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Jonesboro is kingpin in 15-1A

Big tackler Wade Foote brings down a Newcastle runner in last year’s season opener at Gorman. This season, the Jonesboro Eagles begin the preseason rankings rated No. 2 in the Class 1A poll. The Rankin Red Devils are No.1. Photo by Mark Goodson

Jonesboro is kingpin in 15-1A

Jonesboro is picked to win District 15-1A, Division I while rival Evant is third in the four team district in the recently released Texas Football magazine.

Hornets picked fifth in district

Returning quarterback Wesley Brown returns for junior year to lead Hornets offense in 2020 season. The Hornets are scheduled to open the regular season with a trip to Llano. Photo by Mark Goodson

Hornets picked fifth in district

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine hit the shelves this week with its in-depth view of football across the state.

Regional fishing reports

Belton -- GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 0.24 low. Black bass are fair in gravel beds, brushy shorelines, and timber on skirted jigs, crankbaits, spinners, and blue or purple Carolina rigged worms. White bass are good in the main lake with slabs and swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait in the main lake. Look for large schools of bait using sonar to find active fish. Crappie are fair on minnows near structure and brush piles in 14-28’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait in 10-25’.

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