Mullen advanced past Paxton with a 45-42 win on Thursday in the D2-10 Sub-District Final, after a wild final quarter at St. Pat’s in North Platte.

For three quarters, Paxton boxed in St. Pat’s. Less than 15 seconds into the final frame, Gary White III hit his only 3-pointer, extending Paxton’s box-and-one defense and helping lift the Irish to a 47-37 victory on Tuesday.

Ryan Mckeeman ran for three touchdowns, had two receiving touchdowns and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Maxwell’s 94-23 win over Paxton on Friday.

Cody Blackwell sunk two clutch free throws with 7 seconds remaining to ice a 47-44 win for Paxton over Mullen in the championship game of the Paxton Holiday Tournament.

Before the Tigers’ first match of the Subdistrict D2-9 Tournament on Monday, Paxton head coach Jody Rhodes told his team that points would have to be earned. And earn them the Tigers did in a three-set sweep of No. 4-seeded Arthur County (15-10) in Sutherland on Monday.

The Paxton Tigers scored three touchdowns in the last two minutes and 16 seconds of the first half to go up 40-12 at the break.