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Chapel Hill visits Henderson in the Red Zone Game of the Week

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Four years ago they met for a state championship.  The Highway 64 rivalry adds another chapter Friday night, with a district championship on the line.

"It's a big matchup," said Henderson senior Dalton Goode.  "A lot of history remembering the state championship. It's going to be fun to watch."

"It's a high intensity game," said Chapel Hill senior Michael McGrath. 

Henderson and Chapel Hill have enjoyed proving people wrong in 2014. Competing in a district with Carthage and Kilgore, The Lions and Bulldogs, were considered the underdogs.

"We had a lot of backs turned against us," said Chapel Hill senior Michael Bledsoe.  "People didn't think we could be 3-0. They thought we were going to lose to Kilgore and lose to Palestine. They didn't think we could pull it out but we're showing people wrong each and every day."

"We came into this thing the underdogs," said Goode.  "And that just made us want to work harder and be on top. Just self motivation and wanted to get out there and be the best."

The Lions have roared to a six game winning streak. Their toughest challenge of the season may be slowing down the high powered Chapel Hill offense.

"We know they have a lot of dudes that can run on offense and a lot of speed," said Henderson senior Kyndall Johnson.  "We're confident we have the defense to stop the speed."

The quest for a state championship. A district championship would be a nice start.

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