High School Sports Roundup
Chester senior Jake Golding was recently named to the Southern Illinois Coaches Association All-South football team.
Golding - who has not yet signed for college football, but is considering some colleges - ran for 600 yards and six touchdowns for the 4-5 Yellow Jackets, while catching eight passes for 133 yards.
Defensively, Golding recorded 66 tackles (16 for loss) and 5.5 sacks. He recorded double-digit tackles in three games last season. Thirty-three of the 47 players named to the All-South team were seniors.
• Chester 57, A-J 55
ANNA -- Jake Golding"s putback of a Demontae Martin miss with 1.1 seconds left capped a fourth quarter Yellow Jacket comeback, lifting Chester to a win over Anna-Jonesboro on Dec. 20.
Golding finished with 10 points for the Yellow Jackets (7-2), who were led by Savion Smith"s 23. Martin also added 10 points to put three Chester players in double figures.
A-J outscored Chester 23-17 in the third quarter to take a 48-40 lead into the fourth, but several Wildcats turnovers opened the door for the Yellow Jackets.
Chester led 11-19 after the first quarter, but Anna-Jonesboro (4-6) outscored the Yellow Jackets 16-14 to tie the game at 25 at intermission. Jake Parr led the Wildcats with 18 points in the loss.
The win also gave Chester coach Brad Norman his 92nd career victory with the Yellow Jackets, one shy of Bill Brewer (1949-56) for the program record. Brewer went 93-97 in seven seasons on the hardwood.
Chester also won the JV game, 55-42, to remain undefeated at 4-0. The JV"s next contest will come Jan. 3 at Zeigler-Royalton.