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‘Jackets end football season; Lady Jackets earn All-District honors

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112323 Chester All DistLady Jackets earn All-District Awards – L-R: Lily Read, Sydney Brock, Lauren Citrano, Emma Byrd, Kyli Handley, Marae Pounds, Abby Grimes, (not pictured: Lily Payne, Kinsley Barnes). Photo by Becki Byrd

By Becki Byrd

The Yellowjacket football team ended their season this past week when they met up with Jonesboro for the Area round of the playoffs.

Jonesboro won the coin toss and decided to kick to the Jackets to start the game. Jaxon Gay received the kick but was quickly stopped by six Eagles.

The game continued like this for most of the night. The Eagles were a very quick and aggressive team, unlike anyone the Jackets have faced this season.

Ultimately the game ended by mercy rule at halftime with a score of 0-63. All-District awards will be announced next week. 

Lady Jackets receive All-District nods

Volleyball All-District awards have been announced with several Lady Jackets receiving accolades. Lily Read was named District MVP, Emma Byrd Setter Of The Year, Kinsley Barnes Offensive Player Of The Year, Sydney Brock Defensive Player Of The Year, Marae Pounds and Kyli Handley First Team, Abby Grimes and Lauren Citrano Second Team, & Lily Payne was Honorable Mention. 

Jackets take on Colmesneil

Basketball season starts this week with two games before Thanksgiving.

Monday the Jackets played the Colmesneil Bulldogs and Tuesday they played the Latexo Tigers.

Both of these games were played at home in the J.P. Johnson Gymnasium, with scores unavailable at press time. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Jackets will travel to Kennard with the girls starting first at 6 p.m.

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