In the Battle of the Pineywoods, Saturday in Houston, Sam Houston State held off a late charge by Stephen F. Austin, as the Bearkats defeat the Lumberjacks, 51-43, as both teams combined for 962 yards of offense. Sam Houston improves to 3-2 on the season, 1-1 in Southland Conference play, while SFA drops to 2-4, 1-1 in league play.
A recap of Friday night’s high school football action, saw the Center Roughriders improve to 6-0 as they head into the opening week of district, with a 48-13 win over Corrigan-Camden; the San Augustine Wolves are 3-2 on the season after a 38-33 defeat of the Tenaha Tigers. Tenaha is 2-3 on the year; the Timpson Bears are 5-0, with a thrilling 27-26 homecoming win over Mount Enterprise; the Garrison Bulldogs are 1-1 in district, and 3-3 on the season with a 59-6 homecoming victory against Hawkins; and Plain Dealing hands the Logansport Tigers a, 42-26 homecoming loss.
Other area games: Carthage beats Rusk, 54-14; Tatum over Diboll, 38-6; Madisonville defeats Huntington, 61-6; Pine Tree beats Nacogdoches, 28-21; Carlisle over Overton, 45-14; and West Sabine defeats Burkeville, 62-6.