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September 22nd, 2011
As the game with the Dumas Demons moved along last Friday, it was hard not to notice a little bit of frustration creeping into the Borger Bulldogs sideline in their 20-12 loss to send them to 1-3 for the season.
Through three quarters, the Bulldog offense struggled to get much going which led to the defense spending a lot of time out on the field.
After going through a tough non-district schedule, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles are getting to push the reset button on the season by starting District 1-2A play on Friday on the road against the Tulia Hornets.
The Eagles enter district play as the defending champions where they won the crown by going undefeated in their six district games last season.
But in order to defend their title, the Eagles will need to tighten up their defense that has given up an average of 38 points per game in the teamâ€™s four non-district losses.
After suffering their first loss of the season, the West Texas High Comanches look to rebound with a win to end non-district play on a high note over the next two weeks, beginning on Friday night when they take on the Electra Tigers in Wellington.
In last Fridayâ€™s loss to Spearman, the Comanches were able to move the ball throughout the game, racking up 355 yards in total offense. However, five Comanche turnovers led to two Spearman touchdowns in the 31-14 loss for the Comanches.
There are times in sports when the underdog rises up and other times when a ranked team lives up to their hype. On Tuesday night, the 5A #10 Amarillo High Lady Sandies showed why they are one of the best teams in Texas by muscling their way to a three game sweep over the Borger Lady Bulldogs 25-14, 25-9, 25-13 at Tex Hanna Gym.
Game one started well for the Lady Bulldogs, as a kill by Haley Armstrong and a block by Raygen Eakins helped the team build a 6-2 lead.
This past weekend, the Borger Boys and Girls Golf teams opened the 2011 fall season competing in Hereford.
The Borger Boys finished the tournament in third place with a team score of 315-318 putting them behind Plainview and Amarillo High.
Tyler Sosebee finished fifth in the tournament shooting a 77-74-155 while Billy Haynes came in sixth with a 75-80-155.
Other Borger Boys scores were Dylan Coffer 78-80-158, Will Conner 85-84-169 Kaylor Chatwell 85-86-171.
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.