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By on October 31, 2013 10:00 am


Grayland Arnold, J.J. Edwards, Justin Harper lead Kounze as the top rated 2A school in Texas.


District 10-2A

Coach: Duane Joubert

2012 Postseason: Reached the Area Finals

Key Players: Grayland Arnold, J.J. Edwards, Justin Harper


The Kountze Lions are projected to be the No. 1 Class 2A team in the state of Texas entering the season. Can they live up to the hype? Coach Duane Joubert hopes so and would like to put a state championship plaque in the Lions’ trophy case this spring.


After falling in the area finals to Tatum a year ago, Kountze returns experience and athleticism to the program. Several do double-time on the football team, which is trying to get into the playoffs for the first time since 1973.


We’re just focused on getting better each game and by the time district and the playoffs come around, we will be playing our best basketball,” Joubert said. “We want to continue to build on what we have and try to make a run to Austin.”


Super soph Grayland Arnold returns to run the offense and will be joined in the starting lineup by playmakers J.J. Edwards and Justin Harper. Watch for seniors Xavier Barnes, Landry Linn and Brandon Hooper to play valuable minutes.


The battles with state-ranked East Chambers will be telling during the season.


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