Ballinger wins; Miles falls; Blizzards idle

Bill Hancock
Runnels County Register

Ballinger Bearcats

The Ballinger Bearcats' game with Brady was forfeited by the Bulldogs due to the COVID-19 virus. Ballinger traveled to Lubbock to play a non-district game against Sunray.

The Ballinger Bearcats traveled to Sonora where they defeated the Broncos, 42-0 on Friday. With the win, Ballinger brings home the district championship with a perfect 5-0 district record. Bangs, who Ballinger beat a week ago, defeated the Brady Bulldogs 76-23, finishes in 2nd place in the district.

This is the first time since 2008 that Ballinger has won the district title outright. The last time the Bearcats had a double digit winning season was in 1994.

Ballinger will play Odessa's Compass Academy in the opening round of the playoffs. Compass Academy only won a single game this season. It was a district game against Anthony, which they won 31-16. This is only the academy's third year of playing varsity football.

Miles Bulldogs

Christoval's quarterback, Brayden Willcox found a lot of running room against the Miles Bulldogs on Friday. The Cougars ended Miles season with a 56-6 victory.

Miles hosted their rival, the Christoval Cougars, on Friday, losing the season finale, 56-6. Miles' only points came on a 1st quarter run after the Bulldogs put together a solid drive. After that, it was all Christoval, who finished 9-1 on the season and a perfect 5-0 in district play. The loss dropped Miles record to 1-4 in district, 3-7 overall.

Miles' Tanner Wood latches onto the Christoval runner during the Cougars' defeat of the Bulldogs on Friday.
The Miles Bulldogs' Brayden Dunlap brings down Christoval's Brayden Wilcox during the Bulldogs' loss to the Cougars on Friday night.

Winters Blizzards

Runnels County Register

Winters was scheduled to travel to Coleman to face off against the Bluecats. Instead, Coleman forfeited the game when they canceled their season due to COVID-19. With the forfeit from Coleman, Winters finishes 3-2 in district play and and 4-6 overall. This Friday they will play the Anson Tigers who were 6-3 on the season and 3-1 in their district.