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East Texas Polls Open
Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 - 9:16PM
Please click on this link to vote for every position for the 2013 East Texas High School Football Team. East Texas.

The voting deadline is Friday, January 24th, 6:00pm.
Earl Campbell Finalists Announced
Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 - 8:14AM
TYLER, Texas - The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award today announced five finalists for the inaugural year of the award.


Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Tight End, Junior - San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)

Mike Evans, Texas A&M, Wide Receiver, Sophomore - Galveston, TX (Ball HS)

James Franklin, Missouri, Quarterback, Senior - Corinth, TX (Lake Dallas, HS)

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Quarterback, Sophomore - Kerrville, TX (Tivy HS)

Bryce Petty, Baylor, Quarterback, Junior - Midlothian, HS (Midlothian HS)

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Earl Campbell Award Watch List
Saturday, 14th December 2013 - 7:13PM
First Annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List Announced

TYLER, TEXAS The first annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced today at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce East Texas Kickoff Luncheon.

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Texas Sports Hall of Fame Selections
Sunday, 8th December 2013 - 9:05PM
WACO The Texas Sports Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2014 presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance. Those to be honored on Thursday, February 27, 2014 include former University of Texas and Detroit Lions DT Doug English, former UNLV and NBA All Star Larry Johnson, former Texas A&M and NFL OT Charlie Krueger, former Texas A&M LB Dat Nguyen, former Texas Ranger catcher Pudge Rodriguez, former Oklahoma State and Buffalo Bills RB Thurman Thomas, NCAA & Olympic 400m champion Sanya Richards-Ross & former Baylor and Houston Oilers QB Don Trull.

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Grahams resigns in Mount Pleasant
Wednesday, 20th November 2013 - 11:46AM
Mart Graham has decided to resign as the AD/Head Football Coach at Mount Pleasant High School.

Graham informed his staff on Tuesday morning and the players in the afternoon.

Graham told David Smoak, "I've been in this business for 32-years, and I just time," Graham added, "I have rotten knees, I have high blood pressure, and quite frankly we had such high expectations this past season and with the injuries mounting up, it's just worn me out."

Graham told Smoak, "I will stay here within the school district, the superintendent asked me to hang around."

Mount Pleasant was 16-24 in Graham's four years as the head football coach.