McKINNEY — Cole Anderson helped Farmersville build a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and Pilot Point’s comeback attempt came up a touchdown short as the Farmers defeated the Bearcats, 35-27, in a Class 2A Division I Region II bi-district contest on Friday night at Ron Poe Stadium.

McKINNEY — Cole Anderson helped Farmersville build a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and Pilot Point’s comeback attempt came up a touchdown short as the Farmers defeated the Bearcats, 35-27, in a Class 2A Division I Region II bi-district contest on Friday night at Ron Poe Stadium.


Farmersville (7-4) will face Daingerfield in the area round at Paris on Friday night.


Just three minutes into the game Anderson found Caleb Twyford for a 42-yard touchdown strike. The Farmers then drove 69 yards, culminating with a 43-yard TD run by Andrew Simons.


Pilot Point (7-4) had an 81-yard drive that carried into the second quarter and DaCoven Bailey scored on a three-yard run.


The Farmers next drove 67 yards with a key run being a Darrin Pennington 20-yard dash. Simons finished the drive with a 33-yard touchdown run with 8:47 remaining in the half for a 21-7 advantage.


Farmersville finished with just over 500 yards of offense. Darren Pennington had 118 yards on 19 carries, Simons added 99 on just six runs and Anderson finished with 86 yards on 17 carries and 175 yards passing.


Two and one half minutes later Bailey was on the receiving end of an eight-yard yard TD pass from Travis Garrett, who was 13-of-28 passing for 259 yards but threw four interceptions. Garrett also ran for 146 yards on 15 carries.


Pilot Point tallied the only score in the third quarter when Garrett connected with Bailey on a 57 yard touchdown pass but the extra point failed and the Bearcats were down by a point going to the final 12 minutes. Bailey had five catches for 159 yards.


Anderson connected with Twyford in the flats and the receiver broke free for a 69-yard touchdown to give Farmersville a 28-20 lead.


Farmersville then forced Pilot Point to punt and Anderson scored run with 4:52 remaining in the contest.


Pilot Point ended the scoring when Garrett found Jamaal Anderson for a 42 yard TD reception with 3:21. Pilot Point had a chance with a final possession but was unable to force overtime.