For most of this season, the Shiner Comanches and the Brackettville Tigers have been ranked as the top two Class 1A football teams in the state.
Saturday night in San Antonio's Alamo Stadium, the number-one ranked Comanches, 13-0, will collide with the number-two ranked Tigers, 12-0, in the Region IV championship game.
Kick-off time for the game is set for 6 p.m.
The winner of the Shiner-Brackettville game will advance to play the winner of the Saturday afternoon game between Big Sandy and Harleton in the state semi-finals scheduled for next week.
Big Sandy and Harleton are set to play at Tyler Rose Stadium at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Brackett 28, Axtell 6
Last Friday afternoon at Wimberley, the Brackettville Tigers beat the Axtell Longhorns, 28-6, in regional football competition.
Coach David Yeager's Tigers combined a relentless running attack with a swarming defense to defeat the Longhorns.
The Tigers racked up 21 first downs and 367 yards on the ground, while the Brackett defensive unit held Axtell to only six first downs and 37 yards rushing.
Brackettville got off to a 7-0 lead in the game in the second period when running back Brand Wylie ran 21 yards for a touchdown.
With 38 seconds left in the first half, quarterback Kody Yeager completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to running back Miles Braesicke.
Up 14-0 at the end of the half, the Tigers added to their scoring lead in the third quarter when running back Noe Talamantes scored on a one-yard run.
Talamantes wound up as the leading individual rusher for the Tigers in the ball game. He carried the ball 19 times for 137 yards.
In the fourth quarter, the Tigers topped off their scoring when Miles Braesicke scored on a 33-yard touchdown run.
Mark Kestaloot then made his fourth extra-point kick of the game.
Down 28-0, the Longhorns got on the scoreboard later in the period when Kevin Neal scored on a 33-yard touchown run.
A Brackettville fumble set up the Axtell touchdown.
Neal, who had passed for 1,700 yards and rushed for 1,500 yards prior to the playoff game, was held to a net of 13 yards on 18 rushes. He completed eight passes for a total of 75 yards.
Shiner 24, Chilton 7
In regional playoff action at Round Rock last Saturday night, the Shiner Comanches recorded a 24-7 win over the Chilton Pirates.
Coach Steve Cerny's Comanches took advantage of four Chilton turnovers to end the season for the Pirates for the second year in a row.
Down 14-7, the Pirates appeared to be in good position to make a fourth-quarter comeback.
The Pirates blocked a 32-yard field goal attempt by Shiner.
But on the next offensive play, the Pirates fumbled the ball back to the Comanches.
Four plays later, Scott Shimek kicked a 33-yard field goal to put Shiner up 17-7.
On their next possession, the Pirates drove the ball deep into Shiner territory, but their drive stalled on a fourth-and-seven play at the Comanche 11-yard line.
For Chilton, it was their third drive of the night to end inside the Shiner 20-yard line.
Later in the game, running back Chris Baer put the game out of reach as he scored on a 78-yard touchdown run.
Baer had a hand in the first touchdown of the ball game for Shiner near the midway point of the first period.
After having the ball pitched to him from the quarterback, Baer tossed a 31-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bucky Broehm.
On the second play of the second quarter, Baer scored for Shiner on a seven-yard touchdown run.
The Pirates had an opportunity to get on the scoreboard later in the second period as they drove the ball to the Shiner six-yard line.
On a fourth-and-one play, running back Lamar Simpson was stopped short of the yardage needed for a first down.
Late in the period, the Pirates drove the ball to the Shiner four, but they wound up losing the ball on downs at that point.
Down 14-0, the Pirates finally got on the scoreboard in the third period when running back Travis Landrum scored on a 57-yard touchdown run.