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
The Lady Hornets headed to the Trinity Double T Tournament and came away with third place honors.
Azle (15-7) faced a trio of top teams in the first round of play Friday, Aug. 29.
AHS defeated Irving in three sets, 18-25, 23-25, 16-25.
However, the Lady Hornets tumbled to the hosts 15-25, 24- 26, 11-25 and to Granbury 20-25, 21-25, 15-25.
That set the stage for the following day and Azle started strong.… Read the rest
The first football contest of the year is always a tough one and this one proved to follow that trend.
Still, one contestant managed to miss just two games to win the first place $20 cash outright.
That entrant was John Hagerman who missed only Springtown beating Decatur and Weatherford topping Lubbock Coronado.
Several other prognosticators missed three games, engaging the tie-breaker of Texas 38, North Texas 7 (45).… Read the rest
Two old coaches – once on the same team then rivals – faced off again when Azle Christian School hosted Bryson in the 6-man football season opener for each.
Crusader leader Gary Rushing and Bryson’s Billy Reed coached together for years in Springtown before Rushing came to Azle to face Reed’s Porcupines for years.
Today, both helm smaller squads.
Azle Christian (1-0), the preseason No. 2 club in its class in Texas, crushed the visitors 48-0; the 45-point rule ended the contest at halftime.… Read the rest
The JV and frosh football teams took down Granbury.
The JV (1-0) won 32-0 on the road. Dakota Hutson had an “amazing night,” coaches recalled, scoring 3 TDs.
QB Cody Finn threw a fade to Dwight Rogers for the other Hornet score.
“The defense made a statement,” coaches said. Pacing the AHS D were Jossiah Martinez and Paul Livingston.
The 9th (1-0) bolted out to a 27-0 halftime lead before winning 41-7.… Read the rest