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  • Luke Blackwell ready to take over Mineola football program

    Luke Blackwell ready to take over Mineola football program

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-03-23 02:28:14 GMT
    Luke Blackwell is excited to take over Mineola athletics.Luke Blackwell is excited to take over Mineola athletics.

    A 1995 graduate of Mineola High School and the Yellowjackets defensive coordinator the past seven years, Luke Blackwell is no stranger to wearing orange and white. But, Blackwell is adjusting to life as the new head football coach and athletic director.

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    A 1995 graduate of Mineola High School and the Yellowjackets defensive coordinator the past seven years, Luke Blackwell is no stranger to wearing orange and white. But, Blackwell is adjusting to life as the new head football coach and athletic director.

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  • Harmony coach shares life lessons with SMU Mustangs

    Harmony coach shares life lessons with SMU Mustangs

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:47:34 GMT
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    SMU Head Football Coach Chad Morris, Associate Head Coach Jeff Traylor, and Harmony Head Coach Tim Russell have all known each other for over two decades.  "Coach Morris and Coach Traylor have been friends a long time, we've all known each other since the early 90s. That's one of the reasons why he wanted me to come in, and some other speakers have come in, to help the kids not only become better football players but better men," said Tim Russell, Harmony hea...More >>
    SMU Head Football Coach Chad Morris, Associate Head Coach Jeff Traylor, and Harmony Head Coach Tim Russell have all known each other for over two decades.  "Coach Morris and Coach Traylor have been friends a long time, we've all known each other since the early 90s. That's one of the reasons why he wanted me to come in, and some other speakers have come in, to help the kids not only become better football players but better men," said Tim Russell, Harmony hea...More >>
  • Breaking: Brownsboro head football coach Jason Hooker leaving for Chapel Hill opening

    Breaking: Brownsboro head football coach Jason Hooker leaving for Chapel Hill opening

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:08:27 GMT
    Jason Hooker will be recommended on Monday to be Chapel Hill's new head coach.Jason Hooker will be recommended on Monday to be Chapel Hill's new head coach.

    In a press release from Chapel Hill Superintendent Donni Cook on Tuesday afternoon, the school district announced that it will recommend current Brownsboro head football coach Jason Hooker as its new head coach and athletic director on Monday March 27th at the CHISD School Board meeting.

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    In a press release from Chapel Hill Superintendent Donni Cook on Tuesday afternoon, the school district announced that it will recommend current Brownsboro head football coach Jason Hooker as its new head coach and athletic director on Monday March 27th at the CHISD School Board meeting.

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    Breaking: Mineola names Luke Blackwell new head football coach

    Breaking: Mineola names Luke Blackwell new head football coach

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 2:48 AM EDT2017-03-21 06:48:34 GMT
    Mineola names Luke Blackwell new head football coach.Mineola names Luke Blackwell new head football coach.

    Mineola ISD is proud to announce that Luke Blackwell will become the new athletic director and head coach for the Yellowjackets.

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    Mineola ISD is proud to announce that Luke Blackwell will become the new athletic director and head coach for the Yellowjackets.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Whitehouse product Justin Dunning overcoming adversity, sticking with football

    Sports WebXtra: Whitehouse product Justin Dunning overcoming adversity, sticking with football

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-03-16 03:06:53 GMT
    Justin Dunning continuing to play football despite numerous knee injuries.Justin Dunning continuing to play football despite numerous knee injuries.

    2016 was a wash for Texas A&M defensive player Justin Dunning. The Whitehouse product tore the ACL in his right knee during fall camp and spent the whole season rehabbing. It was Dunning's third torn ACL of his career, with the first two in his left knee. Not giving up though, Dunning is currently working with the Aggies at spring practice.

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    2016 was a wash for Texas A&M defensive player Justin Dunning. The Whitehouse product tore the ACL in his right knee during fall camp and spent the whole season rehabbing. It was Dunning's third torn ACL of his career, with the first two in his left knee. Not giving up though, Dunning is currently working with the Aggies at spring practice.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Tyler Lee's Chance Amie picks up more offers

    Sports WebXtra: Tyler Lee's Chance Amie picks up more offers

    Thursday, March 9 2017 1:06 AM EST2017-03-09 06:06:38 GMT
    Chance Amie received two offers on Wednesday.Chance Amie received two offers on Wednesday.

    It was a busy day for Tyler Lee quarterback Chance Amie on the recruiting trail. He picked up two Division I offers from Central Florida and Southern Miss.

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    It was a busy day for Tyler Lee quarterback Chance Amie on the recruiting trail. He picked up two Division I offers from Central Florida and Southern Miss.

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  • Patrick Mahomes II has plenty of support heading into the NFL Combine

    Patrick Mahomes II has plenty of support heading into the NFL Combine

    Thursday, March 2 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-03-03 00:59:21 GMT
    Mahomes II dad and former high school coach know he will shine this weekend.Mahomes II dad and former high school coach know he will shine this weekend.

    Whitehouse product Patrick Mahomes the II along with seven other East Texans will be put under the microscope at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis over the next several days. Being a quarterback though, Mahomes has the most gain and prove. The former Texas Tech star is hoping show NFL executives and coaches he is worthy of a high pick in April's draft and his support group has no doubt he will shine.

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    Whitehouse product Patrick Mahomes the II along with seven other East Texans will be put under the microscope at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis over the next several days. Being a quarterback though, Mahomes has the most gain and prove. The former Texas Tech star is hoping show NFL executives and coaches he is worthy of a high pick in April's draft and his support group has no doubt he will shine.

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  • Leverett's Chapel football coach dies after cancer battle

    Leverett's Chapel football coach dies after cancer battle

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 8:18 PM EST2017-03-02 01:18:26 GMT
    Wes McWhorter has died at the age of 50.Wes McWhorter has died at the age of 50.

    We start tonight's sportscast with some sad news in the high school football world. Leverett's Chapel coach Wes McWhorter died Wednesday at the age of 50 after a battle with brain cancer.

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    We start tonight's sportscast with some sad news in the high school football world. Leverett's Chapel coach Wes McWhorter died Wednesday at the age of 50 after a battle with brain cancer.

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  • Split divisions coming to Class 5A football in 2018

    Split divisions coming to Class 5A football in 2018

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 7:53 PM EST2017-03-02 00:53:48 GMT
    Class 5A will be split into divisions in 2018.Class 5A will be split into divisions in 2018.

    Class 5A will be split into divisions starting with next February's realignment in 2018.

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    Class 5A will be split into divisions starting with next February's realignment in 2018.

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  • Former White Oak coach takes over at Texas High

    Former White Oak coach takes over at Texas High

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-02-28 05:09:40 GMT
    Gerry Stanford is the new head coach at Texas High.Gerry Stanford is the new head coach at Texas High.

    District 16-5A will look completely different next year with regards to head coaches. In addition to Joe Drennon now at Hallsville, Marshall has a job to fill, and Monday morning Texas High introduced Gerry Stanford as its new head coach and athletic director.

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    District 16-5A will look completely different next year with regards to head coaches. In addition to Joe Drennon now at Hallsville, Marshall has a job to fill, and Monday morning Texas High introduced Gerry Stanford as its new head coach and athletic director.

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  • Mineola head football coach Joe Drennon leaving for HC/AD job at Hallsville

    Mineola head football coach Joe Drennon leaving for HC/AD job at Hallsville

    Monday, February 27 2017 11:06 PM EST2017-02-28 04:06:03 GMT
    Joe Drennon hired by Hallsville ISD.Joe Drennon hired by Hallsville ISD.

    Over the past three seasons, the Mineola football team has been one of the most successful programs in all of East Texas. But the head man behind all of those victories is now headed to Hallsville ISD. Hallsville public relations director Carol Greer confirmed to KLTV Sports on Monday night that Drennon was hired by the Bobcats to be their next head coach and athletic director.

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    Over the past three seasons, the Mineola football team has been one of the most successful programs in all of East Texas. But the head man behind all of those victories is now headed to Hallsville ISD. Hallsville public relations director Carol Greer confirmed to KLTV Sports on Monday night that Drennon was hired by the Bobcats to be their next head coach and athletic director.

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  • CONFIRMED: Bullard AD/Head Football Coach Shannon Wilson leaving for Bridgeport ISD

    CONFIRMED: Bullard AD/Head Football Coach Shannon Wilson leaving for Bridgeport ISD

    Friday, February 24 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-02-24 23:22:24 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    KLTV 7 Sports has confirmed through Bridgeport ISD, that Bullard's Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Shannon Wilson has been approved and hired to take over the Bulls program.  

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    KLTV 7 Sports has confirmed through Bridgeport ISD, that Bullard's Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Shannon Wilson has been approved and hired to take over the Bulls program.  

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  • Longview product Malcolm Kelly joining University of Houston staff

    Longview product Malcolm Kelly joining University of Houston staff

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 12:11 AM EST2017-02-21 05:11:30 GMT
    Longview product Malcolm Kelly joining University of Houston staff.Longview product Malcolm Kelly joining University of Houston staff.

    It's not a sportscast without some sort of football news. Former Longview Lobo Malcolm Kelly is joining the University of Houston coaching staff as a graduate assistant. A second round draft pick in 2008, Kelly played in just over 20 games in two seasons for the Redskins, but was forced to call it a career because of knee issues.

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    It's not a sportscast without some sort of football news. Former Longview Lobo Malcolm Kelly is joining the University of Houston coaching staff as a graduate assistant. A second round draft pick in 2008, Kelly played in just over 20 games in two seasons for the Redskins, but was forced to call it a career because of knee issues.

