After being down, at one time, 18-8, the Paul Pewitt Brahmas came back to beat East Bernard, 24-18 in the state semi-final game in Waco. It was 18-16 at the half, but the Pewitt defense pitched a shutout in the second half, and the offense used time-consuming ball control to come away with the win. The Brahmas will now take on the Gunter Tigers Thursday night at 7:00 pm at AT&T Stadium for the 3A Division II State Championship. You can hear the game on STAR Country 96.9, and online at easttexasradio.com.
Coming into Sunday, The Dallas Cowboys were 0-6 against teams with a winning record. That streak is over after a 44-21 win against the Los Angeles Rams. After being gashed for over 250 yards on the ground during the playoff game in January the Cowboys defense only allowed 22 rushing yards on Sunday. Dallas, on the other hand, had 263 yards on the ground. Tony Pollard finished with 131 yards on the ground and one TD. Zeke finished with 117 with 2 TD. Dallas will play at Philadelphia this Sunday afternoon. Both teams come in at 7-7. A Cowboys win would clinch the NFC East. Philly cannot win the division if they win.
The Houston Texans took control of the AFC South with a 24-21 win over the Titans and can clinch their fourth division title in the last five years with a win on Saturday at Tampa Bay.
The Texas Rangers dropped a bombshell Sunday morning as they acquired an ace pitcher. The Cleveland Indians traded two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and cash considerations to Texas in exchange for outfielder Delino DeShields, Jr., and right-handed pitching prospect Emmanuel Clase.
In high school hoops, the North Lamar Panthers beat Honey Grove on a buzzer-beater to take first place in the High Five tournament.
Rivercrest defeated Mt Vernon 41-26 to win the Rivercrest tournament. The Rebels are 10-1 on the season. The Detroit Eagles took third place.
Today the Prairiland Patriots play in Bonham.
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic might be able to return within a couple of weeks after suffering a moderate right ankle sprain. Doncic injured the ankle early in Saturday’s 122-118 loss to the Miami Heat when he stepped on Heat guard Kendrick Nunn’s foot while driving to the basket Dallas plays in Milwaukee tonight.
And the Dallas Stars host the Edmonton Oilers at 7:30.
LSU Tiger quarterback Joe Burrow was awarded the 2019 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night. He won by the widest margin in history with 90% of the votes. It is the first time in 60 years that an LSU Tiger won it. Billy Cannon was the winner in 1959. The LSU quarterback on Saturday won the Heisman Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in college football. He beat out fellow quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma), Justin Fields (Ohio State), and defensive end Chase Young (Ohio State) to hoist the 85th edition of the award.
James “Radio” Kennedy, a man with an intellectual disability who befriended a high school football team in South Carolina and was the inspiration for the 2003 film “Radio,” died Sunday morning according to former T.L. Hanna football coach Harold Jones. Kennedy, who had been battling health problems, was 73. Jones said Kennedy died at a hospice facility in Anderson, South Carolina.
Led by their Captain, Tiger Woods, the US won the President’s Cup 16-14 at Royal Melbourne on Sunday. The next Presidents Cup is in 2021 at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina.