BONHAM — Sitting in the stands on Monday, Greg Moses couldn’t resist the chance to step onto the court during halftime of Bonham’s basketball game to take a shot.

BONHAM — Sitting in the stands on Monday, Greg Moses couldn’t resist the chance to step onto the court during halftime of Bonham’s basketball game to take a shot.

Though he considers basketball to be his main sport, he doesn’t mind the reason why he has yet to take the court this season during a game.

He joins three other returning senior all-district basketball players still involved in Bonham’s first extended playoff run in football since 2005.

"Winning in the playoffs is awesome," said Moses, a senior tight end and linebacker. "I hate losing in anything."

The Warriors (5-6) will now face Gainesville (10-0) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Little Elm for their first area-round game in eight years.

"I know (Gainesville is) really good," said second-year Bonham head coach Cody Bounds, who has never missed the playoffs when at the helm of a program. "They are a good group of athletes and are fundamentally sound and well-coached."

The Leopards edged Celina, 55-49, in double overtime last Friday in bi-district play to advance, after completing their second-straight undefeated regular season.

Meanwhile Bonham defeated Dallas Madison, 31-15, in first-round action last Thursday at Murphy’s Kimbrough Stadium — marking the fourth meeting between the two during the past 22 games.

"They had a couple of guys out which helped us," said Dra Smith, Bonham’s quarterback a member of its secondary and a potential Division I recruit. "We knew their strengths and weaknesses since we have played them so much. We had a pretty good game plan. It was a great team win."

Having nearly two weeks to prepare for Madison also helped as the Warriors had the District 12-3A bye to close out the regular season.

"It gave us time to heal. We’ve been blessed and had only small injuries," Bounds said. "It let us heal up mentally too. We got a chance to heal and work on fundamentals. Yes, I definitely think it helped us."

The win over Madison marked the program’s first postseason victory since 2005, when Bonham defeated Dallas Roosevelt, 13-12, in bi-district play before losing to Emory Rains, 29-22, in the area round.

"It’s an amazing feeling," Smith said. "This senior class has started a tradition."

The victory came after Madison defeated Bonham, 34-13, during the regular season on Sept. 27 for what was then the Warriors’ third of five-straight losses after a 2-0 start.

"We beat good teams in Pilot Point and North Lamar," Bounds said. "We played some teams who were also solid, and had some players get dinged up.

"I’d put our schedule up against anybody’s."

All but one of Bonham’s six losses have come against teams which made either the 3A or 2A postseason this year, the last coming on Oct. 25 at District 12-3A rival Melissa, a playoff regular since 2006 in both classifications.

The following Friday the Warriors defeated Nevada Community, 28-9, at Warrior Stadium to complete their regular season and clinch Bonham’s first consecutive postseason appearances in eight years.

"Since it’s not very common around here (of late) to be playing after the regular season, it’s awesome to start a tradition for the younger guys," Moses said. "It’s good for them to know what it’s like to play past 10 games."