By Jana Rayburn
CHESTER – The Chester Yellowjacket football team put on a show at Aubry Bradley Stadium last Friday night. The Jackets defeated the Sanchez Eagles by a score of 62-0. Jake Pitre finished the night with three rushes for 167 yards and three touchdowns.
Jared Young also ran the ball well. Young had 3 rushes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Carsyn Whitworth had four rushes for 65 yards, one touchdown, two extra points, a fumble recovery, and an interception. Levi Barnhart had one rush for 22 yards and a touchdown.
Colton Pursley also had one rush for 22 yards, one touchdown, and one extra point. Austin Jerkins had one reception for two yards and a touchdown. Zayne Barnhart finished the night with 1 extra point. Chase Bertrand had 1 rush for 5 yards and fumble recovery. Lucas Jordan, Conner Hughes and Miles Redwine each had an extra point.
The Jackets will host the Emery Weiner Jaguars on Thursday, Oct. 17 in a 6 p.m. game. Because Emery Weiner is bringing their JV team, the Yellowjacket seniors will not suit up, making this more of a junior varsity game.
Chester High School crowned its 2019 homecoming queen in J.P. Johnston Gymnasium on Friday, Oct. 11. Belle Gilzow was crowned queen, with Blake Whitworth serving as her escort.
Lady Jackets win against Groveton and Kennard
The high school volleyball team had a highly successful week, getting wins against Groveton and Kennard. The second round of district play is now in the books, and the Lady Jackets have just five more district games before the playoffs begin.
The Lady Jackets started the week with a 3-1 win at home against the Groveton Indians. Coach Megan Nichols was pleased with the win against the 2A school and hopes this win will give the team the confidence they need to finish the district strong. Senior Annie Rayburn had another big game for the Lady Jackets. Nichols said Rayburn ended the game with 11 kills and 17 assists.
The Lady Jackets played a home game on Friday, Oct. 11 against the Kennard Lady Tigers. The Lady Jackets fought hard all five games and were able to pull out a win 3-2.
On Friday, Oct. 18, the Lady Jackets will host the Colmesneil Lady Dogs in a 4:30 p.m. game. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Lady Jackets will play a home game against the Goodrich Lady Hornets. Game time is 4 p.m., and the seniors will be recognized prior to the game, at around 4 p.m.
Cross-country athletes compete in Lufkin meet
The Chester cross-country teams competed in the Lufkin Coke Classic cross-country meet last week in preparation for their district meet, which will run the same course this week.
Coach Donald Mayhugh is expecting to take several athletes to Corpus Christi next week to compete in the Regional cross-country meet.