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Chester shuts out Mount Carmel for homecoming

Chester Yellowjackets 100820PHOTO COURTESY OF BECKI BYRD Yellowjacket quarterback Carson Thomson prepares to hand off the ball to Keighen Green last week. The Jackets defeated the Mount Carmel Bulldogs 45-0.

By Jana Rayburn

CHESTER – The Chester Yellowjacket football team destroyed the Mount Carmel Bulldogs in front of the homecoming crowd last Friday night at Aubry Bradley Stadium. The Jackets outscored the Bulldogs 45-0, in a game that ended in the third quarter because of the mercy rule.

Coach Raymond Woodard said, “We came out with an intensity that I like.” He was impressed with quarterback Carson Thomson, who did an outstanding job running the offense for the Jackets. Woodard said his team improved on the defensive side of the ball, and that is something they have been working on in practice. Freshman Keighen Green scored twice on offense and then broke their back with a 47-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The entire team executed and made it happen Friday night.

Just prior to kickoff, Jasmine Mitchell was crowned the 2020 Homecoming Queen. Mitchell was escorted by Zaron Missey.
The Jackets will have this week off due to the Tyler County Fair, but will be back in action on Friday, Oct. 16 as they travel to Buckholts to face off against the Badgers in a 7 p.m. game.

Junior High Football –The junior high Jackets did not have a game last week and will have a bye due to the Tyler County Fair this week. The Jackets will travel to Buckholts on Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. to battle it out against the Badgers. The junior high will play prior to the high school game.

Lady Jacket Volleyball – The high school volleyball team played only one game this week, as their game against Latexo was cancelled. The Lady Jackets shut out the Goodrich Lady Hornets in front of a home crowd on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Lady Jackets won in three straight sets, 25-5, 25-6, 25-14. Brianna Kort had 13 aces, Jasmine Mitchell had 10 aces, and Linzie Romo had 2 aces. Mitchell led with 6 kills for the night and Audrey Gilzow had 5 kills.
On Friday, Oct. 9, the Lady Jackets will host the Apple Springs Lady Eagles in a 4:30 p.m. game. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Lady Jackets will play another home game against the Lovelady Lady Lions. Game time is 4:30 p.m.
The junior high Lady Jackets were off this past week, but will play against the Kennard Lady Tigers at home on Monday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.

Cross-Country –The Chester cross-country teams competed in the Edward Pina Invitational cross country meet in Corrigan on Saturday, Oct. 3. Miles Redwine placed ninth in the varsity boys division and Kat Knox placed 14th in the varsity girls division. The junior high boys and girls teams both placed second overall. Zack Redwine placed ninth and Jaxson Gay placed tenth for the boys. Sealy Hines brought home a second-place medal and Sydney Brock placed seventh.

The high school cross-country teams will compete in the Lufkin Coca-Cola Invitational on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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Woodville takes down Corrigan-Camden 48-7


By Albert Trevino

WOODVILLE – The Woodville Eagles took down the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs 48-7 on the Eagles’ home field on Friday.
A constant string of turnovers, penalties and bad snaps hit a season high on Friday and prevented Corrigan from gaining any real momentum over the Eagles.

Although the Bulldog defense held strong for most of the first half and made crucial stops, it was eventually worn down by Woodville later in the game.

Corrigan was forced to punt on the opening drive, while the Eagles quickly reached the red zone, scoring on a touchdown pass from Woodville quarterback Jack Fowler to running back Jatavian Taylor.

The first turnover occurred on Corrigan’s second possession, with a fumble recovered by Eagle defensive end Pop Prejean and taken 88 yards to the end zone for a touchdown. The extra kick was blocked, which made it 13-0 midway through the first quarter.

During the second quarter, Woodville’s offense struck again with Eagle safety Trotter Moses breaking a key tackle on a short reception for a touchdown.

The following two-point conversion was successful to extend the lead to 21-0 at halftime.

The Bulldogs came out swinging to start the third quarter by recovering an onside kick, then capitalizing with their only scoring drive of the game.

