High School Football in Tyler, TX

The John Tyler High School Lions from Tyler, TX
The John Tyler High School Lions from Tyler, TX

The John Tyler High School Lions in Tyler, TX, have a long and storied football history, having roared to championships in 1930, 1973 and 1994. In 1994, the Lions played one of the most famous playoff games in Texas history, holding a 41-17 lead with 2:42 remaining versus Plano East. The opponent then scored a TD and recovered three consecutive on-side kicks, and scored TDs after each of them. Suddenly, John Tyler High was behind 44-41 with 24 seconds remaining, but returned the ensuing kick for a touchdown and a 48-44 victory.

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