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CUJO headed to the Final Four

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - Their season is still going, and with it, their story continues.

"We know that we are going down in history already and we know that our story is not over yet," said John Tyler defensive back Devonte Jones, "We have a long way to go, and we have to keep working hard to get to that state game."

But the first chapters of the Lions season were not exactly a love story.

The first three games, resulted in three losses.

"Starting out 0-3 it was kind of a motivation for us to go into district," said Jones, "We are going to work harder and do everything right so we did not have to lose any more games."

"The first three games, we played a good group of teams and we could have won a couple of them," said defensive end Eric Davis, "But mistakes got us, but we got them corrected and been on a roll ever since."

It was then their story took a dramatic turn.

The Lions have played 12 games since.

They have won everyone of them, including last weeks win over Sherman, sending the Lions to the state semi-finals for the first time since 2000 and ending a streak of three straight losses in the 4th round.

"We were excited we got over that hump," said Jones, "But we know we still have one more game to get there."

There, is Cowboys Stadium, where John Tyler hopes to play in two weeks.

For now, they want one more win, to add one more chapter to their season.

"We just want to get the job done and right our own story, just win the rest of these games and get that state ring," said Davis.

And wouldn't that be the perfect ending to their storybook season.

John Tyler plays in the state semi-finals on Friday against Waco Midway at 7:30 from Corsicana.

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