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November 15th, 2011
PLAINVIEW-On Saturday evening, the Sanford Fritch Eagles fought hard to beat the Forsan Buffs 33-26 for the 2A District II Bi-District title.
The Eagles racked up 560 yards offensively, with junior running back Colton Valle having 381 yd. alone.
It was truly Valleâ€™s best game all season.
The Eagles won the toss but opted to use it second half.
A couple good runs by Forsans quarterback Foster Burchett and running back Trevor Burchett moved the chains.
But a costly fumble recovered by Sanford-Fritchâ€™s Tyler Blankinship set up the Eagles first score.
The West Texas Comanches played true to fashion against the Quanah Indians in Pampa Friday night. They kept their fans on the edge of their seats in several games this year, and Friday night was no exception. WT never led, but kept the score tied or within a touchdown the entire game. However, penalties and a costly fumble on a pitchout in the fourth quarter, ended up costing them the ball game. After a 61 yard punt put the Comanches at their own 12 yard line, the pitchout ended up on the ground and was recovered in the end zone by the Indians to put them up 32-26 with 6:25 left.
CANYON-On Friday night, the Lubbock Cooper Pirates were able to pull away from the Borger Bulldogs in their 34-9 win in the 3A Division I Bi-District playoff round at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.
The Bulldogs were able to gain 304 yards on the ground, but were able to only find the end zone once on offense during the night.
The Pirates received the opening kickoff and started a decent drive reaching midfield.
Saturday night in Plainview, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles will take on the Forsan Buffaloes in the 2A Division II Bi-District playoff round.
Two weeks ago, the Eagles finished the regular season on a positive note with an impressive 42-14 win over Spearman, then enjoyed a bye last week.
The Eagle offense came alive during District 1-2A Div II play, leading to the team having the second ranked offense in the Texas Panhandle in Class 3A and 2A, averaging 376 yards per game.
One of the best Bi-District playoff match ups in West Texas this weekend appears to be the 3A Division I battle between the Borger Bulldogs and the Lubbock Cooper Pirates.
The two teams enter the game in similar fashion. Both struggled a little in non-district play, yet were able to rebound and go undefeated in winning district championships.
The Pirates enter the playoffs coming off a big 20-14 win over a good Lubbock Estacado team in the regular season finale.
On Friday night, the West Texas High Comanches will square off against the Quanah Indians in the 1A Division I Bi-District round in Pampa.
Last year, the two teams met in the same round in Amarillo with Quanah pulling away late to get the win over the Comanches.
On paper, the match up between the Comanches and Indians appears to be a showcase of a contrast of styles. The Comanches have relied on their ground game all season to control the clock and wear down opponents, while the Indians will bring in a more balanced attack that has the ability to move the ball in the air.
Lubbock Estacado 63 Borger 24
Going into the season, Borger Head Coach Travis Nicks said he expected to see his young Borger Lady Bulldogs team to go through some growing pains to start the 2011-12 season.
On Tuesday evening, the coachâ€™s words proved to be true as the Lubbock Estacado Lady Matadors built a 34-8 lead by halftime on their way to beating Borger 63-24.
Freshman Tiffanie Prater led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with nine points, followed by Vanessa Jones with six points.
LUBBOCK-The 2011 season for the Borger Lady Bulldogs can be described as one that was pretty challenging on and off the floor.
Despite the ups and downs, the Lady Bulldogs found a way to put together a nice playoff run reaching the 3A Regional Quarterfinals, where they met up with the Monahans Lady Lobos in Lubbock on Tuesday evening.
Despite hanging tough in each game, the Lady Lobos ended the Lady Bulldogs season in three games 25-15, 25-21, 25-20.
The Lady Bulldogs end the 2011 season with a 22-20 record.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles hosted their first home game of the season to the Lady Cats of Sunray.
Sanford-Fritch started out holding their ground and sitting with a 6-0 run early. Sunray quickly took a timeout to settle their team. Sanford-Fritch continued to control the game the entire quarter.
The second quarter the Lady Cats tried to get composure and began scoring and taking advantage of Sanford-Fritchâ€™s early foul trouble. Big rebounds and many second chance shots helped Sunray close the gap and halftime score SF 32 Sunray 28.
On Tuesday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen improved to 2-0 for the 2011-12 season by defeating Wayland Baptist JV 96-50 at the BCAC.
Several Plainsmen had a good night putting points on the scoreboard led by Taquan McDew with 20 points, Rodshard Davis with 13 points, and James Boonstoppel with 12 points.
The Plainsmen will next play seven straight games on the road, beginning Friday night when they travel to Colorado to take on Trinidad State.
The Plainsmen will next play at home on Tuesday, November 29th against Trinidad State beginning at 7:00 p.m.