Carthage win 6th State Title

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The Carthage Bulldogs dominated Kennedale on Friday afternoon to secure their 6th state title. From start to finish the Bulldogs controlled the tempo of the game, on their way to a 49-21 victory.

Carthage scored on their first seven possessions of the contest and took a 42-7 lead entering the 4th quarter. From there, they cruised to their second consecutive state title.

Gunner Capps, who was named the Offensive MVP, threw for 365 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mehki Colbert was the recipient of one of those touchdown passes, and ended up with 191 yards receiving, which established a new 4A state title game record. 

Keaontay Ingram was his usual phenomenal self, as he finished with 163 yards and three touchdowns.

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Mykel Gates was voted the game's Defensive MVP. The senior linebacker had 11 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. 

"It's been a dream since we were little and we made it come true," Gates stated. "I can't explain to you how it feels right now."