The Gladewater Bears sent shockwaves through East Texas with their performance last Friday night -- not because of the win itself, but the wide margin of victory.
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GALENA PARK -- Kilgore has started the season 0-2, but is only three points away from being 2-0.
There was a big shake-up in this week's Associated Press Class 5A poll.
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.
NACOGDOCHES -- Two East Texas heavyweights met on the first Friday night of the season, and put together an early candidate for game of the year.
It's not often that two state championship game participants find themselves placed in the very same district the following year. But as fate would have it, that's exactly what transpired back in February when the UIL made Kilgore and Carthage district mates once again.
Kilgore came within 48 minutes of winning its second state championship. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, fellow East Texas powerhouse Carthage stood in their way.
Turning the page to this season, Kilgore has the chance to right two wrongs: exact revenge on defending state champion Carthage in District 9-4A Division I play, and then get back to AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the state title game and finish the job this time.
It's not often that both combatants in the previous year's state championship game are reunited in the same district the following season.
LINDALE -- The Lindale Lady Eagles continued their strong start to the season with a 25-18, 25-17, 25-10 sweep of Tyler All Saints on Tuesday night.