Sports

Wed
24
Sep

Starting New Season

By Brett Voss
 
DELEON - There’s nothing else quite like the first time. But the Meridian Yellowjackets and first-year head coach Chris Roberts hope there are many more night just like last Friday. Freshman quarterback John Anderson and junior running back Dion Estrada rushed for two touchdowns each while senior running back Bryce Haney ran for 190 yards and a score as Meridian grabbed its first victory of the season, knocking off DeLeon, 41-7, on the road to hand Roberts his first career win as a head coach.
 
Wed
17
Sep

County features first showdown

With three of the eight Bosque County teams taking the week off with an open date early in the season, the focus turned to the first showdown between two county rivals. But due to three key injuries suffered the week before, Kopperl showed up in Iredell shorthanded for their non-district clash.
 
Wed
17
Sep

After open date, Meridian heads to DeLeon

By Brett Voss

Starting slow has been the story of the season so far for the Meridian Yellowjackets. Despite two inspired second half comeback attempts, it hasn’t been enough to produce a victory. In their final non-district game, the Jackets (0- 2) will be looking to get on the winning track when they visit DeLeon (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “I like the fact that we are playing hard,” Meridian first-year head coach Chris Roberts said. “It seems like we are able to play hard until the last snap. We just have to be able play better in the beginning of the game.”
 
Wed
17
Sep

Bosque County features first showdown

By Brett Voss

With three of the eight Bosque County teams taking the week off with an open date early in the season, the focus turned to the first showdown between two county rivals. But due to three key injuries suffered the week before, Kopperl showed up in Iredell shorthanded for their non-district clash. Elsewhere in the area, Valley Mills posted its second straight victory under new head coach Eric Blenden, already surpassing last season’s win total, while Clifton could not hang on to defeat Crawford. And in other sixman action, Morgan proved no match for Waco Vanguard College Prep.

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Wed
17
Sep

Cubs come up short late in Crawford

By Brett Voss

In what certainly could be called a case of the score not being an indication of the competitiveness in the contest, the Clifton Cubs left Crawford last Friday night with another loss under their belts. But after battling to a 13-13 through most of three quarters, Class 2A’s ninthranked Crawford Pirates scored 21 unanswered points to deny the Cubs any hopes of posting a big non-district victory on the road, knocking off Clifton, 34-13.

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Wed
10
Sep

Hunting, fishing abounds

By Brett Voss.
 
While hunting gets all the attention during the fall in Texas, it’s prime time to whet a lure in the Lone Star lakes and waterways. Fittingly, the 29th season of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Toyota ShareLunker program will begin October 1. Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private, between October 1 and April 30 may submit the fish to the Toyota ShareLunker program. Fish will be picked up by TPWD personnel within 12 hours.

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Wed
10
Sep

Never Say Die

By Brett Voss.
 
After two weeks of the high school football season, one thing stands certain. The Meridian Yellowjackets have to be one of the most competitive and exciting winless teams in the state. Despite a furious second half rally, the Jacket defense could not keep Riesel out of the endzone as the Indians dealt Meridian a hard-fought 41-25 lost in the home opener last Friday at Jacket Stadium.

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Wed
10
Sep

Cubs hand Caniford first win in Clifton

By Brett Voss.
 
What a difference a week can make. Coming off a disappointing season-opening loss, the Clifton Cubs traveled to Rosebud-Lott to play some Texas high school football. That fact became obvious from the moment they left the threshold of their giant Mama Bear tunnel, as Clifton rolled to an impressive 51-0 victory over the Rosebud-Lott Cougars on the road last Friday night. And in the process, the Cubs handed new head coach Chuck Caniford his first victory at Clifton.

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Wed
10
Sep

Bosque County teams make statements

By Brett Voss.
 
After opening the season as the only two Bosque County teams to notch victories in Week One, Walnut Springs and Iredell posted impressive wins last week to remain among the ranks of the undefeated. But three more county squads entered the win column last week as Chuck Caniford posted his first victory as the head coach at Clifton, and Eric Blenden notched his first win at Valley Mills, while Cranfills Gap took its first step toward returning to the playoffs for the third straight season with a victory on homecoming night.

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Wed
03
Sep

So Close, So Far

By Brett Voss.

Despite an inspired second half comeback, the Meridian Yellowjackets came up short in new head coach Chris Roberts’ debut as Itasca rallied for a 27-26 victory last Friday night to snap a 15-game losing streak. Freshman quarterback John Anderson ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as came from behind in the second half only to watch the Wampus Cats score the game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion with five minutes left in the game.
 

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