October 17th, 2011
No disrespect to the rest of the nation, but the best high school football in the country is found in the great state of Texas.
On Friday night the Vista Ridge Wolves from Colorado Springs, Colo., came into their contest against the Borger Bulldogs with a lot of hype due to an undefeated 6-0 record and a number one ranking in 3A in the state of Colorado.
But from the opening kickoff to the final quarterback kneel down, the Bulldogs proved the top ranking in Colorado just is not that impressive in Texas, as the Bulldogs came away with the dominating homecoming win 32-20 at Bulldog Stadium.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles walked out onto Eagle Field ready to play on Friday night in their District 1-2A Div II showdown against the Dimmitt Bobcats.
It didnâ€™t take long for the Eagles to put numbers on the board. In the first quarter senior Tate Murray caught a six yd touchdown pass from quarterback Chris Bryan with 8:23 on the clock.
This Saturday, the Borger High School and West Texas High School marching bands will take part in the UIL Region One Marching Contest at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo.
The West Texas High Marching Band will compete in the marching contest first, taking the field at 2:00 p.m.
The 55-member Comanche Band will perform a show which features the music of Michael Jackson, including â€śThriller,â€ť â€śI'll Be There,â€ť and â€śBillie Jean.â€ť
The City of Borger was recently named the winner of a special award at the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference in Houston.
During the opening general session of the 2011 conference, which was held in Houston, the city was announced as the winner of the Public Safety category for cities under 25,000 for its â€śPublic Safety Training Partnerships.â€ť
Are you tough enough to wear pink for breast cancer awareness? The Borger High School cheerleaders are asking the community this very question.
Catherine D. Lawhon, known to her friends as â€śTootie,â€ť was a gift to all who knew her. She grew up in Borger and was a Borger Bulldog through and through. In fact, she and her daughters still belt out, â€śAre you READY? Well I guess. Borger Bulldogs! YES YES YES!â€ť
Catherine was the daughter of Hudson Davis and Ruby Davis and proud to be in this Chevrolet family. She loved being raised in Borger, and the town has always been dear to her heart.
After playing their first four WJCAC matches on the road, the Lady Plainsmen finally got to enjoy the luxury of the home crowd in their conference showing down with the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs.
Going into Wednesday night, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen had yet to drop a match at home in the BCAC for the season.
Both FPC and Clarendon College entered the contest with identical 1-3 conference records.
One thing Borger Bulldog fans cannot deny is Borger Head Coach Rusty Purser knows how to put together a monster of a non-district schedule.
After playing two of the top 4A teams in West Texas in Canyon Randall and Amarillo Caprock, good teams in Bushland and Dumas, along with a game with perennial top 15 team in Class 3A in Monahans, the Bulldogs will finish non-district play by taking on the top ranked 3A team in the state of Colorado, the Vista Ridge Wolves.
Over the past ten years, Canadian has been one of the toughest places in the state to get a win and a place that has been unkind to the West Texas High Comanches.
There is no question winning in Canadian is still going to be tough, but there is a feeling in Stinnett that the Comanches are good enough this season to go into the Eastern Texas Panhandle and come away with a big win over the Canadian Wildcats, putting themselves in one of the driverâ€™s seats for one of the three District 1-1A Division I playoff spots and potentially a district title.
On Friday night, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles will attempt to take their season record to 4-4 and their District 1-2A Division II mark to 4-0 when they host the Dimmitt Bobcats.
Through district play, the Eagles have had no difficulty finding the end zone, averaging 38 points over the past three games while only allowing 15 points a game over the same stretch.
In last weekâ€™s win over Amarillo Highland Park, the Eagles defense dominated the Hornets offense by causing three turnovers and limiting the Hornets to 150 yards of total offense.