Two undefeated teams play here at 7 p.m. Friday as Shallowater and Graham meet in a Class 3A, Division II state quarterfinal at Mus-tang Bowl. Both squads have perfect 13-0 marks and were state-ranked at the end of the regular season.
Graham, the District 5-3A champion, entered the play-offs ranked No. 3 and has crushed Castleberry (68-0), Glen Rose (34-0) and Lubbock Estacado (42-6) during a dominating postseason run so far. Shallo-water entered the playoffs as the District 2-3A champ-ion, and was ranked No. 10 in Class 3A, and has since beaten Dalhart (42-12), Monahans (43-35) and Vernon (35-26). This will be the last time the two teams meet for awhile; Graham is in Class 4A, Division I the next two years and Shallowater will be playing in Class 3A, Division II due to the fact that Graham has 690 students, 253 more than Shallowater. Friday’s winner plays Argyle (13-0), which was ranked No. 1 in Class 3A during the regular season, or Gladewater (7-6) in the state semifinals.