They came for a football game first and foremost and Denison fans got drama until the final play. But the curiosity about the brand-new Munson Stadium started the evening on a very positive note and the way the Yellow Jackets finished things was extremely positive as it led to a season-opening victory in overtime, a first for any version of the home turf, against Frisco Liberty.
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Another season of Denison football is underway and the Yellow Jackets are opening up in grand fashion with the first game coming at the new Munson Stadium.
There is no team that can give Sherman a run for its money as the longest tenured opponent on the Denison schedule since the Bearcats have been there every fall since 1931. But it might surprise you to learn that the team with the second-most consecutive appearances would be Frisco Liberty, which is about to grace the Denison schedule for the seventh straight season — every year of Liberty’s existence.
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I have to imagine Denison fans are sick of seeing Sulphur Springs. The Wildcats have become a staple of the Jackets’ schedule in the past decade and outside of a region final victory in 2009 to propel Denison into the state semifinals, things don’t normally end well for the black and gold side. When Denison had made it to the playoffs in 2008 after a three-year absence, the Jackets were 12-0 and dreaming big. Sulphur Springs handed them their only loss in the region semifinals and the Wildcats went on to win it all. Fast-forward five years and Denison makes the playoffs after a three-year absence. And again Sulphur Springs is the eliminator, making a trip to the postseason the Jackets had waited so long for come to a quick ending.
For the first time in four years, the Denison Yellow Jackets are in the playoffs. Their first opponent is a familiar one — Sulphur Springs. Follow all of the action at Texas A&M-Commerce here on the Live Blog or follow me on Twitter @JasonDellaRosa
Many Yellow Jackets fans are quite familiar with Denison’s bi-district opponent. Sulphur Springs had been a staple of the schedule for five straight seasons before a one-year hiatus and now the teams square off in Friday’s game at Texas A&M-Commerce.