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  • Patrick Mahomes signs rookie contract with Chiefs

    Patrick Mahomes signs rookie contract with Chiefs

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:54:54 GMT
    Mahomes has signed his rookie contract.Mahomes has signed his rookie contract.

    Like Dez Bryant, Whitehouse product Patrick Mahomes was a first round pick. And like Bryant, the East Texan loves to give back to the community. 

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    Like Dez Bryant, Whitehouse product Patrick Mahomes was a first round pick. And like Bryant, the East Texan loves to give back to the community. 

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  • Dez Bryant comes home, throws BBQ party, kick ball game before leaving to camp

    Dez Bryant comes home, throws BBQ party, kick ball game before leaving to camp

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:07:57 GMT

    With just a day's notice, former Lufkin Panther and NFL superstar Dez Bryant arrived at Lufkin's Kit McConnico Park in grand fashion for his announced "Family Fun Day."

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    With just a day's notice, former Lufkin Panther and NFL superstar Dez Bryant arrived at Lufkin's Kit McConnico Park in grand fashion for his announced "Family Fun Day."

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  • Dez Bryant to visit Lufkin; Former Panther Keke Coutee doing Dez things in college

    Dez Bryant to visit Lufkin; Former Panther Keke Coutee doing Dez things in college

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-07-20 04:15:19 GMT
    Coutee celebrates Dez Bryant style during 2016 season.Coutee celebrates Dez Bryant style during 2016 season.

    Before the Cowboys report to training camp in Oxnard, California on Saturday, it appears wide receiver Dez Bryant wants to have some fun in his hometown. On his official Facebook page on Wednesday, Bryant said he will be in Lufkin Thursday and is bringing barbecue.

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    Before the Cowboys report to training camp in Oxnard, California on Saturday, it appears wide receiver Dez Bryant wants to have some fun in his hometown. On his official Facebook page on Wednesday, Bryant said he will be in Lufkin Thursday and is bringing barbecue.

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  • Gipson and Howard Payne coaching staff come to Tyler

    Gipson and Howard Payne coaching staff come to Tyler

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-07-20 04:05:56 GMT
    Gipson returned to East Texas with Howard Payne coaching staff.Gipson returned to East Texas with Howard Payne coaching staff.

    At the Division III level, the Howard Payne coaching staff is trying to turn the Yellow Jackets football program around. First year head man Braxton Harris is already on the right track for two reasons. Number one, Harris hired Bishop Gorman head coach Coby Gipson to be his offensive coordinator in January. Number two, HPU held a camp at Rose stadium in Tyler on Wednesday night..

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    At the Division III level, the Howard Payne coaching staff is trying to turn the Yellow Jackets football program around. First year head man Braxton Harris is already on the right track for two reasons. Number one, Harris hired Bishop Gorman head coach Coby Gipson to be his offensive coordinator in January. Number two, HPU held a camp at Rose stadium in Tyler on Wednesday night..

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  • Lufkin product Keke Coutee named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

    Lufkin product Keke Coutee named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-07-19 04:29:01 GMT
    Lufkin's Keke Coutee earns another preseason honor.Lufkin's Keke Coutee earns another preseason honor.

    Lufkin product and Texas Tech wide receiver Keke Coutee, who represented the Red Raiders at Big 12 Media Days on Monday, has been named to the Biletnikoff award watch list. The trophy is handed out each year to the most outstanding receiver in college football.

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    Lufkin product and Texas Tech wide receiver Keke Coutee, who represented the Red Raiders at Big 12 Media Days on Monday, has been named to the Biletnikoff award watch list. The trophy is handed out each year to the most outstanding receiver in college football.

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  • Herman and Rhule counting on East Texans in first season with respective programs

    Herman and Rhule counting on East Texans in first season with respective programs

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-07-19 04:14:12 GMT
    Matt Rhule talks with the media on Tuesday in Frisco.Matt Rhule talks with the media on Tuesday in Frisco.

    On Day one of Big 12 Media Days the presence of three East Texans stole the show. While there weren't any players from our region in attendance at The Star in Frisco on Tuesday, their talents still took center stage. Since its formation in 1996, no first year head coach has led his program to a Big 12 title. Trying to book that trend, Tom Herman of Texas, and Baylor's Matt Rhule will be counting on East Texans to help lead the way in 2017.

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    On Day one of Big 12 Media Days the presence of three East Texans stole the show. While there weren't any players from our region in attendance at The Star in Frisco on Tuesday, their talents still took center stage. Since its formation in 1996, no first year head coach has led his program to a Big 12 title. Trying to book that trend, Tom Herman of Texas, and Baylor's Matt Rhule will be counting on East Texans to help lead the way in 2017.

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  • Big 12 Media Days wraps up with Texas and Baylor raving over East Texas

    Big 12 Media Days wraps up with Texas and Baylor raving over East Texas

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 03:10:21 GMT
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    Yesterday could have been described as a red carpet event for East Texas, but today none of the nearly 30 athletes from our region that compete in the big 12 were here. Turns out, that was okay. Texas Head Football Coach Tom Herman and Head Coach Matt Rhule couldn't stop raving about the talent East Texas brings to both the Longhorns and Bears; but also the character and work ethic that Beast Texans are best known for. "I think there is a bit of a toughness about them....

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    Yesterday could have been described as a red carpet event for East Texas, but today none of the nearly 30 athletes from our region that compete in the big 12 were here. Turns out, that was okay. Texas Head Football Coach Tom Herman and Head Coach Matt Rhule couldn't stop raving about the talent East Texas brings to both the Longhorns and Bears; but also the character and work ethic that Beast Texans are best known for. "I think there is a bit of a toughness about them....

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  • Big 12 Media Days kicks off with East Texas style

    Big 12 Media Days kicks off with East Texas style

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:58:27 GMT
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    Big 12 Media Days is meant to preview the season, talk some football, and figure out who might be this year's breakout super star. But when you have fun-loving East Texans in the mix the conversation can take a turn for the fashionable side.  "It's a clip-on, it's a clip-on bow-tie." whispers Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech receiver, about his teammate Keke Coutee.  Representing Texas Tech both Dylan Cantrell of Whitehouse and Lufkin native Keke Coutee put on their be...

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    Big 12 Media Days is meant to preview the season, talk some football, and figure out who might be this year's breakout super star. But when you have fun-loving East Texans in the mix the conversation can take a turn for the fashionable side.  "It's a clip-on, it's a clip-on bow-tie." whispers Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech receiver, about his teammate Keke Coutee.  Representing Texas Tech both Dylan Cantrell of Whitehouse and Lufkin native Keke Coutee put on their be...

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  • East Texans in spotlight at Big 12 Media Days

    East Texans in spotlight at Big 12 Media Days

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:41:12 GMT
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    Day 1 of Big 12 Media Days included not one, not two, but three East Texans representing their team.  For Texas Tech, Whitehouse native Dylan Cantrell and Lufkin native Keke Coutee both brought their media "A"  game catching questions left and right. For TCU, Longview native Travin Howard also tackled with ease.  With nearly 30 East Texans in the Big 12 this season, it is sure to be a fun football season.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
    Day 1 of Big 12 Media Days included not one, not two, but three East Texans representing their team.  For Texas Tech, Whitehouse native Dylan Cantrell and Lufkin native Keke Coutee both brought their media "A"  game catching questions left and right. For TCU, Longview native Travin Howard also tackled with ease.  With nearly 30 East Texans in the Big 12 this season, it is sure to be a fun football season.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
  • John Tyler advances to national 7 on 7 tournament title game

    John Tyler advances to national 7 on 7 tournament title game

    Saturday, July 15 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-07-16 00:48:17 GMT
    John Tyler advanced to the ttle game at the national 7 on 7 tournament.John Tyler advanced to the ttle game at the national 7 on 7 tournament.

    John Tyler is showing off its "Beast Texas" muscles this weekend at the USA Football national 7 on 7 tournament in Frisco. The Lions went 6 and 1 in pool play on Friday and claimed the third seed out of 16 teams in the championship bracket Saturday afternoon. And how about this. JT made a run all the way to the title game by winning its first three championship bracket contests.

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    John Tyler is showing off its "Beast Texas" muscles this weekend at the USA Football national 7 on 7 tournament in Frisco. The Lions went 6 and 1 in pool play on Friday and claimed the third seed out of 16 teams in the championship bracket Saturday afternoon. And how about this. JT made a run all the way to the title game by winning its first three championship bracket contests.

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  • Aaron Ross puts on annual football camp in Tyler

    Aaron Ross puts on annual football camp in Tyler

    Saturday, July 15 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-07-16 00:09:13 GMT
    Aaron Ross held his annual football camp in Tyler on Saturday.Aaron Ross held his annual football camp in Tyler on Saturday.

    This year's Aaron Ross football camp technically got started Friday night as 15 lucky kids went on a shopping spree with the two-time Super Bowl winner at Academy Sports. The end goal was simple, stock up on apparel to look sharp on Saturday at Rose Stadium. Ross and the campers hit the field at 9 o'clock for the annual event.

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    This year's Aaron Ross football camp technically got started Friday night as 15 lucky kids went on a shopping spree with the two-time Super Bowl winner at Academy Sports. The end goal was simple, stock up on apparel to look sharp on Saturday at Rose Stadium. Ross and the campers hit the field at 9 o'clock for the annual event.

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  • 15 East Texans attending Aaron Ross football camp this weekend, surprised with shopping spree.

    15 East Texans attending Aaron Ross football camp this weekend, surprised with shopping spree.

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-07-15 03:05:26 GMT
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    To prep for his free football camp, former NFL corner back and John Tyler alumn Aaron Ross teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors and Trinity Mother Francis to surprise 15 East Texas athletes.  Ross went from two-time super bowl champ to these kids personal shopper. Helping them all pick out cleats, gloves, socks, and shorts, Ross made sure all lucky 15 had everything they needed to hit the turf at Rose Stadium. After it was all said and done, Ross was t...More >>
    To prep for his free football camp, former NFL corner back and John Tyler alumn Aaron Ross teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors and Trinity Mother Francis to surprise 15 East Texas athletes.  Ross went from two-time super bowl champ to these kids personal shopper. Helping them all pick out cleats, gloves, socks, and shorts, Ross made sure all lucky 15 had everything they needed to hit the turf at Rose Stadium. After it was all said and done, Ross was t...More >>
  • John Tyler excited for national 7 on 7 tournament

    John Tyler excited for national 7 on 7 tournament

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:21:56 GMT
    John Tyler will participate in a national 7 on 7 tournament this weekend.John Tyler will participate in a national 7 on 7 tournament this weekend.

    Before the John Tyler football team fully turns its attention towards fall camp and the 2017 season, the Lions will compete for a national title in 7 on 7. JT didn't make the state tournament a couple weeks ago, but has been invited to play in the USA Football 7 on 7 national tourney this weekend in Frisco.

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    Before the John Tyler football team fully turns its attention towards fall camp and the 2017 season, the Lions will compete for a national title in 7 on 7. JT didn't make the state tournament a couple weeks ago, but has been invited to play in the USA Football 7 on 7 national tourney this weekend in Frisco.

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  • Lufkin players going through different type of workout this week

    Lufkin players going through different type of workout this week

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:15:41 GMT
    Lufkin players are going through military type training this week.Lufkin players are going through military type training this week.

    It's being called "Hell Week" in Lufkin. From Wednesday through Friday, instead of hitting the weight room, athletes are out on the field going through military type training. Around 90 guys are participating in the three day event, which is being run by five Army drill sergeants from the recruiting center in Lufkin.

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    It's being called "Hell Week" in Lufkin. From Wednesday through Friday, instead of hitting the weight room, athletes are out on the field going through military type training. Around 90 guys are participating in the three day event, which is being run by five Army drill sergeants from the recruiting center in Lufkin.

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  • Seven SFA players including East Texan Tamrick Pace on SLC preseason teams

    Seven SFA players including East Texan Tamrick Pace on SLC preseason teams

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:09:12 GMT
    Tamrick Pace made SLC preseason second team.Tamrick Pace made SLC preseason second team.

    The SEC will release its preseason poll and all-conference teams on Friday. We will have to wait until Southland Conference media days next week to see where Stephen F. Austin is picked to finish, but several Jacks received preseason love on Thursday.

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    The SEC will release its preseason poll and all-conference teams on Friday. We will have to wait until Southland Conference media days next week to see where Stephen F. Austin is picked to finish, but several Jacks received preseason love on Thursday.

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  • Another day, another preseason honor for Travin Howard

    Another day, another preseason honor for Travin Howard

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:01:29 GMT
    Travin Howard is on the Bronko Nagurski trophy watch list.Travin Howard is on the Bronko Nagurski trophy watch list.

    Another day, and another preseason honor for Travin Howard. The TCU linebacker has been selected to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski trophy, which is presented annually to the top defensive player in college football.

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    Another day, and another preseason honor for Travin Howard. The TCU linebacker has been selected to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski trophy, which is presented annually to the top defensive player in college football.

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  • Coach Quick brings 'Hell Week' to Lufkin summer program

    Coach Quick brings 'Hell Week' to Lufkin summer program

    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-07-14 03:08:21 GMT

    There are just 7 Weeks until the Pack meets up with their rivals Longview to kick off the 2017 football season.

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    There are just 7 Weeks until the Pack meets up with their rivals Longview to kick off the 2017 football season.

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  • East Texan Tamrick Pace set to attend Southland Conference media day for SFA

    East Texan Tamrick Pace set to attend Southland Conference media day for SFA

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:19:22 GMT
    Tamrick Pace to attend Southland Conference media day.Tamrick Pace to attend Southland Conference media day.

