<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Texas News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/texas-news http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:19:33 -0600 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:19:33 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[TX Football Team Overcomes Tragedy to Win State Title]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:47:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/HS+FOOTBALL1.jpg The best high school football teams in Texas are taking over AT&T Stadium this weekend for the UIL State Championships. While the players and fans have dreams of state titles, one team from East Texas was playing for something bigger Friday.

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<![CDATA[Gilmer Tops West Orange-Stark for 4A D-II Title]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:43:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/Generic+Footballs+on+Grass.jpg

Blake Lynch scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Gilmer overcame an 18-point deficit to beat West Orange-Stark 35-25 for the Class 4A Division II state championship Friday.

Gilmer (16-0) won its third state title, all in the last 11 years. West Orange-Stark is now 2-3 in state championship games after opening the postseason with a 64-0 victory against Houston Scarborough, believed to be the first 0-10 team to make the Texas playoffs.

West Orange-Stark (13-3) had three turnovers in the second half. The first two led to touchdowns that started Gilmer's 28-point second-half surge.

Lynch, who has committed to play at Baylor, ran 4 yards to give Gilmer its first lead with 10:53 to play. He scored from 7 yards out with 4:59 remaining. Lynch finished with 21 rushing yards on five carries, and caught two passes for 96 yards.



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