by Mark K. Campbell
It was all about “tone.”
Azle needed to win at Saginaw Oct. 14. In fact, it was almost essential.
The Hornets took care of business with a 38-14 thumping of the Rough Riders and AHS repositioned itself as a playoff contender.
Coach Devon Dorris said that for the first time this season, Azle (2-5, 2-2) lost the coin toss.… Read the rest
She took the long-go in 16.1 seconds which advanced her to the short-go where she was the runner-up.
Based on average, Scribner won the event, which was based on the prior year’s standings.
In North Texas High School Rodeo action, Kyler Kavanaugh took second in chute dogging while Jacob Johnson and Lane Lanier finished fifth in team roping.… Read the rest
Another game, another win for the Azle Christian School Crusaders (7-1).
With a 55-39 victory over the THESA JV, ACS is in position to take the district crown with a win over Decatur Victory Christian Oct. 22.
Bobby Greenwood led the way once again, this time scoring 4 TDs on 125 yards rushing.
Adding TDs were Christian Kolmer, Harley Vandertution, Charlee Roberson, and Josh McCanless.
QBs included Landon Boling (9-of-12 for 150 yards and 2 TDs); Wilson (4-4-90 and a TD); Roberson (3-3-60); and Vandertution (3-3-80).
Wilson and Roberson both caught 4 balls each while McCanless snagged 3 passes.
Kilmer led the defense with 13 tackles; Boling added 8 unassisted tackles.… Read the rest
Steve Parker got every game right in the football contest and won the $20 first place cash.
Four others missed one game apiece so the tie-breaker of Baylor 49, Kansas 7 (56) decided things.
With a guess of 67, Kevin Wilson earned $10.
Taking third and $5 was Kyle Betz for a guess of 68.
Too far off were Roddy Murr (78) and John Hagerman (86).… Read the rest
Saginaw was the foe for the subvarsity football teams.
The AHS JVs combined to face the Rough Riders at home.
The Hornets won, skunking the visitors.
Recovering a pair of kickoffs aided in the win. After the first one, Gavin Coffee passed to Daniel Ruelas for a 30-yard TD. Then, following another Saginaw kick turnover, Azle scored when Coffee hit Dave Johnson for a 10-yard score.
Scoring later were Dallas Joseph and Matthew Collins.
The defense was “all over the field,” coaches recalled.
Lauded for their efforts were Lathan Harris and Brandon Sharp.
The 9th Green (4-3) beat Saginaw 20-14 in thrilling fashion.… Read the rest
Hornets will battle Northwest Texans for 6-5A crownby Mark K. Campbell
Hornets and Texans have battled one another several times this cross country season.
The next time Azle and Northwest meet, it’ll be for the district championship.
Both teams are among the best in Region I and are the shining stars of 6-5A. In the duo’s most recent meeting, the Texans beat the Hornets 72-99 at The Reunion Run in Decatur.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
It was one of those games.
Azle (1-5, 1-2) had the unenviable task of facing the No. 2 team in Texas, Aledo, at home.
AHS lost 69-0 to the Bearcats.
The bright spots were few. After the Hornets won the toss, the AHS D managed to do something no other team has done this season to Aledo: keep the Bearcats from scoring on its opening drive.… Read the rest