It was the kind of game you could expect from a young football team.
Azle (0-1) entered the 2016 opener hosting Grapevine Aug. 26 with a highly-inexperienced offense backed by a solid defense.
Early on, the Hornets dominated. But the Mustangs eventually took advantage of six Azle turnovers and rallied to win 29-22.… Read the rest
The first football contest is in the books and familiar faces from years gone by collected some cash.
Only one prognosticator missed one game and that was Steve Parker; he took the $20 first place check.
Two contestants were off on two games each so the tie-breaker of Grapevine 29, Azle 22 (51) determined the final places.
With a tie-breaker guess of 58, Kinny Pack claimed second and $10,
Third place and $5 went to Roddy Murr with a guess of 35.
This week’s contest adds college games for the first time. Pro games will arrive next.… Read the rest
The state-ranked Azle boys finished fifth, but coach Keith Boenisch said, “We have to run better at big meets.”
And this one was big with 170 varsity racers from 23 teams.
Cody Drolet was the quickest Hornet, running the 5K course in 17 minutes, 39 seconds.… Read the rest
Youngest Hornet team in years hosting Grapevine
by Mark K. Campbell
How young is the 2016 Hornet varsity football team?
A freshman made the squad – at quarterback.
Azle coach Devon Dorris said while it was not the first time a ninth grader had played varsity for him, it was the inaugural instance where one – Ken Seals – will begin the season on the Friday night squad.
In fact, Dorris said, Seals will take the first offensive snap of the year.
But Seals is not the lone quarterback that will see action.
Seals and junior Cole McDonnell will alternate at the position, the coach said.… Read the rest
State-ranked Azle proved worthy of such accolades at the first cross country meet of the season.
At a soggy Tarrant County College Northwest campus course, the varsity Hornets – ranked No. 18 in 5A – beat all comers over 3200 meters.
The win was what is likely to be the first of many for the talented boys squad that returned every runner but one from last year’s district champions.
Coach Keith Boenisch said, “Our first race of the year went really well.… Read the rest
After a couple of weeks of tangling with each other, the football Hornets will finally see someone new on the other side of the ball when Azle hosts Burleson Friday, Aug. 19 beginning at 8 a.m. for the subvarsities. Then, on Friday, Aug. 26, the varsity regular season begins at home against Grapevine at 7:30 p.m. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest