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  Rogers wins Contest No. 6
Monitor Staff Reports
With her prediction in the “tie-breaker” game, Bobbie Rogers of Malakoff is the winner of Pigskin Payoff No. 6 in The Monitor.
Rogers and Donald Slay of Eustace each finished with a winning percentage of 71, forcing their “tie-breaker” predictions to determine the winner.
In the “tie-breaker” game, Rogers chose the Kaufman Lions to defeat the Mabank Panthers by five points, while Slay predicted the Panthers would win by three points.
Kaufman won the Oct. 12 District 13-3A opener by six points, 27-21.
As a result, Rogers will receive $50 worth of coupons from The Monitor to be exchanged for merchandise from participating merchants listed on the contest page.
The coupons may be picked up at The Monitor office, located at 1316 S. Third Street (Groom & Sons’ Plaza) in Mabank.
To enter Pigskin Playoff No. 8, pick up the official entry form in this issue, and circle the team you pick to win from the games listed in each advertisement.
Don’t forget to circle your choice in the “tie-breaker” game and to write down the point difference in that game.
Be sure to put your name, address and telephone number on the entry.
Turn entries in at The Monitor office prior to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday.
Contestants must be 18 or older to participate.
Shannon Davis of Log Cabin took third place in Pigskin Payoff No. 6.
Fourth place went to Evelyn Fleming of Kemp, Billy Dyer of Canton, Edgar Yarbrough of Kemp, Andy Fleming of Kemp, Nancy DuBose of Mabank, Matt Dennis of Kemp and Kathy Barley of Eustace.
Other top finishers in Contest No. 6 included Bob Friedel of Kemp, Tony Spence of Kemp, Reggie Brewer of Mabank, T.J. Baxley of Gun Barrel City, Jacob Junell of Kemp, Eddie Garcia of Mabank, Angie Junell of Kemp, Scott Yarbrough of Kemp, Rachel Anderson of Gun Barrel City and Randall Callison of Mabank.
The winner of Pigskin Playoff Contest No. 7 will be announced in the Sunday, Oct. 28, issue of The Monitor.

Mabank clinches crown
Monitor Staff Reports
FERRIS–It took four games, but the Mabank Lady Panthers remained unbeaten Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the hosting Ferris Lady Yellowjackets.
Now 25-12 on the season and 8-0 in District 13-3A volleyball play, the 13th-ranked Lady Panthers were scheduled to host the Eustace Lady Bulldogs Friday.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Lady Panthers will wrap up the second round of district play and the regular season on the road at Kemp, opening with a 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity match.
Eustace’s loss to Crandall Tuesday (see related story) clinched a second straight district championship for the Lady Panthers, who secured a playoff berth Oct. 9 by beating Crandall in the second-round opener.
As the district champion, Mabank will have a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The bidistrict round is scheduled for Monday or Tuesday, Oct. 29-30, and the Lady Panthers will face a bidistrict winner in the area round, scheduled for Thursday or Friday, Nov. 1-2.
In Tuesday’s win over the hosting Lady Yellowjackets, the Lady Panthers weren’t nearly as dominating as they have been the last couple of matches, winning 25-14, 20-25, 25-6 and 25-14.
“We were missing one of our starters, Bridgette Tanner, who was out ill. I tried to play my entire team, and that doesn’t happen much,” Mabank head coach Stacy Shelton reported later.
“Our team chemistry wasn’t clicking, but a win is a win, and I am proud of our girls being 8-0,” Shelton said. “Macey Thomas had a big game, as well as (Hali) Schultz and (Miranda) Groom. Sam Goss came off the bench and had a really good game in game three.”
Thomas had seven kills, five blocks, two digs and a save against Ferris.
Groom finished with 21 kills, two blocks, four digs an d a save, while Schultz had 15 kills, four blocks and one dig.
Setter Kelsi Reynolds keyed the Lady Panther attack with 38 assists, along with 10 digs and one block.
Ashley Corter had two kills and one block, while Goss finished with one block and three digs and Haley Brackenridge added a save.
Defensively, Kelsie Busby had four digs and Katie Cross had nine digs, while Amanda Johnson added a dig and Jessica Penney had one dig and four assists.

Kemp takes Kaufman to five
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–On Senior Night Tuesday, the hosting Kemp Lady Yellowjackets forced the Kaufman Lady Lions to five games before falling, 3-2.
Friday, the Lady ’Jackets were scheduled to host the Crandall Lady Pirates, who appeared to have secured the District 13-3A second-place playoff spot with a win over Eustace Tuesday (see related story).

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Lady Yellowjackets Breanna Griffin (7) and Amanda Lawrence (2) block a shot by Kaufman’s Dani Blake (11) during the second game of Kaufman’s 3-2 District 13-3A volleyball win over the hosting Lady ’Jackets Tuesday.

Next Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Lady ’Jackets will wrap up the second round of district volleyball play and the regular season at home against the unbeaten Mabank Lady Panthers, who improved to 8-0 with a win over hosting Ferris Tuesday (see related story).
Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
Tuesday, the three Lady ’Jacket seniors were honored in pre-match ceremonies – Paige Moore, the daughter of Britt and Debbie Moore, Sabrina Trammell, the daughter of Eddie and Patricia Dowd, and Keleigh Collinsworth, the daughter of Dr. Jim and Janice Collinsworth.
The visiting Lady Lions found out quickly they were in for a long night, as the Lady ’Jackets won the first two games, 25-21 and 25-23.
Kaufman came back to win games three and four, 25-18 and 25-22, to set up the deciding fifth game, which the Lady Lions won 15-8.
“We had outstanding play,” Kemp head coach Peggy Swierc said afterward. “Each week, the Lady ’Jackets have stepped on the court with pride and determination. They never let down, and will fight you to the bitter end. They always show great effort and play with lots of heart.”
Moore finished with 17 assists, 20 service points and six digs, while Trammell had 13 service points, five kills and 19 digs and Collinsworth had 15 service points and 20 digs.
Amanda Lawrence finished with 10 service points, four kills and 16 digs, while Kimmie Gorka had 11 service points, two kills and 13 digs.
Kylie Goswick had three blocks at the net, and Breanna Griffin added 12 service points, five kills and two digs.



Upcoming games

Cross Country
Oct. 22
District 13-3A meet
(Cedar Creek CC)

Oct. 23
EHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)

*District 13-3A contest

Oct. 29-30
bidistrict playoffs TBA

Nov. 1-2
area playoffs TBA

Oct. 26
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs Crandall*

Nov. 2
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS vs Kaufman*

Nov. 9
EHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)

*District 13-3A contest

MLLFA games
Games: Midgets 4, Pee-Wee 6, Little League 8 p.m.
Oct. 27
Mabank vs Eustace

Nov. 3
Wild Card @ Forney

Nov. 10
Playoffs @ Kemp

Nov. 17
Superbowl @ Kemp