Lone Star Gridiron

2014 CLASS 3A DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Waskom vs. Newton

Waskom Wildcats (14-1) vs. Newton Eagles (12-3)
5 p.m. Thursday, AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Waskom is ranked #2 and Newton is #6 in our end of the regular season polls

In our Pre-Season predictions we had Waskom making it to the Semifinals and Newton winning the state championship

Waskom Championship Games
FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Newton Championship Games (4) 3-1
1974 2A – Newton 56, Spearman 26
1998 3A Division II – Newton 21, Daingerfield 0
2004 2A Division I – Boyd 17, Newton 14
2005 2A Division I – Newton 28, Argyle 20

Waskom 2014 Schedule
vs Center (2-7) (L 20-28)
at Paul Pewitt (3-8) (W 63-12)
vs Hughes Springs (8-4) (W 49-29)
vs Elysian Fields (8-4)* (W 49-26)
at Frankston (4-6)* (W 63-35)
vs Arp (9-2)* (W 34-24)
at Winona (1-9)* (W 56-6)
vs New London West Rusk (3-6)* (W 49-14)
vs Troup (2-8)* (W 56-14)
at New Diana (3-8)* (W 63-0)
vs Linden-Kildaire (2-9) (Gilmer) (W 48-26)
vs Leonard (9-2) (Mount Pleasant) (W 52-32)
vs Howe (7-6) (Tyler's Rose) (W 71-21)
vs Gunter (12-2) (Van) (W 49-15)
vs Sonora (11-4) (Glen Rose) (W 25-21)
Points For (747) Points Against (303)

Newton 2014 Schedule
at Tatum (7-6) (L 7-39)
vs Bridge City (2-8) (W 45-14)
vs Henderson (11-3) (L 32-41)
at Orangefield (7-5) (L 20-26)
vs West Orange-Stark (13-2) (W 19-7)
at Deweyville (2-8)* (W 45-0)
vs Crockett (7-6)* (W 55-19)
at Corrigan-Camden (10-2)* (W 44-26)
at Garrison (4-6)* (W 39-6)
vs Hemphill (3-7)* (W 49-0)
vs New Waverly (4-7) (Hardin) (W 46-6)
vs Dublin (7-5) (Buffalo) (W 56-13)
vs Franklin (10-2) (Palestine) (W 49-21)
vs Rogers (11-3) (Shenandoah's Woodforest) (W 32-7)
vs Blanco (14-1) (Waller) (W 48-21)
Points For (586) Points Against (246)

Texas high school footballMike Says: This is going to be a fun one. I was very impressed with Waskom last year when I went to watch them play Refugio in the semifinals. They will bring a strong running game. Newton will also bring a strong running game that averages 338 yards on the ground per game. Waskom has a higher scoring average and Newton has only a slightly better defensive scoring average. This will be a East Texas Classic. Which do you pick? The team we currently have ranked higher in our polls OR the team that we predicted would win it all in the pre-season. I am going with our pre-season pick and the school with the most history. The EAGLES win it 28-27!!

Texas high school footballChris Says: It is that time of year. The time when we have the inevitable matchups between teams that both deserve a title.  Our Alex Borrell sat down with Waskom's Head Coach, Whitney Keeling prior to the start of the season and predicted Waskom would be here.  Newton has been coming on stronger as the season goes on but I still think Waskom's schedule was tougher.  WILDCATS win 42-35!!

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