete a wild comeback win over Lubbock Coronado.
In the first meeting this year, Red Oak rattled off 23 straight points to down Summit 37-16 as Joshua Ervin threw four touchdowns and 371 yards.