Lufkin sets first-round playoff game

The Lufkin Panthers are headed to the playoffs and will open the postseason against Mesquite on Monday night.

The Panthers’ Class 6A Region II Bi-District playoff game will be held at Tyler Junior College at 7 p.m.

Mesquite (21-9, 11-3) is the co-champion of District 11-6A after taking a 57-46 win over Mesquite Horn on Tuesday night.
That win, combined with Rockwall-Heath’s 62-60 win over Rockwall (20-10, 11-3), left Mesquite and Rockwall with identical district records.

Rather than having a playoff for the final spot, the teams elected to flip a coin to determine seedings. Rockwall won the flip to take the top seed, while Mesquite enters the postseason as the second seed.

Lufkin is entering the playoffs with quite a bit of momentum after knocking off district champion The Woodlands, 71-60, on Tuesday night.

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