    In addition to Travin Howard and Keke Coutee, Whitehouse product and Texas Tech wide receiver Dylan Cantrell will also be at Big 12 media days. The spotlight for East Texans doesn't stop there. Stephen F. Austin has announced its attendees for next Thursday's Southland Conference media day in Houston and Tamrick Pace will be there.

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    In addition to Travin Howard and Keke Coutee, Whitehouse product and Texas Tech wide receiver Dylan Cantrell will also be at Big 12 media days. The spotlight for East Texans doesn't stop there. Stephen F. Austin has announced its attendees for next Thursday's Southland Conference media day in Houston and Tamrick Pace will be there.

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  • Pair of East Texans named to preseason All-Big 12 team

    Pair of East Texans named to preseason All-Big 12 team

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:14:03 GMT
    Keke Coutee has been named to the preseason All-Big 12 team.Keke Coutee has been named to the preseason All-Big 12 team.

    East Texans Travin Howard and Keke Coutee have a lot of hype to live up to in the upcoming 2017 college football season. The Longview product and former Lufkin Panther will each be present at Big 12 media days next Monday with their respective team. On Wednesday, both were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team.

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    East Texans Travin Howard and Keke Coutee have a lot of hype to live up to in the upcoming 2017 college football season. The Longview product and former Lufkin Panther will each be present at Big 12 media days next Monday with their respective team. On Wednesday, both were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team.

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  • Officials needed for high school football in the Pineywoods

    Officials needed for high school football in the Pineywoods

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-07-12 13:10:04 GMT

    Over the past three seasons, the Texas Association of Sports Officials have seen a dramatic drop off in people signing up to officiate all sports on all levels of UIL competition.

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    Over the past three seasons, the Texas Association of Sports Officials have seen a dramatic drop off in people signing up to officiate all sports on all levels of UIL competition.

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  • Traylor talks Medlock and Bell fitting in at SMU

    Traylor talks Medlock and Bell fitting in at SMU

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:13:56 GMT
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    SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor is in town for the 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy. And he took a opportunity to talk about to camp alumni who now play for him in Dallas.  According to Coach Traylor, Arp native Kayce Medlock and former Gorman receiver Judah Bell are meshing well with the mustangs offense.  Both Medlock and Bell will be freshman this season, and could find their way into the starting rotation.  Coach Traylor says the two have bought in to ...More >>
    SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor is in town for the 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy. And he took a opportunity to talk about to camp alumni who now play for him in Dallas.  According to Coach Traylor, Arp native Kayce Medlock and former Gorman receiver Judah Bell are meshing well with the mustangs offense.  Both Medlock and Bell will be freshman this season, and could find their way into the starting rotation.  Coach Traylor says the two have bought in to ...More >>
  • Texas A&M Commerce host "Camp with the Champs" in Tyler

    Texas A&M Commerce host "Camp with the Champs" in Tyler

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:07:40 GMT
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    Today, Texas A&M Commerce rolled into town hosting their "Camp With the Champs" at Rose Stadium.    The Lions are back to back to back Lone Star Conference Champions and are looking for the best East Texas has to offer; to continue their tradition of being one of the top division two universities in the country.     Athletes from across the region and even the DFW area went through multiple combine drills before showing off what they could...More >>
    Today, Texas A&M Commerce rolled into town hosting their "Camp With the Champs" at Rose Stadium.    The Lions are back to back to back Lone Star Conference Champions and are looking for the best East Texas has to offer; to continue their tradition of being one of the top division two universities in the country.     Athletes from across the region and even the DFW area went through multiple combine drills before showing off what they could...More >>
  • John Tyler gets a shot at redemption for 7-on-7 season

    John Tyler gets a shot at redemption for 7-on-7 season

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:03:33 GMT
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    The John Tyler Lions failed to qualify for the 7-on-7 State Tournament, but their season is not over. The Lions will have a chance at redemption this weekend at The Star in Frisco, playing in the USA Football 7-on-7 National Invite.  In the southern championship series 16 teams were chosen from Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, and of course Texas.  The Lions will compete in "Pool B", with their first match-up against Cedar Hill.  It came as a...More >>
    The John Tyler Lions failed to qualify for the 7-on-7 State Tournament, but their season is not over. The Lions will have a chance at redemption this weekend at The Star in Frisco, playing in the USA Football 7-on-7 National Invite.  In the southern championship series 16 teams were chosen from Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, and of course Texas.  The Lions will compete in "Pool B", with their first match-up against Cedar Hill.  It came as a...More >>
  • ETX Passing Academy brings in top offensive talent from around the region

    ETX Passing Academy brings in top offensive talent from around the region

    Monday, July 10 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-07-11 03:04:55 GMT
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    The 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy got underway this afternoon as quarterbacks, receivers, and tight ends all flocked to Jeff Traylor Stadium for an opportunity to learn from the best high school coaches around.  Of course the Gilmer Buckeyes coaching staff was there, but Tyler Lee, Pine Tree, Longview, and Lindale were also represented. SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor was also present for day one, which seemed to go off without a hitch.  Athletes will c...More >>
    The 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy got underway this afternoon as quarterbacks, receivers, and tight ends all flocked to Jeff Traylor Stadium for an opportunity to learn from the best high school coaches around.  Of course the Gilmer Buckeyes coaching staff was there, but Tyler Lee, Pine Tree, Longview, and Lindale were also represented. SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor was also present for day one, which seemed to go off without a hitch.  Athletes will c...More >>
  • John Tyler set to participate in national 7 on 7 tournament

    John Tyler set to participate in national 7 on 7 tournament

    Thursday, July 6 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-07-07 02:16:20 GMT
    John Tyler wll participate in a national 7 on 7 tournament next weekend.John Tyler wll participate in a national 7 on 7 tournament next weekend.

    At the high school level, now that the 7 on 7 state tournament is in the rear view mirror, programs are turning their attention to fall camp. But that's not the case quite yet for John Tyler. The Lions are currently preparing for a national 7 on 7 tournament, that is set to take place on July 14th and 15th in Frisco.

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    At the high school level, now that the 7 on 7 state tournament is in the rear view mirror, programs are turning their attention to fall camp. But that's not the case quite yet for John Tyler. The Lions are currently preparing for a national 7 on 7 tournament, that is set to take place on July 14th and 15th in Frisco.

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  • East Texans to represent programs at Big 12 media days

    East Texans to represent programs at Big 12 media days

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:06:02 GMT
    Travin Howard will be at Big 12 media days for the second straight year.Travin Howard will be at Big 12 media days for the second straight year.

    For the second straight year East Texans will be in the spotlight at Big 12 football media days. The conference has released the schedule and attendees for the two-day event, which is taking place at the Cowboys headquarters in Frisco on  July 17th and 18th.

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    For the second straight year East Texans will be in the spotlight at Big 12 football media days. The conference has released the schedule and attendees for the two-day event, which is taking place at the Cowboys headquarters in Frisco on  July 17th and 18th.

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  • Sports WebXtra: 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy set for next week

    Sports WebXtra: 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy set for next week

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-07-06 00:41:56 GMT
    Gilmer head coach Matt Turner at last year's camp.Gilmer head coach Matt Turner at last year's camp.

    One of the best football camps to take place each summer is coming up. The 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy is set for Monday July 10th through Wednesday July 12th at Gilmer High School. The three day event is put on by Buckeyes head coach Matt Turner and special guest Jeff Traylor.

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    One of the best football camps to take place each summer is coming up. The 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy is set for Monday July 10th through Wednesday July 12th at Gilmer High School. The three day event is put on by Buckeyes head coach Matt Turner and special guest Jeff Traylor.

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  • Longview and Whitehouse make DI championship bracket, but fall at 7 on 7 state tournament

    Longview and Whitehouse make DI championship bracket, but fall at 7 on 7 state tournament

    Sunday, July 2 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-07-02 04:06:27 GMT
    Whitehouse celebrates after sealing a win at the 7 on 7 state tournament.Whitehouse celebrates after sealing a win at the 7 on 7 state tournament.

    You have to go back all the way to 2004 to find the last time an East Texas football program won a 7 on 7 state title. And that was Tyler Lee. Ten schools had a chance to end the long drought in College Station this weekend. In the Division II tournament, Carthage, San Augustine, and Palestine each made the championship bracket. The Wolves made the best run on Friday, but fell in the third round.

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    You have to go back all the way to 2004 to find the last time an East Texas football program won a 7 on 7 state title. And that was Tyler Lee. Ten schools had a chance to end the long drought in College Station this weekend. In the Division II tournament, Carthage, San Augustine, and Palestine each made the championship bracket. The Wolves made the best run on Friday, but fell in the third round.

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  • 7 on 7 state tournament Division II pool play results

    7 on 7 state tournament Division II pool play results

    Thursday, June 29 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-06-30 02:59:41 GMT
    Division II pool play results.Division II pool play results.

    Tyler Lee, way back in 2004, is the last school from East Texas to win a 7 on state title. Ten programs from our region are in College Station this week looking to end the drought. Division II pool play, which is for 4A teams and below got underway Thursday. Carthage, Gilmer, San Augustine, Palestine, and Canton were all in action.

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    Tyler Lee, way back in 2004, is the last school from East Texas to win a 7 on state title. Ten programs from our region are in College Station this week looking to end the drought. Division II pool play, which is for 4A teams and below got underway Thursday. Carthage, Gilmer, San Augustine, Palestine, and Canton were all in action.

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  • Tyler Lee QB Chance Amie talks about verbal commitment to Houston

    Tyler Lee QB Chance Amie talks about verbal commitment to Houston

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:33:19 GMT
    Chance Amie talks about decision to verbally commit to Houston.Chance Amie talks about decision to verbally commit to Houston.

    Since 2013, the University of Houston has signed six players from East Texas and head coach Major Applewhite is adding to those numbers. The Cougars now have three players from the region from the Class 2018 that have verbally committed to the program. Tyler Lee quarterback Chance Amie verbally committed to Houston on Monday, and will join forces with John Tyler's Dekalen Goodson and Lufkin's Malik Jackson.

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    Since 2013, the University of Houston has signed six players from East Texas and head coach Major Applewhite is adding to those numbers. The Cougars now have three players from the region from the Class 2018 that have verbally committed to the program. Tyler Lee quarterback Chance Amie verbally committed to Houston on Monday, and will join forces with John Tyler's Dekalen Goodson and Lufkin's Malik Jackson.

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  • Tyler Lee's Chance Amie commits to Houston

    Tyler Lee's Chance Amie commits to Houston

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:56:30 GMT
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    Tyler Lee 2018 senior Chance Amie announced his commitment to Houston via Twitter. Amie chose the Cougars over 17 other offers including Iowa State, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Should Amie sign in the next coming months, the Red Raiders’ signal-caller would be the third local quarterback signed by the Cougars, joining Greg Ward Jr. (2013) and Bryson Smith (2017). Amie completed 97 of 180 passes for 1,556 yards and 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions last...More >>
    Tyler Lee 2018 senior Chance Amie announced his commitment to Houston via Twitter. Amie chose the Cougars over 17 other offers including Iowa State, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Should Amie sign in the next coming months, the Red Raiders’ signal-caller would be the third local quarterback signed by the Cougars, joining Greg Ward Jr. (2013) and Bryson Smith (2017). Amie completed 97 of 180 passes for 1,556 yards and 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions last...More >>
  • Longview finds a balance offense to make first 7-on-7 appearance since 2013

    Longview finds a balance offense to make first 7-on-7 appearance since 2013

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:31:22 GMT
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    For the most part 7-on-7 can be a fair indicator of how well a team is shaping up. Do they need a lot or a little work. Unless you're the Longview Lobos.  The Lobos have always been so strong at the run game, that they could have a terrible 7-on-7 season and still come out dominating on Friday nights.  But what would happen, if the Lobos got balanced?  Well District 11-6A better start prepping, because for the first time since 2013 the Lobos have a stable pass ga...More >>
    For the most part 7-on-7 can be a fair indicator of how well a team is shaping up. Do they need a lot or a little work. Unless you're the Longview Lobos.  The Lobos have always been so strong at the run game, that they could have a terrible 7-on-7 season and still come out dominating on Friday nights.  But what would happen, if the Lobos got balanced?  Well District 11-6A better start prepping, because for the first time since 2013 the Lobos have a stable pass ga...More >>
  • Wildcats end the drought and head to College Station for 7-on-7 state tournament

    Wildcats end the drought and head to College Station for 7-on-7 state tournament

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-06-27 03:05:14 GMT
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    The last time the Whitehouse Wildcats qualified for a 7-on-7 state tournament was 2014, and they came one win short from taking it all.  But since their runner-up finish the Wildcats have failed to return to College Station; until now. We caught up with the Whitehouse crew this evening as they used the last of their league play to prepare for state.  The Wildcats will open up pool play against Westwood Round Rock at 2 p.m on Friday.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All r...More >>
    The last time the Whitehouse Wildcats qualified for a 7-on-7 state tournament was 2014, and they came one win short from taking it all.  But since their runner-up finish the Wildcats have failed to return to College Station; until now. We caught up with the Whitehouse crew this evening as they used the last of their league play to prepare for state.  The Wildcats will open up pool play against Westwood Round Rock at 2 p.m on Friday.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All r...More >>
  • 7-on-7 State Tournament Schedule released for College Station

