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Friday, October 17 2014
  • Alto

    40

    Price Carlisle

    24

    AT
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  • Anderson-Shiro

    13

    Lovelady

    12

    AT
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  • Athens

    70

    Mabank

    7

    AT
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  • Athens Christian Prep Academy

    25

    Union Hill

    56

    AT
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  • Big Sandy

    21

    Ore City

    28

    AT
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  • Bishop Gorman

    20

    Brook Hill

    36

    AT
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  • Brownsboro

    0

    Henderson

    52

    AT
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  • Bullard

    28

    Community

    7

    AT
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  • Canton

    0

    Gilmer

    70

    AT
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  • Center

    6

    Tatum

    46

    AT
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  • Chisum

    21

    Lone Oak

    42

    AT
    10/17 - 3rd
  • Corrigan-Camden

    52

    Hemphill

    0

    AT
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  • Crockett

    19

    Newton

    55

    AT
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  • Cross Roads

    6

    Cayuga

    47

    AT
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  • Deweyville

    0

    Garrison

    43

    AT
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  • Garland

    62

    Tyler Lee

    54

    AT
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  • Gladewater

    36

    Atlanta

    14

    AT
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  • Grace

    58

    All Saints

    14

    AT
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  • Grand Saline

    13

    Alba-Golden

    60

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Grapeland

    6

    Kerens

    16

    AT
    10/17 - Half
  • Hallsville

    42

    Sulphur Springs

    49

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Hughes Springs

    48

    Hooks

    34

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • John Tyler

    27

    Ennis

    30

    AT
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  • Kemp

    6

    Eustace

    34

    AT
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  • Kilgore

    7

    Carthage

    21

    AT
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  • Kings Academy

    0

    Allen Academy

    0

    AT
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  • Longview

    38

    Texas High

    20

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Lufkin

    63

    Lindale

    28

    AT
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  • Malakoff

    49

    Elkhart

    13

    AT
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  • Marshall

    42

    Greenville

    17

    AT
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  • Mineola

    21

    Harmony

    10

    AT
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  • Mt. Enterprise

    42

    Maud

    60

    AT
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  • Mt. Vernon

    7

    Winnsboro

    0

    AT
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  • Nacogdoches

    79

    Jacksonville

    85

    AT
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  • New Diana

    14

    Frankston

    30

    AT
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  • Palestine

    36

    Chapel Hill

    76

    AT
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  • Palestine Westwood

    19

    Teague

    70

    AT
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  • Pine Tree

    31

    Mt. Pleasant

    29

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Pittsburg

    20

    Liberty-Eylau

    28

    AT
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  • Prairiland

    42

    Daingerfield

    30

    AT
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  • Princeton

    65

    Paris

    64

    AT
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  • Queen City

    6

    Paul Pewitt

    21

    AT
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  • Quinlan Ford

    18

    North Lamar

    26

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Quitman

    0

    Jefferson

    41

    AT
    10/17 - Half
  • San Augustine

    7

    Beckville

    0

    AT
    10/17 - 1st
  • Shelbyville

    66

    Cushing

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Simms Bowie

    0

    Harleton

    0

    AT
    10/17 - 1st
  • Spring Hill

    21

    Pleasant Grove

    14

    AT
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  • Tenaha

    41

    Fruitvale

    12

    AT
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  • Timpson

    49

    Overton

    30

    AT
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  • Trinidad

    56

    Karnack

    5

    AT
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  • Troup

    21

    Arp

    38

    AT
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  • Tyler HEAT

    50

    Apple Springs

    0

    AT
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  • Union Grove

    52

    Hawkins

    28

    AT
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  • Van

    37

    Crandall

    6

    AT
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  • Waskom

    57

    Winona

    6

    AT
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  • West Sabine

    24

    Joaquin

    14

    AT
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  • White Oak

    49

    Sabine

    7

    AT
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  • Whitehouse

    38

    Corsicana

    35

    AT
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News Alert

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:06am
Sports

World Cup: USA dream shattered by Belgium

World Cup: USA dream shattered by Belgium
MGN
Sports
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:01pm

The U.S. soccer team lost its World Cup match Tuesday against Belgium, 2-1.

The defeat came in a do-or-die game and sent the Americans home, ending their see-saw quest for soccer's international title.
Unable to fend off Belgium's relentless offensive attacks, the Americans succumbed to a team so talented it is nicknamed the "golden generation."

