Lone Star Gridiron

Class 3A Division II state semifinal Celina Bobcats (11-3) vs. Liberty Hill Panthers (14-0)

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Class 3A Division II state semifinal

Celina Bobcats (11-3) vs. Liberty Hill Panthers (14-0)

Matchup of last years 3A Champions

Last meeting:
2006 (Liberty Hill won 22-19, 3A Division II state final)

Last week:
Celina defeated Kaufman 50-6
Liberty Hill defeated Bridgeport 48-27

Playoff appearances:
Celina 1966-69, 1971, 1974-75, 1978, 1985, 1987-90, 1992-2008;
Liberty Hill 1984, 1987, 1989, 1992, 2002-08

Streaks:
Celina          21 year winning streak
Liberty Hill     7 year winning streak

State Championships:
Celina 1974, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007
Liberty Hill 2006, 2007

Players to watch:
Celina: RB Troy McCartney, LB Caleb Lavey
Liberty Hill: RB Matt McCain, QB Braden Fickel

News:
Celina:
Playing the defending state champions for the second time this decade.  They beat Mart in Class 2A Division II in 2000
Own the most football championships (8) in the state
Was denied a ninth by the Panthers in a 2006 final that was won on a Liberty Hill FG with six seconds left

Liberty Hill:
Won 38 games in a row, the states longest active streak
Seeking to become only the eighth school in Texas history to three-peat in football
Scored 34 unanswered points last week to erase a 27-14 second-quarter deficit.

The winner of this game will play the Carthage-Giddings winner for the 3A Division II state championship.

What are your thoughts?