TYLER -- "Defense" isn't exactly the word you think about when it comes to a game with 94 total points, but two defensive plays made all the difference for Whitehouse on Friday night.
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Whitehouse Wildcats (1-0)
Chapel Hill Bulldogs (0-1)
7:30 p.m. Friday
TMF Rose Stadium, Tyler. Radio: KISX, 107.3-FM, Tyler
- Whitehouse: Adam Cook
- Chapel Hill: Thomas Sitton
- Whitehouse: vs. Sulphur Springs, Sept. 12
- Chapel Hill: vs. Paris, Sept. 12
- S Justin Dunning, Sr., 6-4, 200
Gilmer dominated Liberty-Eylau, 55-16, in its season opener, looking every bit the part of a state-championship contender. The Buckeyes are up two spots to No. 1 in this week's ETSN.fm East Texas Class 4A poll.
- Saginaw def. Mabank 25-23, 25-11
- Tyler Lee def. Paris North Lamar 28-26, 25-23
- Hallsville def. Pine Tree 25-12, 25-22
- White Oak def. Whitehouse 25-21, 24-26, 25-19
- North Lamar def. Mabank 25-20, 25-11
- Tyler Lee def. Saginaw 5-16, 25-19
- Whitehouse def. Pine Tree 21-25, 25-14, 25-11
- Hallsville def. White Oak 25-19, 25-21
- Consolation: Whitehouse def. North Lamar 25-19, 25-19
- Championship: Hallsville def. Tyler Lee 15-25, 29-27, 30-28
- Tyler Lee def. Eustace, 25-11, 25-10
- Quitman def. Eustace, 25-19, 26-24
- New Boston def. Quitman, 25-15, 25-15
- Tyler Lee def. Eustace, 25-6, 25-12
- Tyler Lee def. Quitman, 25-7, 25-10
- Eustace def. New Bo
LINDALE -- A ball-hogging offense and a stingy, swarming defense helped the Lindale Eagles open up the 2014 football season on a winning note with a 21-17 victory over Smith County rival Chapel Hill on Friday night at Eagle Stadium.
Tournament season for East Texas volleyball teams continued Thursday with the commencement of the Tyler Invitational and Hughes Springs Tournament.
Whitehouse, Pine Tree, Paris North Lamar and Mabank won their respective pools in Tyler.
Redwater, Liberty-Eylau, Queen City and host Hughes Springs came out on top in pool play at the Hughes Springs Tournament.
In coach Thomas Sitton's five years at Chapel Hill, the Bulldogs' program has soared to new heights. Since 2009, Chapel Hill has played for a state championship, won a state title and advanced to the state quarterfinals.
It's not often that both combatants in the previous year's state championship game are reunited in the same district the following season.
With the season nearly two weeks away, several East Texas teams will begin with targets on the their backs. Ten area programs are ranked in the top 10 in the preseason Associated Press high school football polls, which were released Wednesday.