Lone Star Gridiron

2018 Class 3A Division II Championship Game – Canadian vs. Newton

Canadian (14-1) vs. Newton (14-0) 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium

Newton was LSG's Pre-Season #1 team while Canadian was ranked 2nd. 
At the end of the regular season, we had Newton #1 and Canadian #3.

Newton Eagles

Top Teams they beat to get here:

Beat #20 Daingerfield in the Quarterfinals 79-12
Beat #12 East Bernard in the Semifinals 21-14

Championship History :  (6) 4-2
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 3A Division II - Newton 40, Gunter 16

Canadian Wildcats

Top Teams they beat to get here:

Beat #15 Colorado City in Area 56-26
Beat #13 Abernathy in the Quarterfinals 19-7
Beat #2 Gunter in the Semifinals 17-7

Championship History : (5) 4-1
2007 2A Division II - Canadian 40, Elysian Fields 25
2008 1A Division I Canadian 38, Mart 7
2009 1A Division I - Goldthwaite 29, Canadian 25
2014 2A Division I - Canadian 34, Mason 7
2015 2A Division I - Canadian 61, Refugio 20

Mike Says: This is going to be a great game.   Both schools are used to winning when they get here having gone a combined 8-3 in Championship games.   Its always been a wise decision to not bet against Canadian.  Newton is too good though and win in a great game 35-28.

Chris Says:  This is the game that is probably the toughest for me to pick. I have had Newton #1 since preseason but I have many friends in Canadian. If Newton hadn't been tested last week against East Bernard, I would have thought that Canadian could catch them off-guard. After that scare however, the Eagles will be ready for a challenge. That said, Canadian isn't going to roll over. I expect it to be a 1-score game regardless who wins. I hate to do it, but I think Newton finished running the table as #1 from start to finish with the win.

What are your thoughts?