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  • FCA Heart of Champion All-Star athletes meet in Tyler

    FCA Heart of Champion All-Star athletes meet in Tyler

    Sunday, February 19 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-02-20 04:43:41 GMT
    It's become one of the most anticipate all-star events in East Texas, and today the FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star rosters were released. Over 200 athletes were named as the best of the best in football, cheerleading, softball, and baseball.  The First Baptist Church of Tyler was filled with players and parents from all over the region. Checking in and receiving their official packets these all-stars took roster photos while figuring out who was on their te...More >>
    It's become one of the most anticipate all-star events in East Texas, and today the FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star rosters were released. Over 200 athletes were named as the best of the best in football, cheerleading, softball, and baseball.  The First Baptist Church of Tyler was filled with players and parents from all over the region. Checking in and receiving their official packets these all-stars took roster photos while figuring out who was on their te...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Baylor coach Matt Rhule in East Texas

    Sports WebXtra: Baylor coach Matt Rhule in East Texas

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 7:57 PM EST2017-02-16 00:57:17 GMT
    Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is in East Texas tonight.Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is in East Texas tonight.

    Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule is in East Texas on Wednesday night to speak at the East Texas Coaches Association mini clinic at Longview high school.

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    Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule is in East Texas on Wednesday night to speak at the East Texas Coaches Association mini clinic at Longview high school.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Clint Harper leaving Marshall to be AD at Duncanville ISD

    Sports WebXtra: Clint Harper leaving Marshall to be AD at Duncanville ISD

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 10:54 PM EST2017-02-15 03:54:28 GMT
    Clint Harper has left Marshall.Clint Harper has left Marshall.

    At the high school level, the coaching changes in East Texas keep coming. Marshall head football coach Clint Harper confirmed to KLTV sports on Tuesday afternoon that he has left his alma mater to be the athletic director at Duncanville ISD.

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    At the high school level, the coaching changes in East Texas keep coming. Marshall head football coach Clint Harper confirmed to KLTV sports on Tuesday afternoon that he has left his alma mater to be the athletic director at Duncanville ISD.

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  • T.K Gorman player named to 2017 Parade All-America Football Team

    T.K Gorman player named to 2017 Parade All-America Football Team

    Monday, February 13 2017 11:12 AM EST2017-02-13 16:12:18 GMT
    Judah Bell (Credit: KLTV)Judah Bell (Credit: KLTV)

    Included on the offensive squad is Judah Bell, the wide receiver on Tyler’s Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School football team.  

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    Included on the offensive squad is Judah Bell, the wide receiver on Tyler’s Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School football team.  

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  • Grace's Mike Maddox wins national coach of the year award

    Grace's Mike Maddox wins national coach of the year award

    Thursday, February 9 2017 10:53 PM EST2017-02-10 03:53:34 GMT
    Mike Maddox (middle) is a national coach of the year.Mike Maddox (middle) is a national coach of the year.

    Grace head football coach Mike Maddox was an assistant at Gilmer under Traylor in 2004 when the Buckeyes won a state title. In all, Maddox has over 34 years of experience on the sidelines and 19 of those have been as a head coach all across East Texas. The 2016 season however might now be at the top. On Thursday morning, Maddox was named the National Christian Schools Athletic Association coach of the year.

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    Grace head football coach Mike Maddox was an assistant at Gilmer under Traylor in 2004 when the Buckeyes won a state title. In all, Maddox has over 34 years of experience on the sidelines and 19 of those have been as a head coach all across East Texas. The 2016 season however might now be at the top. On Thursday morning, Maddox was named the National Christian Schools Athletic Association coach of the year.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Arp safety gets offer from Alabama

    Sports WebXtra: Arp safety gets offer from Alabama

    Thursday, February 9 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-02-09 22:26:29 GMT
    Alabama has offered Arp safety Demarvion Overshown.Alabama has offered Arp safety Demarvion Overshown.

    Nick Saban is trying to bring the top talent in East Texas to Tuscaloosa. Arp safety Demarvion Overshown revealed on his personal twitter account that he has received an offer from the University of Alabama.

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    Nick Saban is trying to bring the top talent in East Texas to Tuscaloosa. Arp safety Demarvion Overshown revealed on his personal twitter account that he has received an offer from the University of Alabama.

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  • McFarlin named head coach at Bishop Gorman

    McFarlin named head coach at Bishop Gorman

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 9:57 AM EST2017-02-07 14:57:19 GMT
    Randy McFarlin, left, poses for a photo. (Source: KLTV)Randy McFarlin, left, poses for a photo. (Source: KLTV)

    Randy McFarlin has been named the new head football coach at Bishop Gorman.

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    Randy McFarlin has been named the new head football coach at Bishop Gorman.

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  • Judah Bell talks SMU, Kayce Medlock, and Chad Morris

    Judah Bell talks SMU, Kayce Medlock, and Chad Morris

    Friday, February 3 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-02-03 22:22:53 GMT
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    The nation's leading receiver in high school football is headed to SMU.  Today, Bishop Gorman's Judah Bell mock signed his national letter of intent to play Division I football for the Mustangs. However, if the stars hadn't aligned exactly, Bell might have never stepped on the football field.  "I wanted to go play college basketball, and I was really focused on that. Then Coach Gipson kinda got me to come out there, figured out I wasn't a quarterback. So I s...More >>
    The nation's leading receiver in high school football is headed to SMU.  Today, Bishop Gorman's Judah Bell mock signed his national letter of intent to play Division I football for the Mustangs. However, if the stars hadn't aligned exactly, Bell might have never stepped on the football field.  "I wanted to go play college basketball, and I was really focused on that. Then Coach Gipson kinda got me to come out there, figured out I wasn't a quarterback. So I s...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: College coaches talk about East Texas recruits

    Sports WebXtra: College coaches talk about East Texas recruits

    Friday, February 3 2017 12:01 AM EST2017-02-03 05:01:30 GMT
    College coaches love recruiting our region.College coaches love recruiting our region.

    From interviewing college coaches at camps and various functions in East Texas, it's obvious they love to recruit our region. The proof is also on paper since around 25 athletes from the class of 2017 signed to Division I universities. We heard from all the players on National Signing day, but coaches also address the media each year to talk about the excitement of their recruiting class.

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    From interviewing college coaches at camps and various functions in East Texas, it's obvious they love to recruit our region. The proof is also on paper since around 25 athletes from the class of 2017 signed to Division I universities. We heard from all the players on National Signing day, but coaches also address the media each year to talk about the excitement of their recruiting class.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Bullard TE Major Tennison talks about early enrollment

    Sports WebXtra: Bullard TE Major Tennison talks about early enrollment

    Thursday, February 2 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-02-03 04:57:12 GMT
    Bullard tight end Major Tennison talks about early enrollment at Alabama.Bullard tight end Major Tennison talks about early enrollment at Alabama.

    Now that the ink has dried and the dust has settle after National Signing Day, college coaches are evaluating their respective classes and getting to work. For the fifth time in six years, head coach Nick Saban and Alabama have landed the number one class in the country. And an East Texan helped out that ranking.

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    Now that the ink has dried and the dust has settle after National Signing Day, college coaches are evaluating their respective classes and getting to work. For the fifth time in six years, head coach Nick Saban and Alabama have landed the number one class in the country. And an East Texan helped out that ranking.

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  • Henderson RB/DB Lakendrick VanZandt signs with TCU

    Henderson RB/DB Lakendrick VanZandt signs with TCU

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:08 AM EST2017-02-01 16:08:34 GMT
    Henderson's Testan Ebner and Lakendrick VanZandt (Source: KLTV Staff)Henderson's Testan Ebner and Lakendrick VanZandt (Source: KLTV Staff)

    Lakendrick had 10 Division I offers and will join fellow East Texan Travin Howard on the Horned Frogs roster.

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    Lakendrick had 10 Division I offers and will join fellow East Texan Travin Howard on the Horned Frogs roster.

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  • Henderson WR/DB Trestan Ebner commits to Baylor

    Henderson WR/DB Trestan Ebner commits to Baylor

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 10:32 AM EST2017-02-01 15:32:39 GMT
    Henderson's Testan Ebner and Lakendrick VanZandt (Source: KLTV Staff)Henderson's Testan Ebner and Lakendrick VanZandt (Source: KLTV Staff)

    A one-time TCU commit, Ebner had a total of 20 FBS offers.

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    A one-time TCU commit, Ebner had a total of 20 FBS offers.

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  • John Tyler's Smith heads to Houston, Miller signs with Texas, Mosley inks with UTSA

    John Tyler's Smith heads to Houston, Miller signs with Texas, Mosley inks with UTSA

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 10:15 AM EST2017-02-01 15:15:41 GMT
    Damion J Miller (Source: KLTV Staff)Damion J Miller (Source: KLTV Staff)

    Smith will follow in the footsteps of former John Tyler star quarterback Greg Ward Jr. who also played for the Cougars. Miller joins Josh Thompson of Nacogdoches on the Longhorns from this year's class.

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    Smith will follow in the footsteps of former John Tyler star quarterback Greg Ward Jr. who also played for the Cougars. Miller joins Josh Thompson of Nacogdoches on the Longhorns from this year's class.

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  • Nacogdoches DB Josh Thompson commits to Texas

    Nacogdoches DB Josh Thompson commits to Texas

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 10:13 AM EST2017-02-01 15:13:03 GMT
    Josh Thompson signs with Texas.Josh Thompson signs with Texas.

    Thompson was the most sought after recruit in East Texas with 29 Division I offers.

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    Thompson was the most sought after recruit in East Texas with 29 Division I offers.

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  • Gilmer's LaMarcus Morton enrolls at OSU

    Gilmer's LaMarcus Morton enrolls at OSU

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 8:00 AM EST2017-02-01 13:00:26 GMT
    LaMarcus Morton is already enrolled at Oklahoma State.LaMarcus Morton is already enrolled at Oklahoma State.

    The star wideout picked OSU over 12 other Division I offers.

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    The star wideout picked OSU over 12 other Division I offers.

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  • Sports WebXtra: National Signing Day preview

    Sports WebXtra: National Signing Day preview

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 9:36 PM EST2017-02-01 02:36:29 GMT
    National Signing Day is on Wednesday Feb. 1st.National Signing Day is on Wednesday Feb. 1st.

    If you are a high school and college football fanatic, then the first Wednesday in February is a lot like Christmas. Dreams come true on National Signing Day as athletes in East Texas and across the country sign their national letter of intent to continue their career in college.

