The Carthage Bulldogs placed three players on the first team of the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A all-state football team, which was released Tuesday.
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The 2013 football season has been one of redemption for the Kilgore Bulldogs, who have avenged their only two losses from 2012 and are one win from their second-ever state championship.
The 2013 football season has been a record-setting campaign for the Carthage Bulldogs, who have enjoyed the senior campaigns of some of the most prolific offensive players in school history.
Carthage and Kilgore may not have played once in the last four years, but don't let that hiatus fool you. These are programs and fan bases with a lot in common and plenty of mutual history.
Another playoff game, another huge performance from Kilgore's defensive line.
One of East Texas' best defensive players is headed to Conference-USA.
CORSICANA -- They began the season against one another, and now East Texas powerhouses Carthage and Kilgore will conclude the year versus each other with a state championship on the line.
CORSICANA -- Kilgore's football program prides itself in its old-school approach to the game.
Class 3A Division I
No. 2 Kilgore Bulldogs (13-0)
No. 5 Stephenville Yellow Jackets (12-1)
2 p.m. Saturday
Tiger Stadium, Corsicana
- Kilgore: Mike Wood
- Stephenville: Joseph Gillespie
- Kilgore: won 59-19 vs. Chapel Hill
- Stephenville: won 42-28 vs. Lubbock Cooper
- Winner plays Carthage or La Grange in the 3A Division I state championship game, noon Frida
KILGORE -- When asked about Kilgore's standout one-two punch at running back, quarterback Benny Colbert glanced over to Kevrin Justice and Davieonta "JuJu" Brown and immediately burst into laughter.