Farwell (7-4) vs. Wellington (10-0)
When: 2 p.m. (CST) today in a Class 1A Division II rregional at Kimbrough Stadium in Canyon.
Last meeting: The Rockets edged the Steers 22-14 in an area round game in 2011, getting a touchdown and 2-point conversion in the final minute of play.
Last week: The Steers beat Shamrock, Wellington’s District 2 rival, 31-12 at Amarillo on Nov. 21. The Rockets beat Sudan, Farwell’s District 1 rival, 58-36, at Kimbrough last Friday.
Of note: The Rockets are averaging 50.1 ppg, having outscored their foes 501-112. Wellington beat Class 2A Childress 22-6 in its season opener and has scored at least 42 points in every game since, including five games between 50 and 60 points. … The Steers have outscored their opponents 290-196 for the season. … Farwell coach Taylor Read said his team battled through the elements against Shamrock. “It was a cold night,” he said. “I was proud of how my kids played.” … The only Steers player with significant experience from the game two years ago is senior RB/LB Dillono Kirkland, who played cornerback as a sophomore. … The Steers hope to be prepared for whatever the Rockets throw at them. “Wellington is extremely diverse on offense,” Read said. “We’ve charted 90 different formations on offense.” … The teams have faced two common opponents — Sudan (Farwell lost to the Hornets 14-13) and Shamrock (Wellington blanked the Irish 46-0). … Top players for the Rockets are senior QB/DB Klark Ashmore, senior RB/DB Terry Gilbreath and senior G/ILB Edgar Tellez. “They can beat you at any time with the big play,” Read said of the Rockets. “Our goal is to try to make them earn every point they get.” … Farwell, which had 20 days between its regular-season finale and last week’s game, comes into tonight relatively healthy, Read said. … The winner faces either Booker (9-2) or Seagraves (8-4), who play on Saturday at Plainview, in a quarterfinal game next week.
— Compiled by Dave Wagner