Ballinger and Miles chalk up wins; Winters drops 4th game
It was another exciting Friday night of football for the Runnels County teams. Ballinger is now 4-0 on the season, Miles improved 2-2 and Winters falls to 0-4.
Ballinger hosted the Clyde Bulldogs (1-3) in a game that was a grind from the first snap. It was back and forth for both teams with penalties deciding the outcome of several key plays. In the end, Ballinger came away with a 21-14 win over a tough Bulldogs team that had come into Ballinger with an eye on winning. The Bulldogs and the Bearcats both gave it everything that they had during all 4 quarters.
Next week the Bearcats will travel to Llano to take on a Yellowjackets team that defeated a powerful 3-1 San Saba team this week, 35-31. A tough game like the Bearcats faced with Clyde is a good barometer for what they’ll need to do to defeat the Yellowjackets in Llano.
The Miles Bulldogs (2-2) traveled to Munday and came home with a 20-6 win over the Moguls (1-3). This is the second win in a row for the Miles Bulldogs who have been coming alive with some fight the last couple of games. The Bulldogs have a potent offensive attack and a defense that has man-handled the Roscoe Plowboys and Munday Moguls.
Next week will be a true test of just how far the Bulldogs have come when they host the Cross Plains Buffaloes (3-1). Miles lost 42-6 to the Buffaloes in 2019 but this game is on the Bulldogs’ home field and they’re riding a surge of energy and enthusiasm.
Winters (0-4) hosted the Hawley Bearcats (3-1) and fell in another hard fought game, 36-13. It’s been a tough season for the Blizzards who have played some 3A teams and some deep roster 2A teams. The game did mark the return of starting quarterback Alex Salas.
Winters will travel to Hico next week to take on the 2-2 Tigers. It will be the last game before the Bye week leading up to district play. While the Blizzards are 0-4, it’s still pre-district and they have the game against Hico to get things in line. The Winters defense has given up 163 points over the first 4 games of the season, while the offense has managed to scored an average of just under 19 points per game. The return of Salas, who missed 2 games with an injury, bodes well for the Blizzards as they look to get things moving in the right direction before they head into district play.
Even though the games only truly count in district play, here are the updates with each district of which Ballinger, Winters and Miles are in. It’s a good barometer for measuring up the competition in their upcoming district games. District play will begin October 9th.
District rankings (PF = Points for; PA=Points against)
3A-2 Region I District 2 Football Standings
Ingram Moore 4-0
Grape Creek 1-3
2A-2 Region II District 8 Football Standings
Rocksprings 3-0 (incomplete record)
2A-1 Region I District 4 Football Standings
San Saba 3-1
De Leon 0-4
Other scores from around the area:
Apine 7, Sonora 0
Big Spring 20, Brownfield 17
Lake View 12, Snyder 36
Stephenville 58, Melissa 65
Roscoe 6, Christoval 64
Miles 20, Munday 6
De Leon 7, Cross Plains 14
Junction 39, Hico 10
Wall 42, Mason 7
Rocksprings 32, Harper 26
Grady 50, Bronte 19
Westbrook 56, Water Valley 8
Eden 54, Garden City 77
Robert Lee 8, Hermleigh 55
Borden County 58, Sterling City 62
Highland 104, Loraine School 60
Brookesmith 54, Santa Anna 8
Gorman 0, Strawn School 45
Goldthwaite 34, Florence 3
Brownwood 36, Burnet 22
Tom Moore 51, Center Point 14
Ozona 46, Menard 0
Anson 6, Hamlin 48
Ballinger 21, Clyde 14
Hawley 36, Winters 13
Coahoma 34, Colorado (City) 0
Jim Ned 39, Cisco 20
Brady 38, Dublin 24
Coleman 24, Grape Creek 8
Early 31, Merkel 20
San Saba 31, Llano 35
Wink 61, Eldorado 46
Lingleville 12, Morgan School 59