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Wed
20
Sep

Clifton falls flat in Maypearl, loses 28-0

As the Clifton Cubs navigate through a tough non-district schedule, the results have made the beginning of the 2017 Texas high school football season look like a seesaw affair.

Coming off a dramatic and impressive victory over the Class 2A state-ranked Crawford Pirates, the Cubs fell flat in their first game on the road, falling to the Maypearl Panthers, 28-0, last Friday night at W.G. Roesler Field.

“We did not execute consistently in any phase of the game,” Clifton football head coach Chuck Caniford said. “Offensively, we have to have 11 guys doing their job correctly on every play, and we didn’t get that on Friday night.”

Mistakes and turnovers proved costly for Clifton (1-2) as the Cubs tossed three interceptions and Maypearl (2-1) blocked a punt.

Wed
20
Sep

Morgan stays undefeated, shocks Sidney

While the cream begins to rise to the top in Bosque County, surprises on both ends of the spectrum dominate the field.

MORGAN 52

SIDNEY 6

Dalton Weatherford scored four touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Morgan Eagles to a surprisingly overwhelming 52-6 victory over the Sidney Eagles last Friday to remain undefeated.

“I am really proud of these young men,” Morgan first-year head coach Edward Aviles said. “It has been a great experience watching our boys develop and understand the great game of six-man football. I accredit them with the desire to work hard, learn discipline and have some fun while doing it.”

After Morgan (3-0) built a 44-6 halftime lead, the Eagles ended the game 17 seconds into the third quarter with the 45-point mercy rule.

Wed
20
Sep

Lady Cubs still in search of win

As the Clifton Lady Cub volleyball squad heads into the second week of District 19-3A competition, the Lady Cubs will be looking for their first league win.

After opening district with a straight set loss against Whitney, the Lady Cubs battled Groesbeck to the wire before losing in five sets, 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 16-25, 11-15 last Tuesday. And maintaining their competitive edge last Saturday, the Lady Cubs (0-3 in district, 4-21 overall) gave Bruceville-Eddy all they could handle before falling in four sets, 25-16, 13-25, 17-25, 18-25.

“Against Groesbeck, we were even keeled throughout the match,” Clifton volleyball head coach Jason Williams said. “Groesbeck really got it together in the last three sets to steal away a district win from us.”

Clifton was led by Audrey Anderson with two aces, one kill, and 17 digs, while Bailey Ledbetter contributed one kill, 10 assists, and eight digs.

Wed
20
Sep

Cubs stumble at Maypearl, 28-0

As the Clifton Cubs navigate through a tough non-district schedule, the results have made the beginning of the 2017 Texas high school football season look like a seesaw affair.

Coming off a dramatic and impressive victory over the Class 2A state-ranked Crawford Pirates, the Cubs fell flat in their first game on the road, falling to the Maypearl Panthers, 28-0, last Friday night at W.G. Roesler Field.

“We did not execute consistently in any phase of the game,” Clifton football head coach Chuck Caniford said. “Offensively, we have to have 11 guys doing their job correctly on every play, and we didn’t get that on Friday night.”

Mistakes and turnovers proved costly for Clifton (1-2) as the Cubs tossed three interceptions and Maypearl (2-1) blocked a punt.

Wed
13
Sep

Lady Cubs look for district win

Coming off a District 19-3A opening loss at Whitney, the Clifton Lady Cub volleyball team will be looking for its first district win this week.

After hosting Groesbeck Tuesday following press time, the Lady Cubs will visit Bruceville-Eddy at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Against Whitney last Friday, Clifton lost in straight sets, 18-25, 14-25, 15-25. The Lady Cubs (0-1 in district, 4-19 overall) lost their final non-district tuneup Sept. 5 in a hard-fought five set match to Frost, 21-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-22, 9-15.

For Clifton, Katelynn Sadler contributed four blocks and three kills, Audrey Anderson three aces and 25 digs, Stephanie Schmidt five kills and 36 digs, Chelsea Ballesteros four kills and 33 digs, along with Elena Luna five kills and 21 digs

“The fifth game loss was tough,” Clifton volleyball head coach Jason Williams said “We learned a lot and got fired up out of a slump in the fourth match.”

