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.