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Wed
06
Dec
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Lady Cub hoops open strong

By Brett Voss Publisher

With three weeks of non-district and tournament play under their belts, the Clifton Lady Cub basketball team will travel to the Hillsboro Tournament Dec. 7-9 as their final tuneup for district competition.

Last weekend, the Lady Cubs opened up in the Moody tournament with a rude greeting of host Moody by hanging on to win, 44-40, Thursday evening. 

 

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Wed
06
Dec
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Clifton collects accolades

By Brett Voss Publisher

 

To the victors go the spoils. And when it came to selection of the All-District 11-3A, Division II squad, nothing could have been more true for the two-time defending district champion Clifton Cubs.

Led by senior rrunning back Marc Gutierrez being named the district’s most valuable player, Clifton placed 12 Cubs on the first team, joined by six more on the second team, while head coach Chuck Caniford headed up the coaching staff of the year.

 

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Wed
29
Nov
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Clifton ousted by Garrison

Despite inspired second half rally, Cubs fall short in Class 3A, DII area playoffs

By Brett Voss

For the Clifton Cubs, the 2017 Texas high school football season came to a close far too soon. Despite an inspired rally to open the second half, the Cubs fell to Garrison, 40-21, in a Class 3A, Division II area playoff showdown in Athens last Friday night.

Playing with tremendous intensity, senior running back Marc Gutierrez rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns in the losing effort.

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Wed
29
Nov
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Iredell advances to state quarterfinals

Eighth-ranked Dragons face undefeated Milford Friday

By Brett Voss

After winning their Class 1A, Division II regional playoff games last Friday night, the eighth-ranked Iredell Dragons will go where no team has gone before -- one from Iredell, that is.

For the first time in school history, Iredell will be playing in the state quarterfinals after the Dragons totally chopped down 10th-ranked Oakwood, 54-8, in a regional playoff in Itasca last Friday night. Junior Morgan Whitfield rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns while senior Adrian Benitez threw for three scores to lead Iredell to an impressive victory.

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Wed
22
Nov
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County playoff field cut in half

Sixth-ranked Iredell wins convincingly; Meridian, Morgan fall

By Brett Voss

With four of the eight Bosque County high schoool football teams advancing to the Texas state playoffs, qualifying half of its schools had to be considered a successful season.

So when advancing to the second round of the post-season tournaments, half again as much has to be considered a good thing, right?

Although Class 2A Meridian and Class 1A Morgan were dealt early exits, Class 3A’s Clifton and Class 1A’s sixth-ranked Iredell rolled into the next round for the second consecutive season.

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Wed
22
Nov
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Clifton advances to area

Cubs hold off fiesty Marlin Bulldogs, face Garrison in area playoff at Athens

By Brett Voss

Playing in the 50th anniversary season of Clifton’s lone appearance in the state championship game, the 2017 Cubs took another step toward connecting themselves to the football program’s glorious past.

By holding off the fiesty Marlin Bulldogs in the second half, Clifton secured a 41-29 Class 2A, Division II bi-district playoff victory last Friday night at Rocket Field in Robinson. And in the process, the Cubs won their fourth consecutive first round playoff game for the first time since 1967-71.

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Wed
15
Nov
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County sends four to playoffs

By Brett Voss Publisher

 

With four of Bosque County’s eight high school football teams headed to the playoffs, there’s been some history in the making. For the first time in 30 years, the sixth-ranked Iredell Dragons have won back-to-back district titles, capturing the District 14-1A, Division II championship going undefeated in league play. In the meantime, the Morgan Eagles, led by first-year head coach Edward Aviles, have advanced to the post-season for the first time since 2001. In Class 2A, the Meridian

Yellowjackets earned a playoff berth for the third straight season by finishing third in District 10-2A, Division II. And by sweeping through District 11-3A, DII, the Clifton Cubs secured back-to-back district crowns for the first time since 1994-97 and will be making their fourth consecutive post-season appearance.

 

Wed
15
Nov
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Cubs sweep district title

By Brett Voss Publisher

 

Riding a six-game winning streak, the Clifton Cubs will roll into the Class 3A, Division II playoffs for the fourth consecutive season after running through the District 11-3A, DII competition undefeated to claim back-to-back district titles for the first time since 1993-97. But as far as the Cubs are concerned, they’re just getting started.

 

With nothing to play for except momentum and pride, the Cubs cruised past Blooming Grove, 49-0, last Friday night, to close out the regular season by posting their second shutout. Now, Clifton turns its focus to the post-season where the Cubs will face the Marlin Bulldogs in a bi-district playoff matchup at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Robinson.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Bosque six-man features showdown

By Brett Voss

In Bosque County’s six-man league of its own, the Iredell Dragons clinched their second consecutive district title with a convincing victory over the upstart Morgan Eagles. And the Walnut Springs Hornets came up with their second win of the season when they needed it most to set up a season finale showdown for second place and a postseason berth.

IREDELL 62 MORGAN 0

Making quick work of the up-and-coming Morgan Eagles, the sixth-ranked Iredell Dragons clinched the second straight District 14-1A, Division II championship with an overwhelming 62-0 victory that ended at halftime with the 45-point mercy rule.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Cubs clinch district title

By Brett Voss Publisher

During each of the last four seasons, the Clifton Cubs have consistently and steadily raised the bar each year on their way to restoring the rich football tradition in Clifton. For the Cub football program, the 2017 season will represent another step in that direction. But then again, there’s still plenty of football to play. In dominant fashion, the Clifton Cubs rolled to an impressive 68-13 victory over playoff-bound Rio Vista to clinch their second consecutive District 11- 3A, Division II championship.

Senior running back Marc Gutierrez rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cubs before handing the rushing duties to sophomore Mason Ochoa, who rushed for 167 yards and a score.

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