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#DEZign8: Gilmer Takes Memory of Desmond Pollard All the Way to State Title Win

Gilmer players (from left) Blake Lynch, Chris Boyd, Chase Tate and McLane Carter carry the jersey of the late Desmond Pollard (8) and Gladewater's Nikalas Wisinger (68) out to the coin toss before their Class 4A Division II state championship game against West Orange-Stark on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer players (from left) Blake Lynch, Chris Boyd, Chase Tate and McLane Carter carry the jersey of the late Desmond Pollard (8) and Gladewater's Nikalas Wisinger (68) out to the coin toss before their Class 4A Division II state championship game against West Orange-Stark on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)

ARLINGTON -- Gilmer quarterback McLane Carter took a knee. Then he did it again. The second kneel punctuated a perfect season. 16-0. The Buckeyes were state champions.

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A Family Affair: Waskom Makes History

Waskom linebacker Mike Reason celebrates with the crowd during the Wildcats' 41-22 win over Newton on Thursday in the Class 3A Division II state championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Waskom linebacker Mike Reason celebrates with the crowd during the Wildcats' 41-22 win over Newton on Thursday in the Class 3A Division II state championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

ARLINGTON -- AT&T Stadium's 60-yard-long screen showed a Waskom fan with a sign during the first half of the Wildcats' 41-22 win over Newton in the Class 3A Division II state championship on Thursday.

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Chan Amie Leads the Dominating Charge By Waskom’s Defense + Special Teams in State Title Game

Waskom linebacker Chan Amie (15) closes in on a tackle against Newton running back Gabe Foster on Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Amie had 24 tackles, two for loss and a forced fumble in the Wildcats' 41-22 win. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Waskom linebacker Chan Amie (15) closes in on a tackle against Newton running back Gabe Foster on Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Amie had 24 tackles, two for loss and a forced fumble in the Wildcats' 41-22 win. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

ARLINGTON -- Newton had the lead on Waskom for exactly 15 seconds on Thursday at AT&T Stadium.

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After Celina Coach’s Comments, Gilmer Offense Puts on a Show in State Semifinals

The end zone was a familiar place for Blake Lynch and the Gilmer Buckeyes against Celina on Friday night in Dallas, just as it has been all season. Gilmer is now second all-time in scoring with 915 points in 15 games. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
The end zone was a familiar place for Blake Lynch and the Gilmer Buckeyes against Celina on Friday night in Dallas, just as it has been all season. Gilmer is now second all-time in scoring with 915 points in 15 games. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

DALLAS -- If the desire of reaching the state championship game wasn't enough for Gilmer, the Buckeyes had a little extra motivation before their 67-14 win over Celina on Friday night.

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Tenaha Holds Off Iola, 35-28, to Win Its Fourth Straight Regional Championship

Tenaha running back Cobe Caraway, who ran for two touchdowns against Iola on Friday night, looks for running room at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler. (Ray Jackson, ETSN.fm)
Tenaha running back Cobe Caraway, who ran for two touchdowns against Iola on Friday night, looks for running room at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler. (Ray Jackson, ETSN.fm)

TYLER -- With all the numbers that play into football, the number four was undoubtedly Tenaha's favorite number Friday night.

Four years, four trips to the final four.

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Waskom Runs All Over Howe in 71-21 Regional Semifinal Victory

Waskom running back Junebug Johnson, who rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown against Howe on Friday night, jumps through the line for big yardage at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler. (Jim Jackson, ETSN.fm)
Waskom running back Junebug Johnson, who rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown against Howe on Friday night, jumps through the line for big yardage at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler. (Jim Jackson, ETSN.fm)

TYLER -- The hits kept coming. And coming. And coming. And there was nothing Howe could do to stop the blows from the Waskom Wildcats.

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Nacogdoches Cornerback Jaylon Lane No Longer Committed to Oklahoma State

Nacogdoches cornerback Jaylon Lane, who has 38 FBS scholarship offers, is no longer committed to Oklahoma State, he announced Friday night. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Nacogdoches cornerback Jaylon Lane, who has 38 FBS scholarship offers, is no longer committed to Oklahoma State, he announced Friday night. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

Nacogdoches senior cornerback Jaylon Lane, one of the state's most sought-after recruits, is no longer committed to Oklahoma State, he announced on Twitter on Friday night.

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