Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles were the lone county team still active in playoff action this weekend. They played Colorado City in Plainview on Saturday afternoon in the 2A Division II area game. They lost in heartbreaking fashion, 21-19, in a game that went down to the wire.
Junior Andrew Reynolds started things out right for the Eagles as he returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for the score.
The Plainsmen have improved to a 9-2 record over the Thanksgiving holiday.
On Wednesday night, they beat Wayland Baptist JV by a score of 88-74. Greg Nelson led all scorers with 18 points and 7 rebounds in the game. Earl Hill finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds and Alex Zivkovic contributed 6 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks.
The Borger Lady Bulldogs hosted their county competitor, the Sanford Fritch Lady Eagles in a Monday night matchup on the hardwood. It was tied after the first quarter, but the Lady Eagles would pull ahead until the end of the 4th, when Borger tried to crawl back in it. Fritch prevails and wins this one 62-58.
The Borger Bulldogs made their way to Lubbock for their bi-district playoff game against the Andrews Mustangs on Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs used a 22 point second half to surge past Borger, 49-28. The Dogs finish 2-9 on the season.
Borger won the toss and deferred to the second half. It is quickly 3rd and 9 for the Mustangs after tackles from Weber and Easley. The ball comes lose on 3rd down and Gowdy jumps on it for Borger on the Andrews 33 yard line.
The FPC Lady Plainsmen played at home for the first time this season looking for their second win of the year, taking on SWCID.
Play started with two quick field goals from freshman Shakirra Smith. Freshman Jacy Judd of Fritch drained a nice three pointer. Sophomore Akwar Obong is then fouled on her shot attempt and sinks both free throws. Judd adds two more, while sophomore Natasha Thomas has a nice offensive board for FPC. Freshman Mariah Jeffries has a nice defensive block and Smith steals it for a quick two.
(Stats provided by Rob Henry)
Week 10 concluded the regular season for the Borger Bulldogs.
Two very impressive performances came from the Bulldog running backs, sophomore Kendrick Freeman and junior Dontrae Butler. Both of these outstanding players reached over 1,000 yards on the year, according to the final official stats. Freeman led with 1,014 and Butler was close behind with 1,001. Butler transferred from Tascosa this year, and did not play in the first two games of the year. They each have eight touchdowns on the year as well, and both average six yards per carry.
Four Lady Eagles received All-District honors in district 1-2A and eight Lady Eagles received Academic All-District honors.
Mikala Setliff, a junior, made the 1st Team All-District. Christa White, also a junior, received 2nd Team All-District honors.
Receiving honorable mention in the district was Blakely Meek, a junior, and Tomi Ann Salas, the lone senior for Fritch.
Academic All-District honors went to Krissi Burgin, Christa White, Mikala Setliff, Blakely Meek, Courtney Ingersoll, Bailee King, Keely Wilson, and Jâ€™Lee Judd.
Congrats, Lady Eagles!
The JV Lady Bulldogs opened their season Saturday against the Boys Ranch Lady Riders. B. Urquidi opened scoring with a jumper with 6:25 remaining in the first. Tate had a nice steal that led to two, and Burrows and Schubert also recorded steals early. The Lady Dogs were great at driving it inside and drawing fouls. Schubert ended the half with a nice two and the ladies were up 22-13.
Sanford-Fritch rolled to a 55-32 victory over Boys Ranch to claim the district 1-2A division II title with a 4-0 record.
The first half was slow for the Eagles, as they only scored 14 of their points then. The game was tied 14 all at the half.
They exploded for 41 (29 in the third quarter) points in the second half to put the game away.
Colton Valle again led the Eaglesâ€™ offense with three touchdowns and 214 yards on 17 carries. His three touchdowns were runs of 38, 59, and 40.
All Borger needed was a win to get in. They played their way into the playoffs by beating River Road (0-4) in the final district contest of the year on Friday night. Perryton held on to beat Dalhart by two, so that means Borger (2-2) earned the third playoff spot, their win over Pampa being huge. The Bulldogs scored 14 points in the final quarter to put the Wildcats away 24-3 and earn their right to move on to the next round.
River Road receives to start play. Suttle, Gowdy, Henry, and Mesneak go to work on defense holding the Wildcats to 9 total yards on the opening drive.