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Tyler County athletes wrap up cross-country seasons

Cross Country


From Staff Reports

Nineteen Tyler County athletes concluded their cross-country seasons last week.

Nine of those athletes competed in the Region IV-Class A Meet, while three more in the Region III-2A Meet and seven in the Region III-3A Meet. These athletes competed on Oct. 22, with the Region IV Meet took place in Corpus Christi, while the Region III Meet was in Huntsville.

Miles Redwine of Chester finished 26th in the Region IV-A race – just three individual spots away from a state qualification. The top four teams and top 10 individuals not on a qualifying team advanced to the state meet Saturday in Round Rock.

In addition to Redwine, his teammate Anthony White finished 95th and Lane Laurent of District 28-A rival Spurger finished 125th. Fellow 28-A member Goodrich won the team championship.

On the girls’ side, Sayri Urias-Jimenez and Katy Curry – both of Spurger – finished 53rd and 87th, respectively. Chester was represented by Brianna Cowan (88th), Annie Rayburn (97th), Trinity Jerkins (117th) and Faith Loughner (132nd).

The Woodville girls’ team finished 20th in the Region III-3A race. Representing the Lady Eagles were Ryleigh Stewart (67th), Penelope Hasson (101st), Emily Persons (120th), Mary Lassiter (129th), Jayde Bettes (152nd) and Camber Castellanos (154th).

Melody Sanford of Warren also competed in the 3A girls’ race. She finished 93rd.

A trio of Colmesneil athletes competed in the 2A races. Kaleb Powers finished 60th in the 2A boys’ race, while McKayla Pittman and Jackie Hughes finished 66th and 101st, respectively, in the 2A girls’ race.

Hughes ran in her final high school cross country meet. She was the lone senior out of the 19 Tyler County regional qualifiers.

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Woodville Dominates Anahuac 52-10



Ground Gainer:  Woodville’s DaMichael Brooks (2) led the charge with 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns Friday Night for the Eagles. (HALE HUGHES | TCB )Ground Gainer:  Woodville’s DaMichael Brooks (2) led the charge with 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns Friday Night for the Eagles. (HALE HUGHES | TCB )By Hale Hughes

ANAHUAC—The Woodville Eagles traveled to Anahuac with sole possession of first place of DI District 12-3A and throttled the Panthers to the tune of 52-10.

The win keeps the Eagles perfect on the season and Woodville continues to control its own destiny as they head into the final stretch of the regular season.

It was touchdowns before first downs for the Eagles as DaMichael Brooks got the Eagles on the board first with a scoring run from 32 yards out on Woodville’s opening drive and the Eagles never looked back. Keon Chatham got the second score for Woodville on a 5-yard run following an 83-yard, clock-consuming drive that started at their own 17-yard line. It’s a formula that has been successful for Woodville over the past three years with head coach Ty Robinson at the helm.

Not much went right for the Panthers all night. Woodville followed up their second score by gaining possession of the ensuing kickoff from a short Tyler Greer kick. Brooks closed the drive with an 11-yard TD run and a Greer extra-point gave the Eagles a comfortable 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Anahuac answered back with a single-play, 47-yard run to narrow the lead to a 14-point gap with the score 21-7. The Eagles were not phased and rallied right back with another ground-and-pound drive that was capped by a Brooks 13-yard run for a touchdown to make the score 28-7 following Greer’s PAT.

Another gaffe in the Panther kicking game was Woodville recovering the Eagle kickoff which prevented an Anahuac offensive opportunity. The Eagle offense seized the Panther error by putting together a 36-yard scoring drive that was topped off by Reese Shaw taking a quarterback sneak in for another Woodville touchdown that gave the Eagles a 35-7 lead going into halftime.

Woodville amassed 427 total offensive yards against the Panthers and all of it came on the ground. Woodville spread the ball around over eight different ball carriers on the night that kept the Panthers guessing while keeping fresh legs in for the potent Eagle offense. DaMichael Brooks led all carriers on the night and tallied 16 carries for 200 yards averaging 12.5 yards per carry and three touchdowns. Zack Martin had 13 carries and added 79 yards and a score. JaQualin George had nine carries for 59 yards, Keon Chatham had eight carries for 30 yards and one touchdown and Jaylon Hyder had four carries for 42 yards and one touchdown for the Eagles.

Woodville will host Orangefield this week as the Bobcats who dropped down from 4-A last year will travel to Eagle Stadium to take on the Eagles this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Orangefield is coming off of a 22-20 loss to Hardin and will be looking to bounce back against Woodville. Eagle fans are encouraged to show up and show out for our hometown Woodville Eagles who are ranked tenth in state in DI Class 3A according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine.