    7-on-7 State Tournament Schedule released for College Station

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:40:09 GMT
    The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has released its Division I and Division II tournament pools for the statewide event next week at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Ten East Texas teams will make the trip between June 29 and June 30.    DIVISION I TOURNAMENT Pool A Houston Clear Brook Coppell Lake Travis McAllen Rowe Pool B Katy Cinco Ranch Haslet Eaton Georgetown LUFKIN Pool C Fort Worth All Saints Round Rock ...More >>
    The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has released its Division I and Division II tournament pools for the statewide event next week at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Ten East Texas teams will make the trip between June 29 and June 30.    DIVISION I TOURNAMENT Pool A Houston Clear Brook Coppell Lake Travis McAllen Rowe Pool B Katy Cinco Ranch Haslet Eaton Georgetown LUFKIN Pool C Fort Worth All Saints Round Rock ...More >>
  • The Johnson Tradition: Justin and Jaron Johnson honor father by giving back to the Tyler community

    The Johnson Tradition: Justin and Jaron Johnson honor father by giving back to the Tyler community

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-25 00:45:13 GMT
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    Former John Tyler Lion's Justin and Jaron Johnson returned to the Lion's Den Saturday morning, hosting their free Johnson Brothers basketball camp.  "It's fun man, very fun. I went to John Tyler, I'm a product of East Texas. Product of Tyler, Texas, and it's just great to give back the kids are amazing right now. When it comes to basketball, basketball is what unites us. It's our passion together," said Justin Johnson, former professional basketball player.  Just...More >>
    Former John Tyler Lion's Justin and Jaron Johnson returned to the Lion's Den Saturday morning, hosting their free Johnson Brothers basketball camp.  "It's fun man, very fun. I went to John Tyler, I'm a product of East Texas. Product of Tyler, Texas, and it's just great to give back the kids are amazing right now. When it comes to basketball, basketball is what unites us. It's our passion together," said Justin Johnson, former professional basketball player.  Just...More >>
  • Marshall qualifies for 7-on-7 state on last weekend

    Marshall qualifies for 7-on-7 state on last weekend

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:35:53 GMT
    After falling to Longview in the Tyler 7-on-7 state qualifier, the Marshall Mavericks had one last chance this weekend in Rowlett. The Mavs got through Killeen Ellison, Waxahachie, and Arlington Bowie in pool play in order to advance to the tournament semifinals. There Marshall had to beat Texas High for a berth to College Station. In a nail bitter the Mavs came out victorious 40 to 30, ending their District 16-5A opponents 7-on-7 season.  Marshall will head to state ...More >>
    After falling to Longview in the Tyler 7-on-7 state qualifier, the Marshall Mavericks had one last chance this weekend in Rowlett. The Mavs got through Killeen Ellison, Waxahachie, and Arlington Bowie in pool play in order to advance to the tournament semifinals. There Marshall had to beat Texas High for a berth to College Station. In a nail bitter the Mavs came out victorious 40 to 30, ending their District 16-5A opponents 7-on-7 season.  Marshall will head to state ...More >>
  • Trent Williams holds annual football camp in Longview

    Trent Williams holds annual football camp in Longview

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-06-24 02:38:19 GMT
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    When your a kid the best part about summer is going to camp. Here in East Texas, camp means hanging out and learning from five-time NFL Pro Bowler and Washington Redskin's tackle Trent Williams.       Taking over Lobos Stadium in Longview this morning, over 100 athletes of all ages hit the gridiron to show off in front of Williams and pick up a few tips.  Rotating through a variety of drills, Williams and his selected coaches provided a successful outing ...More >>
    When your a kid the best part about summer is going to camp. Here in East Texas, camp means hanging out and learning from five-time NFL Pro Bowler and Washington Redskin's tackle Trent Williams.       Taking over Lobos Stadium in Longview this morning, over 100 athletes of all ages hit the gridiron to show off in front of Williams and pick up a few tips.  Rotating through a variety of drills, Williams and his selected coaches provided a successful outing ...More >>
  • The Tribe Returns: Jacksonville headed to 7-on-7 state tournament back to back years

    The Tribe Returns: Jacksonville headed to 7-on-7 state tournament back to back years

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:56:31 GMT
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    Despite the rain, the Jacksonville Indians were happy to be on the football field because for the second year in a row they are headed to the 7-on-7 State Tournament.  "Make the city look good. Everyone's been talking about it everywhere I go. It's good for us," said Deahvion Spencer, senior running back. "Shows that the coaches are putting in work just as well as we are, helping us to get to there. Without them we couldn't have done it," said Dontrail ...

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    Despite the rain, the Jacksonville Indians were happy to be on the football field because for the second year in a row they are headed to the 7-on-7 State Tournament.  "Make the city look good. Everyone's been talking about it everywhere I go. It's good for us," said Deahvion Spencer, senior running back. "Shows that the coaches are putting in work just as well as we are, helping us to get to there. Without them we couldn't have done it," said Dontrail ...

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  • Sports WebXtra: 7 on 7 update

    Sports WebXtra: 7 on 7 update

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:23 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:23:32 GMT
    A list of East Texas schools that have qualified for the 7 on 7 state tournament.A list of East Texas schools that have qualified for the 7 on 7 state tournament.

    In other high school football news, numerous teams have qualified for the 7 on 7 State Tournament next week in College Station. From the Division I ranks, which is Class 5A and 6A programs, Longview and Jacksonville punched their ticket over the weekend in the Tyler qualifying tournament. Lufkin and Whitehouse are also state tourney bound.

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    In other high school football news, numerous teams have qualified for the 7 on 7 State Tournament next week in College Station. From the Division I ranks, which is Class 5A and 6A programs, Longview and Jacksonville punched their ticket over the weekend in the Tyler qualifying tournament. Lufkin and Whitehouse are also state tourney bound.

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  • West Rusk linebacker Tyree Wilson verbally commits to Texas A&M

    West Rusk linebacker Tyree Wilson verbally commits to Texas A&M

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:18:47 GMT
    West Rusk OLB Tyree Wilson verbally commits to Texas A&M.West Rusk OLB Tyree Wilson verbally commits to Texas A&M.

    A tenth East Texas high school football player from the class of 2018 has verbally committed to a Division I college. Through his personal twitter account Monday night, West Rusk standout Tyree Wilson announced he is taking his talents to Texas A&M.

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    A tenth East Texas high school football player from the class of 2018 has verbally committed to a Division I college. Through his personal twitter account Monday night, West Rusk standout Tyree Wilson announced he is taking his talents to Texas A&M.

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  • 7-ON-7 State Qualifier Results

    7-ON-7 State Qualifier Results

    Saturday, June 17 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-18 03:12:35 GMT
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    Saturday, multiple East Texas teams participated in the Tyler 7-on-7 State Qualifier.  After four games in each of the four pools were over only four teams were left to compete in the semifinals. Longview, Marshall, Jacksonville, and Greenville would play for two berths to the state tournament in College Station.  Taking on Marshall, Longview was able to shut down the Mavs 33-0. The Lobos will return to the state tournament for the first time since 2013.  Jacksonvill...

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    Saturday, multiple East Texas teams participated in the Tyler 7-on-7 State Qualifier.  After four games in each of the four pools were over only four teams were left to compete in the semifinals. Longview, Marshall, Jacksonville, and Greenville would play for two berths to the state tournament in College Station.  Taking on Marshall, Longview was able to shut down the Mavs 33-0. The Lobos will return to the state tournament for the first time since 2013.  Jacksonvill...

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  • Southeastern Oklahoma State holds camp in Longview

    Southeastern Oklahoma State holds camp in Longview

    Thursday, June 15 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-06-16 03:48:22 GMT
    Savage Storm hold camp in East Texas.Savage Storm hold camp in East Texas.

    At the collegiate level, Division Universities such as Texas, Baylor, Houston, and Texas A&M do a great job of recruiting the top talent in East Texas. Those programs will always get their commitments. But at the Division II level, Southeastern Oklahoma State University has done a tremendous job of getting players from our region to go and play in Durant, Oklahoma.

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    At the collegiate level, Division Universities such as Texas, Baylor, Houston, and Texas A&M do a great job of recruiting the top talent in East Texas. Those programs will always get their commitments. But at the Division II level, Southeastern Oklahoma State University has done a tremendous job of getting players from our region to go and play in Durant, Oklahoma.

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  • Sports WebXtra: H.S. football games allowed to be televised in week 1

    Sports WebXtra: H.S. football games allowed to be televised in week 1

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-06-15 03:49:42 GMT
    UIL to allow two H.S. games to be aired live during week 1.UIL to allow two H.S. games to be aired live during week 1.

    For the first time ever, the UIL will allow high school football regular season games to be televised in 2017. But we aren't talking every Friday night and every game. In fact, this will only happen during week one, and a maximum of two games will be aired live.

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    For the first time ever, the UIL will allow high school football regular season games to be televised in 2017. But we aren't talking every Friday night and every game. In fact, this will only happen during week one, and a maximum of two games will be aired live.

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  • Lufkin's Malik Jackson commits to Houston

    Lufkin's Malik Jackson commits to Houston

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-06-14 03:52:15 GMT
    Malik Jackson verbally commits to Houston.Malik Jackson verbally commits to Houston.

    As long as we are talking about East Texans moving onto to play at the next level, why not mention some high school football recruiting news. Lufkin's Malik Jackson from the class of 2018 has verbally committed to Houston. Jackson made the announcement through his personal twitter account Tuesday evening.

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    As long as we are talking about East Texans moving onto to play at the next level, why not mention some high school football recruiting news. Lufkin's Malik Jackson from the class of 2018 has verbally committed to Houston. Jackson made the announcement through his personal twitter account Tuesday evening.

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  • Lufkin and Whitehouse qualify for Division I 7 on 7 state tournament

    Lufkin and Whitehouse qualify for Division I 7 on 7 state tournament

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-06-13 05:12:35 GMT
    Lufkin and Whitehouse have qualified for the 7 on 7 state tournament.Lufkin and Whitehouse have qualified for the 7 on 7 state tournament.

    On Saturday, Lufkin hosted a Division I 7 on 7 state qualifying tournament. The Panthers and Whitehouse were the two teams to advance to the state tournament the last weekend of June. The state tourney is being held in College Station. Longview and Tyler Lee were also in the 12-team field at Lufkin, but only the top two teams advance.

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    On Saturday, Lufkin hosted a Division I 7 on 7 state qualifying tournament. The Panthers and Whitehouse were the two teams to advance to the state tournament the last weekend of June. The state tourney is being held in College Station. Longview and Tyler Lee were also in the 12-team field at Lufkin, but only the top two teams advance.

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  • Houston head coach Major Applewhite expects Bryson Smith to develop and learn

    Houston head coach Major Applewhite expects Bryson Smith to develop and learn

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:42:11 GMT
    Major Applewhite likes recruiting East Texans.Major Applewhite likes recruiting East Texans.

    At the collegiate level, university of Houston head coach Major Applewhite was in Nacogdoches last week to be apart of Stephen F. Austin's satellite camp. In his first year at the helm, but third with the program, Applewhite knows first hand the elite talent that comes from our region and specifically John Tyler.

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    At the collegiate level, university of Houston head coach Major Applewhite was in Nacogdoches last week to be apart of Stephen F. Austin's satellite camp. In his first year at the helm, but third with the program, Applewhite knows first hand the elite talent that comes from our region and specifically John Tyler.

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  • FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

    FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-06-11 04:04:14 GMT
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    The 2017 FCA Heart of a Champion Bowl took place in Longview at Lobos Stadium, giving high school seniors one last chance to battle it out on East Texas soil.  The Red Team was the first on the board thanks to a running touchdown by Longview's D'Crayvan Polk. However, it was the Blue Team that inevitably came out on top thanks to two running scores by Elkhart's DJ Williams. Final score 14-7 Blue.  Williams was named the Offensive MVP, while harmony's Michael Edmonson was n...More >>
    The 2017 FCA Heart of a Champion Bowl took place in Longview at Lobos Stadium, giving high school seniors one last chance to battle it out on East Texas soil.  The Red Team was the first on the board thanks to a running touchdown by Longview's D'Crayvan Polk. However, it was the Blue Team that inevitably came out on top thanks to two running scores by Elkhart's DJ Williams. Final score 14-7 Blue.  Williams was named the Offensive MVP, while harmony's Michael Edmonson was n...More >>
  • Spring Hill 7 on 7 state qualifying results

    Spring Hill 7 on 7 state qualifying results

    Saturday, June 10 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-06-10 04:26:36 GMT
    7 on 7 results.7 on 7 results.

    Two-a-days are fast approaching, but until then high school football programs are participating in 7 on 7. The state tournament in College Station is set for the last week in June. Spring hill hosted a Division II qualifying tournament Friday afternoon and that is for 4A programs and below.

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    Two-a-days are fast approaching, but until then high school football programs are participating in 7 on 7. The state tournament in College Station is set for the last week in June. Spring hill hosted a Division II qualifying tournament Friday afternoon and that is for 4A programs and below.

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  • SFA,Houston,and Baylor coaching staffs put on satellite camp

    SFA,Houston,and Baylor coaching staffs put on satellite camp

    Saturday, June 10 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-06-10 04:22:31 GMT
    SFA,Houston,and Baylor hosted a satellite camp on Friday.SFA,Houston,and Baylor hosted a satellite camp on Friday.

    So far eight East Texas high school football players from the class of 2018 have verbally committed to a division one college and over 20 guys hold at least one FBS offer. But, for recruits trying to get recognized or improve their stock, Friday night was the perfect opportunity.

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    So far eight East Texas high school football players from the class of 2018 have verbally committed to a division one college and over 20 guys hold at least one FBS offer. But, for recruits trying to get recognized or improve their stock, Friday night was the perfect opportunity.

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  • ETX athletes excited for annual FCA Heart of a Champion All Star games

    ETX athletes excited for annual FCA Heart of a Champion All Star games

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-06-09 02:45:46 GMT
    Players in the FCA All Star game took pictures on Thursday.Players in the FCA All Star game took pictures on Thursday.

