2015 football playoffs

Twice Is Nice
HOUSTON -- Waskom officially arrived as a state power with last season's state championship. Despite heavy graduation losses, 2015 proved the Wildcats had staying power.
Waskom capped off a perfect regular season with a 33-21 win over Franklin -- its 31st consecutive victory -- late Thursda…
Second Coming?
CLASS 3A DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP
Waskom Wildcats (15-0)
vs.
Franklin Lions (15-0)
8 p.m. Thursday
NRG Stadium, Houston
 
Coaches

Waskom: Whitney Keeling
Franklin: Mike Hedrick

 
Road to Houston
Waskom

Bi-district: def. DeKalb, ...
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ETSN Podcast
The high school football season is down to its final week with the three-day, 10-game extravaganza that is the UIL state football championships from Houston's NRG Stadium.
The Waskom Wildcats (15-0), currently riding a 30-game winning streak, are East Texas' only representative this weekend, and will…
Family Ties
WASKOM -- It was a moment nearly 18 years in the making. And it was almost only a dream.
When Whitney Keeling arrived in Waskom prior to the 2010 season, his stepson, Dylan Harkrider, came with him and was immediately assigned to the role of starting quarterback for the junior high's seventh-grade te…
Overwhelmed
GARLAND -- It was billed as the big-time showdown between a high-powered offense and the shutdown defense.
Advantage defense.
Waco La Vega used a stifling defensive effort and big-play offense to dominate the Carthage Bulldogs, 39-3, in their Class 4A Division I semifinal at Homer B. Johnson Stadium o…
Gilmer's Run Comes to End
MESQUITE -- The Celina Bobcats scored twice on defense, twice on plays covering 60 yards or more, and avenged last season's ugly semifinal defeat by stopping defending champion Gilmer's 30-game winning streak.
Celina overcame two 14-point deficits in the first half, surged ahead early in the fourth q…
Strength on Strength
CLASS 4A DIVISION I SEMIFINAL
Waco La Vega Pirates (14-0)
vs.
Carthage Bulldogs (11-3)
7:30 p.m. Friday
Homer B. Johnson Stadium, Garland
 
Coaches

La Vega: Willie Williams
Carthage: Scott Surratt

 
Last week

La Vega: def. China Sp
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ETSN Podcast
We're almost at the finish line, and four East Texas teams are still alive in pursuit of state championship glory. Our guys Clint Buckley and Mike Graham break it all down in the semifinal edition of the ETSN.fm podcast.
Semifinal Rematch
CLASS 4A DIVISION II SEMIFINAL
Celina Bobcats (14-0)
vs.
Gilmer Buckeyes (14-0)
7:30 p.m. Friday
Mesquite Memorial Stadium
 
Coaches

Celina: Bill Elliott
Gilmer: Matt Turner

 
Last week

Celina: def. Krum, 42-13
Gilmer: def. Atlanta,...
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No Pain, No Gain
Last season, the injury epidemic became so severe at Carthage the Bulldogs were down to their fifth-string tailback before the playoffs had even begun. And a rare second-round exit ensued for the defending state champs.
The 2015 season has been filled with just as many, if not more, health issues. Bu…

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