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    If you are a high school and college football fanatic, then the first Wednesday in February is a lot like Christmas. Dreams come true on National Signing Day as athletes in East Texas and across the country sign their national letter of intent to continue their career in college.

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  • National Signing Day: Tyler Lee's Makyle Sanders commits to North Texas

    National Signing Day: Tyler Lee's Makyle Sanders commits to North Texas

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 12:06 AM EST2017-01-31 05:06:45 GMT
    Defensive back Makyle Sanders officially signs with North Texas. (Source: KLTV)Defensive back Makyle Sanders officially signs with North Texas. (Source: KLTV)

    In recent years numerous East Texans have decided to continue their playing career at North Texas.

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    In recent years numerous East Texans have decided to continue their playing career at North Texas.

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  • Coaches Vs. Cancer and Honoring Coach J

    Coaches Vs. Cancer and Honoring Coach J

    Friday, January 27 2017 11:46 PM EST2017-01-28 04:46:55 GMT
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    Hosting Rockwall Heath for a District 11-6A match-up, tonight the John Tyler Lions would also be honoring cancer survivors through their annual 'Coaches vs. Cancer' event.  "Before I became a head coach, I had seen this all across the country with college coaches doing it. I knew once I became the head coach here at John Tyler High School, I wanted to make it one of our main events," said Cedeno Clark, Lions head basketball coach.  "Coaches vs. Cancer game i...

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    Hosting Rockwall Heath for a District 11-6A match-up, tonight the John Tyler Lions would also be honoring cancer survivors through their annual 'Coaches vs. Cancer' event.  "Before I became a head coach, I had seen this all across the country with college coaches doing it. I knew once I became the head coach here at John Tyler High School, I wanted to make it one of our main events," said Cedeno Clark, Lions head basketball coach.  "Coaches vs. Cancer game i...

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  • Sports WebXtra: JT basketball set to hold Coaches vs. Cancer event on week community loses coach

    Sports WebXtra: JT basketball set to hold Coaches vs. Cancer event on week community loses coach

    Thursday, January 26 2017 9:35 PM EST2017-01-27 02:35:53 GMT
    John Tyler assistant football coach Michael Johnson died earlier this week.John Tyler assistant football coach Michael Johnson died earlier this week.

    On Friday night, the John Tyler boys basketball program will hold its annual Coaches vs. Cancer event to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer. It is pretty fitting head coach Cedeno Clark is putting on this fundraiser because the John Tyler community lost a football coach earlier this week to cancer.

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    On Friday night, the John Tyler boys basketball program will hold its annual Coaches vs. Cancer event to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer. It is pretty fitting head coach Cedeno Clark is putting on this fundraiser because the John Tyler community lost a football coach earlier this week to cancer.

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  • Hallsville AD/Head Football Coach reassigned within district

    Hallsville AD/Head Football Coach reassigned within district

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 4:32 PM EST2017-01-24 21:32:45 GMT
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    After 12 seasons as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of the Hallsville Bobcats, David Plunk has been reassigned within the district. This move comes under new Hallsville I.S.D. superintendent Jeff Collum.   While he has been with the Bobcats program since 1998, during his time at the helm beginning in 2005 Plunk racked up 62 wins; the most by any Bobcats football head coach. Hallsville also reached the playoffs six times, the farthest being the Area r...More >>
    After 12 seasons as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of the Hallsville Bobcats, David Plunk has been reassigned within the district. This move comes under new Hallsville I.S.D. superintendent Jeff Collum.   While he has been with the Bobcats program since 1998, during his time at the helm beginning in 2005 Plunk racked up 62 wins; the most by any Bobcats football head coach. Hallsville also reached the playoffs six times, the farthest being the Area r...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: East Texans playing in collegiate All-Star games

    Sports WebXtra: East Texans playing in collegiate All-Star games

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-01-18 22:54:33 GMT
    East Texans to play in college football all-star games.East Texans to play in college football all-star games.

    Over the next two weeks, several East Texans will take the field in college football all-star games. It is a chance for the players to impress NFL scouts and personnel in an NFL type atmosphere including practices during the week.

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    Over the next two weeks, several East Texans will take the field in college football all-star games. It is a chance for the players to impress NFL scouts and personnel in an NFL type atmosphere including practices during the week.

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  • Groveton wins district title with undefeated run, get redemption playoff matchup

    Groveton wins district title with undefeated run, get redemption playoff matchup

    Thursday, November 10 2016 12:12 AM EST2016-11-10 05:12:51 GMT

    Groveton wins district title in undefeated fashion, get redemption playoff matchup The Groveton Indians have had a campaign slogan of their own this year, ‘Warpath 2016.’ Week after week, they've taken teams down one at a time until they were the only ones left standing with a district title in hand. 

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    Groveton wins district title in undefeated fashion, get redemption playoff matchup The Groveton Indians have had a campaign slogan of their own this year, ‘Warpath 2016.’ Week after week, they've taken teams down one at a time until they were the only ones left standing with a district title in hand. 

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  • Center Roughriders survive ‘District of Doom’ with growth in their lines

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 11:49 PM EST2016-11-09 04:49:31 GMT

    The Center Roughriders went through some tough times and an even tougher schedule. Either way, they’re playoff bound. They survived the ‘District of Doom,’ played 10 straight weeks because their bye wasn't until the last week of district play, and managed to pull away with a 6-4 record with a completely new offensive and defensive line.

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    The Center Roughriders went through some tough times and an even tougher schedule. Either way, they’re playoff bound. They survived the ‘District of Doom,’ played 10 straight weeks because their bye wasn't until the last week of district play, and managed to pull away with a 6-4 record with a completely new offensive and defensive line.

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  • Lufkin anticipates tough fight for John Tyler in bi-district match

    Lufkin anticipates tough fight for John Tyler in bi-district match

    Monday, November 7 2016 11:55 PM EST2016-11-08 04:55:18 GMT

    Lufkin making it to the playoffs is nothing new, but here's a curveball- they're finally not playing Longview in the first round. It’s the first time in two years the Panthers won’t be taking on the Lobos. Instead, they're set to play the John Tyler Lions.

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    Lufkin making it to the playoffs is nothing new, but here's a curveball- they're finally not playing Longview in the first round. It’s the first time in two years the Panthers won’t be taking on the Lobos. Instead, they're set to play the John Tyler Lions.

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  • Nacogdoches hones in on Jacksonville quarterback to win playoff berth

    Nacogdoches hones in on Jacksonville quarterback to win playoff berth

    Friday, November 4 2016 12:37 AM EDT2016-11-04 04:37:03 GMT

    A seven point win over Jacksonville is all Nacogdoches needs in order to make the playoffs. That's a lot easier said than done. It's definitely a milestone the Dragons can reach, as long as they can contain Jacksonville’s quarterback Cameron High. 

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    A seven point win over Jacksonville is all Nacogdoches needs in order to make the playoffs. That's a lot easier said than done. It's definitely a milestone the Dragons can reach, as long as they can contain Jacksonville’s quarterback Cameron High. 

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  • Lovelady Lions on the prowl to 3-peat for district title

    Lovelady Lions on the prowl to 3-peat for district title

    Friday, November 4 2016 7:29 PM EDT2016-11-04 23:29:34 GMT

    The Lions have a chance at a 3-peat for the district title Friday night, while an undefeated Groveton team has a chance to take the crown outright for the first time in nine years if they get the win. 

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    The Lions have a chance at a 3-peat for the district title Friday night, while an undefeated Groveton team has a chance to take the crown outright for the first time in nine years if they get the win. 

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  • Groveton on the warpath for an undefeated run to district title

    Groveton on the warpath for an undefeated run to district title

    Friday, November 4 2016 12:06 AM EDT2016-11-04 04:06:17 GMT

    It's all come down to one final duel in District 12-2A and of course it's going to be an East Texas tangle for the district title. The Groveton Indians have had a break out year. They admit, they got something special and the scores talk for themselves. Showing no mercy on their opponents this year, they're the only undefeated team left standing in their district, and have a chance to win the district crown outright. 

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    It's all come down to one final duel in District 12-2A and of course it's going to be an East Texas tangle for the district title. The Groveton Indians have had a break out year. They admit, they got something special and the scores talk for themselves. Showing no mercy on their opponents this year, they're the only undefeated team left standing in their district, and have a chance to win the district crown outright. 

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  • Nacogdoches faces certain conditions in order to make the playoffs

    Nacogdoches faces certain conditions in order to make the playoffs

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 10:45 PM EDT2016-11-03 02:45:35 GMT

    The number seven is all Nacogdoches will be seeing this week as they battle to clinch a playoff spot. Corsicana and Ennis are the only teams in district 17-5A who have clinched playoff berths. Jacksonville is 2-2, while Nacogdoches, Whitehouse and Lindale are all at a 1-3 record. 

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    The number seven is all Nacogdoches will be seeing this week as they battle to clinch a playoff spot. Corsicana and Ennis are the only teams in district 17-5A who have clinched playoff berths. Jacksonville is 2-2, while Nacogdoches, Whitehouse and Lindale are all at a 1-3 record. 

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  • Chatter lights fire under Tenaha for undefeated matchup against Overton

    Chatter lights fire under Tenaha for undefeated matchup against Overton

    Friday, October 28 2016 3:56 PM EDT2016-10-28 19:56:03 GMT

    Tenaha is set to face Overton on Friday. The Tigers have yet to lose a game all year, while the Mustangs are undefeated in their district season. Complete domination is the only appropriate way to describe this year's Tiger team. 

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    Tenaha is set to face Overton on Friday. The Tigers have yet to lose a game all year, while the Mustangs are undefeated in their district season. Complete domination is the only appropriate way to describe this year's Tiger team. 

