Two of the newest members of the “District of Doom” square off in Chapel Hill on Oct. 26 in what could be a pivotal matchup down the stretch in District 16-3A.

Chapel Hill will have already played contenders Henderson and Gilmer, and could be facing a must-win in order to secure a playoff berth.

Meanwhile, Kilgore, which dropped to 3A after a run to the Class 4A state quarterfinals, begins a brutal three-game stretch to close out the regular season. After Chapel Hill, Kilgore finishes with Henderson and Gilmer.

Kilgore leads the all-time series, which dates back to 1970, 26-6. The last time the two schools met was 2003, a 49-0 win for Kilgore. The last Chapel Hill victory in the series occurred in 1995.

Everything points to this contest becoming a defensive struggle. Chapel Hill graduated most of its offensive firepower from last season, while Kilgore should sport one of the biggest and most physical defenses in the area.

The Bulldogs’ biggest playmakers are on the defense as well, so points could be at a premium.


Top 25 Games of the Year

No. 13: Chapel Hill vs. Gilmer

No. 14: Alto vs. San Augustine

No. 15: Texas High vs. Sulphur Springs

No. 16: Waco La Vega vs. Palestine

No. 17: Hughes Springs vs. Elysian Fields

No. 18: Gilmer vs. Atlanta

No. 19: Whitehouse vs. Carthage

No. 20: Daingerfield vs. New Boston

No. 21: Carlisle vs. Big Sandy

No. 22: Palestine vs. Jacksonville

No. 23: Tenaha vs. San Augustine

No. 24: Gilmer vs. Daingerfield

No. 25: John Tyler vs. Tyler Lee