KeSean Carter has a knack for reaching the end zone against the Texas Longhorns.

In Saturday’s exciting Big 12 opener, Carter scored two touchdowns for Texas Tech in the first half before the Red Raiders fell in overtime, 63-56, to the Longhorns.

Last November against Texas, Carter, as a sophomore, had his finest performance of the season with career highs in receptions (11), receiving yards (150) and found the end zone once to conclude the season.

Carter, now a 5-11, 190-pound junior receiver, picked up where he left off with a career-high two touchdowns on seven receptions and 77 yards. The former Highlander now has 13 catches for 163 yards and three scores on the season.

“I’m starting to see a lot of progress,” Carter told the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal earlier this week. “I worked hard for this. (Strength and conditioning) Coach (Dave) Scholz has been helping me, and I’m progressing my game as I go through the season.”

In the same game, Joseph Ossai (Oak Ridge) was on three stops for the Texas Longhorns. The junior linebacker had one tackle for loss and broke up two passes.


Michael Woods (Magnolia) caught three passes for 40 yards in his season debut for Arkansas in a loss to Georgia. Woods had 423 yards receiving and four touchdowns as a sophomore last year.

Myles Jones (Magnolia West) broke up a pass and made four tackles to start his final year with Texas A&M in a win over Vanderbilt. Jones, now wearing No. 0 for the Aggies, started all 13 games last year as a junior and had two interceptions and 29 tackles.

Jackson Fort (College Park) got in the game for Tulane on the offensive line in a 66-24 win over Southern Miss. The sophomore has only appeared in two game so far in his collegiate career.


AJ Koele (The Woodlands) saw action against Kansas last Friday as Baylor got its season underway. Koele, a sophomore, had a kill and an assist. The former Lady Highlander began her collegiate career at Mississippi State in 2018 and sat out last season after transferring.


Ana Helmert (The Woodlands) scored her first two goals of the season in the past week for South Alabama. Her first came on Friday against Coastal Carolina in a 4-3 win. The second one came this past Sunday in a 3-0 shutout of Appalachian State. Helmert has seven shots on the season 12 goals so far in her collegiate career with the Jaguars.


Paul Goldschmidt (The Woodlands) and the St. Louis Cardinals begin the postseason of the COVID-19-shortened season with a three-game National League Wild Card Series at San Diego on Wednesday. Goldschmidt played in all 58 regular season games for the Cardinals and batted .304, which was 11th-best in the NL. The first baseman hit six homers and 21 RBIs on the year and drew 37 walks. The playoff appearance marks the sixth time Goldschmidt has played into October in his 10 seasons in the majors.

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