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School Starts in East Texas Monday with Football Fever

As schools open for a new year in East Texas the small town of Carthage is boasting one of the coolest football stadiums in the state. Carthage High has unveiled a giant video screen with its new scoreboard.

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The Bulldawgs are three-peat champions recently winning the latest state title with the pigskin in 2010-2011. A few years ago, Coach Scott Surratt came to town to restore the Carthage High football program to its former glory.

A new football stadium was built and the scoreboard has become the finishing touches to an outstanding program. The first football game is this Friday night against Jacksonville when crowds of fans, students and parents will enjoy the excitement the new video screen will bring.

It’s already been unveiled during a Friday night scrimmage game and players love it as much as fans. Shane McLemore, who is a freshman and played his first game said it was exciting to see themselves on the big screen.

It made me feel like I was playing at Cowboy Stadium. We saw ourselves on it.  It pumps up the crowd and flashes touchdown..good tackle.

And that’s not really a stretch, since the Bulldawgs played there before and won.

The scoreboard cost $750,000, but anyone with football fever in the “best little town in Texas” thinks it’s an investment in the future.


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