Lone Star Gridiron

2017 Class 3A Division II Championship

Gunter (15-0) vs. Newton (14-0)

AT&T Stadium, Arlington THURSDAY, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

Past Champions By Year

Past Champions by Appearances

Notes:  Gunter is the defending champion.  Newton will be making their 6th state championship appearance.   Newton knocked off Boling last week to prevent a championship re-match of last years game.

Each Schools Championship History

Gunter (1) 1-0
2016 3A Division II - Gunter 43, Boling 7

Newton (5) 3-2
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
2014 3A Division II - Waskom 41, Newton 22

2017 Season Results

Gunter

9/1  at Howe (1-9) (W 50-12) 7:30 PM
9/8  vs Pottsboro (6-5) (W 26-0) 7:30 PM
9/15  at Whitesboro (9-4) (W 52-13) 7:30 PM
9/22  vs Pilot Point (3-8) (W 43-11) 7:30 PM
9/29  vs Whitewright (2-8)* (W 66-0) 7:30 PM
10/6  at Sadler S&S Consolidated (6-5)* (W 53-0) 7:30 PM
10/13  vs Pattonville Prairiland (1-9)* (W 55-7) 7:30 PM
10/20  at Cooper (4-7)* (W 50-0) 7:30 PM
10/27  vs Paris Chisum (4-6)* (W 43-0) 7:30 PM
11/3  Open
11/10  at Leonard (7-5)* (W 70-0) 7:30 PM
11/16  vs Henrietta (6-5) (at Denton ISD) (W 45-13) 7:00 PM
11/24  vs Daingerfield (7-5) (at Royse City) (W 38-3) 1:00 PM
12/1  vs Holliday (11-2) (at Springtown) (W 48-7) 7:00 PM
12/8  vs New Diana (10-4) (at Royse City) (W 62-13) 7:30 PM
12/15  vs Canadian (14-1) (at Vernon) (W 56-27) 7:00 PM

Newton

9/1  at Kirbyville (3-6)   (Cancelled) (0-0) 7:30 PM
9/8  vs Silsbee (7-5) (W 41-17) 7:30 PM
9/15  vs Diboll (6-4) (W 40-20) 7:30 PM
9/22  at Bridge City (1-7) (W 55-14) 7:30 PM
9/29  vs East Chambers (7-4) (W 60-17) 7:30 PM
10/6  Open
10/13  at Crockett (2-8)* (W 71-8) 7:30 PM
10/20  vs Garrison (7-6)* (W 58-0) 7:30 PM
10/27  at Corrigan-Camden (5-5)* (W 52-0) 7:30 PM
11/3  vs Hemphill (6-5)* (W 75-0) 7:30 PM
11/10  at Frankston (1-9)* (W 47-0) 7:30 PM
11/16  vs Arp (4-6) (at San Augustine) (W 58-0) 7:30 PM
11/24  vs Rice (7-5) (at Crockett) (W 65-11) 3:00 PM
12/1  vs New London West Rusk (10-2) (at Tatum) (W 21-7) 7:30 PM
12/8  vs Waskom (9-5) (at Lufkin's Martin) (W 45-6) 7:30 PM
12/15  vs Boling (9-4) (at Porter Texan Drive) (W 56-28) 7:30 PM

Mike Says :  Gunter is my #3 team but they beat #2 Canadian last week to return to the championship game to defend their title.   I have Newton #1 on my list.   Gunter may be better then they were last year especially their defense but this Newton squad is very good.   Not sure many passes will be thrown in this game.  NEWTON wins their 4th overall championship in 6 tries.

Chris Says : Another tough contest. The regular season and even the playoffs up to now has been pretty easy to pick when either of these teams played. Now, I have a decision to make.  Do I take my #1 from all season - Newton or my #3 Gunter? Normally, I would just stick with my rankings but neither team faced a 10-win team until December and it looks like Gunter handled that task better with much more convincing wins. AARGHH - this is hard. I have to go with my rankings.. NEWTON takes the win.

What are your thoughts?