Wed
13
Sep

Cubs shock 4th-ranked Crawford

In a game that produced a playoff atmosphere at Cub Stadium, the battle between Class 3A Clifton against Class 2A, Division II’s fourth-ranked Crawford delivered everything high school football fans hope to see -- a seesaw, hard hitting contest and a dramatic finish.

Fortunately, the Cubs handed the hometown fans a thrilling 21-20 non-district victory by holding off the talented Crawford Pirates last Friday night.

Clifton’s senior running back Marc Gutierrez scored twice while rushing for a game-high 237 yards, while sophomore Riley Perry ran for another touchdown to lead the Cubs.

“We are extremely proud of our guys and the toughness they showed throughout the game,” Clifton head coach Chuck Caniford said. “We talk a lot about responding to adversity in our program, and we responded every time Crawford made a play on Friday night. I think the grit that our guys showed was the difference in the game.”

Wed
13
Sep

Meridian falls at home to Riesel 36-17

Riesel Rises

After playing playoff caliber teams in back-toback non-district games at home, the Meridian Yellowjackets hit the road this week looking for their first win in the 2017 Texas high school football season.

After opening against TAPPS powerhouse Waco Reicher Catholic Academy, the Jackets continued its non-district gauntlet with 2016 playoff qualifier Riesel as the Indians handed Meridian a 36-17 loss at Jacket Stadium last Friday night.

“I was disappointed in the loss,” Meridian head coach Chris Roberts said. “We are a work in progress. I think we got better, but I think that we still have a ways to go. It all has to be clicking by the time district starts on Oct. 13.”

Longtime Chilton head coach Robert Little had the Indians (1-1) ready to play after Meridian posted as thrilling 24-20 victory over the Indians last season.

Wed
13
Sep

Morgan wins again, downs Penelope, 50-36

After a rough opening weekend to the 2017 Texas high school football season, Bosque County teams showed a glimpse of gridiron glory last week as Class 3A Clifton upset state-ranked Crawford and Morgan posted its second consecutive victory.

Area football fans also witnessed their first in-county showdown of the season as the Iredell Dragons showed why they deserved to be pre-season favorites to defend their 2016 district title.

IREDELL 76

KOPPERL 26

After Kopperl returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for the touchdown and scored again to take a 14-7 lead early in the first quarter. But from that point on, it was almost all Iredell as the Dragons posted a convincing 76-26 non-district victory last Friday night.

Morgan Whitfield scored four touchdowns and Adrian Benitez completed all four passes he threw for 87 yards and a score to lead Iredell (1-1).

Wed
06
Sep

Holy Reicher, Jackets!

Coming into the 2017 Texas high school football season opener, the Meridan Yellowjackets knew they were still a work in progress.

That didn’t keep the Jackets and their faithful fans from hoping to post a victory last Friday night though. But TAPPS perennial powerhouse Waco Reicher Catholic Academy jumped out to an early 21-0 lead and cruised to a convicing 41-14 victory over Meridian last Friday at Jacket Stadium.

“Reicher is a tough opponent for sure,” Meridian head coach Chris Roberts said. “Going in, we knew that we needed to eliminate their big plays and limit our mistakes, and we were not able to do that.

“We knew that there would be some first game jitters. Overall, we competed well, we just made too many mistakes on both sides.”

Reicher Catholic rolled to 458 yards total offense with a balanced attack, rushing for 216 yards while throwing for 242 more.

Wed
06
Sep

Cubs dealt Hillsboro blues

As the 2017 Texas high school football season began last week, the Clifton Cubs wasted no time finding out what it takes to play with the big boys. And after getting tested in their season opener, it won’t get any easier for the Cubs this week as Class 2A, Division I’s second-ranked Crawford Pirates come to town.

Playing the Class 4A, Div. II Hillsboro Eagles last Friday at Cub Stadium, Clifton jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the second half. But then, the Eagles took flight and soared to three unanswered touchdowns to complete an impressive 20-14 come-from-behind victory over the Cubs in a non-district matchup.

“Hillsboro has a good football team with some dynamic playmakers,” Clifton football head coach Chuck Caniford said. “I thought we played well early in the game, but we let too many opportunities slip away from us. We were in the red zone three times on offense in the first half and only came away with seven points.

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