Miles continued to play their Bulldogs brand of football as they took down Roscoe by a score of 49-28. The Bulldogs were able to move the ball up and down field seemingly at-will against the Plowboys.
Miles got on the board at the end of the first quarter when they went up 7-0 on a run up the middle. The crowd got silent in the 2nd quarter when Miles starting quarterback Davian Martinez went down with a leg injury. He left the game and was replaced by Seth Michalewicz who ran the offense and carried them to a couple of first downs and down inside the Plowboys’ 5-yard line. Martinez came back a few minutes later with a slight limp and was able to score on a touchdown run up the middle from about 3-yards out.
The Plowboys managed to put up 14 points in the second half and had the score knotted at 14 for a few minutes. Miles then put up another touchdown to make the score 21-14. In the 3rd quarter it was all Miles as they put up 14-points in the 3rd and 14-points in the 4th to take the game 49-28. This makes Miles a perfect 3-0 on the season as they head to take on the winless Era Hornets on September at a location TBA.
Bearcats take howl out of Wolves
The Ballinger Bearcats traveled to Colorado City to take on the Wolves who have not won a game all season. In 3 games now the Wolves have been outscored 110-17. Of those points, 14 came against Ballinger in their 49-14 loss to the Bearcats.
Ballinger took control from the beginning of the game and never looked back. The Bearcats put up 13-points in the first quarter, 20-points in the second quarter, 10-points in the third quarter and 6-points in the fourth quarter, respectively.
The only downside to the Bearcats was that this was another penalty-marred game in which they racked up a whopping 13 penalties for 140 yards. Ballinger lost in the time of possession, giving up the edge to Colorado City 23:32 to 24:25.
Ballinger dominated with 24 first downs, showing their ability to bounce back from adversity, mainly the penalties. Colorado only recorded 9 first downs during the game and received 2 penalties for 10-yards.
Ballinger quarterback Edgar Nunez aired out the ball for 115-yards and 2 touchdowns on 8 of 15 passing. Nunez also rushed 9 times for 116-yards and 2 more scores. Senior running back Darin Hall rushed 8 times for 110-yards and 1 touchdown. Senior Cooper Bean rushed 8 times for 81-yards and 1 touchdown.
Ballinger has a BYE week this week as they prepare to host Cisco on September 27th.
Winters falls to Bangs 41-27
The 2A Winters Blizzards traveled to Bangs to take on the 3A Dragons and came home with a loss.
The score was tied up at 7-7 after the first quarter. Winters took the lead in the 2nd quarter with 2 touchdowns. Bangs put one touchdown on the boards and the halftime score stood at 21-14. The 3rd quarter wasn’t kind to Winters as they Dragons hit the field with ferocity. Winters put up one score and failed on the PAT making their score 27 while Bangs put up 2 touchdowns in the 3rd and 2 more in the 4th to run away with the game, 41-27.
The Achilles heel for Winters were 3rd downs. They were only 2/8 of 3rd down conversions.
Winters has been excellent at holding leads this season but this one got away from them. Bangs is a little bigger and little faster on their defensive and offensive lines, respectively, and that made a big difference in the second half of the game. To their credit, the Blizzards never gave up and they fought all the way to the end.
This week Winters (2-1) will travel to Ranger to take on the Bulldogs. Ranger is 2-2 and lost by 7 touchdowns to Miles on August 30th.