KTRE River Rivalry less than two weeks away, players get ready

By Jeff Awtrey and Whitney Grunder

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE)- KTRE River Rivalry is less than two weeks away and the kids are getting ready for their big game.

Monday night, we went to Central Heights, where Blue Devils head coach Kevin Herron leads the Nacogdoches county boys.

These players have a lot of excitement going into the big matchup.

"It's going to be fun playing against these guys again and, just a small school playing against some big schools," said Michael King, playing for Central Heights.

"Now we'll be playing each other, so we can come back and bring Nacogdoches County a victory," said Jkelon Edwards with Central Heights.

"I hope we can come out and be competitive, and play as a team," said Bret Partin for Douglas.

"Nacogdoches against Lufkin, that's a big rivalry so us going against them, that'll still be a big rivalry," said Timothy White representing Nacogdoches High.

The basketball game, to be held April 22 at the Angelina College's Shands Gym, will pit the best seniors in Angelina County against the best seniors in Nacogdoches County in a girls game at 6 p.m. and a boys game at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at $4. If you buy them at the door, tickets at $5. Kids four years and younger get in for free.

Tickets for the game can be purchased at the following locations:

Lufkin: Angelina College Athletic office.

Central Heights: Mower Man.

Chireno: Capital One Bank.

Cushing: 7th Street Grocery.

Diboll: Brookshire Brothers.

Douglass: Douglass Corner Store and Cafe.

Garrison: Garrison in the News.

Hudson: Hudson Convenience Stop.

Huntington: City Hall.

Nacogdoches: Department of Parks and Recreation.

Pollok: KTRE.

Woden: Country Buds and Stems.

Zavalla: Coleman's.

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