By Jana Rayburn
The Chester Yellowjacket football team had a bye last week due to the Tyler County Fair. This week off gave the Jackets extra time to practice and get ready for their upcoming district schedule.
The Jackets will host the Sanchez Eagles on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7p.m. This game will also be homecoming for the Yellowjackets.
This past week has been homecoming week in Chester, and it has been a busy week. On Thursday, Oct. 10, the community, students and public are invited to a Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire, to be held beside the baseball field at 7:30p.m.
The junior class will have a concession stand with snacks and drinks available for purchase. On Friday, October 11, coronation festivities will begin at 6:15p.m. prior to the game kick-off at 7 p.m.
Lady Jacket Volleyball
The high school volleyball team traveled to Colmesneil on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The Lady Jackets played hard but lost to the Lady Dogs in three sets. Freshman Kaylee Tolar led the Lady Jackets in serves.
The high school volleyball team traveled to Goodrich on Friday, Oct. 4 to face the Lady Hornets in a district game. The Lady Jackets defeated Goodrich easily in three games.
The rotation had to be changed due to a few of the players missing the game to show their heifers in the fair, but the players stepped up and got the job done. Olivia Gilzow led the team in serving.
Chester will finish out the second round of district with a home game against Kennard on Friday, Oct. 11 starting at 4 p.m. just prior to the homecoming coronation and game. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Lady Jackets will travel to Apple Springs to take on the Lady Eagles to get the third and final round of district started. Game time is 4:30 p.m.
The junior high volleyball teams traveled to Colmesneil on Monday, Sept. 30. The A Team defeated Colmesneil 2-0. The B Team lost to the Lady Dogs 0-2. The junior high Lady Jackets will play their final game of the season on Monday, Oct. 14 in Groveton against the Lady Indians. The game will start at 4 p.m.
Cross-country teams prep for meet
The Chester cross country teams have been off for the past few weeks and are ready for some competition. The teams will have their district meet on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in Lufkin.