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  1. Yes. He played RB as a freshman for a couple games before getting hurt. But not the whole season. And then he played LB as a sophomore. He was definitely a contributor as a sophomore, but I don’t think he started every game. I can’t really remember. He really broke out as a junior. Carthage moved another freshman up in 2014 with Gates due to all the inquires, Hunter Townsend. He was a hell of a ball player. Was really good as a sophomore as well playing WR. I think he went back to Rusk after that and played baseball. McCain is the only one I can remember that was truly a “starter” on the
  2. Mario McCain OL/DL started 59 straight games for Carthage from 2010 - 2013. The team was 49-10 during his 4 years as a starter. For 3 years he started both ways playing pretty much every snap of every game from 2011 - 2013. Started on the OL at guard as a freshman in 2010. https://etsn.fm/carthage-senior-lineman-mario-mccain-concludes-iron-man-career-in-state-championship-vs-kilgore/
  3. Simpson was a beast as a sophomore. He ran over Carthage in 2018. I remember being surprised he was only a sophomore then. Like PN15 said, he can find a spot if he really wants to play. Kid can play at the next level for sure.
  4. Crosby has to be a pretty big favorite right? They have had a hell of a playoff run. Beat #5, #4 and #3 ranked teams in consecutive weeks. Not taking anything away from LH, but I would imagine they have benefited from being in R4. Would be a great story for LH to make it to the state game in their 1st season in 5a with what happened with their coach passing away during the season. Hope they can pull it out.
  5. Agree. They run it better than any team I have seen. In 2018 they set the national rushing record if I’m not mistaken, but those state championship teams in 06’ and 07’ were even better IMO. When Carthage played them in 2007 you literally did not know who had the ball. Frustrating to watch, but you cannot argue with the results.
  6. I’m pretty sure Carthage would run roughshod over either of these teams this year, lol. I thought that went without saying.
  7. It was 39-20 3 minutes into the 3rd quarter. Mahomes and Whitehouse then scored 22 point in 4:10 of game clock to take a 42-39 lead with 6:38 left in the 3rd quarter. Whitehouse then outscored Carthage 21-0 in the 4th to win the game by a final of 63-39.
  8. By the end of the season I’m not sure any of the Carthage teams since then could have stopped Smith and that offense. That team had a couple early losses (back when Carthage used to lose games early in the season), but by the end of the year they were something special to watch. Smith is still the best RB I have ever seen with my own eyes at the HS level, and I saw AP at Palestine. He was there and then just as quick he was gone. 1 year of unbelievable play. We should have seen him have play on Sundays. But it just wasn’t meant to be. There are still some highlight floating around on YouTube.
  9. Why must this conversation take place every year? Longview / King and Carthage / Surratt have one thing in common, they are both in East Texas. That’s it. The comparisons stop there. They don’t run the same offense or have the same offensive philosophy. They don’t have the same football philosophy in general. These 2 teams are coached completely different. And both deal with different issues that come with running their specific program. Anybody that doesn’t think JK is a excellent coach is crazy. I can only imagine the things he has to deal with on a day to day basis that goes far beyond
  10. Not trying to post too much in your guys thread, I know I’m just a small school fan . But I don’t have anybody to follow anymore now that Carthage is done. Not ready to be done with HSFB. So the Lobos are my team for the rest of the year!
  11. I wasn’t overly impressed with DR’s OL. Good unit, but I agree with you. No reason to think Longview’s DL doesn’t have the advantage based on how they performed against HP. I think Longview can stop the run game of DR. One big thing they will have to stop is Sanders in the Wildcat. Like I said before I think JT Sanders basically replaced Drew Sanders in this years offense. They will surely use it in short yardage especially 4th and short and bar the goal line. I personally don’t like those plays, but DR uses it and has some success. You stop that, limit the run game, and don’t let Billy make a
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