June 23, 2015 - Tenaha’s' own Cobe Caraway signed a college letter of intent to play football for the Tyler Junior College Apaches on Monday. Family, Tenaha ISD faculty and friends gathered in the Tenaha ISD administration building’s Tiger den to witness the occasion.
During the ceremony, Tenaha ISD Superintendent Scott Tyner stated “Cobe, you’re a good athlete and if you work hard you can play at a junior college and then move on to a bigger program just like I did at OSU.”
“I’m looking forward to going to TJC. I am glad they made the offer and they’ve said they plan on using me to replace one of two people they will be losing next year,” said Caraway.
“Cobe, we will look forward to seeing you play next year and I would like to give you some advice. Stay late and arrive early for everything you are asked to do. You’ve worked hard here to earn the rewards you’ve been given and hard work will pay off there as well,” said THS Principal Judy Monroe.
On June 13, Caraway was named Offensive MVP of the Chick-fil-A Heart of a Champion Bowl all-star football game which was played at Longview’s Lobo Stadium. Caraway had two touchdowns of more than 70 yards during the contest including one near the end of the game which helped his Blue team win 17-10.
Caraway was a senior running back, and free safety, who carried for 2,458 yards for the Tenaha Tigers last season and helped them go 11-2 on the season before being defeated by Bremond 32-29 in the state semifinals. He averaged 11.3 yards per carry and 205 rushing yards per game. Caraway was a starting freshman safety on the 2011 Tenaha Tiger football team which won the state title at Cowboys Stadium.
The TJC Apaches have a 94 player roster and posted an 8-3 season last year.