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Shepherd falls to New Waverly

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09012 pirate 4Shepherd Pirate Defense stops the New Waverly Bulldogs in the second quarter of the first non-district game of ’22 season. Photo by Charles Ballard

By Charlie Ballard
SJNT correspondent

SHEPHERD — The Pirates fought a hard game, but during the last quarter the New Waverly Bulldogs managed to post 44 points to come away with the win.

The Pirates lost 44-32 in the non-district game — the first of the 2022 season. Shepherd looked good, but a few mistakes made the difference in the game.

The New Waverly quarterback was firing bullets all night, and the Pirates just could not contain the pass. They did manage to contain the rushing game fairly well.

Pirate H.D. Green had 20 carries totaling 174 yards, with two TDs rushing and one passing. Preston Stephens had 14 carries for 80 yards. Tanner Lacey had eight carries for 38 yards, and Shepherd posted 315 total yards.

Defensively, Green had two solo tackles while Gage Murphy had three. S. Phillips had seven tackles with one assist.

Next up will be Tarkington at Home on Sept. 9 at 730.

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Trojans hit field

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081822 scrimmage 2Luke Monroe finds a hole in the Raiders defense and advances up the field during the first scrimmage of the ’22 season. Photo by Charles Ballard

By Charles Ballard
SJNT correspondent

COLDSPRING — The first scrimmage for the Trojans on Friday answered a lot of questions and spotlighted a few problems to work on in the coming weeks.

Squaring off against the Lumberton Raiders, which dropped from a 5A school to a 4A division 1 team this year, proved to be a good scrimmage. The Raiders are picked to win their district and showed why.

The first play from scrimmage was a TD pass from the Raiders and found the Trojans looking to fix a few problems in its pass coverage. As the evening wore on, the Trojan defense came alive, but there are still several holes to fix.

Trojans QB Luke Monroe said the team had a good practice this week, and the coaches had the team looking at a lot of game films to help them prepare for the Raiders.

Next week will be another scrimmage that will test the Trojans, as they will face East Chambers in the second scrimmage of the season.

081822 scrimmage 5The Trojan’s Offense managed to improve as the evening extended. They continued to fix minor problems for the coming season. Photo by Charles Ballard

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Scrimmage points to good season

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081122 trojan scrimmageTrojan Offense is spot on. During the first inter-squad scrimmage the Team put together a lot of good offensive plays. As the dust settles the Trojan’s defense is gearing up for a new season in UIL Football. Photos by Charles Ballard

By Charlie Ballard
SJNT Correspondent

COLDSPRING — The Coldspring Trojans had their first intersquad scrimmage on Saturday and all the signs looked good for another great season.

Head Coach Ken Stanley said his team is getting ready and had a great first week.

“We had a few simple mistakes but are working on fixing them,” he said. “The team looked very nice and in good shape for the new season.”
Lumberton will be the first challenge in a team scrimmage next week, and Stanley said that since he was having trouble finding teams to scrimmage, it was time to take the next step and challenge some 4A teams.

“The offense and defense looked very good and will be able to put up good numbers in the up and coming year,” he said.

In the meantime, the Lady Trojans hopped over to Houston County for a four-way scrimmage with Rusk, Crockett and Grapeland.

Coldspring will be back in Crockett on Sept. 9 for the District 23-3A opener.

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Prepping the next batch

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061622 baseball campCoach Austin Riddell, Head Baseball Coach for the Coldspring Trojans, instructs the young athletics attending the Baseball camp what the day will have for them. Showing the young Athletics the way the Trojans playball and how things are done in Trojan country. Photo by Charles Ballard

Special to the News-Times

COLDSPRING — The COCISD Trojans took the time to pass along their knowledge of America’s Pastime during a recent camp.
Head Coach Austin Riddell said the camp serves as an instructional league for the athletes, as well as a way to start building a new generation of players for the school.

It was the third baseball camp, the first after a hiatus due to COVID, and Riddell said it is going to be an annual occurrence.
Around 40 athletes signed up to come and more was expected; the Trojan baseball team, along with several high school coaches, were the instructors.

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Winning times

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Shepherd Pirates fared well at a recent district meet at Huffman. Winners include H.D. Green, 1st place 100-meter and 200-meter; Aidan Weeks, 3rd place 300-meter hurdles; 4x200-meter relay, 2nd place: A. Weeks, R. Charles, E. Wyatt, H.D. Green; and 4x400-meter relay, 3rd place: H. Kyle, J. Solis, A. Wallace, A. Weeks. Courtesy photo

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