The U.S. defense, however, was indefatigable, largely because of the sensational saves by goalie Tim Howard.
In fact, the game was scoreless until extra time, when the Belgians scored two goals, followed by one for the Americans.
The U.S. team was considered an underdog, but not in the eyes of its fans, who began a new national chant to assert their confidence: "I believe that we will win."

The U.S. audiences even broke records watching this year's World Cup games on ESPN.
But the enthusiasm wasn't enough to propel the Americans over Belgian aggressiveness.

In the United States, untold thousands of soccer fanatics skipped work or sneaked away Tuesday to catch the World Cup game.
At one of the biggest U.S. venues to broadcast the game live from Brazil, Chicago's Soldier Field, thousands of fans gathered to watch on the stadium's big screen.

One group was asked who was playing hooky from work.
A dozen of them raised their hands.

"National Watch Soccer Day," one fan said.

Understandably, he declined to give his name.

The lakefront stadium is better known as home to the other game of football -- the NFL and its Chicago Bears -- but on Tuesday, its gates were opened to the public. Thousands of fans sat in the stands or stood on the gridiron, which was covered with a protective matting.
The catch to free admission: Fans have to buy their own beer and food.

Hours before game time, however, U.S. soccer spokeswoman Sinhue Mendoza wasn't sure whether Belgian beer would be served.
Other U.S. establishments weren't as ambiguous.

Waffle House all but declared war on one Belgian export.

"We don't believe in Belgium waffles," the American waffle-making eatery said on Twitter.

On the East Coast, baseball's minor league team, the Potomac Nationals, was banning Belgian beer at its game Tuesday night.
"As an ardent supporter of our country's national men's soccer team, the Potomac Nationals felt it was only right to sideline our Belgian beer taps the evening before Team USA clashes with Team Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup. If we sold Belgium waffles at The Pfitz, they too would be placed on the (concession's) inactive list," Potomac Nationals food and beverage director Aaron Johnson said on Facebook.

The whimsical antipathy seemed to be gaining momentum, if social media's #boycottbelgium is any indication.
Though Belgium is vastly smaller than the United States -- a population of 11 million vs. 314 million -- the European team owns the Americans: The U.S. all-time record is 1-4 against the so-called "Red Devils."

The most recent meeting, on May 29, 2013, was a Belgian victory, 4-2, in Cleveland.

But to help the U.S. team in Brazil, one Chicago fan conjured up the indomitable spirit of U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt, who espoused a "speak softly and carry a big stick" attitude.

In fact, Mike D'Amico, a Chicago advertising firm creative director, is such a lookalike of the early 1900s president that he nicknamed himself "Teddy Goalsevelt."

Jaunty and swashbuckling, D'Amico wore the iconic slouch hat, owlish wire-rim glasses and leather cavalry gloves that were Roosevelt's trademark. Roosevelt commanded the flamboyant "Rough Riders" volunteer cavalry in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
With such a name and guise, D'Amico believes he can will the U.S. team to win.

After all, he insists his name should be pronounced as "Teddy Goooooooalsevelt."

"It's to motivate these people back here to send their energy onto the pitch to help the U.S. soccer team to win the match," D'Amico said, referring to how he's leading fans who gathered to watch the game in one Brazilian establishment.

In New York, U.S. fans filled the Nevada Smiths sports bar, which champions the idea that "football is religion" -- referring to soccer, that is.
"We believe that we will win," said Ryan Ochs.

When told the U.S. slogan was starting to become clichéd, Ochs added: "We have Clint Dempsey and he's going to score." Dempsey is the U.S. team captain.

"We're just going to play excellent defense throughout the match," Ochs said.

Ochs conceded the Belgians are "more talented than us" and described the U.S. team as the underdogs.

"It's the spirit of our nation, and it's manifesting itself in our team," Ochs said. "Top to bottom (the Belgian) team is more talented than us. But we definitely have more heart and can play together. If that holds true I think that'll be the reason we win this game."

Another tavern patron, John Paul Ovadia, remarked how soccer was once a marginalized sport in the United States, but not any more.
"I think every four years there's more and more interest. And the further the U.S. goes, the more people are paying attention," he said.
Lauren Redding agreed. "I like the very global component," she said.

When the United States last played Belgium at the World Cup, it beat them 3-0, but that game was in 1930.
Whoever wins Tuesday's rematch -- 84 years later -- advances to the quarter finals of the World Cup.

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