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Mon
02
Nov

Coolidge glides past Bynum

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
“It’s do or die time,” said coach Randy Jones, talking about Coolidge’s final District 14-1A 6-Man game against the second place, No. 3-ranked Abbott Panthers.
The Yellowjackets – playing at home Saturday, due to heavy rains again – breezed past the Bynum Bulldogs in their Week 10 game, 50-0.
Currently, Coolidge is in the same position they’ve been in the last couple of seasons, with Abbott and Milford sitting in the number one and two spots in the district, but with the Panthers losing Friday night to the Bulldogs, 52-40, this week’s game becomes very crucial and puts the team in a “must win” situation in order to finish in the No. 2 spot, to make the playoffs.
Class 1A only allows the top two teams from each district to advance to post season play.
“We’ve got some good talent,” said Jones. “We’ve just got to be mentally ready to play and put points up on the board.”

Wed
28
Oct

Lady ‘Dawgs sweep all district foes

Mexia News Staff Report

The Class 2A No. 3 ranked Wortham Lady Bulldogs have done it again!
The team completed their sweep (in wins) of district competitors for the second year in a row after defeating the No. 12-ranked Dawson Lady Bulldogs (10-2, 25-7) Tuesday night on the road, 25-19, 25-11, 23-25, 25-14, to remain undefeated with a 12-0 mark, pushing their season record to 33-6 overall.
Coach Johnny Ward’s team recorded 10 match sweeps in district play this season, with second place Dawson being the only team to push the Lady Bulldogs into playing four or more sets in a match in each of their two district games.

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Wed
28
Oct

Coolidge falls to Eagles Monday

Coolidge’s game against Avalon was moved from Friday night to Monday, due to heavy rain in the region all weekend, but the Yellowjackets – despite not having six of their players, due to the Class 1A cross-country regional meet – pulled out a 30-14 win over the Eagles at home.
Quarterback Wanya’ Jones got the Yellowjackets on the board first with a 5-yard pass to Manuel Santa Cruz, giving Coolidge an early 8-0 lead at the close of the first quarter.
The Yellowjackets added two more touchdowns in the second quarter when Darion McClendon scored on a 3-yard run and Jones connected with Santa Cruz on a 15-yard pass, pushing Coolidge’s lead to 22-0.

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Wed
28
Oct

Forecast calls for tough football conditions this weekend

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The final two games of District 7-4A DII will be crucial for several teams that are still in the hunt for the final two playoff spots. So far this season, Fairfield and Lorena have secured a spot in post season play, with both teams picking up close wins last Friday night.
The Mexia Blackcats (2-1, 5-3) have regrouped this week after falling to Lorena last Friday night on a rain drenched Black Cat Field, 14-7.
Coach Lamonte Chambers should have one of his offensive starters, Matron Gerald, back in the lineup to help out in an offense that has been sluggish of late.
The Blackcats only touchdown in last week’s game came on a defensive interception return by Deandray Williams.

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Wed
21
Oct

Injury could affect Blackcats Friday against Lorena

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Three teams in District 7-4A DII will enter this Friday night unbeaten in district play and they are Mexia (2-0, 5-2), Fairfield (2-0, 5-2) and Lorena (2-0, 4-3).
This is also the order in which Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has the teams predicted to finish in district, followed by Waco Connally in the No. 4 spot. So far, Connally – along with Groesbeck and Rusk – are still looking for their first district win.
Last Friday night, the Mexia Blackcats raided Mac Peoples Stadium in Waco, shutting out Connally 25-0, mostly on a strong defensive effort put forth by the crimson and black.
Mexia’s defensive forced five turnovers in the game, resulting in a touchdown on an interception and a safety.

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Wed
21
Oct

Cross-country boys advance to regional

Mexia News Staff Report

Great showing for the Mexia cross-country team at the District 18-4A meet held Monday in Fairfield. The Mexia varsity boys placed second overall and will advance to the regional meet at Sam Houston State University on Oct. 26.
The varsity girls finished fourth in district and the junior varsity boy’s team finished No. 1 ahead of Palestine and Groesbeck.
Diego Rivera finished in third place overall in the varsity boys division with a time of 17:12.57, followed – as he’s done most of the season – by teammate Angel Escamilla, who had a time of 17:19.61.
Miguel Pena and Carlos Rivera finished 6th and 7th in the race with times of 17:37.92 and 17:40.66 respectively.

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Wed
21
Oct

Bulldogs fall to Hubbard

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs tried to keep their home field winning streak alive last Friday night against the visiting Hubbard Jaguars.
Hubbard ended up spoiling the Bulldogs’ senior night festivities, 42-7.
Wortham had several key starters out with injuries going into the game, fighting tooth and nail to the end.
The Bulldogs were led by Tyree Freeman with 11 carries for 45 yards, scoring Wortham’s only touchdown on the night. Isaiah Chatman ran the ball six times for the Bulldogs, picking up 47 yards.

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Wed
21
Oct

Milford slips past Coolidge by 2

Mexia News Staff Report

Coolidge entered last Friday night’s District 14-1A 6-Man football game with the Milford Bulldogs unblemished for the season. They hoped to turn around last season’s 2-point loss to the Bulldogs into a win this year, but Milford ended up repeating the same scenario with a 45-43 win.
The Yellowjackets (1-1, 6-1) played tough all night, with quarterback Wanya’ Jones passing for 115 yards and three touchdowns.

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Mon
19
Oct

Winning continues for Lady Bulldogs with second sweep

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Mon
19
Oct

Cross country teams prep for district

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