In sports, Dave Campbell’s high school football state rankings are out for Week 9, and the Center Roughriders have inched back up, and are No. 22 in the Class 3A poll. The 8-1 Riders were No. 25 last week. Meanwhile, the Joaquin Rams hang on to the No. 3 ranking in Class 1A, Div. I with an 8-0 mark.
Other East Texas teams receiving state rankings in Class 3A, include: Kilgore No. 7; Gilmer No. 8; West Orange-Stark No. 10 and Carthage is No. 11.Silsbee is No. 15 and Henderson No. 25. Navasota remains No. 1 in 3A.
In the Class A, Div. I rankings, Alto is No. 7, and Mason is the top team. In Class A, Div. II, Munday remains No. 1.
Class 2A, Div. II’s No. 1 team is Refugio, and Arp is No. 9; and 2A, Div. I’s top team is Cameron Yoe, with Newton No. 2.
In Class 4A, the No. 1 team is Pearland Dawson, with John Tyler No. 2, Nederland No. 10; Dayton No. 11; and Whitehouse No. 15; while in Class 5A, Katy is still No. 1 in the state.
This week’s high school football schedule has Timpson at Joaquin in a battle of undefeated playing for the district championship. Center Broadcasting will have live coverage of that game Friday night as our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100, KQBB-FM. Also scheduled is Alto at San Augustine in another big district game for a district title. In addition, Grapeland at Shelbyville; Garrison at Frankston; and Saturday night, it’s homecoming in Tenaha as the Tigers take on Evadale. The Center Roughriders have a bye this week. We’ll also have the play-by-play of the Tenaha-Evadale game Saturday night on Q-100, KQBB-FM.
A couple of programming notes, it’s Tuesday and we invite you to tune into Don Wall’s Coaches Show at 7 tonight on Q-100, KQBB. In addition, there will be a special 30 minute “bye-week” show for Roughrider fans at 7 p.m Friday night on KDET, as Chris Watlington will host the program during Center’s off week.
The basketball season is just around the corner and a couple of local girls’ teams are involved in a combined scrimmage tonight. Center andTenaha, in addition to Central, Laneville and Alto will be playing a controlled scrimmage in Tenaha. The season will tip-off for girls next week.
The Panola College Fillies volleyball team will be taking part in the Region 14 Tournament that gets underway Thursday in Baytown at Lee College. Eight teams are vying for a berth into the NJCAA National Tournament in Missouri next month. Panola’s first round opponent is Laredo Community College, with the match at noon Thursday. The top two teams from the tournament will advance to the national tourney.