This week’s E-T Defensive Player of the Week has helped Hico advance into this week’s regional semifinal round of the Class 2A Division I playoffs.

Defensive Tackle Johnny Serratt led the charge against Wolfe City last week, registering six tackles, five more losses, and all that, according to HHS Coach Duane Wood, while being double-teamed for the majority of the game.

Serratt and the rest of the Tigers’ defense have given up just 25 points since beginning District 7 play, 19 in a one-point win over Tolar, and six last week against the Wolves. They have posted four shutouts, including three in a row.