Former high school football starts from Jacksonville, Rusk, Bullard and Troup all made notable contributions for their respective college teams on Saturday.
Perhaps the top effort by one of the locals was recorded by former Bullard Panther, Charlie Moore.
Moore, a senior wideout, caught three passes for 43 yards in Oklahoma State's 56-35 win over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
With 10:11 to go in the contest Moore caught a 33-yard scoring strike from quarterback Clint Chelf that put the Cowboys (2-0) up 49-21.
The catch was Moore's eight touchdown pass reception as a Cowboy.
Moore is a senior.
Troup Tiger-ex Der'rikk Thompson had four catches for 31 yards in SMU's 31-30 come-from-behind win over Montana State at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas Saturday night.
Thompson is a 5'-11” junior wideout is the cousin of former SMU (1-1) and Dallas Cowboy standout Keylon Kincade.
Former Jacksonville Indian Mark Jenkins (6'3”, 370 lbs.), a red shirt freshman at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark. got the start on the offensive line in the Muleriders' season opener, a 56-50 loss to Southeastern Oklahoma.
SAU (0-1) is a NCAA Division II school that is a member of the Great American Conference.
Chaston Bennett, a product of Rusk High School, now a true freshman at Tyler Junior College, carried three times and tallied 31 yards in TJC's 56-24 win over rival Kilgore College.
The Apaches (2-0) scored 21 points in both the first and third frames to subdue the Rangers.