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Tue
05
Nov

Clifton no match for Grandview, 62-33

By Brett Voss.

Tue
05
Nov

County eyes big showdowns

By Brett Voss.

Going into the final weekend of the 2013 Texas high school football regular season, two Bosque County squads have already wrapped up trips to the state playoffs while four more teams will play for post-season berths this Friday night. While Meridian clinched its second playoff berth in the last three years two weeks ago without playing a game during its open week, the Jackets surprised Frost, 21-14, clinch second place in District 9-1A, Division II and set up a showdown for first place with Hubbard this Friday.
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Tue
29
Oct

Jacket Hensley makes second trip to regionals

The varsity girls field takes off at the start on the two-mile cross country course.
By Brett Voss
 
HICO - Even though the Meridian Yellowjackets did not field a compete boys cross country team, one proved to be enough. And for sophomore Latham Hensley, he hopes the second time proves to be the charm this season. By placing ninth mong the district’s individual boys medalists at Hico’s Bluebonnet Country Club last Wednesday, Hensley earned his second straight trip to the regional cross country meet. The regional meet will at held at Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie this Saturday with the Class 1A boys running at 12:30 p.m.
 
Tue
29
Oct

Meridian clinches playoff spot

Meridian football head coach Todd Doughty.
By Brett Voss
 
FROST - After the Meridian Yellowjackets did their part by posting victories in their first two District 9-1A, Division II games while riding a three-game winning streak, they received an unexpected gift while enjoying the open date in their schedule last week. The Jackets clinched a playoff berth. In the wake of losses by Wortham and Dawson last Friday night, Meridian (2-0 in district, 4-4 overall) clinched at least a tie for the third place playoff berth while owning all of the tiebreaker scenarios. With the playoff berth, the Jackets have qualified for the postseason tournament in two of the last three seasons and advanced to the playoffs for the 23rd time in school history.
 
Tue
29
Oct

Meridian shocks Frost, Cranfills Gap clinches playoff berth

Meridian's Jacob Butler fights for yardage at Frost
Senior fullback Jacob Butler powered his way to three touchdowns to lead the Meridian Yellowjackets to a surprising 21-14 victory over Frost Friday night, while the Cranfills Gap Lions clinched their third straight trip to the playoffs with a thrilling 82-75 win over Iredell Friday night. With the win over Frost, Meridian remained undefeated in District 9-1A, DII to set up the district championship showdown against state-ranked Hubbard Nov. 8

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Tue
29
Oct

Clifton drops heartbreaker to Godley

In the fourth quarter, Clifton’s Gilberto Flores broke through for a 19-yard touchdown off a pass from senior quarterback Zach Thiele.
By Brett Voss
 
If Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones had been there, it might have called it a moral victory. After all, the Clifton Cubs traveled to Godley to take on the heavily-favored Wildcats last Friday night and held onto a slim lead with just 1:11 left in the game. But it wasn’t meant to be as the Cubs left Godley with mixed emotions regarding their heartbreaking 17-14 loss in a key District 12-2A, Division I contest.

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Tue
29
Oct

Lady Cubs fall on road

By Carol Spicer
 
Taking two on the road, the Lady Cubs traveled to Hamilton Tuesday, Oct. 22, with the JV winners and the Lady Cubs losing in five. On Friday, Oct 25, the teams traveled to Bruceville-Eddy with a loss on both sides. At Hamilton, the JV Lady Cubs won 25-12 and 25-14, with four ace serves by Susie Bekken, and Karlee Kleibrink and Elena Ibarra with two each. Kills were set by Maria Chaves, five; Kleibrink, three; and Kara Payne, Ibarra, and Bekken with two each. Assists came from Nidia Montes with five, and Bekken with three. The defensive leader was Ibarra.

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Thu
24
Oct

Walnut Springs rallies to win

Walnut Springs’ Tony Chavez looks for room.
By Brett Voss
 
While it didn’t look good at halftime, when it was all said and done, the Walnut Springs Hornets had plenty to celebrate on their homecoming night last Saturday. But it didn’t start off that way. In fact, Walnut Springs found themselves trailing by two points going into the locker room at halftime. But following a furious second half offensive assault, the Hornets posted a solid 70-38 victory over Mount Calm in their final non-district contest.
 
Thu
24
Oct

Jackets celebrate homecoming with win

Meridian sophomore running back Jarett Carpenter rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown against Dawson last Friday night at Jacket Stadium.
By Brett Voss
 
Every time a team wins a district game, it’s a big win. But for the Meridian Yellowjackets, they don’t get much bigger than this. Playing before a huge homecoming crowd at Jacket Stadium, the Yellowjacket shook off a slow start to run away with a convincing 27-6 victory over the Dawson Bulldogs in a District 9-1A, Division II showdown last Friday night.
 
Thu
24
Oct

Clifton looks for playoff berth after break

Quarterback Zach Thiele hands off to Tanner Thomas who is getting some help from a flying Gilberto Flores in getting through the pack.
By Brett Voss
 
With five of the eight Bosque County teams idle with an open date on the schedule last week, area squads were gearing up for the stretch run to postseason berths. The three county teams that did play posted impressive victories as Meridian knocked off District 9-1A, Division II opponent Dawson, 27-6, for its third straight win, Walnut Springs celebrated homecoming with a 70-38 victory over Mount Calm, and Kopperl wrapped up with non-district schedule with an 86-39 win over Penelope.
 

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