Game on! Tenaha will play Houston KIPP Northeast for homecoming game

Tigers find replacement opponent for Saturday after Mt. Enterprise cancels

Well, Shelby County was on the front lines in August in helping people in Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

Now, Houston is helping a Shelby County school with its homecoming game. 

The Tenaha Tigers will play the Houston KIPP Northeast Gators for its homecoming game on 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Tenaha was supposed to play Mt. Enterprise Oct. 14 in its 2A-Div. II District 11 opener, but Mt. Enterprise called to cancel the game citing a lack of varsity players. 

Tenaha scrambled to find an opponent on very short notice. 

KIPP Northeast is a tuition-free college-prep charter school in Houston with an enrollment of less than 500. 

KIPP Northeast didn't play its first game until Sept. 15 due to post-storm flooding and cleanup. The Gators are 1-2 on the year. They play in Texas'  TCAL Div. 1 District 11.

The Gators opened the season with a 56-0 win over O'Conell Galveston. They have lost their next two games, 61-6 to West Orange-Stark and 44-24 to Pro-Vision Academy. 

The team had a bye week scheduled this week. 

No. 2-ranked Tenaha improved to 5-0 on the year with a 65-0 win over West Sabine Friday.

The Mt. Enterprise junior varsity team will still play Tenaha at 3 p.m. Saturday as previously scheduled.