    Even for high school athletes from the class of 2017 moving onto to play their respective sport in college, this weekend is special. Former teammates and rivals will suit up one last time in the FCA Heart of a Champion All Star games. Nearly 200 players have been chosen to participate in the softball, baseball, and football games. Cheerleaders are also part of the events.

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    Even for high school athletes from the class of 2017 moving onto to play their respective sport in college, this weekend is special. Former teammates and rivals will suit up one last time in the FCA Heart of a Champion All Star games. Nearly 200 players have been chosen to participate in the softball, baseball, and football games. Cheerleaders are also part of the events.

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  • Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally commits to Oklahoma State

    Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally commits to Oklahoma State

    Thursday, June 8 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-06-08 21:03:03 GMT
    Jonathan Shepherd has verbally committed to Oklahoma State.Jonathan Shepherd has verbally committed to Oklahoma State.

    Every year Oklahoma State seems to snag one of the best players from East Texas and 2018 will be no different. On his personal twitter account Thursday afternoon, Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally committed to the Cowboys. With 15 Division I offers from the likes of Houston, TCU, and Texas Tech, Shepherd has chosen to play for head coach Mike Gundy.

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    Every year Oklahoma State seems to snag one of the best players from East Texas and 2018 will be no different. On his personal twitter account Thursday afternoon, Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally committed to the Cowboys. With 15 Division I offers from the likes of Houston, TCU, and Texas Tech, Shepherd has chosen to play for head coach Mike Gundy.

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  • Jonny Louvier leaving as head coach of Frankston to be assistant at Tyler Lee

    Jonny Louvier leaving as head coach of Frankston to be assistant at Tyler Lee

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-06-07 20:58:03 GMT
    Jonny Louvier is leaving Frankston to be an assistant at Tyler Lee.Jonny Louvier is leaving Frankston to be an assistant at Tyler Lee.

    After just one season as the head football coach at Frankston, Jonny Louvier is leaving to be an assistant at Tyler Lee under new head coach Kurt Traylor.

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    After just one season as the head football coach at Frankston, Jonny Louvier is leaving to be an assistant at Tyler Lee under new head coach Kurt Traylor.

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  • Tom Herman and Texas dominating East Texas recruiting

    Tom Herman and Texas dominating East Texas recruiting

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-06-07 03:55:48 GMT
    Herman and his staff are dominating recruiting in East Texas.Herman and his staff are dominating recruiting in East Texas.

    He hasn't led the University of Texas to a single win on the football field, but the top players in East Texas, who also happen to be some of the best in the nation are buying what head coach Tom Herman is selling. Herman and his staff co-hosted a satellite camp with East Texas Baptist on Monday, and the first year head man said he was glad to be back in the region.

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    He hasn't led the University of Texas to a single win on the football field, but the top players in East Texas, who also happen to be some of the best in the nation are buying what head coach Tom Herman is selling. Herman and his staff co-hosted a satellite camp with East Texas Baptist on Monday, and the first year head man said he was glad to be back in the region.

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  • Bullard High School to name new head soccer coach

    Bullard High School to name new head soccer coach

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:34:43 GMT
    Coach Darren Vossler stands on the field with his daughter. (Source: Family photo)Coach Darren Vossler stands on the field with his daughter. (Source: Family photo)

    Bullard High School will soon have a new soccer coach. 

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    Bullard High School will soon have a new soccer coach. 

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  • Arp's DeMarvion Overshown verbally commits to Texas; Earl Campbell talks ETX to Austin

    Arp's DeMarvion Overshown verbally commits to Texas; Earl Campbell talks ETX to Austin

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-06-01 03:19:48 GMT
    Overshown commits to Texas.Overshown commits to Texas.

    It's fitting Earl Campbell was in East Texas Wednesday, because the top talent from the region and nation is deciding to attend his Alma Mater. On his twitter account Wednesday night DeMarvion Overshown verbally committed to Texas. The Arp safety from the class of 2018 is the most sought after recruit from our area and holds 30 Division I offers.

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    It's fitting Earl Campbell was in East Texas Wednesday, because the top talent from the region and nation is deciding to attend his Alma Mater. On his twitter account Wednesday night DeMarvion Overshown verbally committed to Texas. The Arp safety from the class of 2018 is the most sought after recruit from our area and holds 30 Division I offers.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram commits to Texas

    Sports WebXtra: Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram commits to Texas

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-05-31 04:05:00 GMT
    Keaontay Ingram commits to Texas.Keaontay Ingram commits to Texas.

    From Tyler native Earl Campbell to Ricky Williams, the University of Texas has produced some of the best running backs in college football history. Perhaps Carthage star Keaontay Ingram will be the next. On his twitter account Tuesday afternoon, the four star recruit announced his verbal commitment to the Longhorns.

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    From Tyler native Earl Campbell to Ricky Williams, the University of Texas has produced some of the best running backs in college football history. Perhaps Carthage star Keaontay Ingram will be the next. On his twitter account Tuesday afternoon, the four star recruit announced his verbal commitment to the Longhorns.

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  • Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

    Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:20:23 GMT

    Lindale ISD has a new head football coach as of Thursday. 

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    Lindale ISD has a new head football coach as of Thursday. 

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  • Robert E. Lee head football coach resigns

    Robert E. Lee head football coach resigns

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:58:13 GMT
    (Source: KLTV Staff)(Source: KLTV Staff)

    The Tyler Independent School District has confirmed Robert E. Lee High School's head football coach has resigned. 

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    The Tyler Independent School District has confirmed Robert E. Lee High School's head football coach has resigned. 

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  • Sports WebXtra: John Tyler star picks up another Division I offer

    Sports WebXtra: John Tyler star picks up another Division I offer

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-05-03 23:11:16 GMT
    John Tyler's Dekalen Goodson has picked up another DI offer.John Tyler's Dekalen Goodson has picked up another DI offer.

    Five former John Tyler Lions are ready to make a name for themselves in the NFL, but the next crop of talent is receiving plenty of recognition at the collegiate level. Outside linebacker/defensive end Dekalen Goodson has picked up his fifth Divison I offer.

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    Five former John Tyler Lions are ready to make a name for themselves in the NFL, but the next crop of talent is receiving plenty of recognition at the collegiate level. Outside linebacker/defensive end Dekalen Goodson has picked up his fifth Divison I offer.

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  • Class of 2012: Three Lions ready for NFL Draft

    Class of 2012: Three Lions ready for NFL Draft

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-04-26 04:12:15 GMT
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    Greg Ward Jr, Fred Ross, and Tyus Bowser are all John Tyler Lions from the 'Class of 2012'. They are all names you could be hearing during this week's NFL Draft, adding to the list of former Lions already in the league.  "There something in the water here. We produce a lot of NFL guys, it's that East Texas water," said Fred Ross, the all-time record holder in catches and receiving yards at Mississippi State.  "Watching those big time guys get drafted in...More >>
    Greg Ward Jr, Fred Ross, and Tyus Bowser are all John Tyler Lions from the 'Class of 2012'. They are all names you could be hearing during this week's NFL Draft, adding to the list of former Lions already in the league.  "There something in the water here. We produce a lot of NFL guys, it's that East Texas water," said Fred Ross, the all-time record holder in catches and receiving yards at Mississippi State.  "Watching those big time guys get drafted in...More >>
  • Marshall hires Claude Mathis as new head football coach

    Marshall hires Claude Mathis as new head football coach

    Thursday, March 30 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-03-30 21:37:22 GMT
    SMU Football RB coach headed to MarshallSMU Football RB coach headed to Marshall

    This afternoon Marshall Independent School District approved Claude Mathis as the Mavericks' new head football coach, replacing Clint Harper who left to be the athletic director at Duncanville High School in February.   Mathis joins the Mavericks after two seasons as SMU’s running backs coach, but most recently became the program’s director of high school relations when former Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor was hired as the Pony's assistant head coach and r...

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    This afternoon Marshall Independent School District approved Claude Mathis as the Mavericks' new head football coach, replacing Clint Harper who left to be the athletic director at Duncanville High School in February.   Mathis joins the Mavericks after two seasons as SMU’s running backs coach, but most recently became the program’s director of high school relations when former Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor was hired as the Pony's assistant head coach and r...

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  • Harmony coach shares life lessons with SMU Mustangs

    Harmony coach shares life lessons with SMU Mustangs

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:47:34 GMT
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    SMU Head Football Coach Chad Morris, Associate Head Coach Jeff Traylor, and Harmony Head Coach Tim Russell have all known each other for over two decades.  "Coach Morris and Coach Traylor have been friends a long time, we've all known each other since the early 90s. That's one of the reasons why he wanted me to come in, and some other speakers have come in, to help the kids not only become better football players but better men," said Tim Russell, Harmony hea...More >>
    SMU Head Football Coach Chad Morris, Associate Head Coach Jeff Traylor, and Harmony Head Coach Tim Russell have all known each other for over two decades.  "Coach Morris and Coach Traylor have been friends a long time, we've all known each other since the early 90s. That's one of the reasons why he wanted me to come in, and some other speakers have come in, to help the kids not only become better football players but better men," said Tim Russell, Harmony hea...More >>
  • CONFIRMED: Bullard AD/Head Football Coach Shannon Wilson leaving for Bridgeport ISD

    CONFIRMED: Bullard AD/Head Football Coach Shannon Wilson leaving for Bridgeport ISD

    Friday, February 24 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-02-24 23:22:24 GMT
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    KLTV 7 Sports has confirmed through Bridgeport ISD, that Bullard's Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Shannon Wilson has been approved and hired to take over the Bulls program.  

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    KLTV 7 Sports has confirmed through Bridgeport ISD, that Bullard's Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Shannon Wilson has been approved and hired to take over the Bulls program.  

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  • FCA Heart of Champion All-Star athletes meet in Tyler

    FCA Heart of Champion All-Star athletes meet in Tyler

    Sunday, February 19 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-02-20 04:43:41 GMT
    It's become one of the most anticipate all-star events in East Texas, and today the FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star rosters were released. Over 200 athletes were named as the best of the best in football, cheerleading, softball, and baseball.  The First Baptist Church of Tyler was filled with players and parents from all over the region. Checking in and receiving their official packets these all-stars took roster photos while figuring out who was on their te...More >>
    It's become one of the most anticipate all-star events in East Texas, and today the FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star rosters were released. Over 200 athletes were named as the best of the best in football, cheerleading, softball, and baseball.  The First Baptist Church of Tyler was filled with players and parents from all over the region. Checking in and receiving their official packets these all-stars took roster photos while figuring out who was on their te...More >>
  • Judah Bell talks SMU, Kayce Medlock, and Chad Morris

    Judah Bell talks SMU, Kayce Medlock, and Chad Morris

    Friday, February 3 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-02-03 22:22:53 GMT
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    The nation's leading receiver in high school football is headed to SMU.  Today, Bishop Gorman's Judah Bell mock signed his national letter of intent to play Division I football for the Mustangs. However, if the stars hadn't aligned exactly, Bell might have never stepped on the football field.  "I wanted to go play college basketball, and I was really focused on that. Then Coach Gipson kinda got me to come out there, figured out I wasn't a quarterback. So I s...More >>
    The nation's leading receiver in high school football is headed to SMU.  Today, Bishop Gorman's Judah Bell mock signed his national letter of intent to play Division I football for the Mustangs. However, if the stars hadn't aligned exactly, Bell might have never stepped on the football field.  "I wanted to go play college basketball, and I was really focused on that. Then Coach Gipson kinda got me to come out there, figured out I wasn't a quarterback. So I s...More >>
  • Gilmer's LaMarcus Morton enrolls at OSU

    Gilmer's LaMarcus Morton enrolls at OSU

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 8:00 AM EST2017-02-01 13:00:26 GMT
    LaMarcus Morton is already enrolled at Oklahoma State.LaMarcus Morton is already enrolled at Oklahoma State.

    The star wideout picked OSU over 12 other Division I offers.

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    The star wideout picked OSU over 12 other Division I offers.

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  • Coaches Vs. Cancer and Honoring Coach J

    Coaches Vs. Cancer and Honoring Coach J

    Friday, January 27 2017 11:46 PM EST2017-01-28 04:46:55 GMT
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    Hosting Rockwall Heath for a District 11-6A match-up, tonight the John Tyler Lions would also be honoring cancer survivors through their annual 'Coaches vs. Cancer' event.  "Before I became a head coach, I had seen this all across the country with college coaches doing it. I knew once I became the head coach here at John Tyler High School, I wanted to make it one of our main events," said Cedeno Clark, Lions head basketball coach.  "Coaches vs. Cancer game i...

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    Hosting Rockwall Heath for a District 11-6A match-up, tonight the John Tyler Lions would also be honoring cancer survivors through their annual 'Coaches vs. Cancer' event.  "Before I became a head coach, I had seen this all across the country with college coaches doing it. I knew once I became the head coach here at John Tyler High School, I wanted to make it one of our main events," said Cedeno Clark, Lions head basketball coach.  "Coaches vs. Cancer game i...

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  • Hallsville AD/Head Football Coach reassigned within district

    Hallsville AD/Head Football Coach reassigned within district

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 4:32 PM EST2017-01-24 21:32:45 GMT
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    After 12 seasons as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of the Hallsville Bobcats, David Plunk has been reassigned within the district. This move comes under new Hallsville I.S.D. superintendent Jeff Collum.   While he has been with the Bobcats program since 1998, during his time at the helm beginning in 2005 Plunk racked up 62 wins; the most by any Bobcats football head coach. Hallsville also reached the playoffs six times, the farthest being the Area r...More >>
    After 12 seasons as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of the Hallsville Bobcats, David Plunk has been reassigned within the district. This move comes under new Hallsville I.S.D. superintendent Jeff Collum.   While he has been with the Bobcats program since 1998, during his time at the helm beginning in 2005 Plunk racked up 62 wins; the most by any Bobcats football head coach. Hallsville also reached the playoffs six times, the farthest being the Area r...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: East Texans playing in collegiate All-Star games

    Sports WebXtra: East Texans playing in collegiate All-Star games

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-01-18 22:54:33 GMT
    East Texans to play in college football all-star games.East Texans to play in college football all-star games.

