Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
On Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen volleyball team defeated Redlands Community College and Otero Junior College in straight sets to finish their three game home stand undefeated.
In both matches, Lady Plainsmen benefited from a great team effort to establish themselves as the dominate team in the BCAC defeating Redlands 25-10, 25-22, 25-15 and getting past Otero 25-22, 25-20, 25-21.
Add in the four game win over Vernon Junior College on Saturday, the Lady Plainsmen were able to make the most of their home court advantage over the past three days.
DUMAS-On Friday night, the Borger Bulldogs were able to rack up 120 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Dumas Demons. Unfortunately, offensive struggles in the first three quarters proved to be too much for Borger to over come, as the Demons were able to hang on for a 20-12 win over the Bulldogs.
The West Texas Comanches were celebrating 25 years of fielding a football team at their Homecoming game vs the Spearman Lynx last night. WT High celebrated by sporting the jerseys of the two teams from the schools that make up the District now, Stinnett Rattlers in the first half, and the Phillips Blackhawks in the second half, while the cheerleaders wore Plemons Indians outfits. All three represent the schools that no longer exist since combining to make WT High.
On Friday evening, the Canadian Wildcats drove into a town filled with Black & Blue ribbon celebrating itâ€™s homecoming. Those same Wildcats came ready to play some football, despite the festivities. Eagles fought hard but without some key players, found a well- disciplined opponent.
The first half was all Wildcats. They moved their offense and scored rather quickly to take an early 18-0 lead before a packed stadium.
Turnovers plagued the Eagles all night, and gave the Wildcats great field position.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs rallied from a two games to none deficit, to the Amarillo Highland Park Lady Hornets, winning two straight games and forcing a deciding game five.
Unfortunately, a fantastic comeback fell short for Borger as Highland Park used a 5-1 run in game five to give them the cushion they needed for the win to take the match 17-25, 19-25, 25-16, 25-6, 9-15.
After spending a lot of time on the road in tournament play the past three weeks, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen open WJCAC play tonight on the road against Midland College.
Despite the team having new coaches and a completely new roster from the 2010 season, the Lady Plainsmen have come together leading to success on the court by holding a 7-5 record.
On Friday evening, the Borger Bulldogs benefited from their strong running game and physical defense to come away with a 27-23 over the Bushland Falcons at Bulldog Stadium.
After giving up 571 yards to Caprock last Thursday, the Bulldog defense looked like a completely different unit on Friday night limiting the Falconsâ€™ offense to 246 yards of total offense.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs did not have to worry about moving the ball in the air due to racking up 342 yards on the ground, led senior Adam Bumpus rushing for 228 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries.
WHITE DEER-It only took 12 seconds for the West Texas Comanches to let White Deer know they were not going to be very gracious visitors Friday night. Senior Colin Coleman took the opening kick off 80 yards for a touchdown, as WT High played their first road game of the season. Alex Ramirez added the PAT and WT was up 7-0 with most of the first quarter left.
STRATFORD-On Friday evening, ehe Sanford-Fritch Eagles fought hard against the Straford Elks but couldnâ€™t prevail 34-18. The absence of key players due to injuries, and multiply penalties would be key reasons for the loss.
In the first quarter, the Elks scored quick on a run by senior RB Alex Chavoya. No other points were scored in that quarter.
Second quarter had Sanford-Fritch answering with many exchanges by both Bryans (Chris & Terry) before Chris ran a short yardage touchdown. The extra point didnâ€™t count.
On Friday night, the Borger Bulldogs hope to get their first win of the season when they take on the Bushland Falcons at 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.
After falling 63-49 to Amarillo Caprock last Thursday, the Bulldogs find themselves experiencing some deja vu of last season when they held a 0-2 record going into the Bushland game.