High School Football in 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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