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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Caden Smith Named District MVP; Other Plowboys Also Receive Honors

Caden Smith, who did it all on both offense and defense for the Plowboys this fall, has been named the Most Valuable Player in District 7A-II.  For the season, he rushed for over 1300 yards with over a 6-yard average per carry, scored 18 touchdowns and passed for 5 others, and made big stops on defense game after game for the Plowboys.  

The Plowboys had six other players on the all-district first team.  On offense were receivers Anthony Castor and Collin Smith and linemen Michael Massey and Juan Solis. Massey and Solis were also named to the defensive team along with Edgar Gallegos and Austin Carrasco. Sophomore Landon Jones tied for defensive newcomer of the year.   

Gallegos and Carrasco also made the second team on offense, along with Corey Hatcher.  Hatcher also was named to the second-team defense with Matthew Cuellar.  Plowboys making honorable mention included Adan Aguayo, Cody Graham, Devon Freeman, Landon Jones, Damian Loza, Eric Padilla, Gabriel Perez, and Martin Solis. 

Six Plowboys were also on the academic all-district football team: Adan Aguayo, Austin Carrasco, Cody Graham, Collin Smith, and Caden Smith.



Many of you know about “roller coaster road,” a stretch of caliche road southeast of Roscoe between Highland and Lake Trammell where a big dip will take your breath away.  Last Thursday night at about 9:30, Hilton Dean Goff, 18, from Iraan, was killed there when he was thrown from a pickup driven by Louis Green, 19, of Sweetwater.  Green, recuperating in Rolling Plains Hospital, apparently lost control when he hit the dip at high speed, and Goff, unlike Green, was not wearing a seat belt.



The Roscoe Fire Department was called on Sunday afternoon to help put out an 800-acre grass fire that broke out near the Highland School.  The fire began close to the Maryneal highway at a travel trailer used by hunters and may have been caused by a heater left on inside.  It started before noon and wasn’t contained until about 3:30.  Fire Departments from Maryneal, Roscoe, Sweetwater, Lake Sweetwater, Nolan, Snyder, Loraine, and Colorado City were all involved with battling the blaze.  No injuries were reported.

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