Shepherd team notches win on Rayburn
Jasper, Tx. April 11---On a weekend when weather was a very big question mark and local forecasters were predicting heavy downpours, Mother Nature had other ideas, as she smiled down on the kids and captains of SETX and provided them with abundant sunshine and warm temperatures. A swollen Sam Rayburn Reservoir greeted over 350 teams from 40 different high schools across Southeast Texas as they participated in the 4th of 5 qualifying tournaments in the Ford/Skeeter SETX HS Championship Series. Teams scattered out over the nearly 200,000 acre impoundment to gather the heaviest 5 bass and bring them back to the Umphrey Family Pavilion to compare their catches to the rest of the field. Ms Jade Bucholz, an 8th grader from Hamshire Fannett. got things started with an absolutely stirring rendition of our national anthem.