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Jasper faces tall task in taking down new district rival Carthage

Defending State Champion Carthage is loaded and ready for another run

BEAUMONT, Texas — Jasper has been considered on an "island" by the UIL in recent realignments, leading the Bulldogs to be shifted north year after year.

This has happened again, with Jasper joining defending State Champion Carthage, Center, Madisonville, Rusk and Shepherd. 

Jasper is expected to be competitive as always, but finding a way to knockoff Carthage will not be easy. 

That has led Dave Campbell's Texas Football to pick Carthage to take the district crown with Jasper in runner-up spot.

Rounding out the playoff favorites are Center and Madisonville. 

Dave Campbell's Texas Football Predictions

(State Ranking)
1. Carthage (1)
2. Jasper (17)
3. Center
4. Madisonville
5. Rusk
6. Shepherd 

Looking Back To 2019

Carthage Bulldogs (16-0, 5-0)
District Champions
4A-DI State Champions
Playoff Results
Bi-District: Athen, W 49-14
Area: Lumberton, W 55-17
Regional: Crandall, W 52-21
State Quarterfinal: Midlothian Heritage, W 24-7
State Semifinals: Lampassas, W 49-42
State Championship: Waco La Vega, W 42-28

Jasper Bulldogs (8-2, 4-0)
District Champions
Area Finalists
Playoff Results
Bi-District: Hardin-Jefferson, W 51-27
Area: Bellville, L 54-35

Center Roughriders (6-5, 3-1)
Bi-District Finalists
Playoff Results
Bi-District: Hamshire-Fannett, L 50-42

Madisonville Mustangs (2-8, 0-6)
Missed Playoffs

Rusk Eagles (3-8, 3-1)
Bi-District Finalists
Playoff Results
Bi-District: Salado, L 57-16

Shepherd Pirates (3-7, 2-2)
Bi-District Finalists
Playoff Results
Bi-District: Silsbee, L 52-13

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