EASTLAND — In a district that some say is the best at the 3A level in Texas, the No. 2 seed carried enough weight for Jim Ned and Eastland to go to war over on Friday.
Cooper Castro rushed for 156 yards and two scores and Dylan Martin threw for 144 and another score to lead Jim Ned (8-2, 4-1 District 3-3A), to a 28-19 win.
Jumping out to a 28-7 halftime lead, Jim Ned used a bend-but-don’t break strategy to hold off a second-half Eastland rally and secure the higher seed. The Indians will square off with Whitesboro in the 3A DI bi-district round in Joshua on Friday.