Yates HS boys basketball team plays for state title

Yates High School’s boys basketball team will play for the district 3A state championship at 10 a.m. Saturday in Austin. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.

Yates will be playing the same team it played in the title game last year, Dallas’ Madison High School. Yates lost that game and is hoping to avenge that loss. The players’ sprits are high after beating Kennedale, which had been undefeated this season, in the state semifinals game on Thursday.

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This level of play is nothing new to Yates, who competed for the state championship in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. The program won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010.