POTTSBORO, Texas (KTEN) - The Pottsboro Cardinals dominated in the area round, beating Whitney 62-49. The Cardinals had a balanced attack on offense exploiting the Wildcats defense on the ground and through the air.

However, the Pottsboro defense was a big reason for their success Thursday night. Despite giving up 49 points, the Cardinals forced four turnovers including a 98-yard pick-six.

"Four turnovers, that's huge," said Pottsboro head coach Matt Poe. "Getting those takeaways, it gives you another possession and takes one away from them. It's kind of like breaking serve. The way we were playing the other night, it sure helped us."

Pottsboro will face Grandview on Friday at 1 p.m. at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.