VIDEO: Newton coach, given months to live, grateful to see team win state championship

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VIDEO: Newton coach, given months to live, grateful to see team win state championship
Newton ISD has won its fifth high school football championship. (Source: KTRE Staff)

NEWTON, TX (KTRE) - The Newton Eagles are flying high, with a 21-16 win over Canadian Thursday night.

Newton stepped onto the field at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, ready to win another state title.

Right out of the gate, Newton led the Canadian Wildcats 7-0.

Going into the second quarter, they gained another touchdown and extra point, which increased their lead to 14-0. However, they didn’t stop there; they gained more yardage at the end of the second quarter, and drove into the end zone again to finish the first half with a 21-0 lead.

Almost halfway into the third quarter, Newton got a safety, resulting in 2 points for the Wildcats. The Wildcats then scored another touchdown and was successful at the 2-point conversion.

Newton won the game 21-16. It was the first back-to-back state championships in school history.

Newton coach talks about what State Championship means for him, team
The Newton Eagles take on the Canadian Wildcats
The Newton Eagles take on the Canadian Wildcats
Newton ISD has won its fifth high school football state championship. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Newton ISD has won its fifth high school football state championship. (Source: KTRE Staff) (Source: KTRE Staff)

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