Ex-Tigers contribute

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Several recent Demopolis stars have continued to make an impact for their college varsity squads.

In Nacogdoches, LA, former DHS running back Anthony Harris had his best game yet as a Nicholls St. Colonel after transferring from Southern Mississippi in the off-season. Harris, a senior, carried 11 times for 97 yards to lead the Colonels in rushing in their home loss to Stephen F. Austin. The outburst nearly doubled Harris’s totals on the year, taking him from 98 yards on the season to 155, coming on 28 attempts for a 5.5 yards-per-carry average. The solid day gave Harris some measure of redemption after his previous outing, when he carried 7 times for -4 yards in a loss against North Dakota St. The Colonels are 1-3 on the season with two cancellations due to hurricanes.

At Delta State University, former Tiger Chad Schroeder got his name in the box score in the Statesmen’s 24-23 Oct. 1 loss to Valdosta St. Schroeder made another unassisted tackle, his third of the season, in his usual nickelback role. Schroeder, a freshman, did not appear for Delta State last Saturday as the Statesmen defeated the Wonder Boys of Arkansas Tech.

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Schroeder’s DSU teammate Devin Goodwin has yet to make an appearance for the Statesmen, but it’s for a reason: with All-America candidate junior Scott Eyster firmly at the controls, Goodwin is currently being redshirted by head coach Rick Rhoades. Although circumstances could change with an injury to Eyster, Goodwin is currently not expected to play for the Statesmen in his 2005 freshman season.

Ex-DHS Cornerback Vincent Jackson continues to see minutes for the 5-1 North Alabama Lions. The true freshman made an assisted tackle in the Lions’ only loss of the season thus far, a double-overtime setback to Central Arkansas Oct. 1, and returned to the field the following week in UNA’s 31-21 victory over Southern Arkansas.

Freshman defensive tackle Ray Williams has been part of a resurgence at the University of Tennessee-Martin, where the Skyhawks’ 4-1 record represents the program’s best start in more than a decade. After the Skyhawks’ off week Oct. 1 Williams made his mark in the Oct. 8 box score with an unassisted tackle in UTM’s big win over Ohio Valley conference rival Tennesee Tech.