Staff Report

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears and the Livingston Lion battled to the buzzer tied 42-42 going into overtime. It took three overtime periods for the key Dist. 20-4A contest to come to a conclusion. Rejoicing began as the Bears won it 57-49 in triple overtime.

The LC-M Bears are now on the road to their first playoff season since 1997.

The West Orange-Stark Mustangs sit alone at the top of Dist. 21-3A. The Mustangs, 4-0, deafeateated the tough Silsbee Tigars 36-8 on the road. The Tigers knocked the Mustangs out of the district championship last season. Now, with just one game left in the regular season, the Mustangs are expected to reclaim the crown.

“We gotta get back what’s ours,” said WO-S running back Britton Lindsey after the game.

The Bridge City Cardinals and the Orangefield Bobcats will meet in Bayou Bowl XI next week. The cross-community rivals each chalked up big look-a-like wins on Friday night. The Cardinals defeated Hamshire-Fannett 56-19 and the Orangefield Bobcats defeated Hardin-Jefferson 55-13.

As it stands now, the Cardinals are headed to the playoffs in second place.

The Vidor Pirates fell to the Port Neches-Groves Indians 28-17. PNG has won four straight.

Other Area Scores:

Kirbyville 75, Diboll 13

Anahuac 31, Newton 14

Nederland 41 Ozen, 35

Buna 35, East Chambers 20

St. Thomas 20, Kelly 16

La Porte 37 Port Arthur Memorial 13

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