Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Local Sports

November 1, 2013

Rams host offensive-minded Springtown

By TONY EIERDAM

Coming off a 58-0 victory last week, the Mineral Wells Rams will host Springtown will new-found confidence a team acquires after a win.

The Rams put together a shutout on defense, scored their season high on offense and scored on special teams in a complete-game effort.

Rams head coach Chuck Lawrence is hoping the squad can follow up on that effort with an upset over rival Springtown. He said practices have been upbeat all week.

The win also puts the Rams in the playoff hunt, albeit a long shot. MWHS would have to defeat Springtown and Kennedale and have a little help along the way.

“Practice has been good following the win, but honestly, it has been good all year,” Lawrence said. “Springtown is the next one up, and we have kind of had that attitude all year.”

Lawrence said a repeat of playing well in all three phases of the game would be necessary to defeat the Porcupines.

“There are three phases to a football game – offense, defense and special teams – and all three contributed to the win,” Lawrence said. “That’s what you strive for is to have all three phases be successful each week.”

Springtown (3-5, 2-1) is known for its offense and is averaging 464 yards per game, including a startling 200 yards per game on the ground. Its offense has produced 42 touchdowns in eight games.

The Porcupines are led by sophomore quarterback Landry Turner, head coach Brad Turner’s son who started at quarterback last year against the Rams.

Turner has completed 183 of 309 passes for 2,014 yards and 28 TDs. But he has also thrown 15 interceptions. Turner has three favorite targets in receivers Dylan Ray, Ryan Hester and Dillon Springfield. Ray leads the team with 43 catches for 449 yards and five touchdowns; Hester has the most yards with 488 on 38 catches including a team-high nine touchdown receptions; and Springfield has caught 38 passes for 374 yards and seven scores.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0727 swim relay team first place.jpg 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.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • juvaree best.JPG 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.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • FB Gordon at Strawn b8.jpg 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.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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.

    July 18, 2014

  • Abigail Barber winner 25yd backstroke IMG_0198.jpg 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. 

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • IMG_9853.JPG What offseason?

    Throughout the summer, the Mineral Wells Rams have been hard at work preparing for football season.

    July 13, 2014 9 Photos

  • 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. 

    July 11, 2014

  • cheer pic 2014.jpeg Cheer up!

    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.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • Denise Lee.jpg 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.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 7, 2014

Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index


Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

AP College Football Top 25
Auto Racing
Front page
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide