Known as the Battle of 377, these two teams first met in 1937, and this season marks the 81st installment of the rivalry. There is a lot of history within these programs, as they have combined to win 13 state championships. The Brownwood Lions have the lead in the series with a 46-32-2 overall record; however, the Stephenville Yellowjackets have won the past two matchups, including last year’s 63-7 drubbing on their way to an undefeated season that ended with a state championship. This season’s game is sure to be entertaining, as the Lions look to get back in control of the series and the Yellowjackets hope to continue their recent dominance.
Brownwood put the first points on the board with an early TD. The Yellow Jackets responded with a touchdown tying the game at 7. They followed up with another touchdown bringing the score to 14-7. The Lions roared back with another 7 to tie the game, 14-14 at the half. With just over 8 minutes left in the 3rd, Stephenville score to take the lead 21-14. An interception by the Jackets and a TD extended their lead 28-14. In the 4th quarter, Stephenville commanded with a series of touchdowns, dominating at 42-14. Another TD from the Lions put another 7 on the board for them, but the Jackets prevailed with a final score of 42-21.