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HS Playoffs Resume Plus Cowboys Battle Saints Tonight in Today’s Sports

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It’s game day for the Paris Wildcats. They will take on Waco La Vega tonight at 7:30 pm at the Star in Frisco. That game will be broadcast on 101.9 KBUS with the pregame at 7:00 pm.

The Mt Vernon Tigers will take on Atlanta at Pine Tree at 7:30 pm. That game was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved. It will be broadcast on KLAKE 97.7 tonight. Friday night, Pittsburg will take on Lorena at 7:30 at Royse City on STAR 96.9, Daingerfield will travel to Henderson to play Corrigan-Camden at 7:30 pm on KLAKE 97.7, and Gilmer will take on Pleasant Grove at 7:30 pm at Allen Eagle Stadium.

In high school basketball, Prairiland will be hosting their annual basketball tournament beginning today. The Chisum boys and girls will both be participating in this tournament as well.

The Paris Wildcats will be participating in the Van tournament, while the Lady Cats will be in Royce City for their tournament.

The North Lamar Panthers will be in the Edgewood tournament while the Pantherettes will be in the Dodd City tournament.

The Dallas Mavericks have won eight out of their last 10 games after their 128–108 beatdown of the Houston Rockets last night. Luka Doncic and Devin Harris both finished with 20 points to lead Dallas. Dallas will be LA to take on LeBron and the Lakers Friday night.

On the ice last night, the Dallas Stars defeated the Calgary Flames 4–3 in overtime. Tyler Seguin got the game-winning goal 24 seconds into the extra frame. Goalie Anton Khudobin stopped 30 shots in the win.

And the Dallas Cowboys will host the New Orleans Saints tonight on Thursday night football. The Saints are averaging an NFL-best 37.2 PPG this season. While the Cowboys are allowing 19.4 PPG this season, which is the third fewest in NFL. Dallas is the only team yet to allow a 30-point game this season. Left tackle Tyron Smith will be a game-time decision because of a recurring stinger issue. Smith has not practiced all week. Kickoff is at 7:20.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, whose 189 career wins rank fourth among active FBS coaches, will retire after this season, the school announced Wednesday. Johnson, 61, is fourth all-time at Georgia Tech with an 82-59 mark and has a career coaching record of 189-98 over 22 seasons. He guided the Yellow Jackets to the ACC championship in 2009, and he finished first or second in the Coastal Division in seven of his 11 seasons. The Yellow Jackets lost to rival Georgia 45-21 last Saturday to finish 7-5. They await a bowl assignment, which would be Johnson’s ninth at Georgia Tech.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles on Wednesday said he has no idea whether he has played his last game for the franchise that drafted him third overall in 2014. He says all he’s concerned with now is doing whatever he can to help the Jaguars (3-8) snap a seven-game losing streak as Cody Kessler takes over starting duties. Coach Doug Marrone benched Bortles and fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on Monday after the team’s 24-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills.