By Mark K. Campbell
It was the kind of victory that galvanizes not only a team but a town.
After making the long trek up to Wichita Falls Friday, Oct. 10 only to have bad weather force a postponement to the following day, Azle (5-1, 2-1) motored back Saturday at 5 p.m. and drilled the Coyotes, 35-14.
Excluding a couple of big WF plays that led to scores, the Hornet defense thwarted the hosts all afternoon.… Read the rest
That was a close one.
While the football game was in the midst of being postponed due to weather, the Lady Hornet volleyball clash with the Lady Coyotes went on.
And it was a battle. Azle (23-11, 5-4) fought off Wichita Falls and won a 3-2 contest that gave AHS a 2-game cushion for the final 5-5A playoff berth with five matches to play.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Another game, another mercy rule victory for Azle Christian School (6-0, 2-0).
Coach Gary Rushing said his Crusaders were stellar against Granbury Cornerstone in a 57-12 victory at the ACS stadium.
Quarterback Joey Rosamond was a standout, Rushing noted.… Read the rest
The White junior varsity Hornets fell to Aledo 30-6.
Coaches said Azle moved the ball well but came up with just a single score, a 4-yard run by Michael Gonzalez.
Cody Finn had a “great night throwing the ball that led to several key first downs,” coaches noted.
While some Hornets got hurt, AHS fought to the end, with Wade Williams and Paul Livingstone coming through with “key tackles throughout the game.”… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
It wasn’t pretty, Azle High School football Coach Devon Dorris admitted, but it was still a win.
After jumping out to a 17-0 second quarter lead over visiting Saginaw, Azle (4-1, 1-1) held on for a 24-19 victory, its first in 5-5A.… Read the rest
The first round of District 5-5A volleyball ended dramatically for the Lady Hornets.
Azle (22-10, 4-3), on Pink Out Night, hosted Saginaw Oct. 3, the squad on the Lady Hornets’ tail in the standings.
AHS won a marathon battle, 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 19-25, 15-8.… Read the rest
Six contestants missed three games each so the tie-breaker was used.
That total of 70 – TCU 37, Oklahoma 33 – decided winners.
Taking first place with a tie-breaker guess of 56 was Kevin Wilson. He won $20.
Ten dollars for second place went to Peter Fredricksson; he guessed 54 on the tie-breaker.
Third place and $5 was claimed by Royce Daniels. His tie-breaker: 52.… Read the rest
Azle High School’s junior varsity and freshman football teams went 2-2 against Saginaw.
The JV Green won on the road in a close one, 8-2.
Azle scored when Justin Miller threw an 85-yard TD pass to Tyler Barnard.
Miller also completed passes to Dylan McBay, Kevin Hernandez, Ryan Leberge, and Carson Martinez.
The defense was led by Ricky Argullen who picked off a pass in the red zone.… Read the rest
Thanks in part to a “one-man wrecking crew,” Azle Christian School bashed another foe, this time Odessa Latter Rain, 73-26.
ACS (5-0) ended the game with the 45-point mercy rule on the final play of the third quarter, coach Gary Rushing said.
That one-man wrecking crew was Jeremiah Carlson.
Rushing said the Crusader had 120 receiving, ran for 40, had 11 solo tackles and 19 total.… Read the rest