HIGHLIGHTS: No. 21 Irion County tops Sterling City, slides into regional semifinals

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RANKIN, Texas — No. 21 Irion County and Sterling City traded blows all night on Friday, but the Hornets prevailed 43-42 and are moving on to the Class 1A Region II regional semifinals.

Sophomore forward Trevin Coffell scored a game-high 21 points for Irion County who overcame a three-point halftime deficit to keep its season alive. Sophomore forward Bo Morrow and sophomore guard Jordan Harrison added nine and six points, respectively.

Sterling City finished third in District 11-1A and didn’t back down from district champion Irion County in a win-or-go-home contest. Senior guard Cross Knittel led the Eagles with a team-high 17 points while senior forward Hudson Cox added 11 points.

Irion County will face Eula in the regional semifinals.

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