    Over the next two weeks, several East Texans will take the field in college football all-star games. It is a chance for the players to impress NFL scouts and personnel in an NFL type atmosphere including practices during the week.

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    Over the next two weeks, several East Texans will take the field in college football all-star games. It is a chance for the players to impress NFL scouts and personnel in an NFL type atmosphere including practices during the week.

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  • Groveton wins district title with undefeated run, get redemption playoff matchup

    Groveton wins district title with undefeated run, get redemption playoff matchup

    Thursday, November 10 2016 12:12 AM EST2016-11-10 05:12:51 GMT

    Groveton wins district title in undefeated fashion, get redemption playoff matchup The Groveton Indians have had a campaign slogan of their own this year, ‘Warpath 2016.’ Week after week, they've taken teams down one at a time until they were the only ones left standing with a district title in hand. 

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    Groveton wins district title in undefeated fashion, get redemption playoff matchup The Groveton Indians have had a campaign slogan of their own this year, ‘Warpath 2016.’ Week after week, they've taken teams down one at a time until they were the only ones left standing with a district title in hand. 

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  • Center Roughriders survive ‘District of Doom’ with growth in their lines

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 11:49 PM EST2016-11-09 04:49:31 GMT

    The Center Roughriders went through some tough times and an even tougher schedule. Either way, they’re playoff bound. They survived the ‘District of Doom,’ played 10 straight weeks because their bye wasn't until the last week of district play, and managed to pull away with a 6-4 record with a completely new offensive and defensive line.

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    The Center Roughriders went through some tough times and an even tougher schedule. Either way, they’re playoff bound. They survived the ‘District of Doom,’ played 10 straight weeks because their bye wasn't until the last week of district play, and managed to pull away with a 6-4 record with a completely new offensive and defensive line.

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  • Lufkin anticipates tough fight for John Tyler in bi-district match

    Lufkin anticipates tough fight for John Tyler in bi-district match

    Monday, November 7 2016 11:55 PM EST2016-11-08 04:55:18 GMT

    Lufkin making it to the playoffs is nothing new, but here's a curveball- they're finally not playing Longview in the first round. It’s the first time in two years the Panthers won’t be taking on the Lobos. Instead, they're set to play the John Tyler Lions.

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    Lufkin making it to the playoffs is nothing new, but here's a curveball- they're finally not playing Longview in the first round. It’s the first time in two years the Panthers won’t be taking on the Lobos. Instead, they're set to play the John Tyler Lions.

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  • Nacogdoches hones in on Jacksonville quarterback to win playoff berth

    Nacogdoches hones in on Jacksonville quarterback to win playoff berth

    Friday, November 4 2016 12:37 AM EDT2016-11-04 04:37:03 GMT

    A seven point win over Jacksonville is all Nacogdoches needs in order to make the playoffs. That's a lot easier said than done. It's definitely a milestone the Dragons can reach, as long as they can contain Jacksonville’s quarterback Cameron High. 

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    A seven point win over Jacksonville is all Nacogdoches needs in order to make the playoffs. That's a lot easier said than done. It's definitely a milestone the Dragons can reach, as long as they can contain Jacksonville’s quarterback Cameron High. 

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  • Lovelady Lions on the prowl to 3-peat for district title

    Lovelady Lions on the prowl to 3-peat for district title

    Friday, November 4 2016 7:29 PM EDT2016-11-04 23:29:34 GMT

    The Lions have a chance at a 3-peat for the district title Friday night, while an undefeated Groveton team has a chance to take the crown outright for the first time in nine years if they get the win. 

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    The Lions have a chance at a 3-peat for the district title Friday night, while an undefeated Groveton team has a chance to take the crown outright for the first time in nine years if they get the win. 

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  • Groveton on the warpath for an undefeated run to district title

    Groveton on the warpath for an undefeated run to district title

    Friday, November 4 2016 12:06 AM EDT2016-11-04 04:06:17 GMT

    It's all come down to one final duel in District 12-2A and of course it's going to be an East Texas tangle for the district title. The Groveton Indians have had a break out year. They admit, they got something special and the scores talk for themselves. Showing no mercy on their opponents this year, they're the only undefeated team left standing in their district, and have a chance to win the district crown outright. 

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    It's all come down to one final duel in District 12-2A and of course it's going to be an East Texas tangle for the district title. The Groveton Indians have had a break out year. They admit, they got something special and the scores talk for themselves. Showing no mercy on their opponents this year, they're the only undefeated team left standing in their district, and have a chance to win the district crown outright. 

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  • Nacogdoches faces certain conditions in order to make the playoffs

    Nacogdoches faces certain conditions in order to make the playoffs

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 10:45 PM EDT2016-11-03 02:45:35 GMT

    The number seven is all Nacogdoches will be seeing this week as they battle to clinch a playoff spot. Corsicana and Ennis are the only teams in district 17-5A who have clinched playoff berths. Jacksonville is 2-2, while Nacogdoches, Whitehouse and Lindale are all at a 1-3 record. 

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    The number seven is all Nacogdoches will be seeing this week as they battle to clinch a playoff spot. Corsicana and Ennis are the only teams in district 17-5A who have clinched playoff berths. Jacksonville is 2-2, while Nacogdoches, Whitehouse and Lindale are all at a 1-3 record. 

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  • Chatter lights fire under Tenaha for undefeated matchup against Overton

    Chatter lights fire under Tenaha for undefeated matchup against Overton

    Friday, October 28 2016 3:56 PM EDT2016-10-28 19:56:03 GMT

    Tenaha is set to face Overton on Friday. The Tigers have yet to lose a game all year, while the Mustangs are undefeated in their district season. Complete domination is the only appropriate way to describe this year's Tiger team. 

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    Tenaha is set to face Overton on Friday. The Tigers have yet to lose a game all year, while the Mustangs are undefeated in their district season. Complete domination is the only appropriate way to describe this year's Tiger team. 

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  • Tenaha’s CJ Horn nominated for Mr. Texas High School Football Player of the Week

    Tenaha’s CJ Horn nominated for Mr. Texas High School Football Player of the Week

    Thursday, October 20 2016 7:20 PM EDT2016-10-20 23:20:12 GMT

    Tenaha has been on a roll this year and nothing has seemed to be able to stop the Tigers or their quarterback CJ Horn. The junior has been nominated for the Mr. Texas High School Football Player of the Week honor by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

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    Tenaha has been on a roll this year and nothing has seemed to be able to stop the Tigers or their quarterback CJ Horn. The junior has been nominated for the Mr. Texas High School Football Player of the Week honor by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

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  • Lufkin focused on much-needed defensive improvements

    Lufkin focused on much-needed defensive improvements

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 12:03 AM EDT2016-10-19 04:03:23 GMT

    Imagine scoring 63 points in a football game and it's still not good enough to win. That unfortunately is the tough reality Lufkin had to embrace last Friday night against Beaumont West Brook, as the Panthers suffered their second loss in district. Lufkin went down 70-63. In a game in which 19 touchdowns were made, you have to wonder where the defense is.

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    Imagine scoring 63 points in a football game and it's still not good enough to win. That unfortunately is the tough reality Lufkin had to embrace last Friday night against Beaumont West Brook, as the Panthers suffered their second loss in district. Lufkin went down 70-63. In a game in which 19 touchdowns were made, you have to wonder where the defense is.

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  • Lufkin’s Reggie McNeal named to Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

    Lufkin’s Reggie McNeal named to Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

    Thursday, October 13 2016 7:40 PM EDT2016-10-13 23:40:15 GMT

    Former Lufkin Panther, Reggie McNeal, has been named to the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. McNeal will be one of nine inducted into the Class of 2017 of this Hall of Fame honor. 

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    Former Lufkin Panther, Reggie McNeal, has been named to the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. McNeal will be one of nine inducted into the Class of 2017 of this Hall of Fame honor. 

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  • Lufkin serves their bye week as a work week

    Lufkin serves their bye week as a work week

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 11:41 PM EDT2016-10-13 03:41:47 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are coming off on what they say is a much needed bye week. They've suffered a couple bumps and bruises that have now had their time to heal as they return to have a strong district finish. 

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    The Lufkin Panthers are coming off on what they say is a much needed bye week. They've suffered a couple bumps and bruises that have now had their time to heal as they return to have a strong district finish. 

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  • Defensive improvements correlate to 5-0 start for No. 8 Crockett

    Defensive improvements correlate to 5-0 start for No. 8 Crockett

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 11:58 PM EDT2016-10-06 03:58:35 GMT

    The Crockett Bulldogs are off to the best start they’ve had in over a decade, entering their district season undefeated at 5-0. Head coach Jimmy Thompson said the biggest difference between last year and this year, and the key to what has propelled them to their undefeated start, is their defensive improvements.

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    The Crockett Bulldogs are off to the best start they’ve had in over a decade, entering their district season undefeated at 5-0. Head coach Jimmy Thompson said the biggest difference between last year and this year, and the key to what has propelled them to their undefeated start, is their defensive improvements.

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  • Dominant defensive shutouts turn Tenaha around for 5-0 start

    Dominant defensive shutouts turn Tenaha around for 5-0 start

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 11:52 PM EDT2016-10-05 03:52:40 GMT

    The Tenaha Tigers are living proof that drastic improvements can be made within a year. Last season the Tigers started 0-5, granted they were a young team in the transition of a new head coach. This year, they're 5-0 and are absolutely crushing people.

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    The Tenaha Tigers are living proof that drastic improvements can be made within a year. Last season the Tigers started 0-5, granted they were a young team in the transition of a new head coach. This year, they're 5-0 and are absolutely crushing people.

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  • The Woodlands’ stout defense poses challenges for Lufkin

    The Woodlands’ stout defense poses challenges for Lufkin

    Friday, September 30 2016 7:35 PM EDT2016-09-30 23:35:02 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are about to embark on what will no doubt be their toughest district matchup. Not only are The Woodlands picked to win this district, they've got a stout defense. With seven defensive starters returning to their lineup, they've only allowed 11 points against on average and even held Katy to just three points.

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    The Lufkin Panthers are about to embark on what will no doubt be their toughest district matchup. Not only are The Woodlands picked to win this district, they've got a stout defense. With seven defensive starters returning to their lineup, they've only allowed 11 points against on average and even held Katy to just three points.

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  • Lufkin not intimidated by potential district title game

    Lufkin not intimidated by potential district title game

    Monday, September 26 2016 11:44 PM EDT2016-09-27 03:44:11 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are off to a 1-0 start to their 6A district season, but they're not dwelling on the past and have quickly gotten back to work. Their eyes are set on a contest that could potentially be a district title game against The Woodlands. 

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    The Lufkin Panthers are off to a 1-0 start to their 6A district season, but they're not dwelling on the past and have quickly gotten back to work. Their eyes are set on a contest that could potentially be a district title game against The Woodlands. 

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  • Alto, Rusk reignite heated rivalry 35 years later

    Alto, Rusk reignite heated rivalry 35 years later

    Thursday, September 22 2016 11:48 PM EDT2016-09-23 03:48:52 GMT

    East Texas is about to witness a rivalry reignite for the first time 35 years. Although the towns are just 10 minutes apart, Alto and Rusk haven't played against each other in all this time. 

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    East Texas is about to witness a rivalry reignite for the first time 35 years. Although the towns are just 10 minutes apart, Alto and Rusk haven't played against each other in all this time. 

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  • Nacogdoches, Gilmer face off for Red Zone Game of the Week

    Nacogdoches, Gilmer face off for Red Zone Game of the Week

    Thursday, September 22 2016 3:40 PM EDT2016-09-22 19:40:10 GMT

    The Nacogdoches Dragons have one last game before their district season begins and they're making the most out of it. Penciled as our Red Zone Game of the Week, the Dragons are set to face Gilmer. 

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    The Nacogdoches Dragons have one last game before their district season begins and they're making the most out of it. Penciled as our Red Zone Game of the Week, the Dragons are set to face Gilmer. 

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  • Lufkin opens district play against College Park

    Lufkin opens district play against College Park

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 3:33 PM EDT2016-09-21 19:33:23 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are currently 3-1 but the real season begins this week with their district opener against College Park. “Getting to this point is just amazing because this is where it begins. 

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    The Lufkin Panthers are currently 3-1 but the real season begins this week with their district opener against College Park. “Getting to this point is just amazing because this is where it begins. 

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  • Lufkin out to make improvements against Mexico football team

    Thursday, September 15 2016 11:46 PM EDT2016-09-16 03:46:33 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers have had an interesting schedule this year. They're going from playing in Louisiana last weekend to playing a team from Mexico this week. Their schedule has thrown several curveballs which the Panthers embrace.

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    The Lufkin Panthers have had an interesting schedule this year. They're going from playing in Louisiana last weekend to playing a team from Mexico this week. Their schedule has thrown several curveballs which the Panthers embrace.

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  • Lufkin Panthers headed for business trip at 6th Annual Battle of the Borders

    Thursday, September 8 2016 11:52 PM EDT2016-09-09 03:52:57 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers will be playing another group of Panthers from Louisiana this week, as Lufkin will make another appearance in the 6th Annual Battle of the Border Showcase.

