Houston Is Not “Kind” To Stephen F. Austin State

By Cheval John

Photo courtesy of www.gobearkats.com

Photo courtesy of www.gobearkats.com


The city of Houston has not been good to Stephen F. Austin State University in recent years.

The Lumberjacks were looking to snap their winless streak against their arch-rivals Sam Houston State University at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Unfortunately for them, they came out winless after a 34-28 matchup loss to the Bearkats that was played in front of record crowd of 26,990.

The Lumberjacks won the inaugaral “Battle of The Piney Woods” held at NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium) in 2010.

Since then, they have lost to the Bearkats.

SFA had everything going for them in the first half as they held the Bearkats to only 3 points and only 171 yards of total offense.

At the same time, the Lumberjacks has connected for two touchdowns to make it 14-3.

One might believe that SFA would have continued their momentum going into the second half.

That was not the case.

Sam Houston exploded for three huge punt returns, (two returned for touchdowns and another that set up a field goal by Luc Swimberghe) that gave them a 24-21 lead.

The two punt returned for touchdowns was courtesy of Gerald Thomas (78 yards) and Yedidiah Louis (53 yards).

The Lumberjacks could not recover from the punt returns and ended up losing to the Bearkats for the fifth consecutive year.

We played well enough to win, for the most part, with the exception of maybe three plays, but that seems to be the same song, fifth verse,” Coach Conque said to the Houston Chronicle.

The lesson that can be taken away is that no matter how hopeless it seems to achieve your goals as a writer, podcaster, etc., you must continue to work hard to get that breakthrough.

Sam Houston kept on working hard despite being out of rhythm in offense and in the end, found a way to defeat their arch-rivals Stephen F. Austin.

And speaking of continuing to work hard to gain your breakthrough, I can finally share with you the What’s The Word? episode with guest Alissa Trumbull, co-founder of the #BizGalz Twitter chat.

The first two times in trying to air the episode, they were some wi-fi connections problems that caused me to put out the episode on a different time from the normal Monday night time slot at 8 p.m. eastern, 7 p.m. central.

Like they say, “Third Time Is A Charm.”

Here is the link to the video version of the interview with guest Alissa Trumbull.

And below is the podcast version of the interview with Mrs. Trumbull.

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About Cheval John

Cheval John is the Founder and CEO of Vallano Media, LLC, a marketing agency that helps businesses to use social media correctly to build a loyal following. Cheval is also the host of an online radio show/podcast called, "What's The Word?" He is the author of two books including the Amazon Best-Seller, "8 Lessons Every Podcaster Needs To Learn." Cheval has been featured in media outlets like Ebony Magazine and was named a Houston Top 25 Social Media Power Influencer in 2016.

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