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September 29, 2013

Burkburnett outlasts Rams, 24-8

By TONY EIERDAM

BURKBURNETT – On the surface, Burkburnett’s 24-8 win over the Mineral Wells Rams was one of five non-district games MWHS has failed to come out on top.

But with mounting injuries as each week passed, the Rams found other productive players on offense, but defensively seemed outmatched.

But here Friday night the Rams were competitive and aggressive on both sides of the ball and for the first time this season were in the game at the half as the Bulldogs led 16-8.

Although the offense ran out of time, the MWHS defense gave Rams fans hope for District 6-3A play that starts in two weeks following next week’s open date.

The Rams moved the ball well on offense, and with the exception of just a couple of breakdowns defensively turned in their best defensive effort of the season.

It could not come soon enough for Rams head coach Chuck Lawrence.,

“It’s like I told the team after the game, our record is 0-0 and all these five (non district) games are gone,” Lawrence said. “We got better, we stepped up to the plate and we have to get ready for Castleberry, and we have two weeks to do it.

“I think we are walking away from this one with a positive attitude.”

The Rams’ offense found ways to move the ball on the Bulldogs. Sophomore running back Tristan Seargeant had success once again with runs between the tackles, gaining a team-high 82 yards, and receiver/running back DaShawn Hicks was a threat on the outside.

Quarterback Caleb Acosta also had bright moments throwing the football, including a touchdown pass near the end of the opening half that kept the Rams in the game.

“We moved the ball all over the field, we just had a problem getting it into the end zone,” Lawrence said. “We missed a field goal that would have cut the lead to five, and to win games we have to score when we have the opportunities.

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    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.

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