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    The Lufkin Panthers will be playing another group of Panthers from Louisiana this week, as Lufkin will make another appearance in the 6th Annual Battle of the Border Showcase.

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  • New head coach pulls Garrison out of recent slump to 2-0 start

    New head coach pulls Garrison out of recent slump to 2-0 start

    Thursday, September 8 2016 6:34 PM EDT2016-09-08 22:34:13 GMT

    Not everyone is off to a 2-0 start, but Garrison is. It's the first time in two years the Bulldogs have gotten off with a 2-0 start and it's with a new head coach, Larry Prince.

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    Not everyone is off to a 2-0 start, but Garrison is. It's the first time in two years the Bulldogs have gotten off with a 2-0 start and it's with a new head coach, Larry Prince.

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  • Nacogdoches’ Phillip Jones runs big numbers in early start

    Nacogdoches’ Phillip Jones runs big numbers in early start

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 11:50 PM EDT2016-09-08 03:50:30 GMT

    1-1 is not a bad way to start the year and even though Nacogdoches has suffered a loss, it doesn't mean there aren't players shining and doing some big things. Take Phillip Jones for instance. The running back has been taking the field by storm by racking in 250 yards in just two games, not to mention he also has three touchdowns.

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    1-1 is not a bad way to start the year and even though Nacogdoches has suffered a loss, it doesn't mean there aren't players shining and doing some big things. Take Phillip Jones for instance. The running back has been taking the field by storm by racking in 250 yards in just two games, not to mention he also has three touchdowns.

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  • Nacogdoches seeks redemption after scoreless Lufkin game last season

    Nacogdoches seeks redemption after scoreless Lufkin game last season

    Thursday, September 1 2016 12:00 AM EDT2016-09-01 04:00:17 GMT

    Some loses sting more than others, and if there's one game Nacogdoches wishes they could have back from last year, it's when they left Abe Martin Stadium scoreless against the Panthers. The Lufkin, Nacogdoches rivalry reignites Friday night and although the Dragons have won two of the last three meetings, the last duel left Nacogdoches going home 38-0. 

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    Some loses sting more than others, and if there's one game Nacogdoches wishes they could have back from last year, it's when they left Abe Martin Stadium scoreless against the Panthers. The Lufkin, Nacogdoches rivalry reignites Friday night and although the Dragons have won two of the last three meetings, the last duel left Nacogdoches going home 38-0. 

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  • Glenn Thornton named Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week

    Glenn Thornton named Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 11:50 PM EDT2016-09-01 03:50:22 GMT

    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton has received his second statewide honor after just one game into the high school football season. Thornton was named the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week on Wedensday. 

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    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton has received his second statewide honor after just one game into the high school football season. Thornton was named the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week on Wednesday. 

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  • Lufkin anticipates more competitive game against Nacogdoches after last year's shutout

    Lufkin anticipates more competitive game against Nacogdoches after last year's shutout

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 12:02 AM EDT2016-08-31 04:02:03 GMT

    The Lufkin Panthers are coming off an emotional, long-awaited win after beating Longview last Friday night 35-24. However, another heated rivalry is in store now that Lufkin and Nacogdoches are meeting this week. The Dragons also opened the season with a strong statement win rolling over Kilgore 48-21. While the emotions ran high in last year's duel, errors plagued the Dragons and Lufkin was able to blank out Nacogdoches 38-0. 

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    The Lufkin Panthers are coming off an emotional, long-awaited win after beating Longview last Friday night 35-24. However, another heated rivalry is in store now that Lufkin and Nacogdoches are meeting this week. The Dragons also opened the season with a strong statement win rolling over Kilgore 48-21. While the emotions ran high in last year's duel, errors plagued the Dragons and Lufkin was able to blank out Nacogdoches 38-0. 

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  • Groveton's Glenn Thornton nominated for Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week

    Groveton's Glenn Thornton nominated for Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week

    Monday, August 29 2016 4:27 PM EDT2016-08-29 20:27:54 GMT

    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton is one of 10 players in the state of Texas nominated for the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week. The nomination comes after his Week 1 performance against New Waverly where the Indians had a statement 54-9 victory. 

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    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton is one of 10 players in the state of Texas nominated for the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week. The nomination comes after his Week 1 performance against New Waverly where the Indians had a statement 54-9 victory. 

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  • Dragons’ strong D-line alleviates pressure from Kilgore testing their secondary

    Dragons’ strong D-line alleviates pressure from Kilgore testing their secondary

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 11:54 PM EDT2016-08-25 03:54:34 GMT

    The Dragons strong D-line will be hard to break through, but it's the inexperienced secondary that will be tested. They've already shown growth during the preseason, and with a great D-line adding quarterback pressure, it will in turn take some pressure off the backfield.

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    The Dragons strong D-line will be hard to break through, but it's the inexperienced secondary that will be tested. They've already shown growth during the preseason, and with a great D-line adding quarterback pressure, it will in turn take some pressure off the backfield.

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  • Lufkin eager to break losing pattern against Longview for season opener

    Lufkin eager to break losing pattern against Longview for season opener

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 4:04 PM EDT2016-08-24 20:04:23 GMT

    Lufkin’s season opener is a storyline made for a movie, but the storyline hasn’t had the fairytale ending the Panthers have wanted in recent years. For a third season in a row, Lufkin is kicking things off against Longview. 

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    Lufkin’s season opener is a storyline made for a movie, but the storyline hasn’t had the fairytale ending the Panthers have wanted in recent years. For a third season in a row, Lufkin is kicking things off against Longview. 

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  • Center Roughriders admit need growth for ‘District of Doom’

    Center Roughriders admit need growth for ‘District of Doom’

    Thursday, August 18 2016 11:44 PM EDT2016-08-19 03:44:31 GMT

    As the rain put a halt to several high school football scrimmages Thursday night, the Center Roughriders needed to get in as much work as possible before the season. Center traveled to Tatum for a scrimmage inside their indoor facility, and the reason every reps matters is because of their new district alignment. They're in easily one of the toughest 4A districts in the state and it’s also been tabbed it as the Red Zone District of Doom. 

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    As the rain put a halt to several high school football scrimmages Thursday night, the Center Roughriders needed to get in as much work as possible before the season. Center traveled to Tatum for a scrimmage inside their indoor facility, and the reason every reps matters is because of their new district alignment. They're in easily one of the toughest 4A districts in the state and it’s also been tabbed it as the Red Zone District of Doom. 

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  • Alto renames football field 'Cam'Ron Matthews Field' for fallen teammate

    Alto renames football field 'Cam'Ron Matthews Field' for fallen teammate

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 11:18 PM EDT2016-08-18 03:18:22 GMT

    It’s almost been a year since his passing and the memory of Alto's Cam'ron Matthews has no intentions of fading anytime soon. On Wednesday, Alto ISD made sure Cam'ron's legacy will be remembered for years to come by commemorating his life in a special way. No longer named Yellowjacket Stadium, Alto's football field is now named Cam'ron Matthews Field. 

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    It’s almost been a year since his passing and the memory of Alto's Cam'ron Matthews has no intentions of fading anytime soon. On Wednesday, Alto ISD made sure Cam'ron's legacy will be remembered for years to come by commemorating his life in a special way. No longer named Yellowjacket Stadium, Alto's football field is now named Cam'ron Matthews Field. 

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  • Huntington's versatile, eager youth softens the blow of graduating 26 seniors

    Huntington's versatile, eager youth softens the blow of graduating 26 seniors

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 11:51 PM EDT2016-08-17 03:51:01 GMT

    With all the rain pouring down in East Texas this week, it hasn’t stopped Huntington from getting to work but it has changed their venue for practice. The Red Devils traded out their cleats for running shoes on Tuesday and held practice in their basketball gym. 

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    With all the rain pouring down in East Texas this week, it hasn’t stopped Huntington from getting to work but it has changed their venue for practice. The Red Devils traded out their cleats for running shoes on Tuesday and held practice in their basketball gym. 

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  • Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton eyes repeat of 4,100 passing yard season

    Groveton quarterback Glenn Thornton eyes repeat of 4,100 passing yard season

    Monday, August 15 2016 11:54 PM EDT2016-08-16 03:54:03 GMT

    If you plan on going to a Groveton football game, be warned. It's not a bird, it's not a plane, it's quarterback Glenn Thornton. The Indians offer a rare game of football that you don't see much of at the 2A level and it includes Thornton stepping back and letting the pigskin fly. 

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    If you plan on going to a Groveton football game, be warned. It's not a bird, it's not a plane, it's quarterback Glenn Thornton. The Indians offer a rare game of football that you don't see much of at the 2A level and it includes Thornton stepping back and letting the pigskin fly. 

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  • Dragons defense in good hands with DI prospect Josh Thompson

    Dragons defense in good hands with DI prospect Josh Thompson

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 11:15 PM EDT2016-08-11 03:15:33 GMT

    Just because Nacogdoches graduated the best safety in the country last year in Brandon Jones, doesn't mean they've been left empty handed. Head coach Bobby Reyes thinks he's got one of the best, and biggest defensive lines he's had in Nacogodches, and the back field will be in great hands with Josh Thompson. 

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    Just because Nacogdoches graduated the best safety in the country last year in Brandon Jones, doesn't mean they've been left empty handed. Head coach Bobby Reyes thinks he's got one of the best, and biggest defensive lines he's had in Nacogodches, and the back field will be in great hands with Josh Thompson. 

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  • Nacogdoches expects drastic improvement offensively and on their line

    Nacogdoches expects drastic improvement offensively and on their line

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 10:39 PM EDT2016-08-11 02:39:39 GMT

    The Nacogdoches football team may have been picked to finish third in their district, but their strong returning numbers may write their own destiny. With 31 lettermen returning, nine offensive starters coming back, and seven defensive starters returning, the Dragons aren't lagging behind in their preparation going into the season. 

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    The Nacogdoches football team may have been picked to finish third in their district, but their strong returning numbers may write their own destiny. With 31 lettermen returning, nine offensive starters coming back, and seven defensive starters returning, the Dragons aren't lagging behind in their preparation going into the season. 

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  • Lufkin gets a ‘head start’ on the year with returning offensive power

    Lufkin gets a ‘head start’ on the year with returning offensive power

    Monday, August 8 2016 11:51 PM EDT2016-08-09 03:51:46 GMT

    When the Lufkin Panthers took the field for the first time Monday, head coach Todd Quick felt they already had a head start on the season. With seven offensive starters returning, it's easy to feel that way. 

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    When the Lufkin Panthers took the field for the first time Monday, head coach Todd Quick felt they already had a head start on the season. With seven offensive starters returning, it's easy to feel that way. 

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  • Rising above tragedy, Alto confidently fills unexpected voids to swarm the season

    Rising above tragedy, Alto confidently fills unexpected voids to swarm the season

    Friday, August 5 2016 2:47 PM EDT2016-08-05 18:47:13 GMT

    Alto has wasted no time getting back onto the field. They're stinging with a new purpose and looking to prove they can fill in voids that some were not expected to be filled. 

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    Alto has wasted no time getting back onto the field. They're stinging with a new purpose and looking to prove they can fill in voids that some were not expected to be filled. 

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  • Diboll Lumberjacks go ‘lights out’ for midnight madness practice

    Friday, August 5 2016 11:20 PM EDT2016-08-06 03:20:07 GMT

    The Diboll Lumberjacks went ‘lights out’ at their midnight madness practice Friday morning and the drills were intense for their first practice in pads. The team got an hour of practice in before the stadium lights shut off. 

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    The Diboll Lumberjacks went ‘lights out’ at their midnight madness practice Friday morning and the drills were intense for their first practice in pads. The team got an hour of practice in before the stadium lights shut off. 

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  • Lufkin's defense proves unbreakable in early district run

    Lufkin's defense proves unbreakable in early district run

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 3:14 PM EDT2015-10-06 19:14:41 GMT
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    Commonly known as the “District of Doom” the Lufkin Panthers are getting a fantastic start at 2-0. What's even more impressive is how unbreakable the Pack's defense has been.More >>
    Commonly known as the “District of Doom” the Lufkin Panthers are getting a fantastic start at 2-0. What's even more impressive is how unbreakable the Pack's defense has been.More >>
  • Ready to make history: Mineola preps to bring home programs first ever state championship

    Ready to make history: Mineola preps to bring home programs first ever state championship

    Monday, December 12 2016 8:56 PM EST2016-12-13 01:56:03 GMT
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    This time last year, the football field at Mineola High School was empty. No one was lacing up their cleats, or putting on their pads. Instead the Yellowjackets were trying to figure out how they fell one game short of the state championship, after an undefeated season up to the state semifinals.   "Came up against a great Brock team, we played them four quarters and they just came out with a win. It's tough to lose a game like that," said Noah Sneed, senior corner and...More >>
    This time last year, the football field at Mineola High School was empty. No one was lacing up their cleats, or putting on their pads. Instead the Yellowjackets were trying to figure out how they fell one game short of the state championship, after an undefeated season up to the state semifinals.   "Came up against a great Brock team, we played them four quarters and they just came out with a win. It's tough to lose a game like that," said Noah Sneed, senior corner and...More >>
  • Carthage Bulldogs fight in 3 OT for win against China Spring

    Carthage Bulldogs fight in 3 OT for win against China Spring

    Saturday, December 10 2016 11:52 PM EST2016-12-11 04:52:11 GMT

    Tonight the Carthage Bulldogs survived three overtimes to take a 26-20 win over the China Spring Cougars.  Head Coach Scott Surratt and the Bulldogs are headed for the state championship title game in Class 4A Division I. The Bulldogs have won three straight championships from 2008 to 2010, and another one in 2013. Check out the highlights above.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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    Tonight the Carthage Bulldogs survived three overtimes to take a 26-20 win over the China Spring Cougars.  Head Coach Scott Surratt and the Bulldogs are headed for the state championship title game in Class 4A Division I. The Bulldogs have won three straight championships from 2008 to 2010, and another one in 2013. Check out the highlights above.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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  • Streaking into history: Malakoff Tigers head into the state semifinals 14-0

    Streaking into history: Malakoff Tigers head into the state semifinals 14-0

    Monday, December 5 2016 10:30 PM EST2016-12-06 03:30:44 GMT
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    A group of tigers is called a streak or an ambush. Either way the term is fitting for the Malakoff Tigers who are on a 14 game winning streak for the first time in program history. 

