E-T Staff Report

Stephenville faces Birdville in the area round of the Class 4A Region I volleyball playoffs at 6 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Coliseum at the Birdville Fine Arts and Athletic Complex.

Both teams swept their bi-district opponents as Stephenville trumped Fort Worth Arlington Heights and Birdville dominated Denton.

The winer meets either Mansfield Legacy or Denton Guyer in the regional quarterfinals next week.