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Bowl game
for Lions
   COMMERCE  -- Due to the inclement winter weather about to move through the northeast Texas area, the 2013 Live United Texarkana Bowl between A&M-Commerce and Harding has been postponed. The game will now be played on Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m.

    The weather forecast has a strong arctic front entering the area this morning, bringing with it freezing rain and the possibility of ice accumulations of up to 2 inch as daytime highs will only reach the upper 20s to low 30s. Along with the possibility of high winds, the decision was made to postpone the game to ensure the teams and fans would not have to risk traveling in dangerous driving conditions.
    Stay tuned to LionAthletics.com for the latest regarding the possible rescheduling of the Live United Texarkana Bowl, as well as the official Lion Athletics Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Buffs fall
in playoffs
Special to the News-Telegram
    ALLENDALE, Mich. – The No. 19/17 West Texas A&M football team dropped a 35-28 decision at No. 22/23 Grand Valley State Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Quarterfinal round. With the loss, the Buffs end their season with an 11-3 record, while GVSU improved to 12-2.
     “The guys played their hearts out today,” interim head coach Mike Nesbitt said.  “They had our backs as coaches the whole year and did great stuff for us this season.  “We didn’t do what we needed to do to finish the game and come out where we needed to be.  I am nothing but proud of them.”
     WT was led by senior quarterback Dustin Vaughan who threw for 397 yards on 36 of 53 with four touchdowns and three interceptions.  Junior wide receiver Anthony Johnson and senior Torrence Allen each had 11 receptions with Johnson have a game-high 165 yards with two scores, while Allen had 141 yards.
     The Buffs dominated a majority of the stats, but not the scoreboard one at the end.  WT out-gained GVSU 434-295 and 397-219 in passing yards.  Both WT had 37 yards rushing and the Lakers had 76.  Credit GVSU as it held WT to 124 yards of total offense in the second half after having 310 yards of offense in the first half.
     Three, third quarter interceptions proved costly for WT as the Lakers converted two into touchdowns and used a fake punt for a first down setting up the go ahead and game winning touchdown in the quarter.
     “Obviously he made a great play on the first one,” Vaughan said.
    Former Sulphur Springs players Jace Jackson, Johnny McSheffery and Kedrick Dial  were members of the West Texas A&M University football team.




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