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Bulldogs Hold Off Late Run

 AFTER A FUMBLE caused by Logan Capers, Ryan Mao picks the ball up to gain some yards for the Bulldogs during their win Friday night against Rosebud-Lott…              to Topple Rose-Bud Lott Cougars 21-19 The Wortham Bulldogs built a two game winning streak over the Rosebud-Lott with a 21-19 win on the road Friday night. The previous meeting was a 20-0 win back in 1963 over the then Lott Cougars.  The Bulldogs prevailed fifty years later by building a 21-6 lead and holding off a late Cougar charge. The Bulldogs had one of their better nights on both sides of the ball.  The Wortham defense recovered three fumbles and had an interception and two quarterback sacks late in the game.  The offense hit a couple of big plays and sealed the game with the victory formation. Rosebud-Lott controlled the tempo throughout the first quarter.  The Cougar offense ran 19 plays but the Wortham offense put the first points on the board.  Rosebud-Lott turned the ball over on downs and took over at their own 20-yard line.  Logan Capers caught a 21-yard pass for a first down and on fourth down at their own 45, quarterback Zach Jones tossed a short pass to Cole Shivers for the 55-yard score.  Stephon Ester ran in the conversion for the early 8-0 lead. The Cougars fumbled twice in...

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WHS Volleyball Action to Date

  Wortham won their opening district game against Coolidge in three games: W 25-23, W 25-12, and W 25-21. Game Stats Kate Vogel lead the team with 12 kills, 3 aces, 20 digs and 1 block. Kayla Lansford had 6 kills, 3 aces, 8 digs and 1 block. Bri Samuels had 2 kills, 2 aces, 6 digs and 1 block. Ashley Mao had 3 kills and 2 blocks. Sterling Gentry had 2 kills and 10 digs. Jayde Hamilton lead in sets with 23 assist, 2 kills and 5 digs. Libero Hallie Fautt lead in defense with 27 digs and 1 ace. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Groesbeck on Tuesday, Sept. 6th in three games – L 20-25, L 23-25, L 13-25Game Stats Kate Vogel led the team with 6 kills, 24 digs and 2 blocks. Also leading was Kayla Lansford with 5 kills, 11 digs and 4 blocks. Jayde Hamilton had 10 assists and 9 digs. Ashley Mao had 2 kills and 4 blocks. Sterling Gentry had 1 kill and 6 digs. Darcy Taylor had 4 assists and 2 digs. Libero Hallie Fautt had 18...

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Eagles Shut Out Hornets 18-0

 Eagles victorious in home opener game against the Athens Hornets…            Eagles (above) bring down the Hornet ball carrier; #21 Marcus Hayes #1 Nick Mooneyham assisted by #5 Elijah Ransom. The Fairfield Eagles had a 3-0 lead at the end of the first half and made that hold up for the remainder of the night in an 18-0 win over the Athens Hornets. Fairfield held its home opener and the game was plagued by penalties that disrupted the flow for both teams.  There were some long drives cut short due to the flags on the field and that was part of the cause of the low scoring first half. The fans almost saw its second consecutive scoreless first quarter but the Eagles took a 3-0 lead on a Reyes 28-yard field goal.  The kick split the uprights with 45 seconds to go in the opening quarter. The score would hold up into the first half in a scoreless when neither team could establish any kind of rhythm. That same tune would play until the fourth quarter when the Eagles added the insurance points.  Quarterback Zac Barlow found tossed a 22-yard score to Kam Ransom to extend the lead to 9-0.  The extra point had some trouble but it turned gold.  Barlow took the errant snap and found Ransom in the end zone for the two-point...

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Lions Fall to Blackcats

Catching up with the rival quarterback is Teague Lion #35 Azaya Patrick.               Sprinting down the field is Teague Lion #15 Jacovy McWilliams during the game against Mexia last week.             The Teague Lions gave up 20 points in the final three minutes of the first half and the Mexia Blackcats kept the lead for the 41-26 win in Teague Friday night. The game had the buildup and it did its part to hold the intensity of the last few years.  Jaylen Gipson scored three touchdowns and first year starter at quarterback Antonio Heard led his offense to keep within a touchdown. Teague took the opening kickoff and drove down for a touchdown.  The running of Jacovy McWilliams took control of the drive.  He ripped off several big runs.  Jaylen Davis capped the drive with a three-yard score.  Ismael Diaz added the point after for the 7-0 lead. Mexia could do nothing in the first quarter and were forced to punt three times in the opening quarter.  Two short kicks gave the Lions great field position in Mexia territory at the 49 and 41 yard lines, but they could not get any more points on the board in the quarter. Late in the first half, Gipson handed off to Jadrian Smith and he broke through the Lion defense...

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Larry Rose III: from Fairfield to Phenom

July, 2013. The Fairfield High School football team is preparing for its upcoming season, deep in the heart of Texas, its home state. With Fairfield being a modest one hour drive down Highway-84 West to Waco, Texas, high school football is everything to the small town of 3,000, like most Texas communities. The Eagles are eager to come back after an 8-4 season that saw the team lose a five-point fourth quarter lead en route to a 42-39 loss to Lorena High School in the Texas State 3-A playoffs. Fairfield thinks they could be better than the year before, in part because they have a running back named Larry Rose III returning. As a junior, Rose carried the ball 116 times for 857 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He was also selected a 1st-team all-district running back in the process, while starting at cornerback for the team as well. Fairfield has been going through summer workouts under the guidance of former Baylor football player Jason Smith, who also spent time in the NFL. The summer workouts with Smith have the Eagles thinking big. “My senior year, we [the senior class] made up our minds to do something special,” says Rose. “Each team from my freshman year on got better and better. Going into high school, Fairfield High wasn’t good at all, but we built the program. He [Smith] came...

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