Lone Star Gridiron

2014 CLASS 1A DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Groom Tigers (13-1) vs. Throckmorton Greyhounds (13-0)

Noon Dec. 13, Arlington’s AT&T Stadium

Groom will be playing in their 3rd all-time state championship game. They are 0-2 in championship games with their last appearance being in 1999.

Throckmorton will be playing in their 6th all-time state championship game. They are 3-2 in championship games. They went to the big game 3 years in a row from 2010-2012.

Groom Championship Games (2) 0-2
1975 B - Big Sandy 26, Groom 2
1999 6-Man - Gordon 54, Groom 34

Throckmorton Championship Games (5) 3-2
1986 1A - Burkeville 33, Throckmorton 7
2005 6-Man - Throckmorton 68, Turkey Valley 22
2010 6-Man Division I – Garden City 82, Throckmorton 68
2011 6-Man Division I – Throckmorton 48, Borden County 36
2012 6-Man Division I – Throckmorton 72, Abbott 30

Groom 2014 Schedule
vs Miami (4-6) (W 57-8)
at McLean (6-5) (W 52-6)
at Fort Elliott (3-7) (W 47-0)
vs Petersburg (2-8) (W 51-6)
at Follett (11-2) (W 33-22)
vs Lefors (6-5) (W 52-6)
at Turkey Valley (11-3) (L 32-52)
at Silverton (4-6)* (W 56-6)
at Hedley (1-9)* (W 58-0)
vs McLean (6-5)* (W 56-0)
vs Lefors (6-5) (White Deer) (W 56-0) Bi-District
vs Southland (9-3) (Lockney) (W 60-14) Regionals
vs Follett (11-2) (Pampa) (W 38-32) Quarterfinals
vs Loraine (8-7) (Littlefield) (W 72-54) Semifinals

Throckmorton 2014 Schedule
vs Lenorah Grady (6-5) (at Hermleigh) (Throck 38-22, 2nd-ppd)
vs Harrold (4-6) (W 64-14)
vs Tioga (4-7) (W 60-6)
vs Stephenville Home School (9-2) (W 74-28)
vs May (12-2) (W 60-40)
at Newcastle (7-4) (W 74-30)
at Rotan (5-5) (W 58-12)
vs Woodson (4-6)* (W 72-0)
vs Bowie Gold-burg (2-7)* (W 72-0)
at Forestburg (6-4)* (W 64-7)
vs Harrold (4-6) (Seymour) (W 48-2)
vs Motley County (8-4) (Hamlin) (W 70-22)
vs Guthrie (12-1) (Seymour) (W 62-14)
vs Calvert (10-3) (Granbury) (W 76-72)

Throckmorton GreyhoundsMike Says: Both of these teams only had 1 big win during the regular season. Their other games were against teams with a combined record of 85-103. Groom lost to #8 1A DI Turkey Valley but had a big win over #4 1A DII Follett (both in the regular season and in the playoffs). Throckmorton got their big win of the season against #7 1A DI May who is playing in the DI Championship game. In the playoffs, Groom got wins over #16 Lefors, #14 Southland, #4 Follett and #28 Loraine. Throckmorton got wins over NR Harrold, #7 Motley County, #6 Guthrie and #3 Calvert. Groom will have to play their best game to win this one. They will have to hold back Throckmorton's high scoring offense. The Tigers fall to 0-3 in championship games while the GREYHOUNDS win their 3rd championship in 4 years 83-50!!

Throckmorton GreyhoundsChris Says:  I have to admit I am the furthest thing from a sixman expert.  I know a little bit but am much more familiar with 2A through 6A.  There, I said it.  🙂  I don't know what to expect from this game but I do know a little bit about Throckmorton.  Back in 2012, they became the smallest school ever to win our weekly Fan Champs Award.  That week they defeated the Windthorst Trojans 46-15 in a game that featured one half 11 man football and one half sixman.  For that reason alone, GREYHOUNDS win 72-66!!

What are your thoughts?