Local Football Squads Advance to the Next Round
New Boston The New Boston Lions are still alive after winning in the first round of the state football playoffs. The Lions defeated Grand Saline with a rushing threat that amassed over 450 yards on the night. Quarterback Xavier Rowden completed 5 of 7 passes for 106 yards while rushing three times, once for a touchdown. Jeremiah Hardeman rushed nine times for 66 yards and a touchdown. Jomar Smith had seven carries for 68 yards and a touchdown. Dontae Thompson had fivecarries for 58 yards and a touchdown. Demetrius McChester had 24 carries for 211 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Lions Special Teams were able to add to the lead with a kickoff return for touchdown by Kaden Hall. The Lions ended the game with a final score of 59-35 and punched their ticket to Round 2 where they will face the 10-1 Newton Eagles on Friday, November 18th, at 7:00PM at Lion Stadium in Henderson, Texas.