Kilgore's 34-29 defeat of top-ranked Gilmer wasn't enough to vault the Bulldogs to the top spot, but it did push them one spot up to No. 2 in Class 3A in the final Associated Press rankings that were released Monday.
Thanks to its District 16-3A championship-winning victory against No. 1 Gilmer, Kilgore took over the top spot in ETSN.fm's final regular-season weekly East Texas Class 3A rankings.
KILGORE -- The Kilgore Bulldogs did what they do best: run the football and play defense. And that's exactly what it took to deliver them the "District of Doom" championship Friday night.
No. 1 Gilmer Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0)
No. 3 Kilgore Bulldogs (8-0, 5-0)
7:30 p.m. Friday
R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium, Kilgore
- Gilmer: Jeff Traylor
- Kilgore: Mike Wood
- RB/OLB Josh Walker, Sr., 6-1, 220 (committed to Texas A&M; 13 carries, 145 yards, 3 TDs; 3
Once again, there wasn't much movement among East Texas schools in the latest Associated Press high school football rankings, which were released Monday.
The wait is almost over. On Friday night, top-ranked Gilmer and No. 3 Kilgore will settle the "District of Doom" championship from Kilgore's R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium in the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Game of the Week.
The top seven teams in last week's poll won, resulting in only two changes in the ETSN.fm Week 10 East Texas Class 3A Poll.
HENDERSON -- Kilgore trailed Henderson 7-0 at the end of the first quarter Friday night.
BULLARD -- Ashley Searcy delivered 17 kills, seven blocks, five aces, and nine digs, while Kenzie Fish had 19 kills, four aces, and 17 digs to lead Bullard to a 25-9, 25-9, 22-25, 30-28 senior night victory to close the District 16-3A schedule
For the second week in a row, there was very little activity regarding East Texas schools in the Associated Press rankings, which were released Monday.