Games of the Year, No. 12: Chapel Hill-Kilgore Could Be For Playoffs or Positioning in Up-For-Grabs 16-3A
Two of the newest members of the “District of Doom” square off in Chapel Hill on Oct. 26 in what could be a pivotal matchup down the stretch in District 16-3A.
Chapel Hill will have already played contenders Henderson and Gilmer, and could be facing a must-win in order to secure a playoff berth.
Meanwhile, Kilgore, which dropped to 3A after a run to the Class 4A state quarterfinals, begins a brutal three-game stretch to close out the regular season. After Chapel Hill, Kilgore finishes with Henderson and Gilmer.
Kilgore leads the all-time series, which dates back to 1970, 26-6. The last time the two schools met was 2003, a 49-0 win for Kilgore. The last Chapel Hill victory in the series occurred in 1995.
Everything points to this contest becoming a defensive struggle. Chapel Hill graduated most of its offensive firepower from last season, while Kilgore should sport one of the biggest and most physical defenses in the area.
The Bulldogs’ biggest playmakers are on the defense as well, so points could be at a premium.