    They've done it by ambushing their opponents with their physical defense and fast paced offense. Looking for their 15th consecutive win, Malakoff is just one win away from the state championship. 

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    A group of tigers is called a streak or an ambush. Either way the term is fitting for the Malakoff Tigers who are on a 14 game winning streak for the first time in program history. 

    They've done it by ambushing their opponents with their physical defense and fast paced offense. Looking for their 15th consecutive win, Malakoff is just one win away from the state championship. 

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  • State Semifinal Pairings

    State Semifinal Pairings

    Saturday, December 3 2016 10:37 PM EST2016-12-04 03:37:38 GMT

    Class 4A Division I Carthage vs. TBA (Waco La Vega/ China Spring)  Class 4A Division II Gilmer vs. Sweetwater - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:00 p.m. - McLane Stadium, Waco  Class 3A Division I  Mineola vs. Wall - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - Waco High School  Malakoff vs. Yoakum - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - DKR Memorial Stadium, Austin  Class 3A Division II  Arp vs. Boling - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - Texan Drive Stadium, New Caney  ...

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    Class 4A Division I Carthage vs. TBA (Waco La Vega/ China Spring)  Class 4A Division II Gilmer vs. Sweetwater - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:00 p.m. - McLane Stadium, Waco  Class 3A Division I  Mineola vs. Wall - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - Waco High School  Malakoff vs. Yoakum - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - DKR Memorial Stadium, Austin  Class 3A Division II  Arp vs. Boling - Friday (Dec. 9th) 7:30 p.m. - Texan Drive Stadium, New Caney  ...

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  • Hot Hands: Winona Wildcats turn up the heat for a historic playoff run

    Hot Hands: Winona Wildcats turn up the heat for a historic playoff run

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 10:56 PM EST2016-11-30 03:56:30 GMT
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    In the past three years, the Winona Wildcats have developed from a team that could barely keep up into a state championship  contender.  "Going from 1-9 to 7-4, didn't have a good regular season this year, but it doesn't matter until the post season. We're 3-0 right now, looking for four," said Braxton Kincade, senior quarterback.  "It's a great feeling right now. Once they got that first gold ball they were like kids in a candy store, they wanted more,...More >>
    In the past three years, the Winona Wildcats have developed from a team that could barely keep up into a state championship  contender.  "Going from 1-9 to 7-4, didn't have a good regular season this year, but it doesn't matter until the post season. We're 3-0 right now, looking for four," said Braxton Kincade, senior quarterback.  "It's a great feeling right now. Once they got that first gold ball they were like kids in a candy store, they wanted more,...More >>
  • Playing like its 1984: Union Hill one win away from a state championship appearance

    Playing like its 1984: Union Hill one win away from a state championship appearance

    Monday, November 28 2016 10:36 PM EST2016-11-29 03:36:00 GMT
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    The rain may have forced Union Hill to head for dryer ground, but practicing at Pittsburgh High School the Bulldogs were just thankful for another week of football.  "We prepare real good. We got here and practiced, watched film, and we just go over everything. Make sure we do everything right," said Gabe Nelson, sophomore running back. It's been a wild ride for the this 6-man program, who has put up nearly 800 points while only allowing a fraction of that to be score...More >>
    The rain may have forced Union Hill to head for dryer ground, but practicing at Pittsburgh High School the Bulldogs were just thankful for another week of football.  "We prepare real good. We got here and practiced, watched film, and we just go over everything. Make sure we do everything right," said Gabe Nelson, sophomore running back. It's been a wild ride for the this 6-man program, who has put up nearly 800 points while only allowing a fraction of that to be score...More >>
  • High School Playoffs Round 3 Scores & Schedule

    High School Playoffs Round 3 Scores & Schedule

    Friday, November 25 2016 11:33 PM EST2016-11-26 04:33:06 GMT
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  • Bi-District Playoff Scores

    Bi-District Playoff Scores

    Sunday, November 13 2016 3:51 PM EST2016-11-13 20:51:18 GMT
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    Bi-District schedule for East Texas teams in the playoffs. 

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    Bi-District schedule for East Texas teams in the playoffs. 

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  • Faith and Football: Bishop Gorman dedicates playoffs to teammate diagnosed with a brain tumor

    Faith and Football: Bishop Gorman dedicates playoffs to teammate diagnosed with a brain tumor

    Monday, November 7 2016 10:16 PM EST2016-11-08 03:16:11 GMT
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    Jon Broom arrived at Bishop Gorman his junior year of high school. The change might have been difficult for others, but not for Broom.  "It didn't take long for Jon to make connections with people here at Gorman, because he is just that type of guy," said Daniel Schmitt, junior Crusader.  

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    Jon Broom arrived at Bishop Gorman his junior year of high school. The change might have been difficult for others, but not for Broom.  "It didn't take long for Jon to make connections with people here at Gorman, because he is just that type of guy," said Daniel Schmitt, junior Crusader.  

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  • Week 11 Scores

    Week 11 Scores

    Saturday, November 5 2016 12:05 AM EDT2016-11-05 04:05:14 GMT

    Week 11 scores

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    Week 11 scores

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  • Playing Perfect: Carlisle fresh faces lead the Indians to a 9-0 start

    Playing Perfect: Carlisle fresh faces lead the Indians to a 9-0 start

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 9:54 PM EDT2016-11-02 01:54:13 GMT
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     After graduating a giant senior class that left only three returning starters, the undefeated 2016 Carlisle Indians are proving that starting fresh doesn't mean starting over.  

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     After graduating a giant senior class that left only three returning starters, the undefeated 2016 Carlisle Indians are proving that starting fresh doesn't mean starting over.  

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  • Overton Mustangs look to take it to the next level for district championship

    Overton Mustangs look to take it to the next level for district championship

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 10:05 PM EDT2016-10-26 02:05:37 GMT
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    At first glance, the Overton Mustangs look like your typical small town football team. But for the first time since 2012, this 30 man roster has the opportunity to take home a prized district title.

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    At first glance, the Overton Mustangs look like your typical small town football team. But for the first time since 2012, this 30 man roster has the opportunity to take home a prized district title.

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  • Big wins lead to possible playoff berths with Jacksonville and Whitehouse in District 17-5A

    Big wins lead to possible playoff berths with Jacksonville and Whitehouse in District 17-5A

    Monday, October 24 2016 11:07 PM EDT2016-10-25 03:07:32 GMT
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    At the halfway mark in District 17-5A both the Jacksonville Indians and Whitehouse Wildcats picked up monumental wins for their programs last Friday.  "We sat and we stared at the scoreboard after the game, and we just couldn't stop laughing because we couldn't believe it," said Justin Crow, Jacksonville offensive lineman.  

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    At the halfway mark in District 17-5A both the Jacksonville Indians and Whitehouse Wildcats picked up monumental wins for their programs last Friday.  "We sat and we stared at the scoreboard after the game, and we just couldn't stop laughing because we couldn't believe it," said Justin Crow, Jacksonville offensive lineman.  

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  • Week 9 scores

    Week 9 scores

    Saturday, October 22 2016 12:01 AM EDT2016-10-22 04:01:48 GMT
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    For the latest scores and schedules make sure to download the Red Zone app. 

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    For the latest scores and schedules make sure to download the Red Zone app. 

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  • Eying the Playoffs: Pine Tree takes first win against Hallsville in 15 years

    Eying the Playoffs: Pine Tree takes first win against Hallsville in 15 years

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 9:46 PM EDT2016-10-19 01:46:39 GMT
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    "All I was thinking in my head, after I broke away from the line, was don't get tackled. Then I kept hearing people say there is someone behind you. So I just automatically started kicking my legs up to just avoid that leg tackle, and I just went," Maliq Owens, Pirates running back.  

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    "All I was thinking in my head, after I broke away from the line, was don't get tackled. Then I kept hearing people say there is someone behind you. So I just automatically started kicking my legs up to just avoid that leg tackle, and I just went," Maliq Owens, Pirates running back.  

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  • Secret to Success: White Oak has many weapons, but Heath Hood defines quarterback expectations

    Secret to Success: White Oak has many weapons, but Heath Hood defines quarterback expectations

    Monday, October 17 2016 10:12 PM EDT2016-10-18 02:12:30 GMT
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    As the White Oak Roughnecks cruise into Week 9 of high school football, the maroon and white are undefeated on the year, at the top of their district, and ranked 5th in the state among class 3-A teams. So what's the key to White Oak's success in 2016? 

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    As the White Oak Roughnecks cruise into Week 9 of high school football, the maroon and white are undefeated on the year, at the top of their district, and ranked 5th in the state among class 3-A teams. So what's the key to White Oak's success in 2016? 

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  • Who Let The Dogs Out? Kilgore goes on undefeated run in district

    Who Let The Dogs Out? Kilgore goes on undefeated run in district

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:40:12 GMT
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    The Kilgore Bulldogs seemed to be locked in their kennel for the start of 2016, entering district play at 1-3. But when games started to have playoff implications, someone let the dogs out and no one has been able to cage them back up.  "We started off not where we wanted to be. Coach Wood told us we write our own destiny, and since then we've wrote our destiny and now we're 3-0 in district," said Buddy Jackson, Kilgore quarterback.  "They understand wh...

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    The Kilgore Bulldogs seemed to be locked in their kennel for the start of 2016, entering district play at 1-3. But when games started to have playoff implications, someone let the dogs out and no one has been able to cage them back up.  "We started off not where we wanted to be. Coach Wood told us we write our own destiny, and since then we've wrote our destiny and now we're 3-0 in district," said Buddy Jackson, Kilgore quarterback.  "They understand wh...

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  • A Running Start: Big Sandy uses run game to accomplish best start in over a decade

    A Running Start: Big Sandy uses run game to accomplish best start in over a decade

    Monday, October 10 2016 10:11 PM EDT2016-10-11 02:11:56 GMT
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    In between Mineola and Gladewater, there is a water tower town that's home to one of the highest scoring football programs in East Texas.  

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    In between Mineola and Gladewater, there is a water tower town that's home to one of the highest scoring football programs in East Texas.  

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  • Shelbyville athletic director arrested for alleged family violence

    Shelbyville athletic director arrested for alleged family violence

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 10:59 PM EDT2016-09-29 02:59:13 GMT

    Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office have arrested the athletic director for Shelbyville ISD after investigating an allegation of domestic violence against his wife.

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    Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office have arrested the athletic director for Shelbyville ISD after investigating an allegation of domestic violence against his wife.

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  • Saturday Action: Jacksonville, Elysian Fields, and Harleton play over the weekend

    Saturday Action: Jacksonville, Elysian Fields, and Harleton play over the weekend

    Saturday, September 24 2016 11:39 PM EDT2016-09-25 03:39:58 GMT

    Alvarado visited Jacksonville and came away with the 35-21 win.  Elysian Fields and Harleton played first district game at Lobo Stadium, E.F. shutouts Harleton 46-0.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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    Alvarado visited Jacksonville and came away with the 35-21 win.  Elysian Fields and Harleton played first district game at Lobo Stadium, E.F. shutouts Harleton 46-0.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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  • Sports WebXtra: AP Poll results heading into Week 5

    Sports WebXtra: AP Poll results heading into Week 5

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 7:26 PM EDT2016-09-20 23:26:02 GMT
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    Check out this Sports WebXtra to find out where your team lands on this weeks AP Poll for the state of Texas.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
    Check out this Sports WebXtra to find out where your team lands on this weeks AP Poll for the state of Texas.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
  • The Drone Era: Tyler Lee gets some help from above to improve athletes

    The Drone Era: Tyler Lee gets some help from above to improve athletes

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-09-20 22:40:17 GMT
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    The drone is the latest and greatest in filming technology that has taken over football fields across the county. 

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    The drone is the latest and greatest in filming technology that has taken over football fields across the county. 

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  • Sports WebXtra: Find out where the Red Zone cameras will be 9/23

    Sports WebXtra: Find out where the Red Zone cameras will be 9/23

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 2:26 PM EDT2016-09-20 18:26:00 GMT

    Red Zone will feature 17 games in Week 5! 

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    Red Zone will feature 17 games in Week 5! 

