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Wed
17
Oct
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Raiders win district opener with 38-31 overtime win

By Dannie Oliveaux

Ty Cruse ran for a 6-yard touchdown as the Lumberton Raiders opened up District 11-4A Division 1 play with a thrilling 38-31 overtime win over the Huffman Hargrave Falcons on Oct. 12 at Raider Stadium.

Kaleb Karr’s point-after kick was the final points of the game after Cruse’s game-winning run.

 

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Wed
17
Oct
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Tigers lose 24-21 heart-breaker to WO-S

Last-second FG give WO-S their 500 win

By Dannie Oliveaux

WEST ORANGE — The West Orange Mustangs celebrated being the all-time winningest high school footballteam in the state of Texas after a dramatic 24-21 win over the Silsbee Tigers on Oct. 12 at Dan R. Hooks Stadium.

It was the 500th game for the Mustangs who are officially 400-97-3 for an astonishing .803 all-time winning percentage.

 

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Wed
10
Oct
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Tigers go on the road for 21-6 win at Spring Hill

By Danny Reneau

LONGVIEW — The Silsbee Tigers evened their overall record at 3-3 with a convincing 21-6 victory over Longview Spring Hill on Oct. 5 to close out non-district play. The Tigers ground out nearly 400 yards in total offense as they pounded the earth.

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Sophomore Raymond Foster has been seeing plenty of time at quarterback during the past three games. He took the field as the starter for this game Foster has shown steady improvement and the Tigers’ defense had his back as they didn’t allow Spring Hill into the end zone.

It was the first game between the two schools and neither team scored until the last 2:22 of the first half.

 

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Wed
10
Oct
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Rebels hold on for tough 14-8 win over stubborn West Hardin

By Dannie Oliveaux

EVADALE — The Evadale Rebels evened up their District 12-2A Division 2 record to 1-1 with a hard-fought win over the West Hardin Oilers on Oct. 5.

Both teams depended on their rushing attack to move the ball. Evadale, behind a 241-yard performance from Will Farr, finished with 244 yards, while the Oilers finished with 198.

Farr carried the ball 23 times and a touchdown.

But the Rebels biggest downfall was penalties. They were flagged 14 times for 84 yards, while WH had three penalties for 15.

Evadale took the opening kickoff and marched 55 yards to the Oiler 5-yard line as Farr carried the ball nine times for 50 yards. But on fourth down and goal, Klay Sylvester’s pass to Lane Vinson was incomplete with 6:04 left in the first quarter.

 

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Wed
03
Oct
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Hull-Daisetta spoils Lions’ homecoming celebration

By Danny Reneau

KOUNTZE — The Kountze Lions took the field on homecoming and struggled offensively as they fell 36-0 to the Hull-Dasietta Bobcats on Sept. 28.

This was the first time the Lions have taken the field since the loss of starting running back Keyshawn Adams who suffered a knee injury on Sept. 21 against Beaumont Kelly.

 

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Wed
03
Oct
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Tigers post 35-13 homecoming win over Raiders

Sophomore left-hander throws 3 TDs

By Dannie Oliveaux

Raymond Foster threw three touchdowns and the defense scored twice as the Silsbee Tigers celebrated homecoming with a 35-13 win over the Lumberton Raiders in non-district action Sept. 28 at Tiger Stadium before a crowd of more than 8,000 people in attendance for the “Battle of Village Creek.”

“It was a big win for us, winning homecoming,” said Silsbee head coach Randy Smith.

When Lumberton scored the game’s first touchdown on a 5-yard run by Drake Boykin with 5:55 left in the second quarter, the Raiders outgained Silsbee, 103-57 yards on offense.

 

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Wed
26
Sep
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Lions hold on for 10-7 win over Kelly

By Danny Reneau

KOUNTZE — The Kountze Lions won their first game of the season with a 10- 7 win over the unbeaten Beaumont Kelly Bulldogs on Sept. 21 in non-district play.

The playing conditions were harsh with an extremely wet field and the crowds were sparse.

 

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Wed
26
Sep
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Tigers roll over BC for season’s first win

By Dannie Oliveaux

BRIDGE CITY — The Silsbee Tigers posted their first win of the season with a convincing 48-14 non-district win over the Bridge City Cardinals at Ward Stadium.

Because of lightning, the game was delayed 30 minutes. During the first half of play, rain fell as both teams stuck mostly to their ground game.

 

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Wed
19
Sep
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Raiders explode for 54-23 win over Furr

By Dannie Oliveaux

HOUSTON – For the second game in a row, the Lumberton Raiders surpassed the 40-point mark with a 54-23 non-district win over the Houston Furr Brahmas on Sept. 15 at Barnett Stadium.

Because there was a traffic delay on the way to the stadium, there was a 30-minute delay.

In the opening quarter, Furr struck first as quarterback Gabriel Luna tossed a 45-yard pass to Janhanselor Curry for a 6-0 lead after the Brahmasmissed the point-after kick.

 

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Wed
19
Sep
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‘Dogs hold on for 21-14 win over Silsbee

By Dannie Oliveaux

As expected on a wet and slippery field, fumbles played a key role in the outcome as the Nederland Bulldogs held on for a 21-14 win over the Silsbee Tigers in non-district action Sept. 14.

Both teams fumbled the ball four times each, but the Tigers lost three of their miscues.

All of the scoring came in the first half.

 

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