One football contestant pulled off a remarkable feat: Not only did Bobby Boyd go 12-0 in the contest, but he also got the tie-breaker of Azle 24, Cleburne 17 (41) exactly right.
That is perfection and earned Boyd $20.
Boyd’s rare effort was a bummer for Kyle Betz who also went 12-for-12. However, his tie-breaker of 79 was too high so he settled for the $10 second place check.… Read the rest
The subvarsity football teams handled rivals in week three of play.
The JV White beat Saginaw 28-22.
The AHS JV D was led by Jordan Cartwright and Travis Dunn who “bring it every game,” coaches recalled. Paul Livingston also earned kudos.
A major reason for the Azle victory, coaches noted was the play of the “Delta Force,” the kickoff team; the unit recovered 3 balls in the game.… Read the rest
It was windy and moist at Yellow Jacket Stadium where Azle defeated Cleburne 24-17 Sept. 12. In action are: (clockwise from upper left) the defense swarms a Jacket runner as Garrett Tidwell (48) latches on with help coming from Marshall Gilbreath (44) and Sean Townsend (32); Clayton Wilkinson (24) tries to escape a tackler; Trey Ramos (5) and Wilkinson bring down a Cleburne rusher. Photos courtesy Bill O’Connor… Read the rest
While the Hornet football team is garnering attention, the road warrior Lady Hornet volleyball team is putting together an exceptional season.
Azle (17-7) swept two 5A teams, Cleburne and Crowley, as district play looms.
At the Cleburne gym, AHS won 25-23, 25-18, 25-16. In the first set, Hannah Boyd’s 5 kills and 15 blocks led the way.
Game 2 saw Boyd kill 4 more while Brooke Smith and Natalie Smith dug out 5 balls each.… Read the rest
Azle Christian School (2-0) routinely trounces fellow private school football teams.
Now the highly-rated six-man Crusaders have dropped a pair of public school teams.
The latest victim was Savoy, 67-22 – once again, ACS kicked in the “mercy rule” by taking a 45-point lead; this time it came in the fourth quarter.
QB Joey Rosamond had another superior evening.
He hit 20-of-32 passes for 321 yards and a stunning 8 touchdowns.… Read the rest
The 9th Green (2-0) won again, this time with a 33-0 blanking of Red Oak.
AHS scored in every period, twice on passes from Jake Norwood to Dylan Flynn (43 yards) and Cody Donnell (27).
Gamble Moore scored a pair of TDs on runs of 5 and 54 yards.
Jordan McNeely accounted for the other 6 points with a 4-yard rush.
Coaches said the top lineman was Jared Wheeler and that QB Cale McDonnell also shone.… Read the rest
Action from Azle’s blowout 48-6 win over Red Oak in the Dale Hansen Classic in Waxahachie Sept. 5 (clockwise from upper left): A Hawk latches on to Clayton Wilkinson (24); linemen Alex Edwards (76) and Landon Todd (60) open a hole for Chase Smith (20); Tyler Albers (25) picks up yardage; QB Jamie King (12) lunges successfully for the goal line as Dalton Cole (16) confirms the score; Garrett Tidwell (48) is finally stopped after his interception; the sought-after gold football; Dylan Robinson (23) thwarts a Red Oak athlete.… Read the rest
Opener almost flawless
by Mark K. Campbell
The Hornet football team made a statement in the season opening game Aug. 29.
With Granbury visiting, only a long TD run early by a Pirate and some late-game scuffles marred a near-perfect effort from Coach Devon Dorris’ squad.… Read the rest