Highland proved to be the better hornets on Friday night with a 76-60 win.
The Highland Lady Hornets fell to top ranked Saltillo on Friday afternoon in Austin.
The Highland Lady Hornets have had the community and the school's support behind them ever since the start of the season. But when they beat Garden City in the Regionals this past weekend to earn their ticket to Austin that support only grew.
They face #1 ranked Saltillo, but the thought of playing the top ranked team in the state doesn't phase the Lady Hornets.
Merkel and Highland are both headed to the State Basketball Tournament down in Austin on Friday.
The Highland Lady Hornets are on their way to the state semifinals for the first time in school history after defeating Garden City at Moody Coliseum.
The Highland Lady Hornets are a step closer to a trip to Austin after defeating the Lady Bears on Friday night.
5 girls teams from the Big Country entered Tuesday night with a shot to advance to the Regional Tournament. All 5, Merkel, Goldthwaite, Baird, Highland, and Eula, got the job done.
Abilene High, Wylie, Albany, Goldthwaite, and Highland are the Teams of the year.
Highland is back in the State Championship for 1st time since 2000.
Hornets Slam Walnut Springs 74-38 in route to State Final.
Highland tears up Robert Lee, 56-8 in Week 0.
5 area teams played in the high school football playoffs on Friday. 2 of them are still alive.