The Huntsville Hornet Varsity Football game vs Nederland scheduled for tonight will not be taking place. Unfortunately, Nederland ISD had to cancel and Huntsville hasn’t been unable to find a replacement opponent. The Hornets will not be scheduling any additional non-district games. Huntsville plans to practice at 7 pm at Bowers Stadium tonight instead to continue their preparations for next Friday’s game at Willis. Also, 101.7 KSAM will be broadcasting the entire event LIVE on the air and will also be a LIVE video presentation on the Hornet Nation Broadcast Network at KSAM1017.com. Tonight’s broadcast will feature coach and player interviews, and other exciting Hornet action!
The Trinity Tigers are at home tonight as they’re hosting Diboll; kick-off will be at 7pm.
The New Waverly Bulldogs are ready for some football after being forced to postpone their past two games due to the pandemic. For tonight, they’re at home facing Normangee. Kick-off at Bulldog Stadium is at 7:30pm. It’s also Senior Night for New Waverly, and those festivities will start at 6:45pm.
For Willis, tonight is their first game of the season as they’re traveling to Tomball to take on the Cougars with kick-off at 7pm.
In the NFL, The Houston Texans will be in Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers for a noon time game while the Dallas Cowboys will be in Seattle to take on the Seahawks with kick-off at 3:25pm.
The Southland Conference announced plans Tuesday to resume football championship competition in the spring semester, an unprecedented move in the 58-year history of the league, following the postponement of fall sports due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Conference’s revised regular-season schedule will begin Feb. 20, and continue through April 10, and will feature six league games for its participating seven members – UIW, Lamar, McNeese, Nicholls, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana.
The six-game, single round-robin football schedule will feature each team playing three home and three away games over an eight-week period. Each team will have multiple open dates during the slate to provide flexibility if schedule changes are necessary.
The Huntsville Hornets hit the road this past Friday to scrimmage the Lufkin Panthers. A team that lost over 30 seniors from a year ago, the Hornets new look did not appear to be phased nor undermatched in a 7-7 tie. Junior quarterback AJ Wilson had five completions of 30 yards or more, including a pair of 75-yard touchdown passes. Huntsville will open its 2020 season at home next Friday against Nederland, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Bowers Stadium. Pregame with Rob Hipp and Brian Adams starts at 7pm with audio and video this year on 101.7 KSAM.
It was another win for the Trinity Tigers Friday night, as they beat Anderson-Shiro 14-12; that’s two straight wins for Trinity. Next up for the Tigers will be a home game Friday night as they’re hosting Diboll; kick-off will be at 7pm.
For New Waverly, they’ll be getting back on the grid-iron Friday night as they’re hosting Normangee, after being forced to postpone their past two games due to COVID-19. Kick-off at Bulldog Stadium is at 7:30pm. It’s also Senior Night for New Waverly, and those festivities will start at 6:45pm.
For Willis, their first game of the season is Friday night as they’re traveling to Tomball to take on the Cougars with kick-off at 7pm.
In the NFL from Sunday…The Houston Texans lost to the Ravens 33-16 giving Houston their 2nd straight loss on the early season while the Dallas Cowboys beat the 40-39. And in tonight’s Monday night match-up, it’s the Saints traveling to Las Vegas to face-off with the Raiders.
In local action from Wednesday…The Huntsville Lady Hornets volleyball team were at home as they took on Bryan Rudder and Cleveland. The Lady Hornets didn’t disappoint as they swept both squads for their home opener, beating Cleveland 25-8, 25-6 and 25-12. As for Bryan Rudder, the Lady Hornets dispatched them 25-16, 25-20 and 27-25.
In Major league Baseball, the Houston Astros lost to the Texas Rangers Wednesday night 1-0. Both teams face-off again tonight at Minute Maid Park as Houston wraps up their 3-game set against the Rangers.
In the NFL, there’s Thursday Night Football tonight as a battle of Ohio teams takes place, as the winless Cleveland Browns host the winless Cincinnati Bengals.
It’s Friday night, and that means we’ve got High School Football at front and center this evening. While we’re still weeks away from the opener for the Huntsville Hornets, the New Waverly Bulldogs are on the road as they seek their 2nd win of the season facing Lovelady later this evening, with kick-off at 7:30pm
Also tonight, Trinity is at home as they face-off against Groveton, with kick-off at 7:30pm.
In the NBA, the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers will do battle in the second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs starting later tonight at 8pm local time. The Rockets clinched their spot after defeating Oklahoma City in Wednesday’s Game 7.
Looking at baseball…the Houston Astros got an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. And now, it’s another weekend series out of state for the Houston Astros as they’re in southern California to face-off against the Angels. First pitch at 8:10pm local time. Then they’ll play a double-header on Saturday to make up for a game on Aug. 26 that was postponed because of Hurricane Laura.