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Wed
22
Nov
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Grapeland edges Rebels for 28-27 bi-district win

By Dannie Oliveaux

WILLIS — The Grapeland Sandies overcame 13-point deficit with a pair of fourthquarter touchdowns and Evadale’s Tyler Torres missed a potential game-winning 39-yard field goal with 5.4 seconds to play as the Rebels fell to the Sandies, 28- 27, in Class 2A Region 3 Division 2 bi-district action at Benton Yates Stadium on Nov. 17.

Torres was kicking into a stiff wind as the ball sailed right of the goalpost.

 

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Wed
22
Nov
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Tigers roll past Center for 37-17 bi-district win

By Danny Reneau

NACOGDOCHES — The Silsbee Tigers extended their win streak to five games with an impressive 37-17 victory over the Center Roughriders in Class 4A Division 1 bi-district playoff action on Nov. 17 at Dragon Stadium

Silsbee seemed to have things clicking on both sides of the ball. The Tiger defense has shown rapid improvement all season after Adonis Thomas moved from running back to linebacker. He was a constant factor shutting down Center.

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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Five Lady Tigers earn all-district honors

Junior Dakota Matthews was named as Co-Outstanding Outside Hitter of the District and four other Lady Tigers were named to the District 24-4A all-district team that was released last week by coaches.

Matthews shared the honor with Hamshire-Fannett’s Chloe McLeod, also a junior.

Juniors Brandis Bass and Cassie Tolleson were selected to the first-team squad.

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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Silsbee whips Indians; plays Center in bi-district action

By Danny Reneau

The Silsbee Tigers finished with the District 10-4A Division 1 slate with a 49-21 win over the Cleveland Indians on Nov. 10 at Tiger Stadium.

The win, coupled with a 40- 30 win by Navasota over Little Cypress-Mauriceville, gives the Tigers a share of the district title with Navasota.

Because of a 39-34 win over Navasota, Silsbee clinches the district’s No. 1 seed for the playoffs. The Tigers (5-4) open up the post-season action with a game against the Center Roughriders (3-7) on Friday, Nov. 17, at Nacogdoches High School. 

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Lady Tigers fall to No. 9 Huffman Hargraves

By Dannie Oliveaux

LIVINGSTON — The Silsbee Lady Tigers failed to get revenge on the No. 9 Huffman Hargraves Lady Falcons.

Hargraves won the UIL Class 4A Region 3 quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Silsbee on Nov. 7 at Livingston Junior High School.

Last year, the Lady Falcons beat Silsbee, 3-1, in the 4A area round of the playoffs.

Hargraves won the first set, 25-16, then easily cruised in the second, 25-8.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Silsbee whips Falcons, still in hunt for district title

By Tim Collins

HUFFMAN — The Silsbee Tigers stayed in the hunt for the District 10-4A Division 1 title with a 61-30 road win over the Huffman Hargrave Falcons on Nov. 3.

After forcing a Tiger punt, Hargrave fumbled a punt and Silsbee recovered the loose ball.

Chris Martin opened up the scoring with a short run for a touchdown with 9:19 left in the first quarter.

A point-after touch by kicker Eric Martin brought the score, 7-0.

 

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Wed
01
Nov
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Silsbee sweeps Diboll for bi-district win

By Dannie Oliveaux

WOODVILLE — The Silsbee Lady Tigers advanced to the area playoff with a 3-0 win over the Diboll Lady Lumberjacks in Class 4A Region 3 bidistrict playoff action on Oct. 30 at The Summit on the Woodville High School campus.

With the win, the Lady Tigers will take on Liberty (19-15) in the area round double header on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Barbers Hill High School in Mount Belvieu.

 

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Wed
01
Nov
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Tigers lock down Cardinals’ offense

By Tim Collins

The Silsbee Tigers remain in the playoff hunt after handing the Bridge City Cardinals a 40-15 setback in District 10- 4A Division 1 action on Oct. 27 at Tiger Stadium.

The Tigers and Cardinals exchanged touchdowns in the first quarter.

Silsbee speedster Kalon Barnes picked up a 71-yard touchdown off a Cardinal punt for the first score of the game. Eric Martin’s point after kick gave the Tigers 7-0 early lead.

 

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Wed
25
Oct
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LHS runner state-bound

By Dannie Oliveaux

HUNTSVILLE — Runners from Silsbee, Lumbertonand Kountze participated in the UIL Region 3 regional cross country meet, with only one runner advanced to the state meet next month.

Lumberton senior Trent Stoute finished 17th in the Region 3 Class 5A boys’ 5K race with a time of 16 minutes and 58.5 seconds. He was the 10th-place individual runner.

“This was his last chance to make it to state and he wasn’t going to let anything stop him,” said Lumberton head coach Jason Sanders.

 

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Wed
25
Oct
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Moves prove beneficial in Tigers’ 38-34 win

By Danny Reneau

NAVASOTA — The Silsbee Tigers kept their playoff hopes alive with a thrilling 39-34 win over the Navasota Rattlers in District 10-4A Division 1 action on Oct. 20.

Because of injuries and illnesses, the Tigers’ back was against the wall after three straight losses, including a 58- 38 loss to Little Cypress-Mauriceville in the district opener last week.

Coach Randy Smith and his staff moved several players to different positions. Smith strengthened the Tiger defense by moving Adonis Thomas from running back to linebacker, and brought a new player into the offensive lineup.

 

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