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Indians fall to Dragons 45-41
The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians and Nacogdoches Golden Dragons football series has been long known for wild finishes and lots of scoring, especially in recent years....
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Ellie the Rusk Eagle mascot helps stock the trailer during Friday night’s game. The Rusk Eagles challenged the Henderson Lions to a canned food drive and Eagles fans did not disappoint. Over 14,000 items were donated from Rusk fans compared to 1,400 from Henderson. Lions defeat Eagles 42-12
The Rusk Eagles traveled to Henderson Friday night to take on the Lions with hopes of securing their first win of the season. Unfortunately those...


Photo by Beverly Milner Corrigan-Camden swats Yellowjackets 39-26: Late-game Alto rally...
A fourth-quarter rally by the Alto Yellowjackets fell short Friday as Corrigan-Camden endured to win 39-26. Alto trailed the Bulldogs 39-13 at the...


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Brook Hill celebrated homecoming Friday night with a 18 point victory over Trinity Christian. Homecoming coronation ceremonies were held during half-time with Morgan Carpenter crowned at Homecoming Queen and Jared Johnson as king. The Fox Box: county wide sports updates
As football season is still going strong for many east Texas schools, others are beginning their basketball season. All around, coaches and players...


Eagles fall to Panthers
Rain and storms threatened to turn the Rusk homecoming game against Spring Hill in to a soggy affair. Despite the heavy rains that were falling...


Photo by Beverly Milner Garrison Bulldogs chomp Alto 35-21: Four Yellowjacket turnovers...
Alto’s typically vicious attack was watered down Friday night as the Yellowjackets were overwhelmed by Garrison 35-21. A wet field, following...


Indians on bye week; prepare for homecoming game in Tyler
The Jacksonville Indians took advantage of their bye last week to rest, recover, study and prepare for the grind of District 9-5A-II play, which kicks off with a rare...
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The Rusk Eagle cross country track teams traveled to Tyler for the Golden Eagle Run last weekend. The Fox Box: county wide sports updates
Friday night lights continue to burn bright across east Texas as area teams enter their fourth week of regular season ball play. Both football...


Alto tops New Diana, 32-14: Junior running back High soars, with...
The Alto Yellowjackets outlasted a blistering New Diana defensive battle to defeat the Eagles 30-14. The away game started fast for Alto, but quickly bogged down in a...
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The Jacksonville Indians square off against the Henderson Lions at Lion Stadium on Friday night. Lions overtake the Indians
The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians knew they would get the Henderson Lions’ best shot on Friday night when the longtime local rivals met for the...


Eagles fall to Wildcats, 26-29
The Rusk Eagles traveled to Palestine to take on the Wildcats Friday night. Although field conditions were dry, it was a muggy night of game play with the Texas humidity...
Alto Yellow Jackets' Thursday games moved


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Brook Hill Guard No. 13 Fisher Bass runs past No. 4 from John Paul II during Friday night’s game. The Fox Box: County wide sports updates
By Josie Fox herald@mediactr.com It was a weekend dedicated to covering the distance as area teams ran the football into end zones on Friday...


Blue and Gold bring home win: Indians defat rival Wildcats for the...
Thanks to lightning in the area, the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians had to wait about an hour longer than expected to kick off their rivalry game with the Palestine Wildcats...
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Andrew Gates, No. 44, kicks the ball during Friday night’s game at Swink Stadium in Rusk as teammates Bryce Driver, No. 18 and No. 16 run support. The Rusk Eagles took on the Athens Hornets for their first home game of the season on Sept. 7.  Rusk dominated the score board through most of the game, but ultimately fell to Athens in the fourth quarter, losing by just one point. The Eagles will travel to Palestine on Friday, Sept. 14 to take on the Wildcats. Game play will begin at 7:30 p.m. Eagles fall to Hornets by one point
Rusk Eagle football opened up their first home game of the season with a tough last minute loss against the Athens Hornets. Athens won the...