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Tuesday’s Sports

Coach Art Briles

NFL

If you turned off the Monday night football game in the last three minutes of the game, you missed a game. Cleveland couldn’t stop Lamar Jackson from running around in the first half or on a fourth-down play in the final two minutes after he returned from cramps, and the Browns were beaten 47-42 by the Baltimore Ravens in a wild game with twists galore.

COLLEGE

Earning the top title in collegiate fishing and making history at East Texas Baptist University, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) named the Tiger Bass Fishing team the 2020 Tackle Warehouse School of the Year on Monday, December 14. After finishing in eighth place last year with 2,257 points, ETBU ended the season as the top team in 2020 with 2,319 points.

HIGH SCHOOL

Coach Art Briles has been the subject of speculation of expected college coaching vacancies. Form day one, numerous times we checked and squelched rumors by calling Coach Briles at Mt Vernon before his first game with the Tigers and through the first year. Monday, Art Briles resigned as Mt Vernon’s High School Head Football Coach. It comes at the end of his two-year contract and leading the Tigers to the UIL state 3A division semifinals. Mount Vernon ISD reported that Briles headed the team to a record 20-6 in the last two years. The announcement came just days after the release of an independent review commissioned by one of the university’s most prominent benefactors that concluded there’s no reason Briles shouldn’t be a candidate to coach again at the college level.

The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League issued penalties and punishments Monday in response to an Edinburg High School football player’s attack on a referee. Head Coach JJ Leija received a public reprimand, and they placed him on probation for the 2021-2022 school year. The Edinburg High School Athletic Department also received a public reprimand and probation for all athletic activities for two years. Emannuel Duron, a senior, was suspended from all UIL activities for the remainder of the year. He was also charged with assault and is out of jail on a $10,000 bond.

Mount Pleasant took no time in disposing of Maud on Friday night to improve their overall record to 5-0 on the season. The Tigers used a 14-0 run to start the game and took a 28-1 lead after the first quarter holding the Cardinals to zero field goals in the frame. It was 47-11 at the half and 70-17 at the end of the third quarter on the Tiger’s cruise to victory. The Tigers travel to Braswell on Tuesday with all three teams playing. The freshmen and JV play at 5:00 pm, and the Varsity starts at 6:30 pm.