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Daingerfield headed to title game...again

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DAINGERFIELD, TEXAS (KLTV) - Talk about a sign of the times.

A literal sign.

It stands in the endzone at Tiger Stadium in Daingerfield.

It's a sign of dominance, showing all the accomplishemts the school has had in football.

"Winning is expected," said senior Donovan Dublin.

Fellow senior Edwin Mims echoed the statement, "The crowd is hard to please down here. If we don't make it to state, they are mad."

But there is plenty of reason to smile this year.

One of the state's dominant programs will be playing in their ninth championship game this Friday.

"Our kids know that when they go home, they may have a dad or an uncle that played in a state championship game," said 2nd year head coach Aric Sardinea. "Anytime you have those types of bloodlines, it is going to help your community."

"I had an uncle that started at corner on the 1983 team and a cousin on the 2008 team," said Mims. "So we all have a ring and show it off, it is a lot of fun."

But this year's team will do something none of the others have.

They will play for their 7th championship at Cowboys Stadium.

"It is gynourmous, a pretty big stadium, biggest I've played in for sure," said Dublin. "Getting to play state there will be a great thing."

"It is fun to get there to get to experience it and get to play on TV, but, we still have a goal we are still going to win it," said Mims.

If they do, it will just be another chapter in one of the best high school programs in Texas.

"Sometimes I just sit there, and I'm like. 'Man, I have two rings, trying to get three,' we just have to keep that tradition up and alive," said Mims.

"It is just an even better feeling, to end your senior year like this, it is rediculous," said Dublin.

The Tigers face Cameron Yoe at noon on Friday in the title game.

Daingerfield beat the Yoeman 27-20 in the 2010 title game to cap off their 3rd straight title.

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