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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.
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.
Over the past two years, there is no question that the West Texas High Lady Comanches can be called â€śThe Queens of the Courtâ€ť in Class 1A volleyball in the Texas Panhandle.
Last night, the Lady Comanches extended their District 5-1A winning streak to 14 matches by defeating Ft. Elliott on the road in straight sets, 25-12, 25-6, 25-12.
The way Tuesday nightâ€™s match started between the Dalhart Lady Wolves and the Borger Lady Bulldogs, fans on both sides of Tex Hanna Gym probably felt like the match was going to be a quick one due to Dalhart jumping out to a fast two games to none lead.
But the Lady Bulldogs found a way to regroup and fight back to take the third and fourth games to force a deciding game five.
On Saturday, the Borger Bulldogs boys golf team traveled to Canyon to play in the Randall Triangular. Borger was paired with Randall and Amarillo Palo Duro high. The bulldogs placed first in there tri meet with a team total of 315.
Borger scores were: Dylan Coffer 75, Billy Haynes 77, Kaylor Chatwell 78, Tyler Sosebee 85, Devontae Landers 87
Borger Boys Golf Coach Clinton Grange said, â€śThe course played tough this weekend but despite the wet and cool conditions the boys stepped up and posted some really great scores.â€ť
By Stephanie Howard
BNH Sports Contributor
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles swept the Lady Cats from Childress in three straight games in District 1-2A action.
In the first game, Sanford-Fritch struggled with serving and let Childress stay in the game with many lead changes. The Lady Cats had some great opportunities to win but Sanford-Fritch came together to finish strong. 25-22
Game two was Sanford-Fritchâ€™s game to take charge. Great serving from senior Mariah Cumings and hard hits from Jacy Judd helped the Lady Eagles move past Childress for the win. 25-9