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  • District of Doom Who? Gladewater stays solid through packed non district slate

    District of Doom Who? Gladewater stays solid through packed non district slate

    Monday, September 19 2016 9:57 PM EDT2016-09-20 01:57:06 GMT
    It's been a great start for Gladewater, who packed their non district schedule with 4 teams from the District of Doom; including Carthage, Kilgore, Center, and Chapel Hill.  While we can't know for sure how things would have ended with Carthage, thanks to mother nature. We do know how things ended every other week, with the Bears on top.  "We got some pretty good wins under us against some really good teams. I feel like that boost your confidence up as well ...More >>
    It's been a great start for Gladewater, who packed their non district schedule with 4 teams from the District of Doom; including Carthage, Kilgore, Center, and Chapel Hill.  While we can't know for sure how things would have ended with Carthage, thanks to mother nature. We do know how things ended every other week, with the Bears on top.  "We got some pretty good wins under us against some really good teams. I feel like that boost your confidence up as well ...More >>
  • Carthage host Gilmer for Powerhouse Class 4-A matchup

    Carthage host Gilmer for Powerhouse Class 4-A matchup

    Sunday, September 18 2016 12:11 AM EDT2016-09-18 04:11:39 GMT
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    Carthage was the place to be in East Texas tonight as the Bulldogs went toe to toe in against the Gilmer Buckeyes.  While the Buckeyes have been off to a hot streak, with a 23 game regular season winning streak, the Bulldogs did not let that stop them from defending their home turf.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
    Carthage was the place to be in East Texas tonight as the Bulldogs went toe to toe in against the Gilmer Buckeyes.  While the Buckeyes have been off to a hot streak, with a 23 game regular season winning streak, the Bulldogs did not let that stop them from defending their home turf.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Breaking Records: Bishop Gorman sets 6 school records and a state record in one game

    Breaking Records: Bishop Gorman sets 6 school records and a state record in one game

    Monday, September 12 2016 10:27 PM EDT2016-09-13 02:27:27 GMT
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    "You just don't even realize how big it was until much later when people are tweeting you from all over the country," said Jake Smith, sophomore quarterback. 

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    "You just don't even realize how big it was until much later when people are tweeting you from all over the country," said Jake Smith, sophomore quarterback. 

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  • Great start for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders puts them in the right place with one game left before district

    Great start for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders puts them in the right place with one game left before district

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 11:31 PM EDT2016-09-07 03:31:13 GMT
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    "We just made plays when we had to and it was a good team win," said Campbell Miller, senior defensive end. "Hard work is always good. Showing that it's paying off just really feels good," said Jordan Jones, senior center.  "Everybody in the state of Texas didn't expect this to happen, but we've known the whole time and it's great to see it happening," said Nathan Niedrauer, junior defensive tackle.  After a physically and mentally exhausting...

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    "We just made plays when we had to and it was a good team win," said Campbell Miller, senior defensive end. "Hard work is always good. Showing that it's paying off just really feels good," said Jordan Jones, senior center.  "Everybody in the state of Texas didn't expect this to happen, but we've known the whole time and it's great to see it happening," said Nathan Niedrauer, junior defensive tackle.  After a physically and mentally exhausting...

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  • Harmony ends Waskom's 32 game winning streak

    Harmony ends Waskom's 32 game winning streak

    Sunday, September 4 2016 12:27 AM EDT2016-09-04 04:27:27 GMT
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    Tonight the Harmony Eagles and Waskom Wildcats took a field trip to Longview to play under the lights at Lobo Stadium.  The Wildcats are the two-time defending state champs in 3A Division II football. So as you can imagine they took the field daring the other team to try and beat them.  Picked to win their district and out to prove that they are back and better than ever, the Eagles said challenge excepted.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reser...More >>
    Tonight the Harmony Eagles and Waskom Wildcats took a field trip to Longview to play under the lights at Lobo Stadium.  The Wildcats are the two-time defending state champs in 3A Division II football. So as you can imagine they took the field daring the other team to try and beat them.  Picked to win their district and out to prove that they are back and better than ever, the Eagles said challenge excepted.  Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reser...More >>
  • Fresh Start: Tatum Eagles leave 2015 woes behind

    Fresh Start: Tatum Eagles leave 2015 woes behind

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 11:29 PM EDT2016-08-31 03:29:34 GMT
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    Now that the Eagles have picked up their first win of the season, under new Head Coach Craig Barker, it's all about moving forward with the momentum. 

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    Now that the Eagles have picked up their first win of the season, under new Head Coach Craig Barker, it's all about moving forward with the momentum. 

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  • Saturday Showdowns: Results and Highlights

    Saturday Showdowns: Results and Highlights

    Monday, August 29 2016 12:10 AM EDT2016-08-29 04:10:56 GMT
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    In their 6A Classification debut, the John Tyler Lions showed their offense and defense has what it takes to compete at the highest level of high school football in Texas.  Other schools that came away with victories included Canton and Lone Oak.  

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    In their 6A Classification debut, the John Tyler Lions showed their offense and defense has what it takes to compete at the highest level of high school football in Texas.  Other schools that came away with victories included Canton and Lone Oak.  

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  • Week 1 Scores

    Week 1 Scores

    Sunday, August 28 2016 8:45 AM EDT2016-08-28 12:45:59 GMT
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    Week 1 Schedules: August 25-27

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    Week 1 Schedules: August 25-27

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  • New Outlook: Tyler Lee hopes defense shows improvement under new head coach Clayton George

    New Outlook: Tyler Lee hopes defense shows improvement under new head coach Clayton George

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 9:23 PM EDT2016-08-24 01:23:52 GMT
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    There's only one way to describe last season for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders, disbelief. Blessed with offensive speed and never short of capable quarterbacks, how could a team that averaged 42 points a game not make the playoffs in 2015?

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    There's only one way to describe last season for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders, disbelief. Blessed with offensive speed and never short of capable quarterbacks, how could a team that averaged 42 points a game not make the playoffs in 2015?

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  • John Tyler returns star players and expects fireworks in 2016

    John Tyler returns star players and expects fireworks in 2016

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 6:04 PM EDT2016-08-23 22:04:29 GMT
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    When it comes to the John Tyler Lions, going 0-3 in the 2015, non-district slate didn't mean much. Once league play began, Cujo was awaken from its slumber and the Lions went on an undefeated streak that ended in the area round of the postseason.  

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    When it comes to the John Tyler Lions, going 0-3 in the 2015, non-district slate didn't mean much. Once league play began, Cujo was awaken from its slumber and the Lions went on an undefeated streak that ended in the area round of the postseason.  

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  • Chapel Hill vs. Lindale scrimmage shows positive for both teams

    Chapel Hill vs. Lindale scrimmage shows positive for both teams

    Saturday, August 20 2016 12:09 AM EDT2016-08-20 04:09:26 GMT
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    The Chapel Hill Bulldogs came out ready to show the fans that 2016 is going to be much different than last year. The offense had a slow start, but there were positive takeaways from this scrimmage. One being the strong running game for Chapel Hill lead by Adrian Miner. This offensive strength will help out their new quarterback as they prepare for the District of Doom.  Now Lindale's offense got to end zone pretty easy thanks to returning quarterback Montana ...

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    The Chapel Hill Bulldogs came out ready to show the fans that 2016 is going to be much different than last year. The offense had a slow start, but there were positive takeaways from this scrimmage. One being the strong running game for Chapel Hill lead by Adrian Miner. This offensive strength will help out their new quarterback as they prepare for the District of Doom.  Now Lindale's offense got to end zone pretty easy thanks to returning quarterback Montana ...

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  • Palestine takes on Pittsburg at Pirates Stadium

    Palestine takes on Pittsburg at Pirates Stadium

    Friday, August 19 2016 11:59 PM EDT2016-08-20 03:59:17 GMT
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    After finishing 2015 with an overall record of 1-9, paired with going 0-5 in district, it became clear in the first couple of plays that the Wildcats are tired of losing. 

    Before Head Coach Brad Baca stepped foot in Pittsburg the Pirates struggled to say the least. But after an extreme makeover, the Pirates enter 2016 demanding the respect they earned last season with a 10-2 finish that included a playoff appearance.

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    After finishing 2015 with an overall record of 1-9, paired with going 0-5 in district, it became clear in the first couple of plays that the Wildcats are tired of losing. 

    Before Head Coach Brad Baca stepped foot in Pittsburg the Pirates struggled to say the least. But after an extreme makeover, the Pirates enter 2016 demanding the respect they earned last season with a 10-2 finish that included a playoff appearance.

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  • breaking

    Football helmets recalled due to head injury hazard

    Football helmets recalled due to head injury hazard

    Thursday, August 18 2016 1:47 PM EDT2016-08-18 17:47:38 GMT

    More than 5,000 football helmets are being recalled because the shells of the helmets can crack.

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    More than 5,000 football helmets are being recalled because the shells of the helmets can crack.

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  • Bullard Panthers prepare for new challenges in the District of Doom

    Bullard Panthers prepare for new challenges in the District of Doom

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 9:39 PM EDT2016-08-17 01:39:09 GMT
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    Bumped up to Division 1 status within class 4A, the Bullard Panthers find themselves smack dab in the middle of 2016's District of Doom. 

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    Bumped up to Division 1 status within class 4A, the Bullard Panthers find themselves smack dab in the middle of 2016's District of Doom. 

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  • Whitehouse Wildcats ready to turn things around in 2016

    Whitehouse Wildcats ready to turn things around in 2016

    Saturday, August 13 2016 12:14 AM EDT2016-08-13 04:14:37 GMT
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    For the Whitehouse Wildcats the past two years have been frustrating, with the team recording only seven wins. 

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    For the Whitehouse Wildcats the past two years have been frustrating, with the team recording only seven wins. 

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  • Longview Lobos lock and reload for 2016

    Longview Lobos lock and reload for 2016

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 11:21 PM EDT2016-08-10 03:21:45 GMT

    The year 2016 holds a lot of changes for the Longview Lobos. Now in the highest classification of high school football and a new district; the mean green won't have to wait till post-season to take their rough and tumble ways to the DFW metroplex. 

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    The year 2016 holds a lot of changes for the Longview Lobos. Now in the highest classification of high school football and a new district; the mean green won't have to wait till post-season to take their rough and tumble ways to the DFW metroplex. 

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  • The Year of the Bulldogs: Chapel Hill looks to silence the doubters in 2016

    The Year of the Bulldogs: Chapel Hill looks to silence the doubters in 2016

    Saturday, August 6 2016 12:04 AM EDT2016-08-06 04:04:55 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    According to some of the top high school football magazines, like Dave Campbell, the Chapel Hill Bulldogs are by far the least likely to win a District 9-4A Division I title. 

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    According to some of the top high school football magazines, like Dave Campbell, the Chapel Hill Bulldogs are by far the least likely to win a District 9-4A Division I title. 

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  • Hear the Roar: Arp Tigers set their eyes and a winning start in 2016

    Hear the Roar: Arp Tigers set their eyes and a winning start in 2016

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 11:22 PM EDT2016-08-04 03:22:41 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    The 2015 season did not start off on the right foot for the Arp Tigers. The team went 1-5, before finally finding the magic recipe and cooking up wins left and right. 

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    The 2015 season did not start off on the right foot for the Arp Tigers. The team went 1-5, before finally finding the magic recipe and cooking up wins left and right. 

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  • Nacogdoches’ Josh Thompson signs as pledge to turn Texas around

    Nacogdoches’ John Thompson signs as pledge to turn Texas around

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 9:05 PM EST2017-02-02 02:05:16 GMT

    The Nacogdoches auditorium roared with cheer once Josh Thompson signed the dotted line to take his talent to the University of Texas. “I'm a leader and I just want everybody to see. 

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    The Nacogdoches auditorium roared with cheer once Josh Thompson signed the dotted line to take his talent to the University of Texas. “I'm a leader and I just want everybody to see. 

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  • Gladewater defensive back Austin Hawley signs with Louisiana Monroe

    Gladewater defensive back Austin Hawley signs with Louisiana Monroe

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 12:47 PM EST2017-02-01 17:47:44 GMT
    Austin Hawley (Source: KLTV Staff)Austin Hawley (Source: KLTV Staff)

    He probably didn't blow up on the recruiting trail like he should have, but Gladewater standout Austin Hawley will get to prove FBS coaches wrong.

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    He probably didn't blow up on the recruiting trail like he should have, but Gladewater standout Austin Hawley will get to prove FBS coaches wrong.

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  • Longview DB Traveion Webster signs with ULM

    Longview DB Traveion Webster signs with ULM

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-02-01 16:33:23 GMT
    Traveion Webster (Source: KLTV)Traveion Webster (Source: KLTV)

    All it takes is one. Longview defensive back Traveion Webster only had one FBS offer, but now he will get the chance to play big time college football. Webster officially signed with Louisiana Monroe on Wednesday joining fellow East Texan Austin Hawley from the Class of 2017.

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    All it takes is one. Longview defensive back Traveion Webster only had one FBS offer, but now he will get the chance to play big time college football. Webster officially signed with Louisiana Monroe on Wednesday joining fellow East Texan Austin Hawley from the Class of 2017.

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  • Lufkin QB signs with Texas State

    Lufkin QB signs with Texas State

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 10:35 AM EST2017-02-01 15:35:58 GMT
    (Source: KLTV Staff)(Source: KLTV Staff)

    From Dez Bryant to more recently KeKe Coutee and Eric McCoy, Lufkin has produced some of the most elite talent in East Texas. Quarterback Kordell Rodgers is the latest Panthers to move on to the next level.

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    From Dez Bryant to more recently KeKe Coutee and Eric McCoy, Lufkin has produced some of the most elite talent in East Texas. Quarterback Kordell Rodgers is the latest Panthers to move on to the next level.

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  • Bullard's TE Major Tennison enrolled at Alabama

    Bullard's TE Major Tennison enrolled at Alabama

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 8:00 AM EST2017-02-01 13:00:26 GMT
    Major Tennison is already enrolled at Alabama.Major Tennison is already enrolled at Alabama.

    Over the past couple of years, the University of Texas has come into East Texas and snagged some of our region's top talent. For a while, it looked like the Longhorns would get Bullard star Major Tennison from the class of 2017.

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    Over the past couple of years, the University of Texas has come into East Texas and snagged some of our region's top talent. For a while, it looked like the Longhorns would get Bullard star Major Tennison from the class of 2017.

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