AZLE – Azle Christian defeated the Community Christian School Warriors, 84-38, here Friday night in a TCAF District 3 contest.
The loss evens the Warriors’ overall mark to 4-4 and 0-1 in district play.
Azle Christian jumped out to a 34-0 lead before the Warriors got on the board with a 38-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Brazeal. The big block on the TD run came form Joby Bradshaw.
Azle Christian led 42-8 at the half before the CCS offense, led by Brazeal, got on track.
Brazeal threw a short pass to Bradshaw who turned the play into a 45-yard touchdown, then Brazeal followed with TD runs of 10, 48 and 35, respectively.
“Isaiah played his brains out,” CCS head coach Bryan Horton said. “He was very good, but so was Azle (Christian) on offense.
“But I was impressed with our guys for not giving up after trailing by 34 points early.
“We played hard all the way through.”
However, Azle Christian matched the Warriors’ scores in the second half to seal the win.
CCS will continue district play on Friday (Oct. 25) against El Paso Immanuel Christian in Sterling City.
De Leon downs Santo, 28-14
De Leon – De Leon outlasted Santo, 28-14, here Friday night in a District 5-A (Division I) contest.
The loss evens the Wildcats’ 5-A mark to 1-1 as Santo drops to 6-2 overall.
“This was a tough loss for us,” Wildcats head coach Randy Thornton said. “De Leon did a great job of controlling the tempo of the game on offense and defense.
“Turnovers proved costly for us tonight which is usually the case in an evenly matched ball game.
“We could not get their offense off the field in the second half and could never get ourselves in a tempo when we had the ball.
“It was a frustrating night from that standpoint. We will head into a much needed open week and regroup.
“We will look forward to coming out of the open week and the challenge of competing for a playoff spot.”
With Santo leading 14-7 at the half after a one-yard touchdown run by Keith Chalker and a 65-yard spring to pay dirt by Grant Gilbert (with kicker Edie Valenzuela booting both PAT kicks), De Leon scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to take the win.
Santo quarterback Kyle Moore led the ‘Cats on the ground with 98 yards on seven carries, with Gilbert adding 86 yards on seven totes. Chalker finished with 28 yards on 10 carries.
The Wildcats will have an open date next week and continue district play on Nov. 1 at home against Goldthwaite.
‘Horns blow out Moran
GORDON – Gordon scored early and often as the Longhorns ran past Moran, 59-0, here Friday night in a non-district six man contest.
The win raises the Longhorns’ record to 3-4.
The ‘Horns ran just eight offensive plays, but scored on seven of them.
“I was happy with how physical we played,” Gordon head coach Joe Kostiha said. “Any time you score on seven of eight plays that means your offensive line is blocking well.
“Seth Wheeler may have scored three touchdowns, but he was also one of our best blockers. Brandon Gonzales also stood out as far as blocking was concerned.
“Defensively, we played pretty well, and Chase Coffman and Garrett Collins played well. Collins has been a rock for us defensively all year.”
Wheeler caught a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another.
Also scoring rushing touchdowns for the ‘Horns were Humberto Estrada, Caleb Johnson, Jeremy Jorgensen and Jacob Wigington.
Gordon will open District 10 six man (Division I) play on Friday (Oc. 25) at Gustine.
Perrin falls at Muenster
MUENSTER – Muenster defeated Perrin Pirates, 36-0, here Friday night in a District 8-A (Division II) game.
The loss drops the Pirates to 4-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.
Rice outlasts Millsap
MILLSAP – The Millsap Bulldogs outlasted Rice Consolidated, 19-9, here in a District 6-2A (Division II) tilt.
The win evens the Bulldogs’ district record to 2-2 and 3-4 overall.
Millsap will continue district play on Friday (Oct. 25) at home against Dallas Life.
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No football for CCS in 2014
After a series of administrative meetings from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning, Community Christian School's head football coach and athletics director, Bryan Horton, announced that the Warriors' varsity team will not suit up for football in 2014 due to a shortage of student athletes.
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.
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