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Wed
22
Nov
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County playoff field cut in half

Sixth-ranked Iredell wins convincingly; Meridian, Morgan fall

By Brett Voss

With four of the eight Bosque County high schoool football teams advancing to the Texas state playoffs, qualifying half of its schools had to be considered a successful season.

So when advancing to the second round of the post-season tournaments, half again as much has to be considered a good thing, right?

Although Class 2A Meridian and Class 1A Morgan were dealt early exits, Class 3A’s Clifton and Class 1A’s sixth-ranked Iredell rolled into the next round for the second consecutive season.

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Wed
22
Nov
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Clifton advances to area

Cubs hold off fiesty Marlin Bulldogs, face Garrison in area playoff at Athens

By Brett Voss

Playing in the 50th anniversary season of Clifton’s lone appearance in the state championship game, the 2017 Cubs took another step toward connecting themselves to the football program’s glorious past.

By holding off the fiesty Marlin Bulldogs in the second half, Clifton secured a 41-29 Class 2A, Division II bi-district playoff victory last Friday night at Rocket Field in Robinson. And in the process, the Cubs won their fourth consecutive first round playoff game for the first time since 1967-71.

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Wed
15
Nov
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County sends four to playoffs

By Brett Voss Publisher

 

With four of Bosque County’s eight high school football teams headed to the playoffs, there’s been some history in the making. For the first time in 30 years, the sixth-ranked Iredell Dragons have won back-to-back district titles, capturing the District 14-1A, Division II championship going undefeated in league play. In the meantime, the Morgan Eagles, led by first-year head coach Edward Aviles, have advanced to the post-season for the first time since 2001. In Class 2A, the Meridian

Yellowjackets earned a playoff berth for the third straight season by finishing third in District 10-2A, Division II. And by sweeping through District 11-3A, DII, the Clifton Cubs secured back-to-back district crowns for the first time since 1994-97 and will be making their fourth consecutive post-season appearance.

 

Wed
15
Nov
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Cubs sweep district title

By Brett Voss Publisher

 

Riding a six-game winning streak, the Clifton Cubs will roll into the Class 3A, Division II playoffs for the fourth consecutive season after running through the District 11-3A, DII competition undefeated to claim back-to-back district titles for the first time since 1993-97. But as far as the Cubs are concerned, they’re just getting started.

 

With nothing to play for except momentum and pride, the Cubs cruised past Blooming Grove, 49-0, last Friday night, to close out the regular season by posting their second shutout. Now, Clifton turns its focus to the post-season where the Cubs will face the Marlin Bulldogs in a bi-district playoff matchup at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Robinson.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Bosque six-man features showdown

By Brett Voss

In Bosque County’s six-man league of its own, the Iredell Dragons clinched their second consecutive district title with a convincing victory over the upstart Morgan Eagles. And the Walnut Springs Hornets came up with their second win of the season when they needed it most to set up a season finale showdown for second place and a postseason berth.

IREDELL 62 MORGAN 0

Making quick work of the up-and-coming Morgan Eagles, the sixth-ranked Iredell Dragons clinched the second straight District 14-1A, Division II championship with an overwhelming 62-0 victory that ended at halftime with the 45-point mercy rule.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Cubs clinch district title

By Brett Voss Publisher

During each of the last four seasons, the Clifton Cubs have consistently and steadily raised the bar each year on their way to restoring the rich football tradition in Clifton. For the Cub football program, the 2017 season will represent another step in that direction. But then again, there’s still plenty of football to play. In dominant fashion, the Clifton Cubs rolled to an impressive 68-13 victory over playoff-bound Rio Vista to clinch their second consecutive District 11- 3A, Division II championship.

Senior running back Marc Gutierrez rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cubs before handing the rushing duties to sophomore Mason Ochoa, who rushed for 167 yards and a score.

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Wed
01
Nov
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Clifton’s Pina to run at state

By Brett Voss

Running among the region’s elite, the Clifton boys and girls cross country squads held their own. And in the process, Cub Israel Pina qualified for the Class 3A State Championship meet.

Pina earned a return trip to the state meet by placing eighth among 179 runners at the Class 3A, Region III Championships held at Kate Barr-Ross Park in Huntsville Oct. 23. McGregor’s Ivan Solis captured the individual gold medal by covering the 5,000-meter course with a time of 16:32.9, while Pina posted a time of 18:01.7, and Clifton’s Clayton Raines finished 60th in 19:37.9.

 

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Wed
01
Nov
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Cubs aims for district title

By Brett Voss

Despite not playing last week with their second open date of the season, the Clifton Cubs clinched a berth into the Class 3A, Division II playoffs for the fourth consecutive season with a little help from their district counterparts.

In fact, by virtue of Corsicana Mildred’s 35-14 victory over Blooming Grove last Friday night, all four of District 11-3A, DII’s postseason qualifiers were decided, leaving Mildred, Rio Vista and Blloming Grove battling the Cubs for the league championship and playoff seeding spots during the final two weeks of the regular season.

“Yes, we have clinched a playoff spot,” Clifton head coach Chuck Caniford said. “But all that really means for us is that we’ve met the first level of our expectations. For us, the playoffs are not a goal. That is something that we expect every year. Now we have to try to put ourselves in the best possible position we can be in heading into the playoffs.

 

Wed
25
Oct
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Bosque six-man opens district

Four-team race anticipates ‘wild ride’

By Brett Voss

Now that all eight Bosque County teams have wrapped up their non-district schedules, the all-county six-man district will begin its four-team battle for supremacy this week. And with a league all their own, Iredell, Walnut Springs, Morgan and Cranfills Gap all appear primed to contend for District 14-1A, Division II’s two post-season berths.

This week, defending district champion and league-leading Iredell (5-2) opens by hosting perennial playoff qualifier Walnut Springs (1-6), while Morgan (4-3) visits Cranfills Gap (4-3) for a clash between two first-year head coaches with surprising young squads.

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Wed
25
Oct
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Cubs escape in double OT

Clifton survives in Corsicana, holds off surprising Mildred, 25-17

By Brett Voss

It took a goal line stand and double overtime to get it done. But in the end, the Clifton Cubs escaped Corsicana with a 25-17 victory over Mildred in a key District 11-3A. Division II matchup last Friday night.

After being corralled by Mildred throughout regulation, Cub senior running back Marc Gutierrez broke through up the middle by breaking two tackles and following the lead block by senior Michael Sermons for an 18-yard touchdown run in the second overtime for a wild finish to the hard-fought, closely-contested game.

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