'Friday Night Lights': Hangover Edition

Your faithful correspondent has a crushing hangover and is late for the Fun Fun Fun festivities in Waterloo Park, so let's get to it. In 5A Division I, Westlake is battling Los Fresnos in Victoria as we speak. Central Texas' other 5A cardiac kids, Round Rock (Division I) and San Marcos (Division II), soldier on into the regional semis, the Dragons versus Allen 2pm Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, and the Rattlers (who have won their first two playoff games by a single point each) taking on Harlingen South 7:30pm tonight at Laredo's Student Activity Center. Also tonight, 7pm in San Antonio's Alamodome, is probably the weekend's best game anywhere in the state: defending 3A Division II state champs Wimberley against Cuero, who spent most of the season as 3A's top-ranked team. Also tonight, class 1A's Thorndale takes on La Villa, 7:30pm at Jones High School in Beeville.

Tomorrow, Hays gets Corpus Christi Calallen at noon in the Alamodome (4A Division II), Liberty Hill and Sweeny get underway at 2pm at Viking Stadium in Bryan (3A Division II), Lexington and Freer tangle at 6:30pm at Canyon High in New Braunfels (2A Division II), and Leander meets up with Garland 7pm at Waco ISD Stadium.

Travel-averse fans have their choice of three games in the area this weekend: what should be a great one between Spring Westfield and Plano East (5A Division I) 2pm Saturday at Round Rock ISD Stadium; Shiner vs. Iola (1A Division II) 6pm tomorrow at Burger Center; and Chilton vs. Rocksprings (1A Division II), 7:30pm tonight in Dripping Springs. Like Dennis Miller said, "That's the news and I ... am ... outta ... here."

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