Week 8 of the high school football season has several of our area teams vying for possible playoff spots. The 7-1 Center Roughriders, carry their No. 25 state ranking into Huntington tonight to play the winless Red Devils. The Riders are 1-1 in District 20-3A, a game back of 2-0 Carthage. Jasper is 1-0 and will be at Carthage tonight. A Center win will clinch a playoff berth. Diboll is 0-2 and has a bye.
The Rider Radio Team of Rob Payne and Chris Watlington and cast will describe the action on KDET, beginning with the stadium pre-game show at 7. The Rider game also streams at cbc-radio.com.
The state’s No. 3 Class 1A, Division I team, the 7-0 Joaquin Rams are celebrating homecoming tonight. Joaquin is 2-0 in District 9-1A, Div. I, tied with the Timpson Bears at 2-0, who are also undefeated at 7-0. Joaquin hosts 1-1 Beckville, while 0-2 Carlisle is at Timpson. The district’s other game has 0-2 Big Sandy against 1-1 Harleton.
Our Shelby County Game of the Week will feature the Joaquin-Beckville game, as Don Wall has the play-by-play starting at 7:20 on Q-100 KQBB-FM. We’ll also have the game’s live stream at cbc-radio.com.
The San Augustine Wolves are tied atop the District 10-1A, Div. I standings with Alto, with 2-0 marks, while West Sabine and Grapeland are a game back at 1-1. West Sabine is state-ranked at No. 10, and will be in San Augustine tonight to play the 5-2 Wolves, while No. 7 state-ranked Alto takes on Grapeland. The Shelbyville Dragons are on the road to Cushing, as both teams support 0-2 district records. The Tenaha Tigers have an open date tonight, as they lead the District 11-1A, Div. 2 standings at 2-0. Meanwhile, Evadale is 1-0, Burkeville 1-1, Mt Enterprise 0-1, and Sabine Pass 0-2. In action Staurday night, Evadale takes on Burkeville and Sabine Pass will be at Mt Enterprise.
The Garrison Bulldogs are 4-3 on the season, 2-1 in District, and are home to play West Rusk tonight. Some other area games: Ringgold at Logansport; Nacogdoches at Whitehouse; College Park at Lufkin; Bullard at Henderson; and Deweyville at Hemphill.
The SFA Lumberjacks are on the road in Lake Charles Saturday in a Southland Conference game with McNeese State.