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  • Tenaha’s CJ Horn nominated for Mr. Texas High School Football Player of the Week

    Tenaha’s CJ Horn nominated for Mr. Texas High School Football Player of the Week

    Thursday, October 20 2016 7:20 PM EDT2016-10-20 23:20:12 GMT

    Tenaha has been on a roll this year and nothing has seemed to be able to stop the Tigers or their quarterback CJ Horn. The junior has been nominated for the Mr. Texas High School Football Player of the Week honor by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

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    Tenaha has been on a roll this year and nothing has seemed to be able to stop the Tigers or their quarterback CJ Horn. The junior has been nominated for the Mr. Texas High School Football Player of the Week honor by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

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  • Lufkin focused on much-needed defensive improvements

    Lufkin focused on much-needed defensive improvements

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 12:03 AM EDT2016-10-19 04:03:23 GMT

    Imagine scoring 63 points in a football game and it's still not good enough to win. That unfortunately is the tough reality Lufkin had to embrace last Friday night against Beaumont West Brook, as the Panthers suffered their second loss in district. Lufkin went down 70-63. In a game in which 19 touchdowns were made, you have to wonder where the defense is.

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    Imagine scoring 63 points in a football game and it's still not good enough to win. That unfortunately is the tough reality Lufkin had to embrace last Friday night against Beaumont West Brook, as the Panthers suffered their second loss in district. Lufkin went down 70-63. In a game in which 19 touchdowns were made, you have to wonder where the defense is.

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  • Lufkin’s Reggie McNeal named to Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

    Lufkin’s Reggie McNeal named to Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

    Thursday, October 13 2016 7:40 PM EDT2016-10-13 23:40:15 GMT

    Former Lufkin Panther, Reggie McNeal, has been named to the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. McNeal will be one of nine inducted into the Class of 2017 of this Hall of Fame honor. 

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    Former Lufkin Panther, Reggie McNeal, has been named to the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. McNeal will be one of nine inducted into the Class of 2017 of this Hall of Fame honor. 

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  • Lufkin serves their bye week as a work week

    Lufkin serves their bye week as a work week

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 11:41 PM EDT2016-10-13 03:41:47 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are coming off on what they say is a much needed bye week. They've suffered a couple bumps and bruises that have now had their time to heal as they return to have a strong district finish. 

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    The Lufkin Panthers are coming off on what they say is a much needed bye week. They've suffered a couple bumps and bruises that have now had their time to heal as they return to have a strong district finish. 

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  • Defensive improvements correlate to 5-0 start for No. 8 Crockett

    Defensive improvements correlate to 5-0 start for No. 8 Crockett

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 11:58 PM EDT2016-10-06 03:58:35 GMT

    The Crockett Bulldogs are off to the best start they’ve had in over a decade, entering their district season undefeated at 5-0. Head coach Jimmy Thompson said the biggest difference between last year and this year, and the key to what has propelled them to their undefeated start, is their defensive improvements.

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    The Crockett Bulldogs are off to the best start they’ve had in over a decade, entering their district season undefeated at 5-0. Head coach Jimmy Thompson said the biggest difference between last year and this year, and the key to what has propelled them to their undefeated start, is their defensive improvements.

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  • Dominant defensive shutouts turn Tenaha around for 5-0 start

    Dominant defensive shutouts turn Tenaha around for 5-0 start

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 11:52 PM EDT2016-10-05 03:52:40 GMT

    The Tenaha Tigers are living proof that drastic improvements can be made within a year. Last season the Tigers started 0-5, granted they were a young team in the transition of a new head coach. This year, they're 5-0 and are absolutely crushing people.

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    The Tenaha Tigers are living proof that drastic improvements can be made within a year. Last season the Tigers started 0-5, granted they were a young team in the transition of a new head coach. This year, they're 5-0 and are absolutely crushing people.

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  • The Woodlands’ stout defense poses challenges for Lufkin

    The Woodlands’ stout defense poses challenges for Lufkin

    Friday, September 30 2016 7:35 PM EDT2016-09-30 23:35:02 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are about to embark on what will no doubt be their toughest district matchup. Not only are The Woodlands picked to win this district, they've got a stout defense. With seven defensive starters returning to their lineup, they've only allowed 11 points against on average and even held Katy to just three points.

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    The Lufkin Panthers are about to embark on what will no doubt be their toughest district matchup. Not only are The Woodlands picked to win this district, they've got a stout defense. With seven defensive starters returning to their lineup, they've only allowed 11 points against on average and even held Katy to just three points.

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  • Lufkin not intimidated by potential district title game

    Lufkin not intimidated by potential district title game

    Monday, September 26 2016 11:44 PM EDT2016-09-27 03:44:11 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are off to a 1-0 start to their 6A district season, but they're not dwelling on the past and have quickly gotten back to work. Their eyes are set on a contest that could potentially be a district title game against The Woodlands. 

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    The Lufkin Panthers are off to a 1-0 start to their 6A district season, but they're not dwelling on the past and have quickly gotten back to work. Their eyes are set on a contest that could potentially be a district title game against The Woodlands. 

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  • Alto, Rusk reignite heated rivalry 35 years later

    Alto, Rusk reignite heated rivalry 35 years later

    Thursday, September 22 2016 11:48 PM EDT2016-09-23 03:48:52 GMT

    East Texas is about to witness a rivalry reignite for the first time 35 years. Although the towns are just 10 minutes apart, Alto and Rusk haven't played against each other in all this time. 

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    East Texas is about to witness a rivalry reignite for the first time 35 years. Although the towns are just 10 minutes apart, Alto and Rusk haven't played against each other in all this time. 

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  • Nacogdoches, Gilmer face off for Red Zone Game of the Week

    Nacogdoches, Gilmer face off for Red Zone Game of the Week

    Thursday, September 22 2016 3:40 PM EDT2016-09-22 19:40:10 GMT

    The Nacogdoches Dragons have one last game before their district season begins and they're making the most out of it. Penciled as our Red Zone Game of the Week, the Dragons are set to face Gilmer. 

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    The Nacogdoches Dragons have one last game before their district season begins and they're making the most out of it. Penciled as our Red Zone Game of the Week, the Dragons are set to face Gilmer. 

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  • Lufkin opens district play against College Park

    Lufkin opens district play against College Park

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 3:33 PM EDT2016-09-21 19:33:23 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are currently 3-1 but the real season begins this week with their district opener against College Park. “Getting to this point is just amazing because this is where it begins. 

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    The Lufkin Panthers are currently 3-1 but the real season begins this week with their district opener against College Park. “Getting to this point is just amazing because this is where it begins. 

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  • Lufkin out to make improvements against Mexico football team

    Thursday, September 15 2016 11:46 PM EDT2016-09-16 03:46:33 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers have had an interesting schedule this year. They're going from playing in Louisiana last weekend to playing a team from Mexico this week. Their schedule has thrown several curveballs which the Panthers embrace.

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    The Lufkin Panthers have had an interesting schedule this year. They're going from playing in Louisiana last weekend to playing a team from Mexico this week. Their schedule has thrown several curveballs which the Panthers embrace.

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  • Lufkin Panthers headed for business trip at 6th Annual Battle of the Borders

    Thursday, September 8 2016 11:52 PM EDT2016-09-09 03:52:57 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers will be playing another group of Panthers from Louisiana this week, as Lufkin will make another appearance in the 6th Annual Battle of the Border Showcase.

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    The Lufkin Panthers will be playing another group of Panthers from Louisiana this week, as Lufkin will make another appearance in the 6th Annual Battle of the Border Showcase.

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  • New head coach pulls Garrison out of recent slump to 2-0 start

    New head coach pulls Garrison out of recent slump to 2-0 start

    Thursday, September 8 2016 6:34 PM EDT2016-09-08 22:34:13 GMT

    Not everyone is off to a 2-0 start, but Garrison is. It's the first time in two years the Bulldogs have gotten off with a 2-0 start and it's with a new head coach, Larry Prince.

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    Not everyone is off to a 2-0 start, but Garrison is. It's the first time in two years the Bulldogs have gotten off with a 2-0 start and it's with a new head coach, Larry Prince.

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  • Nacogdoches’ Phillip Jones runs big numbers in early start

    Nacogdoches’ Phillip Jones runs big numbers in early start

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 11:50 PM EDT2016-09-08 03:50:30 GMT

    1-1 is not a bad way to start the year and even though Nacogdoches has suffered a loss, it doesn't mean there aren't players shining and doing some big things. Take Phillip Jones for instance. The running back has been taking the field by storm by racking in 250 yards in just two games, not to mention he also has three touchdowns.

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    1-1 is not a bad way to start the year and even though Nacogdoches has suffered a loss, it doesn't mean there aren't players shining and doing some big things. Take Phillip Jones for instance. The running back has been taking the field by storm by racking in 250 yards in just two games, not to mention he also has three touchdowns.

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  • Nacogdoches seeks redemption after scoreless Lufkin game last season

    Nacogdoches seeks redemption after scoreless Lufkin game last season

    Thursday, September 1 2016 12:00 AM EDT2016-09-01 04:00:17 GMT

    Some loses sting more than others, and if there's one game Nacogdoches wishes they could have back from last year, it's when they left Abe Martin Stadium scoreless against the Panthers. The Lufkin, Nacogdoches rivalry reignites Friday night and although the Dragons have won two of the last three meetings, the last duel left Nacogdoches going home 38-0. 

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    Some loses sting more than others, and if there's one game Nacogdoches wishes they could have back from last year, it's when they left Abe Martin Stadium scoreless against the Panthers. The Lufkin, Nacogdoches rivalry reignites Friday night and although the Dragons have won two of the last three meetings, the last duel left Nacogdoches going home 38-0. 

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  • Glenn Thornton named Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week

    Glenn Thornton named Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 11:50 PM EDT2016-09-01 03:50:22 GMT

    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton has received his second statewide honor after just one game into the high school football season. Thornton was named the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week on Wedensday. 

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    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton has received his second statewide honor after just one game into the high school football season. Thornton was named the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week on Wednesday. 

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  • Lufkin anticipates more competitive game against Nacogdoches after last year's shutout

    Lufkin anticipates more competitive game against Nacogdoches after last year's shutout

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 12:02 AM EDT2016-08-31 04:02:03 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are coming off an emotional, long-awaited win after beating Longview last Friday night 35-24. However, another heated rivalry is in store now that Lufkin and Nacogdoches are meeting this week. The Dragons also opened the season with a strong statement win rolling over Kilgore 48-21. While the emotions ran high in last year's duel, errors plagued the Dragons and Lufkin was able to blank out Nacogdoches 38-0. 

