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On 5/26/2020 at 1:05 AM, JTFAN99 said:

I agree..but 2010 had a legit shot at state. They had no business playing Wylie in Wylie that late in playoffs. Should have played at neutral site.

2000 team was loaded with Div.1 talent.  If you look at the starters on that team, there were 8 guys who went Div.1 and another 3 or 4 that went 1-AA. 

Definitely should have won in 2010. That one hurts more than 2012 because 2010 had a defense and offense. 

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2010 and 2015 ring a bell for West Rusk. There have been several seasons they were a position player short of a ring. 

2001 Garrison team that came within an eyelash of beating the metroplex all-star Celina team that won 4 straight state championships .... Almost everyone on Garrison's team was playing both ways and s

So many that you can nominate for Longview. 

On 5/22/2020 at 4:23 PM, Yoe09 said:

Cameron Yoe

2010 - State Finalist - L 33-27 to Daingerfield.  Very talented roster from top to bottom.  

2015 - State Finalist - L 43-33 to Brock. Up 20-7 at the half before losing RB Traion Smith (128 yards, 2 TD).  One of the most productive running-backs in the history of Texas high school football.  

1987 - State Semifinalist - L 34-27 to Cuero.  Lost to the Gobblers and Robert Straight on a controversial late call.  Straight leads all rushers in 4A football history. 

1975 - State Quarterfinalist - L 14-6 to Hamshire-Fannett - Posted 9 shutouts and gave up 42 total points in 13 games.  

1974 - State Quarterfinalist - L 10-7 to Newton.  Routed Spearman in the finals.  Only loss to Newton in 5 games.  

2000 - State Quarterfinalist - L 27-26 to Marlin.  Played at Kyle Field.  Missed multiple XPs.  

 

Could name a few others.  Pretty much every team in the 80s was in the quarterfinalis.  

There have been a lot of good teams as you mention, but for me, the 1975 team stands out the most. Some say the finest single team talent ever assembled in a Yoe uniform. Fred Johnson, the legendary Rockdale Tigers coach, said he thought it was the finest team he'd ever seen. 

There is a sad story why they lost that year to HF. Ask coach Cauley, that is if he is still around in Cameron these days.

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9 hours ago, KirtFalcon said:

Both of my sons played on that 92 Waskom team ... Waskom's defense was very stingy that year.  I believe they only gave up something like 26 points before the playoffs ...

Waskom was scary on defense on that year. 

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I know this will sound really strange-especially with recent struggles but 2003 Quitman team lost by 3 to state semifinalist Whitewright and was inside the 10 3 times and did not score and the 2004 team that lost to Newton in 3rd round. 

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2 hours ago, darktower said:

I know this will sound really strange-especially with recent struggles but 2003 Quitman team lost by 3 to state semifinalist Whitewright and was inside the 10 3 times and did not score and the 2004 team that lost to Newton in 3rd round. 

Quitman used to have some quality football teams with great athletes back in the day.  I played against them in the early 90’s.

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On 5/22/2020 at 11:49 AM, DAWG91 said:

That's an easy one:  1991.  15-1 only loss was in the title game.

That was a long , sad drive home...😏

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3 hours ago, CarthDawg77 said:

That was a long , sad drive home...😏

Indeed it was.  I pouted the whole way home, and then some.

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For Newton the 1981 team got beat on first downs in a quarter final game with Cameron 28-28. Cameron won state.

in 1987 Newton lost to Cameron again 14-9 and Newton had a 4th and 1 at Cameron one  yard  line and didn't make it.

In 1989 Newton lost to Mexia 21-20 on a missed extra point on last play of game. We all thought it was good. We had them doubled in first downs and penetrations but lost 2 fumbles inside their ten. Mexis won state that year. Several other years Newton was a play or two from going to state.I believe Newton has only had 3 losing seasons since 1972.

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1980 Bulldogs went undefeated in pre-disrict and in district play but did not even make the playoffs.  8-0-2 was their record that year. Tied Huntsville in pre district 15-15 and tied Beaumont Hebert 10-10 in district play. Huntsville beat Hebert in 3rd of playoffs on their way to winning state.

1982 Bulldogs shutout 9 of the 13 teams they faced that year.  57 points total was scored on the DAWGS with 34 of them being in the one loss of the season.  The team that beat them was Fort Bend Willowridge (state champs in 4A that year). Willowridge had a guy I am sure yall have heard of  a future NFL Hall of  Famer by the name of Thurman Thomas.

