Karnack ISD Indians celebrate homecoming with back-to-back wins

Karnack ISD Indians celebrate homecoming with back-to-back wins
Posted on 01/20/2017
The Karnack ISD boys basketball team watches Thursday as the girls team plays Avinger ISD during Karnack ISD's homecoming game.

KARNACK - The Karnack ISD Indians celebrated homecoming on Thursday with two back-to-back wins, first with the school's girls basketball team then the boys.

Blue and yellow clad supporters and community members packed the house Thursday at Karnack ISD's gym to show support for their Indians.

The school's junior high boys and girls basketball team faced off against long-time rival for this year's homecoming match up.

Karnack ISD houses grades third through eighth so homecoming is celebrated with the school's junior high school basketball teams in the spring.

"We have huge community pride here in Karnack and that is evidenced by the show of support here at our homecoming game tonight," Karnack ISD Superintendent Amy Dickson said on Thursday.

Karnack's girls team sent Avinger packing with a 32-22 win over the visitors. Their record now moves up to 8-2.

Karnack's undefeated boys team moves up to a record of 10-0 with a 79-17 win over Avinger on Thursday.

"These kids are amazing," Dickson said. "They are sweet, polite, hard working and disciplined. Coach Oliver Deal has built up an incredible program. He is doing great things and the kids want to perform for him."

The undefeated boys team has not only run roughshod over each East Texas peer they've matched up against this season, they've also gone head to head with a traveling Australian high school boys basketball team.

"The Australian team was here traveling the U.S. playing against basketball teams and they put out that they were looking to go up against a Texas team so Coach Deal contacted them and set it up," Dickson said.

The game was played in Karnack with the Indians coming out on top.

"I truly believe, if they were a high school, I would be the superintendent of a state championship basketball team. They are that good."

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