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Lamar football looks for its third consecutive win over Southeastern Louisiana as they host the Lions on Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. to open the Southland Conference portion of their schedule. The athletic department is offering a family package for this afternoon game with four tickets, four hot dogs, four drinks and four candies for $70. Call (409) 880-1715.


Locals prep for big MMA card at Beaumont Civic Center



Unless you were a coach on the Lamar staff or one of the players, you probably thought the Cardinals had a small chance of beating Louisiana-Lafayette last Saturday in the college football season opener. I mean, UL plays in the bigger Football Bowl Subdivision won a bowl game last season. No way, right?What we didn’t expect to see were a plethora of mistakes which led to many easy points and short drives for UL. The 13 points yielded by Lamar in the first quarter came on drives no longer than six plays each.


Week 0 Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 30

Cleveland 20, Kirbyville 20

GC Memorial 20, Lumberton 0


Friday, Aug. 31

Ozen @ West Brook (7p)

Central @ PA Memorial (7p)


The Houston Cougars nearly had an undefeated season, but 13-1 and beating Penn State 30-14 in the TicketCity Bowl was a great way to finish last year. Days after Houston’s only loss, coach Kevin Sumlin departed for College Station and Tony Levine was promoted to interim coach, then led the Coogs to their bowl win. The school took the interim tag off and named Levine the new head coach.