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Local Sports Round up 9/26/14; Football heads into Week 5, archery deer season opens, special youth hunt this weekend

The Center Rider sub-varsity football teams had a good night against Hardin-Jefferson last night, as the JV Riders take a 20-14 win, the 8th grade Riders come away with a 30-14 victory, and the 7A wins, 20-0, and the Rider 7th Grade B Team ties Hardin-Jefferson, 6-6.


Week 5 of the high school football season has some good match-ups locally.


The 2-1 Center Roughriders travel to Sour Lake to play 4-0 the state-ranked Hardin-Jefferson Hawks. Center Broadcasting has the action on KDET online at and on 92.5 KXXE as Rob Payne, Chris Watlington and the Rider Radio Team have the broadcast beginning with the stadium pre-game at 7 p.m.


If you would like instructions on how to get to the football stadium for Hardin-Jefferson, the address you will need to type into a GPS or Google Maps is 3025 Texas Hwy 326, Sour Lake, TX 77659. DIRECTIONS: In Sour Lake Turn at 2025 Hwy. 326 South. This will take you to the high school and the middle school (they are located in the same area). The stadium is in between both schools.


The 3-0 Shelbyville Dragons play 1-3 Queen City in our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB, as Don Wall hits the air with the pre-game at 7:20 p.m. It's also homecoming in Shelbyville.


In other local games, it's a battle of two traditional powerhouses as #15 state-ranked Alto will tangle with #3 ranked Tenaha at The Pit. Both teams are undefeated at 3-0.


Elsewhere, Groveton will be at 1-2 Joaquin; 0-2 Timpson has homecoming as they'll take on Lovelady; it's also homecoming in San Augustine as the 1-2 Wolves play 3-1 Hemphill; and Plain Dealing will be at 2-1 Logansport for homecoming.


It's a battle of Bulldogs Saturday night in Palestine, as 2-1 Garrison will play Marlin at 6 p.m. 


Other area games, Lufkin will be at Nacogdoches where it's sold out, Deweyville at West Sabine, Mount Enterprise at Cross Roads, Tatum at Chapel Hill,


Center Varsity Tennis will be at Kilgore at 9 a.m. Saturday, and in Spring Hill at 1 p.m.


In volleyball, both Center and Timpson have open dates today. The Lady Riders open district Tuesday at Huntington, while the Lady Bears are home to play Overton.


Some 500 of the top college cowboys and cowgirls in the country will converge on Panola County this weekend as the first rodeo of the 10 rodeo circuit for the Southern Region is held. The rodeo will take place at the Panola County Cattleman’s Arena on Hwy. 79 north of Carthage. Performance times are 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, with slack each day at noon. Tickets are available at the gate. Panola College is hosting the event, with 14 teams from junior colleges and four-year universities throughout the region taking part. The Rodeo is sponsored by Devon Energy.


This weekend, the East Texas area forests will be busy with activity. The special “Youth Only” squirrel season begins and ends this weekend. This is a full week in advance of the traditional squirrel season open to all.


Also, the archery only deer season will open up Saturday morning and run thru Oct. 31.


Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public tomorrow, Saturday, in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Day-use fees will be waived at the Sabine National Forest – including Haley’s Ferry, Ragtown, East Hamilton, Indian Mounds, Lakeview and Willow Oak.

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