Here’s a recap of Friday night’s high school football: the Center Roughriders open District 20-3A play with a 38-0 win over Diboll. The Riders are now 7-0 on the season, heading into Friday night’s homecoming game against the rival Carthage Bulldogs. Carthage also won their district opener, 56-0 against Huntington, and Jasper beats Cohen College Prep of New Orleans, 68-0 in a non-district tilt. The Joaquin Rams kept their season record unblemished, with a 20-16 win over Carlisle in the District 9-1A opener, as the two state-ranked teams clashed. The Rams are 6-0. Meanwhile, the Timpson Bears open District 9-1A, taking a 27-7 win over Harleton. The Bears are also 6-0 on the season. In another District 9-1A game, it was Beckville over Big Sandy, 21-18. The San Augustine Wolves opened District 10-1A with a 68-20 win over Grapeland, as the Wolves improve to 4-2 on the season, and the Shelbyville Dragons drop to 1-5, after state-ranked West Sabine takes a 58-8 win in a District 10-1A opener. The Tenaha Tigers are off to a 1-0 start in district, after a 46-22 win over Burkeville. The Tigers are 3-4 on the season. The Garrison Bulldogs beat Winona, 36-14, to improve to 2-1 in district, 4-3 on the season.
In other games, Jacksonville over Nacogdoches, 35-22; The Woodlands beat Lufkin, 49-21; Hemphill shuts out Anderson-Shiro, 35-0; Alto beats Cushing, 61-0; Hallsville defeats Marshall, 42-20; Longview gets the best of Rockwall Heath, 52-27; Tatum over White Oak, 28-21; and Gilmer defeats Henderson, 28-26.
A programming note. We remind you of Don Wall's Shelby County Coaches Show at 7 Tuesday night on Q-100, KQBB-FM.