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Lady Jacket volleyball preparing for playoffs

The Lady Jacket volleyball team is gearing up for a deep playoff run.  Pictured (l to r):  Chianne Chandler, Katilyn Clack, Josey Sturrock, Taylor Handley, Annie Rayburn, Ashlyn Overstreet, Belle Gilzow, Brianna Kort, Jasmine Mitchell, and Faith Loughner.  (JANA RAYBURN | TCB)The Lady Jacket volleyball team is gearing up for a deep playoff run.  Pictured (l to r):  Chianne Chandler, Katilyn Clack, Josey Sturrock, Taylor Handley, Annie Rayburn, Ashlyn Overstreet, Belle Gilzow, Brianna Kort, Jasmine Mitchell, and Faith Loughner.  (JANA RAYBURN | TCB)


By Jana Rayburn

CHESTER – The Lady Jackets volleyball team is nearing the end of district play and are already preparing for the playoffs.

Last week, the Lady Jackets traveled to Groveton and defeated the Lady Indians in three straight sets. The Lady Jackets will head into playoffs as the first-place team in the 1A division.

There will be a warm up game on Friday, Oct. 26 against Gary High School in Chester at 4 p.m.

The Lady Jackets will get a bye for the first round of playoffs and will meet up with the Oakwood Lady Panthers in the area round. Location and time will be determined at a later date.

Yellowjacket junior high and varsity football continue season

The junior high football team hosted the High Island Cardinals last Thursday, Oct. 18. Even though the boys played a good game, they were not able to defeat the Cardinals. Their next game will be on Friday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. in Oakwood, as they take on the Panthers in Friday night action.

The Yellowjacket varsity football team did not have a game last weekend, due to a cancellation. The Jackets will travel to Oakwood for a game against the Panthers on Friday, Oct. 26 after the conclusion of the junior high game.

Cross-country runners participate in Regionals
The Yellowjacket cross-country teams traveled to Corpus Christi for the regional meet on Monday, Oct. 22. The conditions were cold and damp, but the Jackets managed to be competitive. Running for the Jackets were Miles Redwine, Anthony White, Annie Rayburn, Faith Loughner, Brianna Cowan and Trinity Jerkins.

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Warren’s Sanford qualifies for cross-country regionals

Warren’s Tony Solano (15) leaves the field after being shaken up vs Anahuac. (ROBERT JACBOUS | TCB)Warren’s Tony Solano (15) leaves the field after being shaken up vs Anahuac. (ROBERT JACBOUS | TCB)


By Robert Jacbous

WARREN – Melody Sanford of Warren wrapped up a regional berth in cross-country with a tenth-place finish at the District 23-3A meet at a wet and muddy course at Wildwood on Oct. 10.  Sanford will run in the Region 3 meet in Huntsville on Oct. 22.

Other runners who competed for Warren were Seth Smith, who placed 18th in varsity boys’, Kendrick Noceja and Anthony Foxworth, who each ran their personal best.

Lady Warriors volleyball remains in playoff contention
The Warren volleyball team won two key matches last week to improve to 6-5 in District 22-3A play with three matches to go in the regular season.

The Lady Warriors beat Kirbyville at home on Oct. 9 and followed that up with another home win over Anahuac last Friday.

The Lady Warriors played an away match at East Chambers on October 16. If the Lady Warriors hope to qualify for the playoffs, however, their work will be cut out for them. Warren’s last two matches of the season are against two state ranked opponents, Buna, and Hardin, who both defeated Warren in the first half of district play.

Warrior football drops to 0-6 overall, 0-3 in District 12-3A play with loss to Anahuac
Warren’s winless 2018 football season continued with a 71-0 homecoming night loss to the Anahuac Panthers last Friday.

Anahuac rolled up 512 yards of offense on the evening, 408 yards rushing and 104 yards passing. The Panthers jumped to a 14-0 first quarter lead thanks to a three-yard rushing touchdown by Panthers quarterback Foster Kruezer with 4:23 left in the quarter.

With a minute to go in the first quarter Kreuzer then hit fullback Edward Ramos with a 25-yard touchdown pass and the Panthers’ lead grew to 14-0.

Anahuac added 23 second quarter points to extend the halftime lead to 37-0. With 10:14 left in the quarter running back Tyrone Wilson scored from 10 yards out to make it 21-0.

After Anahuac intercepted a Warren pass, the Panthers added a five-yard rushing touchdown with 8:27 left in the half to extend the Anahuac lead to 28-0.

Anahuac added a field goal with 44 seconds until halftime to make the score 31-0. Warren then fumbled the ball at their own 21.

The Warriors received the second half kickoff, but three plays went nowhere, and a Warren punt gave Anahuac the ball at their own 47.

Four plays later, Anahuac’s Kruezer ran around left end for a five-yard touchdown with 8:46 left in the third quarter to give the Panthers a 44-0 lead.

In the fourth quarter, a 10-yard run by Landyn Fanus, a 35-yard interception return by Trent Robertson for a touchdown, and another touchdown by Fanus, this time a 38-yarder, pushed the final margin to 71-0.

With the win over Warren, Anahuac evened their record for the season at 3-3, and put their District 12-3A mark at 2-1.
Warren hopes to find their first victory of the 2018 season this Friday with an away game against the Buna Cougars. The Cougars are 5-1 overall and 2-1 in district play.

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