2004 in the DAWGS 1 and only final appearance they trailed by 21 three different times in the game and literally "left it all out on the field"  that day.  Sadly, it wasn't quiet enough as they lost to the Gilmer Buckeyes 49-47 

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On 5/22/2020 at 8:35 AM, BearFan13 said:

Gladewater has had a few 🥴

The 1984 Bear team.  Only team without a loss that did not win state.

[Tied with Daingerfield, who advanced on penetrations (for you youngsters, that was how teams advanced before "overtime.")  Probably the greatest high school football game ever played in East Texas - it was at the Rose].

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1998. Lost a heartbreaker to eventual state champ Grapevine in 3OT in the regional finals. Given the opposition in the other regions, Greenville would have been a heavy favorite to win state if not for the Mustangs. My brother was on that team, making it hurt a bit more. Got back to the region finals again the next year, but ran into a revenge-minded Ennis team (we knocked them off in the '98 run), and...yeah.

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For Mount Pleasant

1973- Lost in finals to Cuero 21-7.

1995- A special year, beat #3 SS 24-3, went 5-0 in district. Beat SS again in Regional final. Ended up losing to Denison in semi-finals a Cotton Bowl 13-6  because of TD called back on a illegal touching of referee. They got blasted by La Marque in the finals.

1997- Lost in semis again to Denison again. They lost to La Marque in finals.

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17 hours ago, budmanmpfan said:

For Mount Pleasant

1973- Lost in finals to Cuero 21-7.

1995- A special year, beat #3 SS 24-3, went 5-0 in district. Beat SS again in Regional final. Ended up losing to Denison in semi-finals a Cotton Bowl 13-6  because of TD called back on a illegal touching of referee. They got blasted by La Marque in the finals.

1997- Lost in semis again to Denison again. They lost to La Marque in finals.

Your '95 team (bi-district) was actually our first playoff game in the previous 35 years, since 1960. You stomped us 28-7. Heck of a welcome back party.

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On 5/22/2020 at 4:23 PM, Yoe09 said:

Cameron Yoe

2010 - State Finalist - L 33-27 to Daingerfield.  Very talented roster from top to bottom.  

2015 - State Finalist - L 43-33 to Brock. Up 20-7 at the half before losing RB Traion Smith (128 yards, 2 TD).  One of the most productive running-backs in the history of Texas high school football.  

1987 - State Semifinalist - L 34-27 to Cuero.  Lost to the Gobblers and Robert Straight on a controversial late call.  Straight leads all rushers in 4A football history. 

1975 - State Quarterfinalist - L 14-6 to Hamshire-Fannett - Posted 9 shutouts and gave up 42 total points in 13 games.  

1974 - State Quarterfinalist - L 10-7 to Newton.  Routed Spearman in the finals.  Only loss to Newton in 5 games.  

2000 - State Quarterfinalist - L 27-26 to Marlin.  Played at Kyle Field.  Missed multiple XPs.  

 

Could name a few others.  Pretty much every team in the 80s was in the quarterfinalis.  

That 2010 game was the best HS game I ever watched in person so far. I'm only 60 so I still got time to see some more games but it is going to be hard to top that one.

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19 hours ago, Greenville said:

Your '95 team (bi-district) was actually our first playoff game in the previous 35 years, since 1960. You stomped us 28-7. Heck of a welcome back party.

Yes. That was a heck of a squad. Most likely would not have beaten La Marque that year but should have been there.

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When I was a child the 1965 Texas High team.  Started the season with an upset of number 1 Galena Park and became number one in the state.  Went undefeated and remained number one until the playoffs began.  Defeated Dennison and Dallas Hillcrest before facing Odessa Permian in Ft. Worth at TCU.  Lost the game after falling behind and then rallying to just fall short.  Permian went on to crush San Antonio Lee the next week for the championship.  This was the first state championship for Permian.  Some of the players from both teams attended U of Texas and were major contributors to the 1969 National Championship team at Texas.  This was known as the best team Watty Myers ever coached.  Memories!

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Elysian Fields has had alot of good teams over the years as far back as the 80s, hard choice, but 2007 team is my top pick.

Honorable mentions - 1986, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003 & 2016 teams.

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