Zach Phipps

Diboll’s Zach Phipps (5) scores on a breakaway layup during Saturday’s bi-district matchup against Anahuac. The No. 15 Lumberjacks shook off a slow defensive start to advance with a 62-37 win over the Panthers in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — Diboll’s Lumberjacks rolled through an undefeated district season with a combination of a fearsome defense and a transition game guaranteed to give opponents nightmares.

While it took a little longer than usual for those elements of their game to kick in on Saturday, the No. 15 ’Jacks nevertheless hit their strides at the right moments, steamrolling Anahuac’s Panthers 62-37 in bi-district action in Cleveland.

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