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JUCO Weekly: A look inside JUCO football programs in East & Central Texas
Thursday, 13th September 2018 - 1:42PM
Tyler Junior College (0-2):

The Apaches made vast improvements between week 1 and week 2, however they still weren’t able to secure a victory falling to Blinn 38-31.

TJC will have their first road game of the season this Saturday at 7:00 p.m., when they head to Athens for a showdown with TVCC.

During the past three meetings between the two programs TJC is 1-2 against the Cardinals and their defense has given up an average of 61.3 ppg.

Kilgore College (1-1):

The Rangers opened the season with a dominating 42-10 victory over TJC during week 1, but week 2 took a turn for the worst against Navarro.

Kilgore jumped out to a 23-0 lead over the Bulldogs, but in the end they fell 37-32.

This week the Rangers will host New Mexico Military Institute at 7:00 p.m., with the opportunity to clinch their first victory in SWJCFC play.

#10 Navarro College (2-0):

During their first two games of the season Navarro has proven that a game is never over until the clock strikes zero.

The Bulldogs opened the season with a 31-29 victory over Georgia Military College on a last second field goal by Jonathan Ingram. During week 2 they followed it with a come from behind victory over Kilgore 37-32.

Navarro is currently ranked 18th in the NJCAA polls and will head to Brenham on Saturday for a 7:00 p.m. game against 6th ranked Blinn.

#12 Trinity Valley Community College (1-1)

The Cardinals bounced back from a season opening 56-43 loss against Snow College to defeat New Mexico Military Institute soundly 39-7 in week 2.

TVCC will host TJC on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in their Patriot Day game. All veterans, first responders, and active duty military get free admission.

Last season TVCC defeated the Apaches 55-6.

Texas College (0-0):

Texas College hasn’t had a winning season in over a decade, when they went 6-4 during the 2005-2006 season.

Last season they finished 2-8 (2-6 conference), but are hoping to turn things around in 2018.

The Steers season gets underway on September 15th at 7:00 p.m., as they host Texas Wesleyan.

Division 3 Programs

East Texas Baptist University (0-1):

The Tigers opened the season with a heartbreaking 59-44 loss against #16 Wisconsin-Platteville.

The ETBU offense exploded for 37-points during the first half, but the defense couldn’t stop UWP in the second half.

When the Tigers take the field on September 15th at 6:00 p.m. against Southwestern, they will be seeking redemption and their first victory in 2018.

#2 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (0-0):

The Cru are entering the 2018 season ranked 2nd in the D3 preseason polls, their first game is Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against Albright College.

UMHB is predicted to win the ASC championship, which is voted on by coaches and media members. The Cru earned 23 of 30 first place votes and 293 total points.

Cru head coach Pete Fredenburg will be suspended for the first three games of the season for NCAA infractions, but will return to the sidelines on September 29th against Southwestern University.

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