Grayson, area football flexing their muscle

Grayson County went 6-for-6 this past week as every team that punched their ticket to the playoffs reached the second round.

Pottsboro and Gunter continued their annual tradition of winning in the first round, but their glad to see North Texas flexing their muscle against East Texas.

"There's no question that East Texas plays really good football but I think we do too," said Gunter head coach Jake Fieszel. "You know, I m just really excited to see so many teams in Grayson county still playing."

"I think it says a lot about this area, with the type of athletes we have, what type of coaches we have," said Pottsboro head coach Matt Poe. "There some really good programs in this area and it's something to be proud of."

The 5-3A district proved to better than the 6-3A, Howe beat Cooper, S&S took down Lone Oak, and Leonard, who is just outside Grayson County, put up W's.

"You know, I know a lot of coaches around here do a great job," said Howe head coach Zach Hudson. "And I m glad their getting some recognition, you know this area is getting a little recognition that is usually not given."

"Pretty proud of ourselves as far as our district goes for sweeping that district," said S&S head coach Garrett Patterson. "And you know what Whitesboro's done has been nothing short of amazing."

Despite starting out the year 0-and-5, the Bearcats still made the playoffs and knocked off a district champion in the first round while Bells continues to enjoy a turnaround season and Pilot Point, who is just a few miles from Grayson is in the next round too.

"What I've learned from being here is there is some good coaches and good schemes and good programs and it's a tough brand of football played in the area," said Bells head coach Scott Ponder.

"North central Texas has always been good in football, you know I don't care what other geographical area you look at, they've always been real good at football," said Whitesboro head coach Eddie Gill.