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On April 14, the Mineral Wells Rams seven-on-seven eighth-grade football team participated in a seven-on-seven tournament hosted by RISE Sports in Keller, and after a hard fought day of football came away champions.
On their way to the championship game they defeated the Keller Rebels ,21-7, the Titan Elite, 42-0, the Keller Chargers, 21-14, and the Timbercreek Dirty Birds, 21-7.
Leading up to the championship game the Rams’ stingy defense and potent offense produced a total points scored versus allowed ratio of 105/28.
They met the Keller Chargers again in the championship game. After trading points back and forth, the Chargers scored in the final minute and the game ended in a 21-21 tie, sending it into overtime.
In overtime, each team is allowed one possession with the winner being the team that gets closest to the goal line.
The Chargers got first possession and were able to move the ball to the five-yard line. On their possession, the Rams would need a touchdown to win. They did just that, with a 52-yard pass into the end zone from quarterback Trent Guinn to Cameron Weiss, who blew by two defensive backs to reach out and haul in the touchdown pass, sealing a 28-21 victory and the tournament championship.
Each team member contributed heavily to the effort, making critical plays throughout the long day. On defense, interception leaders were Stefan Sandoval, Kaine Carraway and Dylan Dahlhauser.
Eduardo Rasberry had multiple knock downs along with Angel Garcia, Andy Garcia, Johnny Morales, Christian Garcia, Lane Houston and Cameron Weiss playing shut down defense all day.
On offense, QB Trent Guinn’s touchdown to interception ratio was 15/1, touchdown reception leaders were Cameron Weiss and Stefan Sandoval with Christian Garcia, Johnny Morales, Angel Garcia, Lane Houston and Eduardo Rasberry each contributing critical receptions and/or touchdowns and ending the day with a total points scored versus allowed ratio of 133/49.
Coaches Tony Guinn and Sergio Sandoval commented that “there was not one thing more we could have asked of any of the boys, they were tired, hot and sunburned, but never quit and never put their heads down. No matter what the outcome of the game – that is what you want to see in them. They played with a lot of heart and they played as a team unit. They earned this and we are very proud of them.”
The team will be competing in the spring seven-on-seven league which began Sunday at Timbercreek High School in Keller.
The tournament benefitted the END IT organization that is working to bring awareness to and fighting against human trafficking around the globe INCLUDING the United States.
See the following links for information on both organizations as well as how to donate to them: www.enditmovement.com.
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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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