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Dec 18, 2009

Two Weeks, Two Title Games

It's appropriate that the 300th post (if online statistics are correct) on Pigskin Review this season comes during the final week of the season with the last team in the Globe-News area standing. Bushland is playing for the Class 2A Division II state championship against Daingerfield on Saturday in Wichita Falls, and win or lose the Texas high school football season will be over.

In my first year of covering football in the Panhandle, I will have been fortunate enough to have witnessed two state championship games in the same season, as I was at Canadian's ill-fated attempt to threepeat in last week's Class 1A Division I state title game in Lubbock. Saturday, I'll be traveling with the staff to Wichita Falls to give online support to Les Giles game coverage.

These past two weeks have pretty much confirmed what football buffs have long suspected: There's no better small school high school football than what is played in the Panhandle. However, Bushland is the only team which could possibly bring home a gridiron title to the Panhandle.

The program has made huge strides in only four seasons of varsity competition and will make history with a win. Whether or not that means bigger things for head coach David Flowers (such as, say, the vacancy at Amarillo High?) remains to be seen, but for now, it's been a memorable season which seems like it's ended all too soon.

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