A majority of regional teams in playoff action Friday night are still alive heading into the semis.    

Class 4A's Carthage (Div I) won a squeaker to move on, while Gilmer (Div II) advances after a romp, & a tough loss ends Van's season.  Class 3A's Mineola (Div I) goes to the next round after a huge win.  Malakoff (also Div I) needed overtime but was successful in keeping their unbeaten season intact for another week,  Arp (Div II) was also victorious, but it's the end of the line for Winona's season.  Class 2A schools didn't fare as well.  Both Tenaha & Carlisle came up short in their quarterfinal quests.