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October 30, 2013

High School Football: Area Roundup Week 9


Rusk Eagles (2-6, 0-2) at Groesbeck Goats (3-6, 0-3) — The Eagles come into the this one having the benefits of an open date last week. A Rusk win would give the Eagles the final berth out of 19-3A. A Rusk loss would force the Eagles to have to win next week against Mexia and win by more than 15 points, according to the district tie-breaker rules. The Eagles will have to find a way to score points to be successful this week. Rusk has put just seven points on the board in its last three games.


Bullard Panthers (3-4, 1-3) at Gilmer Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0) — Taking on the No.1-ranked Buckeyes in Gilmer is a tall task for any team, with Bullard facing exactly that challenge this week. The Panthers will need several things to take place to have a shot at post season play. Number one on the list would be an upset over the Buckeyes.


Troup Tigers (5-3, 1-2) at Harmony Eagles (6-2, 2-1) — Troup and Jefferson both stand at 1-2 in 9-2A-I play and are in contention for the final playoff spot out of the circuit. Jefferson draws White Oak this week and finishes up against Tatum next week, while the Tigers return home to entertain the loop's last-place team, Sabine. Troup defeated Jefferson in the head-to-meeting. The Eagles are 3-1 at home this year, with their only home loss coming to White Oak.


San Augustine Wolves (3-5, 2-1) at Alto Yellowjackets (5-3, 2-1) — Two explosive offenses are matched up in this one. These two clubs combined to score 91 points a year ago when the Wolves clipped the Mean Sting, 49-42. Winner of this is guaranteed a spot in post season, while the loser will have to secure things on the final week of the regular season.


Brook Hill Guard (4-4, 3-2) at Grace Community Cougars (7-1, 4-1) — Brook Hill has clinched a playoff spot already, thanks in part to a forfeit from Prince of Peace, the Guard's opponent in Week 10. Prince of Peace did not have a sufficient number of healthy players to continue the season. This game will be the Guard's final regular season outing.

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    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

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    The win locked up the District t 18-2A championship for Troup, and marked the fourth-straight season that the Lady Tigers have won the district crown.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

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    Martin Melchor of Jacksonville High School was voted by the District 35-4A boys soccer coaches as the circuit's Offensive Most Valuable Player.

    Melchor is the all-time leading scorer in Tribe soccer history. He will continue his academic and athletic career at Coastal Carolina University (NCAA, Division I) following his graduation from JHS later this spring.

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    The Lady Panthers will take on Athens in a Class 3A, Region II bi-district best-of-three series that gets under way beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Grand Saline High School.

    The teams will travel back to Grand Saline for a noon game on Saturday, with a Game 3 (if needed) to follow the second contest.

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