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GROVETON — The Centerville girls team lost and the boys won in a set of games against Laneville on Sept. 20.
Head Coach Geoffrey Hollis said the girls game started with tough, physical play that continued throughout the game, and Laneville came out on top 33-9. Eighth-grader Taylor Barton scored 4 points, sixth-grader Avery Brown scored 3 and sixth-grader Laura Rogers scored 2 points.
The boys secured a very impressive 43-24 victory over Laneville, although the game was a lot closer than the final score indicated. Laneville had an 8-5 lead after the first quarter but hot shooting in the second quarter gave Centerville a 19-11 lead at halftime.
This is Centerville’s first victory over Laneville at any level for more than five years. Seventh-grader Hardy Brown led the way with 21 points, followed by eighth-grader Wyatt Clede and seventh-grader Braden White, both with 10 points, and seventh-grader Brice Selman with 2 points.
On Sept. 13, the Bulldogs hosted New Summerfield.
Our B Team boys secured their first win of the season with a 11-7 victory over New Summerfield B Team. Seventh-grader Trinity Nerren led the way with 8 points and sixth-grader Grant Wood chipped in 3 points.
Centerville girls also claimed an impressive victory with a final score of 24-14. Sixth-grader Avery Brown led the Lady Dawgs with 11 points, while eighth-grader Taylor Barton scored 10 points, seventh-grader Raylee Bogs scored 2 points and sixth-grader Jordyn Jones scored 1 point.
The A team boys battled it out in a really good game but came up short 46-29.
New Summerfield held a slim 21-18 lead at halftime, and then hit some extremely tough shots late in the second half to pull away. Eighth-grader Wyatt Clede led the Dawgs with 10 points, while seventh-grader Braden White helped with 8 points, seventh-grader Hardy Brown scored 7 points, seventh-grader Brice Selman chipped in 3 points and seventh-grader Kie Barton scored 1 point.
CORRIGAN — The Groveton Lady Indians fell to Corrigan-Camden 3-1 on Friday — 22-25, 25-22, 15-25, 16-25.
The Lady Indians’ record falls to 0-2 in district and 7-22 overall.
Top producers were Kiki Smith with 1 ace, 10 kills, 4 digs; Stormie Hensley with 1 dig; Anahi Chavez with 3 aces, 2 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks; Isavel Bautista with 1 ace, 4 kills, 1 dig; Megan Luce with 1 dig, 1 block; Chesney Cleveland with 5 kills; Paislie Voelker with 3 aces, 13 assists; Josselyn Cruz with 1 ace, 4 digs; Aubrey Alexander with 1 kill, 2 digs, 6 assists; and Daisia Leonard with 1 dig, 1 block.
On Sept. 20, the Lady Indians lost their district opener against Latexo — 24-26, 17-25, 16-25.
Leading the offense was Kiki Smith with 2 aces, 9 kills, 9 digs, 1 block; Stormie Hensley with 1 ace, 2 kills; Anahi Chavez with 1 ace, 1 kill, 7 block; Isavel Bautista with 2 kills, 1 dig; Megan Luce with 1 kill, 2 digs; Chesney Cleveland with 1 kill, 1 dig, 2 block; Paislie Voelker with 7 assists; Josselyn Cruz with 3 digs; Aubrey Alexander with 5 aces, 7 assists; and Daisia Leonard with 3 kills, 4 blocks.
Friday was the district opener for the Lady Eagles against Leverett’s Chapel, and Apple Springs lost in 3 sets — 13-25, 16-25 and 12-25.
Head Coach Michael Powell said the girls are playing hard and getting better every day.
“We are very young; out of the eight players that play significant minutes, five are freshmen,” he said.
The Lady Eagles lost to Chester on Sept. 20 in 3 sets.
The Lady Tigers crushed the Crockett Lady Bulldogs 3-0 in a district match on Friday.
By Scott Womack
HEMPHILL — Although the Tigers were hopeful of a winning start to district, the Hornets proved too tough to handle.
Trinity lost to the Hornets 56-0 on Friday.
Speed, experience and size proved to be an impossible obstacle for the Tigers to overcome as the Hornets dominated play from the beginning. By the sounding of the final whistle the Hornets had amassed 56 points while the Tigers were never able to get close to the end zone.
Despite the loss, Head Coach Patrick Goodman said Creek Copley played well on both sides of the ball — offensively and defensively.
He also said Marshall Sizemore and Jaryis Woods both played well on defense, and DeMarvin Grooms had some good runs from the tailback position.
There are five remaining games on the district schedule, and Goodman said the Tigers are optimistic they can get the season on track and begin to compile some wins.
The Tigers have a much needed off week coming up which will give them time to recover from injuries and prepare for Homecoming on Oct. 7 as district play resumes against the Kountze Lions.
The Indians opened district with a 32-20 loss to Alto on Friday.
Leading the effort for Groveton on offense was Ian Utz, who went 9-for-18 for 115 yards and 2 TDs, and Tanner Steubing, who went 1-for-3 for 11 yards and 1 interception.
Phoenix Bowman pulled in four 4 catches for 39 yards; Jackson Cathey had 3 catches for 25 yards; Clifton Davis had 1 catch for 42 yards 1 TD; Wyatt Snead had 1 catch for 18 yards 1 TD; and Gunner Wilson had 1 catch for 2 yards.
On the ground, Utz had 15 carries for 56 yards and 1 TD; Phoenix Bowman had 15 carries for 30 yards; and Darius McQueen had 9 carries for 42 yards.
On defense, Wyatt Snead had 9 tackles and 1 pass broken up; Tanner Steubing had 7 tackles; Carter Cox had 6 tackles; Logan Townsend had 5 tackles; Clifton Davis had 5 tackles; Dation Chandler had 4 tackles and 1 pass broken up; Chase Blair had 3 tackles; and Jarrett Loftin had 1 tackle and 1 pass broken up.