District play begins for high school football


District play begins tonight as Mineola hosts Mt. Vernon, Grand Saline visits Quitman and Alba-Golden heads west to Quinlan Boles.

Alba-Golden comes in at 4-0, Quitman 3-1 and Mineola 2-2.

Grand Saline stops Quitman in three plays and scores on their first play as the Indians lead 7-0.

Mt. Vernon starts with the ball and drives it down the field on the ground. The Tigers convert a 4th down at the Mineola 13 with a pass.

The Tigers push it in to lead 7-0.

Mineola crosses midfield but has to punt after just missing a deep throw.

Grand Saline stops Quitman again and scores, this time on long drive, to lead 14-0.

Mineola defense gets a stop and good field position at the Mt. Vernon 48.

Mineola has a first and goal at the 9.

Grand Saline 14, Quitman 0 after one quarter.

Dawson Pendergrass scores on 4th and goal from the one to get Mineola on the board.

29 seconds to go in the first quarter and Mineola ties Mt. Vernon 7-7.

And that's the score after one quarter.

Grand Saline stretches its lead to 22-0 after faking the kick and going for two.

Mineola defense gets another stop inside Mt. Vernon territory.

The Yellowjackets are in the red zone again. But a holding call pushes them back.

Quitman gets a drive going into Grand Saline territory.

Alba-Golden converts the first score to lead Boles 6-0.

Pendergrass hits Braydon Alley for a touchdown pass and a Mineola lead. The two-point conversion puts the Jackets up 15-7.

With a minute to go in the half Quitman gets on the board and trails 22-7. Klayton Meadows got the score.

Quitman tries the onside kick but Grand Saline recovers and scores on the next play. 29-7.

Mt. Vernon converts a 4th and 1 and then scores on a long run.

The extra point makes it 15-14 Mineola.

Alba-Golden extends its lead to 14-0 in the second quarter.

Halftime at Quitman and Grand Saline leads 29-7.

Mineola defense holds and the Jackets have it at their own 26 with 1:50 left in the half.

Alba-Golden adds a touchdown for a 20-0 lead.

Two Pendergrass runs put Mineola across midfield.

Three straight runs have moved the chains to the Tiger 34.

The half ends with Mt. Vernon intercepting a screen pass on 4th down. Mineola ahead 15-14.

Alba-Golden leads Quinlan Boles 28-0 at halftime.

Grand Saline scores quickly to open the second half and has Quitman down 36-7.

Landon Green gets the rushing TD for Quitman.

That makes it 36-13 with the try for two no good.

4:36 left in the third period.

Meanwhile in volleyball Mineola beats Mt. Vernon in four games earlier in the evening to open district.

Mineola gets the ball to open the second half.

Mineola's third holding penalty of the night pushes the Jackets back.

A personal foul gets the Jackets out of the hole.

Grand Saline answers with a scoring drive to lead Quitman 43-13 late in the third quarter.

Mt. Vernon is driving down the field on the ground, inside the Mineola 10.

The Tigers retake the lead 21-15 over Mineola.

Start of the 4th quarter in Quitman.

Mineola goes for it on 4th and one at its own 37 and Pendergrass runs all the way to the Tiger 17.

A penalty pushes it to the seven.

Three runs result in no gain.

Noah Turner boots a 25-yard field goal to pull Mineola within 21-18.

Boles gets on the board as Alba-Golden leads 28-6 in the 4th quarter.

Mt. Vernon strikes back with a quick drive and leads 28-18, late in the 3rd period.

Grand Saline hits the 50-point mark with 7:02 to play, leading Quitman 50-13.

The clock runs out on the third quarter in Mineola.

Pendergrass hits Brady Shrum at the Mt. Vernon five to start the 4th. 50-yard gain.

Pendergrass puts it in the end zone on the next play, 28-25 Mt. Vernon leads.

Mario Bautista intercepts a long Mt. Vernon pass, and Mineola is back in business at its own 35.

Mineola converts a 4th and eight at midfield.

Alba-Golden and Boles exchange scores and the Panthers lead 35-12.

Final from Quitman, Grand Saline wins 50-13.

Mineola turns it over on downs at the Mt. Vernon 39 with 6:13 to go.

Many missed tackles help Mt. Vernon to a long gain deep into Jacket territory.

The second play and it's in the end zone.

Mt. Vernon 35, Mineola 25. 5:50 to play.

The Jackets try on 4th down at their own 34 and come up short.

Alba-Golden improves to 5-0 with the 35-12 win.

Mt. Vernon takes command with a 42-25 lead with 3:30 to play.

And that's the final score.