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East Chambers prepares to battle Academy Bumblebees

Buccaneers will head to New Caney for Area Round showdown

WINNIE, Texas — It's time for round two of the UIL high school football playoffs!

Thursday night, East Chambers (8-3) will take on Little River Academy (10-1) in the 3A-Division I Area Round at Tomball ISD Stadium. 

The Buccaneers blasted Huntington 59-14 in their playoff opener, but Head Coach Russ Sutherland knows things will be much tougher against the Bumblebees.

"Well offensively they throw the ball a whole lot. They don't run the ball a whole lot, but their quarterback is very handy. He's thrown for about 2500 yards this year. They've got two really good receivers. And they have some other guys that are also very adequate players. So we'll have our hands full trying to slow 'em down."

If East Chambers can get past Academy they'll face the winner of Diboll and Hallettsville in the Regional round.