Deer Park's Tyrek Saylor rushes down the sideline in a 16-14 win over La Porte.
The 93rd annual Border Battle between the La Porte Bulldogs and the Deer Park Deer kicked off Friday October 27, with the series knotted at 46 a piece. This game is bigger than any playoff game of the year, this game is the game each and every citizen of La Porte and Deer Park look forward to every year. For the past three years, the Bulldogs have owned the Border Battle with final scores of 10-6, 27-24 and 35-21. The win streak has put La Porte back even with the Deer in the almost 100 year series. The Deer began the game with a record of 4-3 overall and a district record of 4-0, having already clinched a spot in the 2017 UIL 6A playoffs. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs came into the game also at 4-3, but having one defeat in district play against the South Houston Trojans, putting them in third place behind the Deer Park and Pasadena Memorial. [read more]