Jackets within reach of playoff spot
By Jana Rayburn
The Yellowjacket basketball team has finished their first round of district play and are 3-3, getting wins against Goodrich, High Island, and Burkeville. The fight for a playoff spot will be a tough one for the Jackets.
The Yellowjackets easily defeated the High Island Cardinals in front of a home crowd last Tuesday, Jan. 18 at home. 59-18. Jack Rayburn led the team in scoring with 21 points. Also scoring double-digits for the Jackets were Luke Read with 11 points, and Rick Carlton with 11 points.
Bradley Davison scored five points, Cutter Lowe scored four points, Jeff Knox scored three points, and P.J.Purvis scored two points.
The Jackets traveled to Zavalla on Friday, January 21 to play against the Eagles. The Jackets had a tough night, and were defeated 20-46. Luke Read, Carson Thomson, Bradley Davison, and Kessler Romo each had four points. P.J. Purvis had two points and both Jack Rayburn and Jeff Knox added a free throw.
The Yellowjackets will travel to Goodrich on Friday, Jan. 28, as they attempt to defeat the Hornets for the second time this season.
The game will tip off around 7:15 p.m. The boys will get a bye on Feb. 1.
The Lady Jackets are currently in third place as they near the end of district play. The Lady Jackets beat the High Island Lady Cards 52-21 last Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Lily Read led with 19 points. Kyli Handley scored 11 points, and went five for five the free throw line. Emma Grimes scored eight points, Sydney Brock and Abby Grimes each scored seven points. The Lady Jackets had a hard loss at the hands of the Zavalla Lady Eagles on Friday, Jan. 21, losing 19-50. Sydney Brock led the team with seven points. Lily Read scored six points, Abby Grimes scored three points, Saydi Handley scored two points, and Emma Grimes contributed a free throw.
The Lady Jackets will be on the road on Friday, January 28, as they face the Goodrich Lady Hornets. The game will get started at 6 p.m.
The Chester Athletic Booster Club will hold the annual Wild Game Supper on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Chester ISD Cafeteria.
This has been a much-anticipated event for the past several years, and this year will be no different. There will be plenty of ‘wild’ food, but also things to eat for the squeamish.
The Alex Johnson Memorial will hold a volleyball and cornhole tournament on the same day.
Teams will need to sign up early. Contact Becki Byrd at 936-465-6572 for more information. Come join us for good food and fun.
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