ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - KTRE is celebrating its' 8th Annual Pineywoods Showdown. Although the station is no stranger to this all-star, charity game, it's a first for others.
Kellen Spangler is the first girl from Pineywoods Community Academy to play in the Showdown.
"It's really exciting to be able to be the first one from my school to play. It's a little bit of pressure but I think I can live up to it with what my coaches taught me," said Spangler.
The Angelina County girls team is filled with firsts.
Central's Tony Brown will be coaching in the Showdown as a rookie. Brown said the pressure to win has heightened since the Nacogdoches County girls have won the past two years.
"I'm a little bit nervous especially after going out to The Dream Center and seeing what we're playing for. It puts a little more pressure on us to try to bring the title back up to Angelina County," said Brown. "Also knowing we lost the last two years, the pressure is there but I think we're going to get it done this year."
The Showdown is this Thursday, April 28th and will be hosted at Central Heights High School. The girls will take the court first at 6 p.m. and then the boys game will follow after.
Admission at the door is five dollars but children under five get in free. The profits at the door will go directly to the winning team's charity.
For a full list of the team rosters in this year's KTRE Pineywoods Showdown, click here.