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    The Lufkin Panthers are coming off an emotional, long-awaited win after beating Longview last Friday night 35-24. However, another heated rivalry is in store now that Lufkin and Nacogdoches are meeting this week. The Dragons also opened the season with a strong statement win rolling over Kilgore 48-21. While the emotions ran high in last year's duel, errors plagued the Dragons and Lufkin was able to blank out Nacogdoches 38-0. 

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  • Groveton's Glenn Thornton nominated for Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week

    Groveton's Glenn Thornton nominated for Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week

    Monday, August 29 2016 4:27 PM EDT2016-08-29 20:27:54 GMT

    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton is one of 10 players in the state of Texas nominated for the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week. The nomination comes after his Week 1 performance against New Waverly where the Indians had a statement 54-9 victory. 

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    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton is one of 10 players in the state of Texas nominated for the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week. The nomination comes after his Week 1 performance against New Waverly where the Indians had a statement 54-9 victory. 

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  • Dragons’ strong D-line alleviates pressure from Kilgore testing their secondary

    Dragons’ strong D-line alleviates pressure from Kilgore testing their secondary

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 11:54 PM EDT2016-08-25 03:54:34 GMT

    The Dragons strong D-line will be hard to break through, but it's the inexperienced secondary that will be tested. They've already shown growth during the preseason, and with a great D-line adding quarterback pressure, it will in turn take some pressure off the backfield.

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    The Dragons strong D-line will be hard to break through, but it's the inexperienced secondary that will be tested. They've already shown growth during the preseason, and with a great D-line adding quarterback pressure, it will in turn take some pressure off the backfield.

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  • Lufkin eager to break losing pattern against Longview for season opener

    Lufkin eager to break losing pattern against Longview for season opener

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 4:04 PM EDT2016-08-24 20:04:23 GMT

    Lufkin’s season opener is a storyline made for a movie, but the storyline hasn’t had the fairytale ending the Panthers have wanted in recent years. For a third season in a row, Lufkin is kicking things off against Longview. 

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    Lufkin’s season opener is a storyline made for a movie, but the storyline hasn’t had the fairytale ending the Panthers have wanted in recent years. For a third season in a row, Lufkin is kicking things off against Longview. 

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  • Center Roughriders admit need growth for ‘District of Doom’

    Center Roughriders admit need growth for ‘District of Doom’

    Thursday, August 18 2016 11:44 PM EDT2016-08-19 03:44:31 GMT

    As the rain put a halt to several high school football scrimmages Thursday night, the Center Roughriders needed to get in as much work as possible before the season. Center traveled to Tatum for a scrimmage inside their indoor facility, and the reason every reps matters is because of their new district alignment. They're in easily one of the toughest 4A districts in the state and it’s also been tabbed it as the Red Zone District of Doom. 

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    As the rain put a halt to several high school football scrimmages Thursday night, the Center Roughriders needed to get in as much work as possible before the season. Center traveled to Tatum for a scrimmage inside their indoor facility, and the reason every reps matters is because of their new district alignment. They're in easily one of the toughest 4A districts in the state and it’s also been tabbed it as the Red Zone District of Doom. 

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  • Alto renames football field 'Cam'Ron Matthews Field' for fallen teammate

    Alto renames football field 'Cam'Ron Matthews Field' for fallen teammate

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 11:18 PM EDT2016-08-18 03:18:22 GMT

    It’s almost been a year since his passing and the memory of Alto's Cam'ron Matthews has no intentions of fading anytime soon. On Wednesday, Alto ISD made sure Cam'ron's legacy will be remembered for years to come by commemorating his life in a special way. No longer named Yellowjacket Stadium, Alto's football field is now named Cam'ron Matthews Field. 

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    It’s almost been a year since his passing and the memory of Alto's Cam'ron Matthews has no intentions of fading anytime soon. On Wednesday, Alto ISD made sure Cam'ron's legacy will be remembered for years to come by commemorating his life in a special way. No longer named Yellowjacket Stadium, Alto's football field is now named Cam'ron Matthews Field. 

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  • Huntington's versatile, eager youth softens the blow of graduating 26 seniors

    Huntington's versatile, eager youth softens the blow of graduating 26 seniors

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 11:51 PM EDT2016-08-17 03:51:01 GMT

    With all the rain pouring down in East Texas this week, it hasn’t stopped Huntington from getting to work but it has changed their venue for practice. The Red Devils traded out their cleats for running shoes on Tuesday and held practice in their basketball gym. 

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    With all the rain pouring down in East Texas this week, it hasn’t stopped Huntington from getting to work but it has changed their venue for practice. The Red Devils traded out their cleats for running shoes on Tuesday and held practice in their basketball gym. 

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  • Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton eyes repeat of 4,100 passing yard season

    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton eyes repeat of 4,100 passing yard season

    Monday, August 15 2016 11:54 PM EDT2016-08-16 03:54:03 GMT

    If you plan on going to a Groveton football game, be warned. It's not a bird, it's not a plane, it's quarterback Glenn Thornton. The Indians offer a rare game of football that you don't see much of at the 2A level and it includes Thornton stepping back and letting the pigskin fly. 

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    If you plan on going to a Groveton football game, be warned. It's not a bird, it's not a plane, it's quarterback Glenn Thornton. The Indians offer a rare game of football that you don't see much of at the 2A level and it includes Thornton stepping back and letting the pigskin fly. 

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  • Lufkin offensive duo capable of breaking the one-and-done playoff spell

    Lufkin offensive duo capable of breaking the one-and-done playoff spell

    Thursday, August 11 2016 10:56 PM EDT2016-08-12 02:56:36 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are tired of being a one-and-done playoff team and the work to put an end to the three-year-spell starts now. Determined to turn that fortune around is the offensive dynamic duo in quarterback Kordell Rodgers and receiver Dhailon Phillips. 

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    The Lufkin Panthers are tired of being a one-and-done playoff team and the work to put an end to the three-year-spell starts now. Determined to turn that fortune around is the offensive dynamic duo in quarterback Kordell Rodgers and receiver Dhailon Phillips. 

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  • Dragons defense in good hands with DI prospect Josh Thompson

    Dragons defense in good hands with DI prospect Josh Thompson

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 11:15 PM EDT2016-08-11 03:15:33 GMT

    Just because Nacogdoches graduated the best safety in the country last year in Brandon Jones, doesn't mean they've been left empty handed. Head coach Bobby Reyes thinks he's got one of the best, and biggest defensive lines he's had in Nacogodches, and the back field will be in great hands with Josh Thompson. 

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    Just because Nacogdoches graduated the best safety in the country last year in Brandon Jones, doesn't mean they've been left empty handed. Head coach Bobby Reyes thinks he's got one of the best, and biggest defensive lines he's had in Nacogodches, and the back field will be in great hands with Josh Thompson. 

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  • Nacogdoches expects drastic improvement offensively and on their line

    Nacogdoches expects drastic improvement offensively and on their line

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 10:39 PM EDT2016-08-11 02:39:39 GMT

    The Nacogdoches football team may have been picked to finish third in their district, but their strong returning numbers may write their own destiny. With 31 lettermen returning, nine offensive starters coming back, and seven defensive starters returning, the Dragons aren't lagging behind in their preparation going into the season. 

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    The Nacogdoches football team may have been picked to finish third in their district, but their strong returning numbers may write their own destiny. With 31 lettermen returning, nine offensive starters coming back, and seven defensive starters returning, the Dragons aren't lagging behind in their preparation going into the season. 

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  • Lufkin gets a ‘head start’ on the year with returning offensive power

    Lufkin gets a ‘head start’ on the year with returning offensive power

    Monday, August 8 2016 11:51 PM EDT2016-08-09 03:51:46 GMT

    When the Lufkin Panthers took the field for the first time Monday, head coach Todd Quick felt they already had a head start on the season. With seven offensive starters returning, it's easy to feel that way. 

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    When the Lufkin Panthers took the field for the first time Monday, head coach Todd Quick felt they already had a head start on the season. With seven offensive starters returning, it's easy to feel that way. 

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  • Rising above tragedy, Alto confidently fills unexpected voids to swarm the season

    Rising above tragedy, Alto confidently fills unexpected voids to swarm the season

    Friday, August 5 2016 2:47 PM EDT2016-08-05 18:47:13 GMT

    Alto has wasted no time getting back onto the field. They're stinging with a new purpose and looking to prove they can fill in voids that some were not expected to be filled. 

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    Alto has wasted no time getting back onto the field. They're stinging with a new purpose and looking to prove they can fill in voids that some were not expected to be filled. 

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  • Diboll Lumberjacks go ‘lights out’ for midnight madness practice

    Friday, August 5 2016 11:20 PM EDT2016-08-06 03:20:07 GMT

    The Diboll Lumberjacks went ‘lights out’ at their midnight madness practice Friday morning and the drills were intense for their first practice in pads. The team got an hour of practice in before the stadium lights shut off. 

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    The Diboll Lumberjacks went ‘lights out’ at their midnight madness practice Friday morning and the drills were intense for their first practice in pads. The team got an hour of practice in before the stadium lights shut off. 

