On Saturday October 5th during the Black Bridge Festival in Dime Box the hometown football team made history once more. The first home football game in the history of Dime Box went in favor of the hometeam 64-32.
The Longhorns faced Mount Carmel of Houston and with a large crowd surrounding the baseball field turned football field Dime Box played well enough to put an exclamation mark on the season.
Early in the game the teams traded scores and just before the end of the 1st quarter Dime Box only led 14-13. The second quarter was a different story. The Longhorns would rally off 24 unanswered points to take a commanding 38-13 lead into halftime. During the 2nd quarter the defense continued to step up and produced turnovers through interceptions. The first by Masyn Spacek was almost returned for a touchdown and then just before the half an interception by Jer'Perion Gilbert was returned for a pick six.
Throughout the game the Longhorns were only stopped on one drive an interception deep in Mount Carmel territory. In the second half the teams traded scores, but the result was never in doubt and Dime Box ran out the clock most of the fourth quarter to usher in the end of the football season and move into basketball season. Offensively the team was powered once again by the efforts of Ray Gilbert and his 278 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns.
The eventful day closed out an exciting year for Dime Box and a remarkable step by the smallest school in Lee County. This season was a trial period for the school and team, but based on the events at the first home game the students, school, and community look ready for 2020.