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2018 Class 2A Division II Championship Game – Gruver vs. Mart

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Gruver (14-1) vs. Mart (14-1) 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium

Mart was LSG's Pre-Season #1 team while Gruver was ranked 11th. 
At the end of the regular season, we had Mart #2 and Gruver #6.

Mart Panthers

Top Teams they beat to get here:

Beat #8 Grapeland in the Regionals 64-22
Beat #3 Muenster in the Quarterfinals 59-0
Beat #4 Falls City in the Semifinals 40-13

Championship History : (10) 5-4-1
1957 1A - Mart 7, White Oak 7
1969 1A - Mart 28, Sonora 0
1986 2A - Shiner 18, Mart 0
1999 2A Division I - Mart 40, Boyd 7
2000 2A Division II - Celina 21, Mart 17
2006 2A Division II - Mart 23, Cisco 13
2008 1A Division I - Canadian 38, Mart 7
2010 1A Division I – Mart 28, Goldthwaite 7
2012 1A Division I – Stamford 35, Mart 28
2017 2A Division I - Mart 34, Refugio 21

Gruver Greyhounds

Top Teams they beat to get here:

Beat #15 Stratford in the Quarterfinals 50-14
Beat #16 Albany in the Semifinals 30-17

Championship History First Championship Game

Mike Says: What a difference these 2 are history wise.  Gruver will be playing in their first championship game while Mart will be playing in their 11th.   Mart will move into a tie for 2nd place all-time in that category.   Also, Gruver beat the #15 and #16 ranked teams to get here.   Mart beat the #3, #4 and #8 teams.  Not only did Mart beat them, they won by 128 total points.  Mart wins 35-20.

Chris Says: This one appears to be pretty one-side on paper. When you look at their performance, strength of schedule and history... it appears to be all Mart. A case can be made for Gruver however, because they are here. No bad teams make it to the state championship - period. The Greyhounds have a potent offense that could catch Mart off-guard early. The hard part will be keeping them off-guard. The Panther defense will prove too much as Mart takes the win and their 6th title.

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