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Longview Topples Marshall For State 7-On-7 Tournament Berth + Jacksonville Clinches For Second Straight year

Longview's Kendle Johnson winds up for a throw in pool play. Johnson scored twice as a receiver in the Lobos' 33-0 semifinal victory against Marshall.
Longview's Kendle Johnson winds up for a throw in pool play. Johnson scored twice as a receiver in the Lobos' 33-0 semifinal victory against Marshall.

TYLER -- A lot of people along Interstate 20 are eager to see how new Mavericks head coach Claude Mathis will shake up the Marshall-Longview rivalry when the two teams meet Sept. 8.

While that's the first official melee between the two schools in Mathis' tenure, the 7-on-7 squads met Saturday at Lindsey Park in Tyler for the right to advance to the Division I State 7-on-7 Tournament later this month. Longview kept its longtime edge with a 33-0 semifinal win in the Tyler State Qualifying Tournament and will make its first state tournament appearance since 2013.

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John Tyler’s Dekalen Goodson Commits to Houston

John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson committed to Houston on Sunday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson committed to Houston on Sunday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

John Tyler High School and the University of Houston have become great recruiting partners in recent years, and that trend continued on Sunday afternoon.

Lions 2018 defensive end/outside linebacker Dekalen Goodson announced via Twitter that he has committed to Houston...

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Jackson State Offers Four John Tyler Players On The Same Day

John Tyler Michael Givens-Washington, breaks away for a 37 yard touchdown run.
John Tyler's Michael Givens-Washington (2) breaks free for a 37-yard touchdown reception during the Lions' 50-49 bi-district playoff win on Nov. 11

A representative from Jackson State visited John Tyler on Thursday and left the campus with four new prospects to recruit. Four.

Running back Cameron Grant, receiver Michael Givens-Washington and receiver KeAndre Street are all on the board thanks to the Tigers program. Left tackle Chance Billington now has a second college choice to go alongside SMU.

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Tulane Offers John Tyler Defenders Tre Allison + Dekalen Goodson

John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson picked up an offer from Tulane on Tuesday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson picked up an offer from Tulane on Tuesday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

John Tyler linebacker Tre Allison and hybrid Dekalen Goodson now have a fifth opportunity to be teammates at the next level thanks to Tuesday morning offers from Tulane.

The Green Wave program's scholarship invitations, which were first announced by the John Tyler coaching staff, mark Allison's seventh opportunity from an NCAA Division I FBS member and Goodson's sixth FBS choice.

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Texas State Offers John Tyler Linebacker Tre Allison

Texas State offered John Tyler linebacker and SMU commit Tre Allison on Monday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Texas State offered John Tyler linebacker and SMU commit Tre Allison on Monday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

Tre Allison has made his commitment known, but that has not stopped a handful of other schools from getting into the mix in recent weeks and months.

Texas State reached out to the junior John Tyler linebacker and SMU verbal pledge Monday. It became the sixth overall NCAA Division I FBS program to actively recruit the defender.

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SMU Gives Sophomore John Tyler Lineman Chance Billington First Offer

John Tyler's offensive line paved the way for 529 total yards in the Lions 69-21 win over Dallas Jesuit at Memorial Stadium in Mesquite.
John Tyler's offensive line paved the way for 529 total yards in the Lions 69-21 win over Dallas Jesuit at Memorial Stadium in Mesquite.

Chance Billington is the second current East Texas sophomore to earn an invitation to join an NCAA Division I FBS college program.

SMU began the chase for the John Tyler left tackle Thursday. The John Tyler football Twitter account, overseen by head coach Ricklan Holmes, was first to report the Mustangs' interest.

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Colorado State Offers John Tyler Defender Dekalen Goodson

John Tyler Dekalen Goodson makes a sack on, Warren Easton Lance Legendre.
John Tyler defensive end Dekalen Goodson wraps up New Orleans Warren Easton quarterback Lance Legendre for one of four sacks Sept. 10.

Colorado State has named a third player it would like to snag from the East Texas region.

The Rams offered John Tyler defensive end and linebacker hybrid Dekalen Goodson on Thursday morning. John Tyler's coaching staff first reported the scholarship opportunity through its Instagram account.

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SMU Offers John Tyler Defender Dekalen Goodson

John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson picked up an offer from Tulane on Tuesday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson picked up an offer from Tulane on Tuesday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

Dekalen Goodson has his fifth NCAA Division I FBS scholarship opportunity, and he has all the bases covered if he wants to stay close to Tyler after graduation.

SMU threw its name into the ring late Monday evening, the junior John Tyler defensive end and linebacker prospect announced through his Twitter account.

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Stephen F. Austin Targets John Tyler’s Dekalen Goodson

John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson picked up an offer from Tulane on Tuesday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
John Tyler DE/OLB Dekalen Goodson picked up an offer from Tulane on Tuesday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

John Tyler's streak of incoming scholarship opportunities in consecutive days received new life at the 11th hour Tuesday evening.

Stephen F. Austin reached out to flex defensive end and linebacker prospect Dekalen Goodson well after dinner time. The Lumberjacks program is the fifth program to take an interest in the junior prospect, who reported the news via his personal Twitter account.

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John Tyler’s Tre Allison Offered By Louisiana Tech

Texas State offered John Tyler linebacker and SMU commit Tre Allison on Monday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Texas State offered John Tyler linebacker and SMU commit Tre Allison on Monday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

The fifth Division I FBS scholarship offer and second in as many days arrived for John Tyler 2018 linebacker Tre Allison on Monday evening.

The John Tyler football program's official Twitter account reported that Louisiana Tech became the latest school to offer Allison...

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Filed Under: Category: Class 6A, Football, News, Recruiting

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