September 9, 2017, Stephen F. Austin State University –
On Saturday, at least three Shelby County Alumni were among over 350 members of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack Marching Band who performed before, during and at halftime of the college pre-conference game played at Homer Bryce Stadium.
Bianca Ramirez, a former Tenaha student, was seen marching and playing saxophone for the Lumberjacks. Jacob Samford, from Tenaha, was spotted playing trombone while marching. Christian Haynie, a former Tenaha student and a graduate of San Augustine, marched and played as a member, playing euphonium, as well.
The game saw Southern Utah’s Patrick Tyler throw for 399 yards, four touchdowns, and run for a score to lead the Thunderbirds to a 51-14 win over Stephen F. Austin.
Tyler threw touchdown passes to Logan Parker, Judd Crockett and Landon Measom of 3, 15 and 96 yards respectively, and Southern Utah led 31-0 at halftime.
To start the third, the Lumberjacks got on the board when Foster Sawyer threw a 13-yard pass to Tamrick Pace to complete a 6-play, 58-yard drive. Sawyer threw for 217 yards on the night.
Southern Utah (1-1) used its next two drives to produce a field goal and a touchdown for a 41-7 lead. Isaiah Diego-Williams finished with 5 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown.
SUU outpaced the Lumberjacks with a 27-15 advantage in first downs, and a 38:40 – 21:20 minute advantage in time of possession.
SFA was hampered with two turnovers, a fumble and an interception, which hindered their cause. They are now 0-2 and will next face Incarnate Word in their first Southland Conference contest on, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Homer Bryce Stadium, kicking off at 6 p.m.