Lone Star Gridiron

Texarkana Texas Tigers (7-3) vs. Tyler John Tyler Lions (7-3)

Texarkana Texas vs Tyler John Tyler

7:30 p.m. Friday, Tyler's Rose Stadium

The Lions have won 2 of their last 3 meetings.  They split regular season games in 2008 & 2009.  John Tyler then won last years bi-district matchup 26-17

Texarkana Texas Tigers

The Tigers are 2-4 in the playoffs over the last 4 seasons

*   They have an 11 year winning streak (101-29-1)
*   This will be their 11 consecutive playoff appearances
*   All-time Playoff Appearances (29) 1923,1948,1950,1952,1955,1957,1958,1961,1963,1964,1965,1968,1969,1970,1984,1991,1997,1999,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Tyler John Tyler Lions

The Lions have been to the Quarterfinals for the past 2 seasons.  In 2009, they were in Class 5A.

*   Coach Dereck Rush has gone 31-7 over the past 3 seasons after going 7-15 in 1st 2
*   4 consecutive playoff appearances
*   All-Time Playoff Appearances (31) 1930,1931,1933,1935,1938,1939,1941,1946,1955,1956,1959,1973,1978,1981,1985,1990,1991,1992,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2005,2006,2008,2009,2010,2011

Mike Says: Tyler quarterback Greg Ward is one of the most accurate passers in the state completing 68.8% of his passes.  He has also almost rushed for 1000 yards.  Texarkana had a big win over Sulphur Springs to end the season.  Coach Barry Norton always has them ready to play.  Tyler plays a Who's Who in Pre-District games which prepares them for games like this.  They went 0-3 in those first pre-district games but have gone 7-0 since then.  The LIONS win 32-26!!!

Chris Says:  A classic matchup that will go the way of history.  Tyler John Tyler owns the recent history.  LIONS win 22-18!!!


  1. miwright

    November 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    FINAL: Tyler John Tyler 46, Texarkana Texas 14

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