The touchdown play involved some trickery, as Bulldog sophomore running back JaVarion Williams threw a 41-yard bomb to sophomore back Anthony Harrell. The extra kick was good, putting seven points on the board for Corrigan.

However, the Bulldog offense lost momentum on its next possession, where a bad snap resulted in Williams tackled on the wrong end of the field for a safety.

The Eagle offense capitalized with receiver Jacorey Hyder scoring on a 33-yard touchdown catch, making it 29-7 midway through the third quarter.

Corrigan then suffered a quick three-and-out, leading to the Eagle offense putting together a long scoring drive. Eagle safety Ralon Williams punched it in for the final two yards to get the rushing touchdown. This further extended the lead to 35-7 late in the third.

Woodville scored twice more in the fourth quarter. The first was a one-yard touchdown run by Taylor. Following another turnover by Corrigan’s offense, Eagle receiver Ronald Washington caught a 50-yard touchdown pass for the final points of the night.

This Friday, the Eagles play Little-Cypress Mauriceville for Woodville’s homecoming. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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Warriors drill Oilers 41-0

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By Chris Edwards
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WARREN – For the second week in a row, the Warren Warriors came out on top.

The 2-0 Tyler County team drilled the West Hardin Oilers on Warrior land for Warren’s homecoming last Friday. The game was a shut-out, with a final score of 41-0.

The Warriors were strong right out of the gate with senior Luke Whisneant plowing down the field in the first quarter for a 45-yard touchdown.

Warren led by 29 points at halftime, and never let up going into the second half. The Oilers’ offense just could not get past the Warrior defense, and the

Warriors put a couple more touchdowns on the scoreboard in the second half.

On Friday, the Warriors look to keep the streak going when they play the Deweyville Pirates at Deweyville. The Pirates sit at 1-1 thus far and are coming off a win over Colmesneil from last week.

Warren will begin District play next week when they play Anderson-Shiro at home.

Prior to the game, a tribute was made to Mike Paddie. Paddie, who died in July, was the longtime announcer at Warriors football games, and addition to being known as “the voice of the Warriors,” he served Warren ISD as an administrator, teacher and coach for more than 40 years.

During the tribute, the Warrior band played Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A,” and Rep. Brian Babin presented WHS Principal Jimbo Swinney with an American flag in Paddie’s honor.

The Warriors are scheduled to play the Deweyville Pirates on Friday at Deweyville. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

In volleyball action over in Warrior Country, the Lady Warriors are set to play Kountze on Friday at Kountze. The freshman, junior varsity and varsity girls take on the Lady Lions in a District match-up starting at 4:30.

The Lady Warriors played East Chambers at home in a District match on Tuesday. The results of that game are unavailable at press time.

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Bulldogs lose to Pirates

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By Chris Edwards
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COLMESNEIL – The Colmesneil Bulldogs hosted the Deweyville Pirates for their homecoming game last Friday and came up on the short end of things.

The 46-6 final score, with the Pirates in the win column, brought both schools to a 1-1 record. The ‘Dogs held off the Pirates for most of the first quarter, only giving up six points to them. Once the game started, with the Pirates winning the coin toss, senior running back Cade Watson scored within a few plays. In the second quarter, the ‘Dogs scored their lone touchdown of the game, and the game sat at 14-6 at halftime.

The second half of the game was much more the Pirates’ show, as they scored two touchdowns in both the third and fourth quarter. A 79-yard touchdown from Watson set the stage soon after the third quarter began.

Colmesneil is set to play High Island’s Cardinals on the road on Friday. The 0-2 Cardinals are coming off a shut-out loss to Louise last week.

This week’s game will be the final non-District contest for the ‘Dogs. They are scheduled to take on the Overton Mustangs on the road Sept. 25 to begin conference play.

In Lady Dogs volleyball action, Colmesneil is at 3-4 overall, with one game into District play. They lost Friday’s game against the Lovelady Lady Lions 3-0. They played the Groveton Lady Indians on Tuesday at Groveton. The results of that game are unavailable at press time.

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