On behalf of our entire staff and our sponsors, I would like to thank all of the schools who took part in the 5th Annual East Texas Playoff Preview. We would like to send a special CONGRATS out to the following schools that brought back some serious hardware from Austin:
GIRLS Class A DI STATE CHAMPION: MARTINS MILL
GIRLS Class A DII STATE RUNNERUP: SALTILLO
GIRLS Class 2A STATE SEMI-FINALIST: CENTERVILLE
GIRLS Class 3A STATE CHAMPION: MEXIA
BOYS Class 2A STATE CHAMPION (REPEAT): WHITE OAK
Without the coaches, this event would not be as successful as it has been.
The hospitality rooms at both sites were courtesy of Elder Chrylser Dodge Jeep in Athens. Coaches, administrators and officials holding a hospitality room pass can redeem that pass for a $500 discount on any new vehicle. You can see their inventory at www.elderdodge.com or contact them at (903) 677-2292.
The ETPP would also like to welcome Edward Merritt of the law firm of Harbour, Smith, Harris and Merritt as a corporate sponsor for the 2013 ETPP. They are board certified by the board of legal specialization specializing in personal injury and civil trial law. Call them at 903-757-4001. They are located in Longview, Texas. www.harbourlaw.com.
THE THANKSGIVING CLASSIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2013.
On December 26 - 28, the ETPP will be hosting a Holiday Tournament for both Boys and Girls at LeTourneau University in Longview. This is primarily for 3A thru 5A but A and 2A schools will be accepted. Private schools will also be considered.
In 2009, the East Texas Playoff Preview was formed and the first event was held at the University of Texas at Tyler. Since then, the event has had to expand to multiple sites to accommodate all of the teams wanting to play in this event.