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12/5/06

Bears Ready For Celina

The Brownsboro Bears have a lot to be excited about.  They are district champs, they are riding a five-game winning streak, and they are about to play a state quarterfinal game at Texas Stadium Friday night. For these seniors, it's a long way from 2004, when as sophomores, head coach John Settle threw them into the fire.

"I started 12 of them," Settle remembers, "and we were 2-8, you know, three years ago, so to see them get rewarded for what they've gone through is a nice feeling."

"It's nice to go from that, to go to this now," said senior offensive lineman Oran Lewis, who was one of those sophomore starters in 2004.  "I never imagined, being a little kid imagined if I could ever play in Texas Stadium, and I finally get to do it."

"We've come a long way," said senior linebacker Jonathon Johnson.  "As a team, we all came together and bonded, and ever since (2004), it's been clicking."

But to keep clicking, they'll have to get by a heavily-favored Celina team, that dispatched Bears rival Canton last week, and is currently sporting a 29 game winning streak. But that's OK with the Bears.

"We like being the underdogs," Johnson said.  "We like people telling us what we can't do."

"The season ain't over yet," added Lewis.  "It's not over until the Brownsboro Bears lose. Nobody wants none of the Brownsboro Bears when we've got our back to the wall."

"We're not afraid of (Celina) I can tell you," Settle said.  "We're going to play as hard as we can, and we always feel like we have a chance and we have good kids and they play extremely hard and we'll see what we can do."

Kickoff against Celina is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Texas Stadium.

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