Tarleton Celebrates Yellowjackets’ State Title with Smokestack Lighting


Friday, December 17, 2021

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Tarleton State University Smokestack will glow blue and yellow tonight in celebration of the Stephenville Yellowjackets’ victory over the Austin LBJ Jaguars, 38-21, to bring home the team’s sixth state championship in 4A Division I UIL Football.

“We’re extremely proud of our hometown Yellowjackets,” said university President James Hurley. “They played with spirit and tenacity. What a way to start our holiday break!”

Stephenville finished the 2021 campaign with a perfect 16-0 record, averaging more than 40 points per game.

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.