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LINDALE – The Carthage Bulldogs were able to withstand a second-half rally from the Lindale Eagles to claim a 24-20 win Friday night at Eagle Stadium.
Carthage Bulldogs (0-1)
Lindale Eagles (1-0)
7:30 p.m. Friday
Eagle Stadium, Lindale
- Carthage: Scott Surratt
- Lindale: Mike Meador
There were a few changes in this week's Associated Press high school football rankings as it pertains to East Texas.
In the much-anticipated season-opening matchup between Liberty-Eylau and Gilmer, the preseason Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the ETSN.fm East Texas Class 4A poll, it was the Buckeyes who came out on top.
CARTHAGE -- Hallsville's fourth time to stop a Carthage two-point conversion attempt was its biggest.
ALBA -- Alba-Golden thrashed Brownsboro in the first set and held on in the following two sets for a 25-5, 25-23, 25-23 win Saturday.
Kaylee Bizell led all scorers in the game with nine aces and seven kills for the Lady Panthers.
Jarrod McLin's recruiting process came to an end Friday with a commitment to UTSA.
The senior Carthage defensive end first told the news to Scout.com's Gabe Brooks. He had an additional football scholarship opportunity from Louisiana-Lafayette.
How many districts in Texas can match seven state championships since 2004? Well, there is at least one, and it resides in East Texas.
Between District 9-4A DIvision I heavyweights Carthage, Kilgore, Chapel Hill, and Henderson, the combined playoff record of that foursome since 2007 is a ridiculous 71-19 (.789).
The Bulldogs experienced a learning curve season last year and still finished the year with a minority share of the District 9-4A Division I title and an appearance in the area round.
With 15 starters back, expectations are back to normal in Carthage. Scott Surratt's team checks in at No. 5 in the ETSN.fm Class 4A Preseason Poll, ahead of league opponents No. 6 Chapel Hill and No. 9 Henderson.