East Ridge beat Hixson, 36-20, Friday night on the road lifting the Pioneers into the Region 2/4A high school football playoffs.
The Pioneers (6-4) will travel to undefeated Elizabethton next week for the first round of the state football playoffs.
Jamii Bowman finished the night with 132 yards on 10 carries, including touchdown runs of 11 and 78 yards. Cameron Sanders carried the ball nine times for 110 yards, including a 20-yard TD.
All told the Pioneers’ ground game accounted for 356 of its 385 yards in the game.