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Unbeaten Gilmer Meets West Orange-Stark For Class 4A Division II State Championship

Gilmer players enter the field prior to their Class 4A Division II semifinal against Celina on Dec. 12 in Dallas. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer players enter the field prior to their Class 4A Division II semifinal against Celina on Dec. 12 in Dallas. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

CLASS 4A DIVISION II
State Championship
West Orange-Stark Mustangs (13-2)
vs.
No. 3 Gilmer Buckeyes (15-0)
Noon Friday
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
 
Coaches

  • West Orange-Stark: Cornel Thompson
  • Gilmer: Jeff Traylor

 
Road to Arlington
West Orange-Stark

  • Bi-district: def. Houston Scarborough, 64-0
  • Area: def. Giddings, 34-14
  • Region III semifinal: def. La Marque, 34-0
  • Region III final: def. La Grange, 42-7
  • Semifi

East Texas Players Honored On The Associated Press Class 5A All-State Team

Longview DB Jakoryian Walker. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Longview DB Jakoryian Walker. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Several East Texas players earned recognition on the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A all-state high school football team, which was released Wednesday.

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Mineola Seeks First State Title Against Defending Champs Cameron Yoe

Mineola quarterback Jeremiah Crawford could be the Yellowjackets best offensive hope if Cameron Yoe decides to lock down running back Chantz Perkins after three scores and 372 yards last week. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Mineola quarterback Jeremiah Crawford could be the Yellowjackets best offensive hope if Cameron Yoe decides to lock down running back Chantz Perkins after three scores and 372 yards last week. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Class 3A Division I
State Championship Game
Cameron Yoe Yoemen (11-4)
Vs.
Mineola Yellowjackets (12-3)
8 p.m. Thursday
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
 
Coaches

  • Cameron Yoe: Rick Rhoades
  • Mineola: Joe Drennon

 
Road to Arlington
Cameron Yoe

  • Bi-district: def. Glen Rose, 41-21
  • Area: def. Teague, 42-31
  • Regional semifinal: def. East Chambers, 54-21
  • Regional final: def. Rockdale, 44-25
  • State semifinal: def. Edna, 70-34

 

Mineola

Catch Them If You Can: Speed-Rich Waskom + Newton Clash In All-East Texas State Final

Waskom's offense lines up for a play during the Wildcats' 71-21 regional semifinal playoff win over Howe on Nov. 28 in Tyler. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)
Waskom's offense lines up for a play during the Wildcats' 71-21 regional semifinal playoff win over Howe on Nov. 28 in Tyler. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)

CLASS 3A DIVISION II
State Championship
No. 4 Waskom Wildcats (14-1)
vs.
Newton Eagles (12-3)
5 p.m. Thursday
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
 
Coaches

  • Waskom: Whitney Keeling
  • Newton: W.T. Johnston

 
Road to Arlington
Waskom

  • Bi-district: def. Linden-Kildare, 48-26
  • Are

Distribution Of Wealth: Gilmer’s Hyper-Explosive Offense Depends On Sharing The Ball

Gilmer captains (from left) McLane Carter, Kris Boyd, Chase Tate and Blake Lynch honor the memory of teammate Desmond Pollard, who passed away in March, by carrying his No. 8 jersey to midfield for the coin toss prior to their semifinal against Celina on Dec. 12 in Dallas. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer captains (from left) McLane Carter, Kris Boyd, Chase Tate and Blake Lynch honor the memory of teammate Desmond Pollard, who passed away in March, by carrying his No. 8 jersey to midfield for the coin toss prior to their semifinal against Celina on Dec. 12 in Dallas. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

GILMER -- According to Urban Dictionary, the term "socialism" is defined as: an economic system in between capitalism and communism, advocating collective ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods.

While that's typically bad for big business, those principles work wonders for the Gilmer Buckeyes, who are in the business of winning football games.

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Mineola Is In Comfortable Role As The Class 3A Division I Title Game Underdog

Mineola practices under the lights of Lindale's Eagle Stadium just two days prior to its Class 3A Division I State Championship Game against Cameron Yoe. (Mike Graham, ETSN.fm)
Mineola practices under the lights of Lindale's Eagle Stadium just two days prior to its Class 3A Division I State Championship Game against Cameron Yoe. (Mike Graham, ETSN.fm)

LINDALE -- Mineola's bus will be directed by AT&T Stadium personnel less than 48 hours from now into an entrance modern NFLers, collegiate football stars and even Final Four basketball participants have passed through.

From there, the acoustics will take over. There will be another UIL state championship football game playing out ahead of the Class 3A Division I game between the Yellowjackets and Cameron Yoe.

Drums reverberating off the stadium walls and closed roof. One half of the stadium cheering the outcome of the most recent play. An explanation of the play by the public address man, which will also echo all throughout the stadium.

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ETSN.fm Podcast: State Championship Weekend; Can East Texas Bring Home Three Titles? [AUDIO]

Gilmer players prepare to enter the field prior to the Buckeyes' Class 4A Division II semifinal against Celina on Dec. 12 in Dallas. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer players prepare to enter the field prior to the Buckeyes' Class 4A Division II semifinal against Celina on Dec. 12 in Dallas. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

In this week's installment of the ETSN.fm podcast, our Clint Buckley and Mike Graham discuss the final week of the high school football season as four East Texas teams compete for state championships.

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Major East Texas Representation On The Associated Press Class 4A All-State Team

Van OL Wyatt Santos. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Van OL Wyatt Santos. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Several East Texans were selected to the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A all-state high school football team, which was released Tuesday.

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Newton Takes Its Lumps Early + One Away From First State Title Since 2005

Newton's Calum Foster breaks off a long run during the Eagles' 48-21 semifinal victory over Blanco on Dec. 12 in Waller. (Sherry Tracy, Mrs.Tracy.com)
Newton's Calum Foster breaks off a long run during the Eagles' 48-21 semifinal victory over Blanco on Dec. 12 in Waller. (Sherry Tracy, Mrs.Tracy.com)

From 2012-2013, the Newton Eagles didn't lose a game in the regular season, putting together an overall record of 25-2 -- the only two defeats coming late in the playoffs.

Newton had been so dominant during that run that both losses -- a 39-22 setback to Cameron Yoe in the 2012 semifinals and a 55-36 loss to White Oak in last year's regional semis -- were considered upsets.

This season, however, Newton has taken an altogether different path in reaching Thursday's Class 3A Division II state championship game against Waskom. The Eagles lost three of their first four games, and many wondered if they could recover in time to make a run at a district championship.

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Waskom Moves Past Thrilling Semifinal Victory + Shifts Focus To School’s First-Ever State Championship Game

Waskom's Junebug Johnson jumps over a defender during the Wildcats' regional semifinal playoff win over Howe on Nov. 28 in Tyler. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)
Waskom's Junebug Johnson jumps over a defender during the Wildcats' regional semifinal playoff win over Howe on Nov. 28 in Tyler. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)

Don't count Whitney Keeling among Waskom residents just content with the school's first-ever state championship appearance. The Wildcats head coach has moved well past his team's heart-stopping semifinal victory last Friday night.

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