Scott makes his mark at SHSU

By Barbara Boxleitner
Posted 10/15/19

Chris Scott has been getting repetitions for the Sam Houston State University football team.

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Scott makes his mark at SHSU


Chris Scott has been getting repetitions for the Sam Houston State University football team.

The Madisonville High School graduate played in three of the first six games and made his first tackle in an Oct. 5 win over Stephen F. Austin State University.

The 6-foot-1 Scott is a reserve defensive tackle listed at 255 pounds, 15 pounds heavier than his 2018 redshirt freshman year. He said he lifted weights more during the summer to gain muscle and strength for the season.

Against Stephen F. Austin, he made a solo stop after a 1-yard rush in the fourth quarter. He said the rush was right up the middle, so he didn't have to chase the runner to make the play.

Scott said he has been learning the advanced blocking moves of college.

"My eyes to the target, my hands to the target and my feet follow," said Scott.

More football

East Texas Baptist University freshman kicker Mauricio Aceves averaged 39.5 yards on four punts. The former Mustang landed one punt inside the 20-yard line, that coming against Belhaven.

Men's golf

Senior Logan Young tied for 17th in the Trinity Forest Invitational. The Normangee High School product shot 211 (76-70-65) to finish third among the University of Houston entries.


Trinity Valley Community College sophomore Emma Baker had three digs against Coastal Bend. She is out of North Zulch High.

Women's basketball

Jazzmyn Jones is a freshman forward for Centenary College of Louisiana. She competed for Normangee.

Women's rodeo

North Zulch alumna Sonora Schueneman of Texas A & M University tied for fourth in goat tying at the Panola College event.

Lyndie Dunn of Midway is a freshman for Western Texas College. She specializes in goat tying, breakaway roping and barrell racing.

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