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  • Lufkin's defense proves unbreakable in early district run

    Lufkin's defense proves unbreakable in early district run

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 3:14 PM EDT2015-10-06 19:14:41 GMT
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    Commonly known as the “District of Doom” the Lufkin Panthers are getting a fantastic start at 2-0. What's even more impressive is how unbreakable the Pack's defense has been.More >>
    Commonly known as the “District of Doom” the Lufkin Panthers are getting a fantastic start at 2-0. What's even more impressive is how unbreakable the Pack's defense has been.More >>
  • Ready to make history: Mineola preps to bring home programs first ever state championship

    Ready to make history: Mineola preps to bring home programs first ever state championship

    Monday, December 12 2016 8:56 PM EST2016-12-13 01:56:03 GMT
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    This time last year, the football field at Mineola High School was empty. No one was lacing up their cleats, or putting on their pads. Instead the Yellowjackets were trying to figure out how they fell one game short of the state championship, after an undefeated season up to the state semifinals.   "Came up against a great Brock team, we played them four quarters and they just came out with a win. It's tough to lose a game like that," said Noah Sneed, senior corner and...More >>
    This time last year, the football field at Mineola High School was empty. No one was lacing up their cleats, or putting on their pads. Instead the Yellowjackets were trying to figure out how they fell one game short of the state championship, after an undefeated season up to the state semifinals.   "Came up against a great Brock team, we played them four quarters and they just came out with a win. It's tough to lose a game like that," said Noah Sneed, senior corner and...More >>
  • Carthage Bulldogs fight in 3 OT for win against China Spring

    Carthage Bulldogs fight in 3 OT for win against China Spring

    Saturday, December 10 2016 11:52 PM EST2016-12-11 04:52:11 GMT

    Tonight the Carthage Bulldogs survived three overtimes to take a 26-20 win over the China Spring Cougars.  Head Coach Scott Surratt and the Bulldogs are headed for the state championship title game in Class 4A Division I. The Bulldogs have won three straight championships from 2008 to 2010, and another one in 2013. Check out the highlights above.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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    Tonight the Carthage Bulldogs survived three overtimes to take a 26-20 win over the China Spring Cougars.  Head Coach Scott Surratt and the Bulldogs are headed for the state championship title game in Class 4A Division I. The Bulldogs have won three straight championships from 2008 to 2010, and another one in 2013. Check out the highlights above.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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  • Streaking into history: Malakoff Tigers head into the state semifinals 14-0

    Streaking into history: Malakoff Tigers head into the state semifinals 14-0

    Monday, December 5 2016 10:30 PM EST2016-12-06 03:30:44 GMT
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    A group of tigers is called a streak or an ambush. Either way the term is fitting for the Malakoff Tigers who are on a 14 game winning streak for the first time in program history. 

    They've done it by ambushing their opponents with their physical defense and fast paced offense. Looking for their 15th consecutive win, Malakoff is just one win away from the state championship. 

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    A group of tigers is called a streak or an ambush. Either way the term is fitting for the Malakoff Tigers who are on a 14 game winning streak for the first time in program history. 

    They've done it by ambushing their opponents with their physical defense and fast paced offense. Looking for their 15th consecutive win, Malakoff is just one win away from the state championship. 

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  • State Semifinal Pairings

    State Semifinal Pairings

    Saturday, December 3 2016 10:37 PM EST2016-12-04 03:37:38 GMT

    Class 4A Division I Carthage vs. TBA (Waco La Vega/ China Spring)  Class 4A Division II Gilmer vs. Sweetwater - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:00 p.m. - McLane Stadium, Waco  Class 3A Division I  Mineola vs. Wall - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - Waco High School  Malakoff vs. Yoakum - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - DKR Memorial Stadium, Austin  Class 3A Division II  Arp vs. Boling - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - Texan Drive Stadium, New Caney  ...

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    Class 4A Division I Carthage vs. TBA (Waco La Vega/ China Spring)  Class 4A Division II Gilmer vs. Sweetwater - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:00 p.m. - McLane Stadium, Waco  Class 3A Division I  Mineola vs. Wall - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - Waco High School  Malakoff vs. Yoakum - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - DKR Memorial Stadium, Austin  Class 3A Division II  Arp vs. Boling - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - Texan Drive Stadium, New Caney  ...

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  • Hot Hands: Winona Wildcats turn up the heat for a historic playoff run

    Hot Hands: Winona Wildcats turn up the heat for a historic playoff run

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 10:56 PM EST2016-11-30 03:56:30 GMT
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    In the past three years, the Winona Wildcats have developed from a team that could barely keep up into a state championship  contender.  "Going from 1-9 to 7-4, didn't have a good regular season this year, but it doesn't matter until the post season. We're 3-0 right now, looking for four," said Braxton Kincade, senior quarterback.  "It's a great feeling right now. Once they got that first gold ball they were like kids in a candy store, they wanted more,...More >>
    In the past three years, the Winona Wildcats have developed from a team that could barely keep up into a state championship  contender.  "Going from 1-9 to 7-4, didn't have a good regular season this year, but it doesn't matter until the post season. We're 3-0 right now, looking for four," said Braxton Kincade, senior quarterback.  "It's a great feeling right now. Once they got that first gold ball they were like kids in a candy store, they wanted more,...More >>
  • Playing like its 1984: Union Hill one win away from a state championship appearance

    Playing like its 1984: Union Hill one win away from a state championship appearance

    Monday, November 28 2016 10:36 PM EST2016-11-29 03:36:00 GMT
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    The rain may have forced Union Hill to head for dryer ground, but practicing at Pittsburgh High School the Bulldogs were just thankful for another week of football.  "We prepare real good. We got here and practiced, watched film, and we just go over everything. Make sure we do everything right," said Gabe Nelson, sophomore running back. It's been a wild ride for the this 6-man program, who has put up nearly 800 points while only allowing a fraction of that to be score...More >>
    The rain may have forced Union Hill to head for dryer ground, but practicing at Pittsburgh High School the Bulldogs were just thankful for another week of football.  "We prepare real good. We got here and practiced, watched film, and we just go over everything. Make sure we do everything right," said Gabe Nelson, sophomore running back. It's been a wild ride for the this 6-man program, who has put up nearly 800 points while only allowing a fraction of that to be score...More >>
  • High School Playoffs Round 3 Scores & Schedule

    High School Playoffs Round 3 Scores & Schedule

    Friday, November 25 2016 11:33 PM EST2016-11-26 04:33:06 GMT
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    Click here to see when your team plays.

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    Click here to see when your team plays.

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  • Bi-District Playoff Scores

    Bi-District Playoff Scores

    Sunday, November 13 2016 3:51 PM EST2016-11-13 20:51:18 GMT
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    Bi-District schedule for East Texas teams in the playoffs. 

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    Bi-District schedule for East Texas teams in the playoffs. 

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  • Faith and Football: Bishop Gorman dedicates playoffs to teammate diagnosed with a brain tumor

    Faith and Football: Bishop Gorman dedicates playoffs to teammate diagnosed with a brain tumor

    Monday, November 7 2016 10:16 PM EST2016-11-08 03:16:11 GMT
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    Jon Broom arrived at Bishop Gorman his junior year of high school. The change might have been difficult for others, but not for Broom.  "It didn't take long for Jon to make connections with people here at Gorman, because he is just that type of guy," said Daniel Schmitt, junior Crusader.  

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    Jon Broom arrived at Bishop Gorman his junior year of high school. The change might have been difficult for others, but not for Broom.  "It didn't take long for Jon to make connections with people here at Gorman, because he is just that type of guy," said Daniel Schmitt, junior Crusader.  

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  • Week 11 Scores

    Week 11 Scores

    Saturday, November 5 2016 12:05 AM EDT2016-11-05 04:05:14 GMT

    Week 11 scores

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    Week 11 scores

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  • Playing Perfect: Carlisle fresh faces lead the Indians to a 9-0 start

    Playing Perfect: Carlisle fresh faces lead the Indians to a 9-0 start

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 9:54 PM EDT2016-11-02 01:54:13 GMT
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     After graduating a giant senior class that left only three returning starters, the undefeated 2016 Carlisle Indians are proving that starting fresh doesn't mean starting over.  

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     After graduating a giant senior class that left only three returning starters, the undefeated 2016 Carlisle Indians are proving that starting fresh doesn't mean starting over.  

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  • Overton Mustangs look to take it to the next level for district championship

    Overton Mustangs look to take it to the next level for district championship

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 10:05 PM EDT2016-10-26 02:05:37 GMT
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    At first glance, the Overton Mustangs look like your typical small town football team. But for the first time since 2012, this 30 man roster has the opportunity to take home a prized district title.

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    At first glance, the Overton Mustangs look like your typical small town football team. But for the first time since 2012, this 30 man roster has the opportunity to take home a prized district title.

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  • Big wins lead to possible playoff berths with Jacksonville and Whitehouse in District 17-5A

    Big wins lead to possible playoff berths with Jacksonville and Whitehouse in District 17-5A

    Monday, October 24 2016 11:07 PM EDT2016-10-25 03:07:32 GMT
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    At the halfway mark in District 17-5A both the Jacksonville Indians and Whitehouse Wildcats picked up monumental wins for their programs last Friday.  "We sat and we stared at the scoreboard after the game, and we just couldn't stop laughing because we couldn't believe it," said Justin Crow, Jacksonville offensive lineman.  

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    At the halfway mark in District 17-5A both the Jacksonville Indians and Whitehouse Wildcats picked up monumental wins for their programs last Friday.  "We sat and we stared at the scoreboard after the game, and we just couldn't stop laughing because we couldn't believe it," said Justin Crow, Jacksonville offensive lineman.  

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  • Week 9 scores

    Week 9 scores

    Saturday, October 22 2016 12:01 AM EDT2016-10-22 04:01:48 GMT
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    For the latest scores and schedules make sure to download the Red Zone app. 

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    For the latest scores and schedules make sure to download the Red Zone app. 

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  • Eying the Playoffs: Pine Tree takes first win against Hallsville in 15 years

    Eying the Playoffs: Pine Tree takes first win against Hallsville in 15 years

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 9:46 PM EDT2016-10-19 01:46:39 GMT
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    "All I was thinking in my head, after I broke away from the line, was don't get tackled. Then I kept hearing people say there is someone behind you. So I just automatically started kicking my legs up to just avoid that leg tackle, and I just went," Maliq Owens, Pirates running back.  

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    "All I was thinking in my head, after I broke away from the line, was don't get tackled. Then I kept hearing people say there is someone behind you. So I just automatically started kicking my legs up to just avoid that leg tackle, and I just went," Maliq Owens, Pirates running back.  

