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Week 2 of the High School football season continues this week. Games on the radio include Mt Pleasant traveling to North Lamar on KLAKE 97.7 and MIX 107.7 at 7:30 pm, Paris will host Terrell on 101.9 KBUS, Paul Pewitt is on the road at Hooks on STAR 96.9 at 7:30 pm and Sulphur Springs is at Lovejoy at 7:30 pm on STAR 95.9. Also Friday, Pittsburg goes to Pine Tree, Mt Vernon travels to Farmersville, Hughes Springs will host Arp, Gilmer is at Van, and Rivercrest is on the road at Cooper. On Saturday night, it’s a special Game of the Week on STAR 96.9, as Daingerfield is at Tatum for a 7:00 pm kickoff.
Other games include Bonham at Community, Commerce at Leonard, Prairiland Hosts Tom Bean, Honey Grove is home vs Whitewright, Como-Picton travels to Detroit, Chisum hosts Lone Oak, and Clarksville plays host to Linden-Kildare.
The first big College football weekend came to a close last night with No. 9 Notre Dame struggling, at first, with Louisville, but, coming away with a 35-17 win. Coming up this week, the two biggest games will be No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson and No. 6 LSU at No. 10 Texas. Both games are on Saturday.
The NFL regular season gets underway Thursday night as the Green Bay Packers travel to Chicago to face the Bears at 7:20 on NBC. The Dallas Cowboys start their year Sunday afternoon as they host the New York Giants at 3:35 on FOX. There is still no timetable for signing Ezekiel Elliott. Dallas called up RB Jordan Chunn from the practice squad Monday and now have 4 running backs on the roster.
The Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Jacoby Brissett have agreed to a two-year 30 million dollar contract extension. Brissett was thrust into the role of starting QB for the hopeful contenders after Andrew Luck announced his sudden retirement last month. Brissett will make 20 million guaranteed.
After a weather delay of nearly 3 hours, Mike Minor and two relievers became the first pitchers in 220 tries to shut out the Yankees, helping the Texas Rangers beat New York 7-0 Monday. The two teams are back at it today at 5:35 pm.
Chace Numata, a minor-league catcher in the Detroit Tigers’ organization, died Monday from injuries suffered last week in a skateboarding accident. He was 27. Police found Numata early Friday morning in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. He was bleeding from his head, according to multiple reports, and was taken to a hospital.