West Rusk knocks off Hughes Springs in second round of playoffs

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GLADEWATER, Texas (KETK) – The West Rusk Raiders seem to have hit their stride.

The 9-3A Div. 2 district champion Raiders pulled away in a track meet Thursday defeating Hughes Springs 52-28 at Jack V. Murphy Stadium.

Sophomore Jimmie Harper scored four touchdowns, and recovered two fumbles for West Rusk.

8-3 West Rusk advances to play 9-1 Waskom in the region 3 semis next Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Hallsville’s Bobcat Stadium.

The Raiders are making their second trip to the third round of the playoffs in the last four years.

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