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  • Secret to Success: White Oak has many weapons, but Heath Hood defines quarterback expectations

    Secret to Success: White Oak has many weapons, but Heath Hood defines quarterback expectations

    Monday, October 17 2016 10:12 PM EDT2016-10-18 02:12:30 GMT
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    As the White Oak Roughnecks cruise into Week 9 of high school football, the maroon and white are undefeated on the year, at the top of their district, and ranked 5th in the state among class 3-A teams. So what's the key to White Oak's success in 2016? 

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    As the White Oak Roughnecks cruise into Week 9 of high school football, the maroon and white are undefeated on the year, at the top of their district, and ranked 5th in the state among class 3-A teams. So what's the key to White Oak's success in 2016? 

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  • Who Let The Dogs Out? Kilgore goes on undefeated run in district

    Who Let The Dogs Out? Kilgore goes on undefeated run in district

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:40:12 GMT
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    The Kilgore Bulldogs seemed to be locked in their kennel for the start of 2016, entering district play at 1-3. But when games started to have playoff implications, someone let the dogs out and no one has been able to cage them back up.  "We started off not where we wanted to be. Coach Wood told us we write our own destiny, and since then we've wrote our destiny and now we're 3-0 in district," said Buddy Jackson, Kilgore quarterback.  "They understand wh...

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    The Kilgore Bulldogs seemed to be locked in their kennel for the start of 2016, entering district play at 1-3. But when games started to have playoff implications, someone let the dogs out and no one has been able to cage them back up.  "We started off not where we wanted to be. Coach Wood told us we write our own destiny, and since then we've wrote our destiny and now we're 3-0 in district," said Buddy Jackson, Kilgore quarterback.  "They understand wh...

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  • A Running Start: Big Sandy uses run game to accomplish best start in over a decade

    A Running Start: Big Sandy uses run game to accomplish best start in over a decade

    Monday, October 10 2016 10:11 PM EDT2016-10-11 02:11:56 GMT
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    In between Mineola and Gladewater, there is a water tower town that's home to one of the highest scoring football programs in East Texas.  

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    In between Mineola and Gladewater, there is a water tower town that's home to one of the highest scoring football programs in East Texas.  

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  • Shelbyville athletic director arrested for alleged family violence

    Shelbyville athletic director arrested for alleged family violence

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 10:59 PM EDT2016-09-29 02:59:13 GMT

    Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office have arrested the athletic director for Shelbyville ISD after investigating an allegation of domestic violence against his wife.

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    Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office have arrested the athletic director for Shelbyville ISD after investigating an allegation of domestic violence against his wife.

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  • Saturday Action: Jacksonville, Elysian Fields, and Harleton play over the weekend

    Saturday Action: Jacksonville, Elysian Fields, and Harleton play over the weekend

    Saturday, September 24 2016 11:39 PM EDT2016-09-25 03:39:58 GMT

    Alvarado visited Jacksonville and came away with the 35-21 win.  Elysian Fields and Harleton played first district game at Lobo Stadium, E.F. shutouts Harleton 46-0.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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    Alvarado visited Jacksonville and came away with the 35-21 win.  Elysian Fields and Harleton played first district game at Lobo Stadium, E.F. shutouts Harleton 46-0.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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  • Sports WebXtra: AP Poll results heading into Week 5

    Sports WebXtra: AP Poll results heading into Week 5

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 7:26 PM EDT2016-09-20 23:26:02 GMT
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    Check out this Sports WebXtra to find out where your team lands on this weeks AP Poll for the state of Texas.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
    Check out this Sports WebXtra to find out where your team lands on this weeks AP Poll for the state of Texas.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
  • The Drone Era: Tyler Lee gets some help from above to improve athletes

    The Drone Era: Tyler Lee gets some help from above to improve athletes

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-09-20 22:40:17 GMT
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    The drone is the latest and greatest in filming technology that has taken over football fields across the county. 

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    The drone is the latest and greatest in filming technology that has taken over football fields across the county. 

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  • Sports WebXtra: Find out where the Red Zone cameras will be 9/23

    Sports WebXtra: Find out where the Red Zone cameras will be 9/23

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 2:26 PM EDT2016-09-20 18:26:00 GMT

    Red Zone will feature 17 games in Week 5! 

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    Red Zone will feature 17 games in Week 5! 

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  • District of Doom Who? Gladewater stays solid through packed non district slate

    District of Doom Who? Gladewater stays solid through packed non district slate

    Monday, September 19 2016 9:57 PM EDT2016-09-20 01:57:06 GMT
    It's been a great start for Gladewater, who packed their non district schedule with 4 teams from the District of Doom; including Carthage, Kilgore, Center, and Chapel Hill.  While we can't know for sure how things would have ended with Carthage, thanks to mother nature. We do know how things ended every other week, with the Bears on top.  "We got some pretty good wins under us against some really good teams. I feel like that boost your confidence up as well ...More >>
    It's been a great start for Gladewater, who packed their non district schedule with 4 teams from the District of Doom; including Carthage, Kilgore, Center, and Chapel Hill.  While we can't know for sure how things would have ended with Carthage, thanks to mother nature. We do know how things ended every other week, with the Bears on top.  "We got some pretty good wins under us against some really good teams. I feel like that boost your confidence up as well ...More >>
  • Carthage host Gilmer for Powerhouse Class 4-A matchup

    Carthage host Gilmer for Powerhouse Class 4-A matchup

    Sunday, September 18 2016 12:11 AM EDT2016-09-18 04:11:39 GMT
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    Carthage was the place to be in East Texas tonight as the Bulldogs went toe to toe in against the Gilmer Buckeyes.  While the Buckeyes have been off to a hot streak, with a 23 game regular season winning streak, the Bulldogs did not let that stop them from defending their home turf.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
    Carthage was the place to be in East Texas tonight as the Bulldogs went toe to toe in against the Gilmer Buckeyes.  While the Buckeyes have been off to a hot streak, with a 23 game regular season winning streak, the Bulldogs did not let that stop them from defending their home turf.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Breaking Records: Bishop Gorman sets 6 school records and a state record in one game

    Breaking Records: Bishop Gorman sets 6 school records and a state record in one game

    Monday, September 12 2016 10:27 PM EDT2016-09-13 02:27:27 GMT
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    "You just don't even realize how big it was until much later when people are tweeting you from all over the country," said Jake Smith, sophomore quarterback. 

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    "You just don't even realize how big it was until much later when people are tweeting you from all over the country," said Jake Smith, sophomore quarterback. 

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  • Great start for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders puts them in the right place with one game left before district

    Great start for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders puts them in the right place with one game left before district

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 11:31 PM EDT2016-09-07 03:31:13 GMT
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    "We just made plays when we had to and it was a good team win," said Campbell Miller, senior defensive end. "Hard work is always good. Showing that it's paying off just really feels good," said Jordan Jones, senior center.  "Everybody in the state of Texas didn't expect this to happen, but we've known the whole time and it's great to see it happening," said Nathan Niedrauer, junior defensive tackle.  After a physically and mentally exhausting...

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    "We just made plays when we had to and it was a good team win," said Campbell Miller, senior defensive end. "Hard work is always good. Showing that it's paying off just really feels good," said Jordan Jones, senior center.  "Everybody in the state of Texas didn't expect this to happen, but we've known the whole time and it's great to see it happening," said Nathan Niedrauer, junior defensive tackle.  After a physically and mentally exhausting...

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  • Harmony ends Waskom's 32 game winning streak

    Harmony ends Waskom's 32 game winning streak

    Sunday, September 4 2016 12:27 AM EDT2016-09-04 04:27:27 GMT
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    Tonight the Harmony Eagles and Waskom Wildcats took a field trip to Longview to play under the lights at Lobo Stadium.  The Wildcats are the two-time defending state champs in 3A Division II football. So as you can imagine they took the field daring the other team to try and beat them.  Picked to win their district and out to prove that they are back and better than ever, the Eagles said challenge excepted.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reser...More >>
    Tonight the Harmony Eagles and Waskom Wildcats took a field trip to Longview to play under the lights at Lobo Stadium.  The Wildcats are the two-time defending state champs in 3A Division II football. So as you can imagine they took the field daring the other team to try and beat them.  Picked to win their district and out to prove that they are back and better than ever, the Eagles said challenge excepted.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reser...More >>
  • Fresh Start: Tatum Eagles leave 2015 woes behind

    Fresh Start: Tatum Eagles leave 2015 woes behind

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 11:29 PM EDT2016-08-31 03:29:34 GMT
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    Now that the Eagles have picked up their first win of the season, under new Head Coach Craig Barker, it's all about moving forward with the momentum. 

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    Now that the Eagles have picked up their first win of the season, under new Head Coach Craig Barker, it's all about moving forward with the momentum. 

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  • Saturday Showdowns: Results and Highlights

    Saturday Showdowns: Results and Highlights

    Monday, August 29 2016 12:10 AM EDT2016-08-29 04:10:56 GMT
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    In their 6A Classification debut, the John Tyler Lions showed their offense and defense has what it takes to compete at the highest level of high school football in Texas.  Other schools that came away with victories included Canton and Lone Oak.  

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    In their 6A Classification debut, the John Tyler Lions showed their offense and defense has what it takes to compete at the highest level of high school football in Texas.  Other schools that came away with victories included Canton and Lone Oak.  

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  • Week 1 Scores

    Week 1 Scores

    Sunday, August 28 2016 8:45 AM EDT2016-08-28 12:45:59 GMT
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    Week 1 Schedules: August 25-27

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    Week 1 Schedules: August 25-27

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  • New Outlook: Tyler Lee hopes defense shows improvement under new head coach Clayton George

    New Outlook: Tyler Lee hopes defense shows improvement under new head coach Clayton George

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 9:23 PM EDT2016-08-24 01:23:52 GMT
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    There's only one way to describe last season for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders, disbelief. Blessed with offensive speed and never short of capable quarterbacks, how could a team that averaged 42 points a game not make the playoffs in 2015?

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    There's only one way to describe last season for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders, disbelief. Blessed with offensive speed and never short of capable quarterbacks, how could a team that averaged 42 points a game not make the playoffs in 2015?

