COLLEGE STATION (July 14, 2011) - The Lorena Leopards went 3-0 in pool play in the Division II pool Thursday to advance to the championship round of the 7-on-7 state championship.
Lorena defeated Turkey Valley 40-20, Edna 46-44 and Kelly 41-28.
The Cameron Yoemen, who were edged out on the final play of the Division II championship game last season, were 1-2 in their pool and fell short of the championship round. Gilmer held off the Yoemen 34-33 in the third game of the day for both teams, Gilmer also defeated Bandera and Seminole to win its pool.
Other area teams falling into the consolation bracket, Salado, Gatesville, Clifton, Reicher, Whitney and Academy.
Defending champion Brownwood swept all three games of pool play. Three-time 7-on-7 champion Celina also won three pool games, including a 38-21 victory over 2A Division II state finalist
Lexington. Celina quarterback Brooks Stephenson threw two touchdown passes each to Jesus Vargas and Ben Thiel.
Celina reached the 7-on-7 semifinals in 2010 before losing to
Play resumes Friday.