Archive - Sports Article
November 14th, 2012
(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.
Seven Lady Bulldogs received honors when the 1-3A All-District results were released on Thursday.
Receiving first team honors for Borger were senior Emma Wood and senior Haley Armstrong. Wood and Armstrong were second team all-district last year.
Second team honors this year went to senior Kaylee Purcell and junior Katie Ammerman.
Honorable mentions for the Lady Dogs were seniors Nicole McMurry, Maggie McMurry, and junior Nellie Embers, who was the districtâ€™s newcomer of the year last year.
MVP of the district was junior Britt Wilson of Dalhart.
The Frank Phillips Plainsmen hosted their home opener Tuesday night against Lamar, CO.
The Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles found themselves in unfamiliar territory on Tuesday night. They were playing in a regional quarterfinal. They also found themselves up against a familiar foe. The Bushland Lady Falcons won the district that Fritch is also a part of, and they have also earned a #3 ranking in the state. The Lady Eagles knew it would be a tough task to fend off the Lady Falcons. Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles, state ranked Bushland would take the quarterfinal in straight sets: 25-15, 25-10, and 25-12.
The West Texas High Lady Comanches made the long trip down to Paducah looking for their second playoff win of the year. They took on the district 8-1A Bryson Cowgirls in the area contest, and it was evident from the start that these teams were very evenly matched. The Cowgirls outlasted the Lady Comanches, though, in 4 sets: 21-25, 25-18, 19-25, 14-25.
Seventeen seniors for the Borger Bulldogs were honored on Friday night in the final home football game of their career. These are seventeen guys who are good friends, team-players, and inspiring leaders for the younger Bulldogs to look up to.
Both teams came into the contest with a 1-1 district record. The Perryton Rangers came to town needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, their loss being to Pampa. Borger was hoping to spoil those hopes, but came up short in another close one, losing 17-14 in a very defensive, very hard-fought battle.