Mart wins first-ever back-to-back Texas high school football state championships

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It was a record breaking night for Mart High School Wednesday night as it rolled to a 76-33 victory over Gruver in the Texas Class 2A Division II state championship game. The victory gives Mart back-to-back titles for the first-time in school history. The Panthers won the 2A Division I title in 2017.

Tyrk Horne, the game’s Offensive MVP, finished with 12 carries for 291 yards with a class state record seven touchdowns. He also broke the Class 2A state title game record for rushing yards.

Mart becomes one of five schools to win seven Texas high school football state championships. Aledo, which will go for its eighth overall title Friday night, Abilene, Plano and Brownwood are the other schools with seven Texas high school football state championships. Celina, Katy, Richland Springs and Southlake Carroll lead the way with eight championships each.

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