Small-school roundup: Alvarado in title game

Alvarado continued its quest for a first UIL state football championship by beating defending champion Henderson 34-13 in a Class 3A Division I state semifinal matchup Friday.

Alvarado will play Tyler Chapel Hill at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 3A Division I state final at Cowboys Stadium. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

All other UIL 11-man football tournaments are in the state semifinal round, and several DFW-area schools are still playing at the Class 2A and 3A level.

Argyle blasted Gilmer 51-35 in the 3A Division II Region 2 final. Argyle faces Monahans in a state semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Abilene Wylie High School.

Melissa moved into the 2A Division I state semifinals by beating Daingerfield 42-14 in the Region 2 final. Melissa will play Muleshoe at 7 p.m. Friday at Sweetwater's Mustang Stadium for a berth in the state final.

Corsicana Mildred blanked Gunter 49-0 in the 2A Division II Region 2 final to secure a state semifinal matchup against Cisco at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mansfield's Vernon Newsom Stadium.

One other area team worthy of mention is Fort Worth Nolan, which beat Beaumont Kelly 27-10 in Temple on Saturday to win the TAPPS Division I state championship.