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OAKWOOD -- Oakwood’s Panther six-man football team has big goals for this season -- the first of which was to repeat as District 13-1A-Div 2 champions.  Standing in the way were the Trinadad Trojans, also ranked high in the six man polls.  When the teams lined up Friday night at Panther Stad…

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CAYUGA – The Cayuga Wildcats handled business at home with a 34-14 victory over the winless Cross Roads Bobcats. The playoff scenario was simple for the Wildcats Friday night – win and they're in. The win sets Cayuga up with a matchup against the Alto YellowJackets next week.

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ELKHART -- There was a lot riding on the Elks’ home game Friday. They needed a win over Coldspring-Oakhurst to clinch a playoff spot, not mention getting revenge for COHS’ denying them that privilege last year. The weight of the game was palatable ... and Coach Jason Fiacco’s Elks came to th…

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The Sandies became the first team in Grapeland since 1979 to win back-to-back district titles following their 35-0 domination of West Hardin Friday. Head coach Terry Ward said last wee’s experience against The Woodlands Christian Academy was “humbling” and he wanted to build some momentum be…

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PALESTINE -- The Palestine Wildcats (3-5, 1-2), plagued by their worst offensive output of the season Friday night, fell 43-0 to the state-ranked Carthage Bulldogs at home.

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FRANKSTON -- The Frankston Indians hosted the Quitman Bulldogs on a slip'n'slide field at Jeff and Opal Austin Stadium on Friday. While the chilly wind and constant drizzle kept both bleachers thinned out, the Frankston Faithful were rewarded with a big win. Junior quarterback Brink Bizzell …

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GRAPELAND – The Grapeland Sandies rolled over the Lovelady Lions 53-16 Friday night. BJ Lamb got the Sandies on the board first when he connected with Keizion Ashord on a 56-yard touchdown. After a turnover on downs from Lovelady, Lamb continued to feed his receivers with a 19-yard touchdown…

ELKHART – As ugly as Friday night turned out for the Elkhart Elks (5-3, 2-2), they still control their destiny and how they will, ultimately, remember this season.

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VAN — Palestine headed to Van Friday after a big win over Henderson in their district opener. While that solid victory was a confidence booster, PHS harbored no false expectations of an easy contest in this District 10-4A, Division 1 meeting. Sure enough, early errors and questionable penalt…

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CAYUGA -- The Cayuga Wildcats opened their District 9, 2A, Division 1, competition with a tough matchup at Scarborough Stadium Friday. After a bye week, the 'Cats hosted the Centerville Tigers which Coach Cody Mohan had called "the team to beat in our district", adding, "They are really good…

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PALESTINE – A chilly 46-degree night couldn't keep the Palestine Wildcats' offense from heating up in a 41-19 district opener win over the Henderson Lions.

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OAKWOOD -- With starter Key’Undre Davis sidelined in an ankle boot, the remaining nine Oakwood Panthers gamely faced a visiting mob from Union Hill at the OHS Homecoming game Friday night. The Bulldog pack was athletic and numbered twenty strong, but the Panthers, led by senior Jerimiah Sarg…

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ELKHART – A series of mishaps and lapses marred what was otherwise a solid performance by an improving Elkhart Elks (4-2, 1-1). Their 48-22 loss to the Franklin Lions (5-1, 2-0) Friday night could have went the other way, without some glaring mistakes and missed opportunities.

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Cross-county rivals Elkhart and Westwood squared off Friday at Panther Stadium and both sets of bleachers were packed for the District 11-3A-Division 1 opener. Fans were rewarded with a tight contest in the first half, but Elkhart controlled the clock -- and ultimately the game -- in the sec…

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PALESTINE – A night that started with a joyous homecoming celebration at Palestine High School ended in disarray and disappointment, with Palestine's 24-20 loss to the Crandall Pirates.

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WESTWOOD – A year ago, the Westwood Panthers sat in a similar predicament entering their fourth game. And, as like Deja Vu, the Panthers fell to 1-3 following a, 62-36, defeat at the hands of West Rusk.

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ELKHART — A Homecoming crowd packed the football stadium at Elkhart High School Friday when the Elks faced West Sabine, another team boasting a 3-0 record this season. It was a hard-fought game and the Elks never quit, but penalties, a back-breaking goal-line turnover, and the Cardinals' con…

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The Westwood Panthers fought through some bad breaks and treated a Homecoming crowd with a 34-6 win over Eustace in their home opener on Friday.

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BUFFALO -- The Westwood Panthers headed west up Hwy 79 on Friday, looking for win at Buffalo -- and they almost had it. After jumping out to a two-touchdown early lead, the Panthers held on for a one-point advantage after three quarters. Things fell apart for the Panthers in the final quarte…

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CENTERVILLE — After spotting Centerville 7 points in the first quarter, the Elkhart football team got down to business and pounded out 34 unanswered points on their way to a 34-14 win in the season opener. The Elks’ coaching staff utilized all of their offensive arsenal and the defense came …

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PALESTINE – A tale of two halves is how some will remember the 2019 home opener for the Palestine Wildcats. A 20-20 score at half ended in a 46-27 defeat to Waco Connally for head coach Lance Angel and his football team.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tim Tadlock and Chris Beard, two of Texas Tech’s most popular athletic figures, shared an enlightening moment earlier this month when detailing the stark contrast between the draft process in their respective sports.

The University of Texas and Texas Christian University are welcoming two Houston-area football programs onto their campuses this week as nearly unprecedented storms continue to pound southeast Texas.

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Marjory Maffitt Jones, daughter of James Ulric "Shorty" & Marjory Kingsbury Maffitt, passed away Nov. 15, 2019, in Stillwater, Ok.

Funeral services for Robert Douglas "Bob" Hullett, age 84, of Palestine are scheduled for 10 AM Friday, November 22, 2019 at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Chapel in Palestine. Graveside services will follow at 2 PM at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite. Arrangements are under the dire…