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NEW BOSTON, Texas — Two old cities, two new teams, and one old rivalry culminate today at Lion Stadium.

DeKalb (1-0) and New Boston (0-1) clash in what is touted as the oldest rivalry in Texas high school football.

New Boston holds an 11-4 record over DeKalb in the last 15 games played. The Bears have won the last two meetings—a 20-0 shutout last year and a 42-7 victory in 2017. The Lions last won in 2016 with a 19-15 win.

New Boston's head coach Justin Waltz and DeKalb's head coach Buddy Griffin are each in their second season with their respective team. Griffin also coached for the Bears from 1993-96.

At one of the rivalry games, the DeKalb public address announcer was encouraging the fans to yell as loud as they could. The head official came up to the press box and told the announcer, "Knock it off. I can't hear my officiating crew on the field."

 

Schedule

Gladewater at Atlanta

DeKalb at New Boston

Paul Pewitt at Hooks

Queen City at Winnsboro

Harleton at James Bowie

Linden-Kildare at Clarksville

Grace Community at Redwater

Arp at Hughes Springs

All kickoffs at 7:30 p.m.

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