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Eagles Overpower Hornets and Claim District Crown

Photo by Heather Foster; Story by Jon Meek

De’Anthony Gatson is shown carrying the ball against the Hemphill Hornets.  Gatson rushed for 249 yards with 32 carries and had 4 touchdowns.

The Hornets came into the Friday night contest confident and prepared to dethrone the Eagles of the 8-year dominance of the district crown.  Hemphill was 6-1 (4-1).  The Hornets only loss was a humbling defeat delivered in week 8 by the New Waverly Bulldogs with a score of 33-23.

Newton remains on top with a win against the Hornets of 48-12.  The Eagles will finish out the regular season this Friday night at 7 p.m. in Corrigan.  If you can’t make the game, we’ve got you covered every Friday night live with  Google Newton Broadcast and click Medrix link or visit the Newton Eagles Texas Football Facebook page.

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