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A Groveton player gets into traffic during the Indians’ 86-22 loss to the Trojans.A Groveton player gets into traffic during the Indians’ 86-22 loss to the Trojans.TCNS staff

COLDSPRING  —Groveton was dominated 86-22 Coldspring-Oakhurst on Nov. 23.

Groveton Coach Kale Dudding gave props to the Trojans for being one of the better 3A teams in the state. 

“If they aren’t ranked yet, they will be soon,” Dudding said. 

He said it was great practice for the Indians to work on breaking the press, and that facing tough competition in the preseason should get them ready for district in a couple of weeks. 

Jarrett Loftin has been a standout on both sides of the ball, and Johnny Facio has helped greatly coming off of the bench and offering a spark when he goes in the game, Dudding said.

Trojans Coach Greg Devers said that even with the scoring gaps, his team still is working all the kinks out. 

“We have two hurt players that are on the sidelines and have not been able to play and get ready for the season,” Devers said. “When we get all healthy, we will be able to fine tune the offense and defense for the coming season.”

Cam Shaw-Rucker and Luke Monroe tied for high points with 23, followed by Chris Hardin with 13. 


TRINITY — The Tigers dropped two games Thanksgiving week, losing to Aggieland Homeschool 62-34 on Nov. 22 and to Woodville 85-33 on Nov. 23. 

Terius Maxie was the leading scorer in both games with 11 points. 

The Tigers were to face Lovelady on Tuesday, and then participate in the Big Sandy Tournament Thursday through Saturday.

Apple Springs | Girls

CHESTER — The Lady Eagles lost their opening game against Chester 28-16 on Nov. 17.

Head Coach Michael Powell said they were to face Zavalla on Tuesday, and then will host a tournament Thursday-Saturday.


SHEPHERD — The Lady Tigers lost an away game 43-24 to the Shepherd Lady Pirates on Nov. 22.

The Lady Tigers will participate in the Navasota tournament Dec. 2-4.


ONALASKA — The Lady Indians lost a nail-biter to the Lady Wildcats of Onalaska, 42-41, on Nov. 23.

Groveton was to face Lovelady on Tuesday.

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