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  • John Tyler returns star players and expects fireworks in 2016

    John Tyler returns star players and expects fireworks in 2016

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 6:04 PM EDT2016-08-23 22:04:29 GMT
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    When it comes to the John Tyler Lions, going 0-3 in the 2015, non-district slate didn't mean much. Once league play began, Cujo was awaken from its slumber and the Lions went on an undefeated streak that ended in the area round of the postseason.  

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    When it comes to the John Tyler Lions, going 0-3 in the 2015, non-district slate didn't mean much. Once league play began, Cujo was awaken from its slumber and the Lions went on an undefeated streak that ended in the area round of the postseason.  

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  • Chapel Hill vs. Lindale scrimmage shows positive for both teams

    Chapel Hill vs. Lindale scrimmage shows positive for both teams

    Saturday, August 20 2016 12:09 AM EDT2016-08-20 04:09:26 GMT
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    The Chapel Hill Bulldogs came out ready to show the fans that 2016 is going to be much different than last year. The offense had a slow start, but there were positive takeaways from this scrimmage. One being the strong running game for Chapel Hill lead by Adrian Miner. This offensive strength will help out their new quarterback as they prepare for the District of Doom.  Now Lindale's offense got to end zone pretty easy thanks to returning quarterback Montana ...

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    The Chapel Hill Bulldogs came out ready to show the fans that 2016 is going to be much different than last year. The offense had a slow start, but there were positive takeaways from this scrimmage. One being the strong running game for Chapel Hill lead by Adrian Miner. This offensive strength will help out their new quarterback as they prepare for the District of Doom.  Now Lindale's offense got to end zone pretty easy thanks to returning quarterback Montana ...

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  • Palestine takes on Pittsburg at Pirates Stadium

    Palestine takes on Pittsburg at Pirates Stadium

    Friday, August 19 2016 11:59 PM EDT2016-08-20 03:59:17 GMT
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    After finishing 2015 with an overall record of 1-9, paired with going 0-5 in district, it became clear in the first couple of plays that the Wildcats are tired of losing. 

    Before Head Coach Brad Baca stepped foot in Pittsburg the Pirates struggled to say the least. But after an extreme makeover, the Pirates enter 2016 demanding the respect they earned last season with a 10-2 finish that included a playoff appearance.

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    After finishing 2015 with an overall record of 1-9, paired with going 0-5 in district, it became clear in the first couple of plays that the Wildcats are tired of losing. 

    Before Head Coach Brad Baca stepped foot in Pittsburg the Pirates struggled to say the least. But after an extreme makeover, the Pirates enter 2016 demanding the respect they earned last season with a 10-2 finish that included a playoff appearance.

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  • breaking

    Football helmets recalled due to head injury hazard

    Football helmets recalled due to head injury hazard

    Thursday, August 18 2016 1:47 PM EDT2016-08-18 17:47:38 GMT

    More than 5,000 football helmets are being recalled because the shells of the helmets can crack.

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    More than 5,000 football helmets are being recalled because the shells of the helmets can crack.

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  • Bullard Panthers prepare for new challenges in the District of Doom

    Bullard Panthers prepare for new challenges in the District of Doom

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 9:39 PM EDT2016-08-17 01:39:09 GMT
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    Bumped up to Division 1 status within class 4A, the Bullard Panthers find themselves smack dab in the middle of 2016's District of Doom. 

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    Bumped up to Division 1 status within class 4A, the Bullard Panthers find themselves smack dab in the middle of 2016's District of Doom. 

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  • Whitehouse Wildcats ready to turn things around in 2016

    Whitehouse Wildcats ready to turn things around in 2016

    Saturday, August 13 2016 12:14 AM EDT2016-08-13 04:14:37 GMT
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    For the Whitehouse Wildcats the past two years have been frustrating, with the team recording only seven wins. 

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    For the Whitehouse Wildcats the past two years have been frustrating, with the team recording only seven wins. 

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  • Longview Lobos lock and reload for 2016

    Longview Lobos lock and reload for 2016

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 11:21 PM EDT2016-08-10 03:21:45 GMT

    The year 2016 holds a lot of changes for the Longview Lobos. Now in the highest classification of high school football and a new district; the mean green won't have to wait till post-season to take their rough and tumble ways to the DFW metroplex. 

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    The year 2016 holds a lot of changes for the Longview Lobos. Now in the highest classification of high school football and a new district; the mean green won't have to wait till post-season to take their rough and tumble ways to the DFW metroplex. 

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  • The Year of the Bulldogs: Chapel Hill looks to silence the doubters in 2016

    The Year of the Bulldogs: Chapel Hill looks to silence the doubters in 2016

    Saturday, August 6 2016 12:04 AM EDT2016-08-06 04:04:55 GMT
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    According to some of the top high school football magazines, like Dave Campbell, the Chapel Hill Bulldogs are by far the least likely to win a District 9-4A Division I title. 

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    According to some of the top high school football magazines, like Dave Campbell, the Chapel Hill Bulldogs are by far the least likely to win a District 9-4A Division I title. 

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  • Hear the Roar: Arp Tigers set their eyes and a winning start in 2016

    Hear the Roar: Arp Tigers set their eyes and a winning start in 2016

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 11:22 PM EDT2016-08-04 03:22:41 GMT
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    The 2015 season did not start off on the right foot for the Arp Tigers. The team went 1-5, before finally finding the magic recipe and cooking up wins left and right. 

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    The 2015 season did not start off on the right foot for the Arp Tigers. The team went 1-5, before finally finding the magic recipe and cooking up wins left and right. 

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  • Nacogdoches’ Josh Thompson signs as pledge to turn Texas around

    Nacogdoches’ John Thompson signs as pledge to turn Texas around

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 9:05 PM EST2017-02-02 02:05:16 GMT

    The Nacogdoches auditorium roared with cheer once Josh Thompson signed the dotted line to take his talent to the University of Texas. “I'm a leader and I just want everybody to see. 

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    The Nacogdoches auditorium roared with cheer once Josh Thompson signed the dotted line to take his talent to the University of Texas. “I'm a leader and I just want everybody to see. 

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  • National Signing Day: Center WR Octavius Evans signs with Boise State

    National Signing Day: Center WR Octavius Evans signs with Boise State

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-02-01 17:48:33 GMT
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    He didn't verbally commit anywhere until this week, but on Sunday night Center wide receiver Octavius Evans verbally committed to Boise State. 

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    He didn't verbally commit anywhere until this week, but on Sunday night Center wide receiver Octavius Evans verbally committed to Boise State. 

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  • Gladewater defensive back Austin Hawley signs with Louisiana Monroe

    Gladewater defensive back Austin Hawley signs with Louisiana Monroe

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 12:47 PM EST2017-02-01 17:47:44 GMT
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    He probably didn't blow up on the recruiting trail like he should have, but Gladewater standout Austin Hawley will get to prove FBS coaches wrong.

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    He probably didn't blow up on the recruiting trail like he should have, but Gladewater standout Austin Hawley will get to prove FBS coaches wrong.

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  • Arp RB Kayce Medlock commits to SMU

    Arp RB Kayce Medlock commits to SMU

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 12:45 PM EST2017-02-01 17:45:03 GMT
    Source: Via TwitterSource: Via Twitter

    Medlock had a total of eight FBS offers.

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    Medlock had a total of eight FBS offers.

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  • Longview DB Traveion Webster signs with ULM

    Longview DB Traveion Webster signs with ULM

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-02-01 16:33:23 GMT
    Traveion Webster (Source: KLTV)Traveion Webster (Source: KLTV)

    All it takes is one. Longview defensive back Traveion Webster only had one FBS offer, but now he will get the chance to play big time college football. Webster officially signed with Louisiana Monroe on Wednesday joining fellow East Texan Austin Hawley from the Class of 2017.

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    All it takes is one. Longview defensive back Traveion Webster only had one FBS offer, but now he will get the chance to play big time college football. Webster officially signed with Louisiana Monroe on Wednesday joining fellow East Texan Austin Hawley from the Class of 2017.

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  • Gilmer safety Kollin Hurt inks with Louisiana Tech

    Gilmer safety Kollin Hurt inks with Louisiana Tech

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 10:40 AM EST2017-02-01 15:40:34 GMT
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    Ball-hawking defensive back Kollin Hurt made his verbal commitment on Wednesday by signing with Louisiana Tech.

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    Ball-hawking defensive back Kollin Hurt made his verbal commitment on Wednesday by signing with Louisiana Tech. 

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  • Lufkin QB signs with Texas State

    Lufkin QB signs with Texas State

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 10:35 AM EST2017-02-01 15:35:58 GMT
    (Source: KLTV Staff)(Source: KLTV Staff)

    From Dez Bryant to more recently KeKe Coutee and Eric McCoy, Lufkin has produced some of the most elite talent in East Texas. Quarterback Kordell Rodgers is the latest Panthers to move on to the next level.

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    From Dez Bryant to more recently KeKe Coutee and Eric McCoy, Lufkin has produced some of the most elite talent in East Texas. Quarterback Kordell Rodgers is the latest Panthers to move on to the next level.

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  • Bishop Gorman wide receiver Judah Bell commits to SMU

    Bishop Gorman wide receiver Judah Bell commits to SMU

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 8:55 AM EST2017-02-01 13:55:47 GMT
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    The Crusaders won't hold their signing ceremony until Friday, but Bell made it official on Wednesday morning.

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    The Crusaders won't hold their signing ceremony until Friday, but Bell made it official on Wednesday morning.

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  • Bullard's TE Major Tennison enrolled at Alabama

    Bullard's TE Major Tennison enrolled at Alabama

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 8:00 AM EST2017-02-01 13:00:26 GMT
    Major Tennison is already enrolled at Alabama.Major Tennison is already enrolled at Alabama.

    Over the past couple of years, the University of Texas has come into East Texas and snagged some of our region's top talent. For a while, it looked like the Longhorns would get Bullard star Major Tennison from the class of 2017.

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    Over the past couple of years, the University of Texas has come into East Texas and snagged some of our region's top talent. For a while, it looked like the Longhorns would get Bullard star Major Tennison from the class of 2017.

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