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Last night in bi-District football action, the Detroit Eagles defeated Cumby 50–42. Joel Hinson ran all over the Cumby defense as he finished with 323 yards on the ground and five touchdowns.
Here are scores from Thursday night’s games from high school football; Pittsburg advanced with a dominant 42-7 over Nevada Community. The Mt Vernon Tigers came from behind with a thrilling 32-26 win over Tatum, Celeste rolled Rivercrest 42-6, Daingerfield spanked Anderson-Shiro 64-13, Sulphur Springs lost to Frisco 41-14 and Collinsville beat Como-Pickton 42-8. In other games Clarksville blanked Tioga 56–0 and Valley View defeated Honey Grove 42–0.
Tonight’s games include Hughes Springs vs Gladewater at Hallsville at 7:30 pm on STAR 96.9, Paul Pewitt vs Newton at Carthage at 7:30 pm on KLAKE 97.7, Gilmer will face Sunnyvale at 7:30 pm in Greenville and Union Hill plays Coolidge at Mabank at 7:30 pm. On 101.9 KBUS the Paris Wildcats will face Dallas Carter in Denison. Over on Mix 107.7, the Cooper Bulldogs will face the Winona Wildcats in Mt Pleasant. Also tonight the Chisum Mustangs will be in Sulphur Springs to play the Troup Tigers. And In Six-Man Football, Fannindel will play Gordon Friday at 7:00 pm at Maypearl.
The No. 20 Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball team defeated Angelo State 3 sets to 1 in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional tournament on Thursday. The Lions won the first set and rallied from behind in both the third and fourth sets to get the victory. The win brings the Lions to 29–5 on the season and they advance to the semifinal round. This is the first NCAA playoff win for A&M-Commerce since the 1988 season.
Former football coach Les Miles on Thursday reached a settlement with LSU for a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1.5 million on his remaining guarantee from the school. LSU still owed Miles $6.5 million in guaranteed salary after firing him in September 2016. He hasn’t coached since. At the time of his dismissal, Miles was owed about $9 million, to be paid in monthly installments until 2023. But Thursday’s agreement absolves LSU of any remaining funds owed to Miles, who coached the Tigers from 2005 to 2016 and went 114-34 while leading LSU to a national championship in 2007.
Patrick Mahomes might have ketchup for life if he’s able to set a single-season record with 57 touchdown passes this season. Heinz Ketchup, which has used “57 varieties” in its advertising, tweeted the promise to Mahomes on Thursday after the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback told of his love of the condiment, even putting it on steak. Mahomes has 31 touchdown passes this season, already setting the Chiefs’ single-season franchise record through 10 games. Peyton Manning holds the NFL’s single-season record for touchdown passes with 55 in the 2013 season.
And, in Thursday Night Football Seattle came back to beat Green Bay 27-24.