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Carthage goes for two straight

By Coleman Swierc - bio | email

CARTHAGE, TEXAS (KLTV) - With just one more win, the Carthage Bulldogs will stake their claim as the best football team in East Texas.

The Bulldogs will play in the 3A Division II title game on Saturday against the Steers of Graham High School.

They will also be playing the McCoy family, yes, that McCoy family, the father and younger brother of Colt McCoy.

"We knew that Colt would be there coming off the Heisman trophy presentation last week," said Carthage head coach Scott Surratt, "I know he didn't get it, but he was there. I think that's pretty cool."

Some of the players, not so cordial towards playing the McCoy family.

"Because it's the big name McCoy versus little Morgan that nobody knows about," said quarterback Anthony Morgan, "I just want to demolish them. I just want to beat them and beat their face in."

"I think it will be pretty cool because I'm not a Texas fan myself," said receiver Jalen Claiborne, "I'm an Oklahoma fan."

The Bulldogs are coming off a win over La Grange in the semi's, while McCoy and the Steers knocked off fellow East Texan Pittsburg.

The title game is set for 6:00 from Gerald Ford Stadium at SMU.

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