By TONY EIERDAM
Scoring on offense and defense, the Mineral Wells Rams junior varsity held off a late Wichita Falls Hirschi charge as the Rams defeated the Huskies, 14-6, Thursday night at Ram Stadium.
The win evens the Rams JV mark at 1-1.
The game was scoreless when the Rams began their first touchdown drive with 3:38 left in the second quarter. From the MW 37, running back Ezekiel Morequecho carried three straight times to bring the ball down to the Hirschi 26.
On the next play, running back Jarrett Masias scooted 13 yards to the Huskies’ 11. On first and 10, Morequecho blasted 11 yards up the middle and into the end zone for the game’s first score with 1:18 left in the opening half. Richard Munoz booted the extra point to give the Rams a 7-0 lead.
The Rams’ defense came up with the next touchdown.
With Hirschi backed up near its own 20 late in the third period, a high snap flew over the quarterback’s head and was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by MWHS defender Jared Lord.
Munoz was true on the PAT to extend the lead to 14-0.
The Rams’ defense dug in to clinch the contest. Jeffrey Savage ended a Hirschi drive with an interception, and MWHS held Hirschi on downs on the next two series.
The Huskies finally got on the board with 1:33 left to play on a 20-yard touchdown pass. The conversion run failed as the Rams held a 14-6 advantage.
Hirschi’s ensuing kickoff did not travel the required 10 yards as quarterback Matthew Lawhon and the MWHS offense ran out the clock to preserve the victory.
The Rams will play next at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Glen Rose.
Aledo JV B 42, Rams frosh 6
Hirschi does not field a freshman team so the Rams invited the Aledo sophomore (JV B) team to Ram Stadium on Thursday night as the Bearcats came away with a 42-6 win.
The Rams’ lone score came on a 74-yard touchdown run by quarterback Trent Guinn.
On the play, Guinn dropped back to pass while looking to his right. But when his pocket collapsed the signal caller sprinted to his left, raced past two Aledo defenders around the corner and sprinted down the left sideline for the touchdown that cut the Bearcats’ lead to 14-6 with 4:34 left in the second quarter.
The Rams will play next at 5 p.m. Thursday at home against Glen Rose.
By TONY EIERDAM
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Swimming to State
KELLER – The Mineral Wells Water Moccasins are heading to the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's state meet in College Station, July 31-Aug. 3, after an outstanding performance in the Region 4 Championships that saw seven local swimmer qualify.
Mineral Wells summer track sends 11 to state meet after strong regionals
THE COLONY – The future continues to look bright for Mineral Wells track and field, as 11 members of legendary head coach Jackie Harvey's summer track club punched their tickets to the TAAF state meet in College Station – to be held July 31-Aug. 3 – after a dominant showing at the regional meet in The Colony, July 18-19.
FWIW: Good, clean hate – Ranking the area's best rivalry games of the 2014 football season
By CLINT FOSTER
Football season is fast approaching and with it those glorious games between teams that love to hate each other, which we call rivalries.
I'm speaking, of course, about sports hate – the only beautiful kind. It's the stuff built on history and tradition that inspires simply the fiercest and most entertaining games of every season.
Palo Pinto County and the surrounding area have no shortage of fierce football rivalries.
The University Interscholastic League's realignment often causes new rivalries to be born and old ones to be rekindled. But which rivalries are the area's very best for 2014? The one's you circle your calendar for and make sure you don't miss.
I can think of at least 10.
So, for what it's worth, here's my list of the area's best, can't-miss football rivalries of the upcoming 2014 season.
Local Bowlers Roundup set for first weekend of August
Mineral Wells Women's Bowling Alliance invites you to join them Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountaineer Lanes for their second annual Bowlers Roundup. The event will feature snacks, tips from the pros, information on league bowling and two hours of great exercise.
Something in the water
Mineral Wells is well known as the home of Crazy Water, and by all accounts the city's swim team went absolutely berserk in their one and only home meet of the summer on Saturday.
Throughout the summer, the Mineral Wells Rams have been hard at work preparing for football season.
Hooks and Slices 7/11
In the Holiday Hills Country Club Guys and Dolls tournament, locals Denny and Sherry Hall turned in rounds of 77 and 73 to take first place in the opening round and second place on Sunday in the fourth flight. George and Linda Hutton turned in two solid rounds to place both days. The twosome shot 71 and 72 to take first place on Saturday and second place on Sunday in the second flight.
GRAPEVINE – The Mineral Wells High School cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleaders' Association's cheer camp in Grapevine two weeks ago and proved that spirit will definitely be high at every Rams and Lady Rams sporting event this coming school year.
Millsap selects Lee as new head volleyball coach
MILLSAP – The board of trustees at Millsap ISD recently announced their hire of Denise Lee as the new head volleyball coach for Millsap High School.
Waldrum leads the way in MW's latest swim meet
TROPHY CLUB – The Mineral Wells Water Moccasins city swim team took to the pool once again June 28 and showed valiant effort against some tough competition at its latest meet in Trophy Club.
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