Junior High recap: JHMS wins first of year

Both Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School and Jonesboro-Hodge High School entered their week of competition on similar ground. Both were searching for their first win of the year and both were playing Lincoln Prep. Hopefully the varsity squad will follow suit with their junior high counterparts who won 28-14 to give Trevaun Calahan his first victory as a head coach.

“We did good and are making steady progress each week,” said Calahan. “We are going to enjoy this win but we are still far from where we can be.”

Tyson Burks scored two touchdowns to lead the Tigers. Dylan Hayes and Jamarion Harrel also reached paydirt with TJ Walker adding a pair of two point conversions. 

With the victory JHMS improves to 1-2 on the year with a another contest against Red River on the road coming on Thursday. 

“I told the guys to enjoy the feeling, but that we are going to have to quckly put this behind us and get ready for Red River,” said Calahan

Weston Jr High Boys get defensive against Calvin

Weston Junior High didn’t allow Calvin a single point in the opening quarter leading to a 23 -3 halftime lead en route to the 37-14 home victory . Brody Tidwell scored 16 of his game high 20 points in the second and third quarter to pace the Wolves. Ty Henderson added seven followed by four from Alex Lewis. Weston also got season best productions from Thomas Truelove and Hunter Donaldson who chipped in with three points each. 

Lady Wolves fall in overtime

The Weston junior high girls turned in their best performance in a quarter all season  but fell short in overtime against home standing Calvin. Down 16-6 at the break Weston came storming back by outscoring the Cougars 15-1 in the third to take a 21-17 lead heading into the final frame. Calvin then tied the contest up at 26 and outscored Weston 7-2 in the extra period to sneak away with the win. 

Carly Jo Griffin led Weston with 16 points followed by Carlynn Waters with nine. Baylee Brown added three. 

Saline sweeps Dodson

Saline gave their fans something to cheer about ibefore embarking on four straight games away from home by sweeping Dodson as the girls won 33-20 and the boys took a 40-13 victory.  

Fifth grader, Jalynn Jiles led the junior girls with 14 points followed by Kassidy Sims who added 13. Ally Rine pitched in four and Adyren Breeland added a basket. for Saline who improved to 9-3 on the season. 

With Conner Roberts pouring in 22 points the junior Bobcats went above the .500 mark at 6-5 on the year. Roberts was dominating from the start as he scored one more point in the first quarter alone than Dodson managed all game. Gunner Fontenot added seven, Jackson Bougues pitched in five and Rylan Mauthe added a basket to round out the scoring. 



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