By Jana Rayburn
CHESTER – The Chester Yellowjacket football team hosted the Fort Bend Chargers on Friday, Sept. 4 in the first home game of the season.
Coach Raymond Woodard was encouraged with the progress his team has made since they started practice at the beginning of the school year. “We had two players rush for over 100 yards. Carsyn Whitworth finished the game with 140 yards and Kessler Romo had 102 yards,” Woodard said.
Additionally, Romo and Colton Pursley had two touchdown receptions each. Carson Thomson has improved tremendously, and Woodard looks for him to have a big year as quarterback for the Yellowjackets. The entire team played hard until the end of the fourth quarter, and even though the Jackets lost 39-71, the coaches were proud of their effort.
The Jackets will travel to Houston to face the Texas Christian Tigers on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.
Junior High Football
The junior high football team took the field on Friday, Sept. 4 against the Fort Bend Chargers. The boys weren’t out on the field long before the weather got rough. After the game was delayed due to lightening, the coaches and officials made the decision to cancel the game.
The junior high school was scheduled to travel to Houston to play against the Texas Christian Tigers next week, just prior to the high school game. However, due to low player turnout for the Tigers, that game has been cancelled.
Lady Jacket Volleyball
The high school volleyball team hosted the West Hardin Oilers on Tuesday, September 1. The Lady Jackets had no trouble with Hardin and defeated the Lady Oilers in three games. Coach Megan Nichols was very pleased with her team and said, “This is the best they have played yet this season.” Jasmine Mitchell led in kills and digs, going into double digits in both. Brianna Kort had four aces. Bailey Fann played a great game and had 2 aces and 4 kills in her first varsity match.
The Lady Jackets will kick off district on Friday, September 11 as they take on the Lady Eagles in Apple Springs at 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Lady Jackets will play Goodrich in an away game. Game time is 4:30 p.m.
If spectators are planning to attend an away volleyball game, they must obtain tickets from a volleyball player. Each district team is only given a certain number of tickets for away games, depending on the gym size of the opposing team.
The junior high volleyball teams were off again last week due to a power outage in Chester. The Jackets were scheduled to host the Diboll Lady Jacks.
The junior high team will travel to Goodrich on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. The girls will be back on the road as they will head to Livingston on Saturday, Sept. 19 to take on the Lady Lions. Game time is 9 a.m.