Corrected edition, earlier post had playeers misnamed.
TENAHA - Shelby County native Tex Ritter (1905-1974) might not appreciate, were he still living, our changing his popular song of the 1940s, for which we have used "Terry and Ja'" in place of "Bobo and Blair." And the Country Music legend might not have known very much about Texas high school basketbqll, certainly not as it is performed in 2022 by Tenaha (17-3) and Timpson (13-5) , members of highly competitive District 23 , Class 2A.
Terry and Ja' are very much alive and they know our game quite well. Terry Bussey leads Timpson Bear (17-3) scoring with a 25 .7 ppg and Ja'Tyrian Moore is the top scorer for Tenaha (13-5), with 15 ppg. . The two district rivals meet tonight in Tenaha.
Timpson Coach Alex Cloudy has his Bears playing at an exceptionally high level , so high that some pundits are predicting a semi-final berth for Timpson in the state tournament, representing Region III.
Knowledgeable fans know, however, that Tenaha, or "Tennyhaw," as Tex would say, is a most worthy opponent. Tonight's outcome should determine how worthy.
But whatever this evening's outcome, standouts Terry and Ja' should be around to play some great high school basketball for another two years. Both are sophomores.