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Lady Bears head coach Kim Mulkey has tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Austin McAfee/file)(KWTX)

NFL

The Week 17 scoring bonanza provided the perfect finish to a record-setting season on offense. Teams combined for 100 touchdowns in the final week of the season for the second-most in NFL history in a single week behind only the 104 scored in Week 14 of the 2013 season. That helped finish off the highest-scoring season in NFL history with the 24.8 points per game average topping the previous mark of 23.4 in 2013 and the AFL record of 24.5 in 1961.

HEISMAN

On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football while playing a position that rarely gets that kind of recognition. Smith became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in 29 seasons Tuesday night, breaking the monopoly quarterbacks have had on the award by beating out three of them. Smith has only dropped two passes in his college career.

NCAA

Lady Bears head coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19 Monday. In late December, she quarantined and missed the team’s game on Jan. 2 at TCU after contact tracing showed exposure to the virus. Coach Mulkey said she was exposed on Christmas Day by a family member who tested positive and self-quarantined. Mulkey will isolate for another ten days, and if she shows no symptoms, she will return to team activities on Jan. 15.

HIGH SCHOOL

Mount Pleasant pull away from Texas High in a boys basketball game and shot 51 percent from the field to remain unbeaten with a 59-45 victory Tuesday at Tiger Center. Mt Pleasant held the advantage in rebounds (36-30) and turnovers committed (16-21). Mount Pleasant (13-0, 2-0) sealed the District 15-5A win in the second half.

The Wildcats had a long road trip Tuesday to Nacogdoches. The Wildcats have a 9-5 season record. Max Preps has the Dragons with a 6-8 season record. Nacogdoches has faced five teams in the Wildcats district with wins over Longview and Pine Tree and losses to Hallsville, Marshall, and Mount Pleasant. You can now add Sulphur Springs as the Dragons claimed a 58-53 victory over the Wildcats.

Boy’s

Chapel Hill 82 – Winnsboro 56

Como-Pickton 61 – Paris Home School 42

Gilmer 56 – Rusk 67

Mt Vernon 62 – Harmony 56

Rains 61 – Chisum 60

 

Girl’s

Alba-Golden 31 – Como-Pickton 28

Gilmer 51 – Liberty-Eylau 47

Harmony 58 – Mt Vernon 50

McLeod 58 – Rivercrest 24

Mt Pleasant 50 – Texas High 46

Winnsboro 61 – Chapel Hill 44