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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It’s That Time Again: Plowboys Begin Football Workouts

The Plowboys prepare for the 2012 season on the newly turfed Plowboy Field.
Since Monday morning, the 2012 version of the Roscoe Plowboys football team has been working out from 7:00-10:30am on the new Astroturf of Plowboy Field.  They will continue this schedule through next Thursday, August 16. 

Coaches for the 2012 Plowboys are Head Coach Jonathan Haseloff and Assistant Coaches Chuck Cathey, Alan Steele, Jonathan McClure, and Johnny Martin, along with help from new science teacher Jordan Morales and student teacher Ryan Dillon from ACU.

With seven returning starters on both offense and defense, the Plowboys expect to improve significantly on last year’s record.  Their first scrimmage is against Haskell at 5:00pm next Friday, August 17, at Plowboy Field.  Then on Thursday, August 23, they scrimmage Hawley at Hawley.

They will open the regular season on Thursday, August 30, against the De Leon Bearcats in the Sammy Baugh Classic at Mustang Bowl in Sweetwater. 

Unlike last year, when Roscoe was the southernmost team in their district, this year they will be the westernmost.  Other teams in their new eight-team district, 7-A Division II, are Albany, Baird, Cross Plains, Gorman, Hamlin, Ranger, and Roby.

Dave Campbell’s 2012 Texas Football magazine lists Albany as the clear favorite to win the district with the Plowboys projected at sixth.  Here is the magazine’s predicted district finish:

       1.    Albany Lions
       2.    Hamlin Pied Pipers
       3.    Gorman Panthers
       4.    Cross Plains Buffaloes
       5.    Roby Lions
       6.    Roscoe Plowboys
       7.    Baird Bears
       8.    Ranger Bulldogs

And here is the Plowboys’ 2012 schedule:

       Date           Opponent         Location
       Aug. 30      De Leon            Sweetwater
       Sept. 7        Irion County    Mertzon
       Sept. 14      Miles                 Roscoe
       Sept. 28      Baird*               Baird
       Oct. 5          Cross Plains*   Roscoe
       Oct. 12        Albany*            Albany
       Oct. 19        Ranger*            Roscoe
       Oct. 26        Gorman*          Gorman
       Nov. 2         Hamlin*            Hamlin
       Nov. 9         Roby*               Roscoe

Asterisks denote district games.  All games start at 7:30pm.  



Swimming in the Nueces River at Boys Club Camp in 1957.
This past week the George Parks Memorial Fund has received nice gifts from the following donors:

           Jimmy Dyer
           Ronnie Fry
           Dr. Phil Grayson
           Pete Porter
           Edgar Nance
           John Strother

The good news is that the fund now has a total of $2025, which is about 2/3 of the $3100 needed.  The bad news is that we still need over $1000, and several significant names are missing from the donor list that ought to be there.  

If you are one of those missing donors, please take the time this week to write a check to the George Parks Memorial Fund.  Take it by the Roscoe State Bank, or send it to the George Parks Memorial Fund, Roscoe State Bank, P. O. Box 609, Roscoe, Texas 79545. 



At last night’s meeting at the Roscoe Community Center, Pete Porter stepped down as President, and Police Chief Felix Pantoja agreed to serve as Acting President until October, when a permanent President will be selected.

Christi Pepper Beal will serve as the Community Center’s Treasurer, and Helen Perry as its Events Coordinator.  For more information, contact Felix Pantoja at 325-514-8384.  To reserve the Community Center for an event, call Helen Perry at 325-766-3149.

The Community Center received a $100 donation to kick off its fundraiser, which will be supper at the center next Friday, August 17, 6:00-9:00pm.  The supper will include hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and cokes, and will cost $6.00.  Please make plans to attend.



Roscoe Police Chief Felix Pantoja has chosen a new Police Officer to work part-time for the City.  He is Fabian Jimenez, and he will join Officer Les Soles as a part-time officer.  Both he and Soles are veterans of the Sweetwater Police Department.



Bruce McGlothlin reports that feed company representative C. M. Caraway of De Leon, who travels this region, says that the Roscoe area’s cotton crops are among the best he’s seen.  Caraway says that both Fisher and Scurry Counties are hurting for rain, and the country between Snyder and Gail is desolate, although between Gail and Lamesa it looks a lot better. 

McGlothlin also makes a fearless prediction about this year’s first freeze in Roscoe and is emphatic about the accuracy of his method.  He says the first freeze will occur precisely on November 3, exactly three months after the first norther in August.  He says he’s known ever since he felt a breeze from the north last Friday, August 3.



I was gone on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, from last Wednesday until yesterday, so I didn’t experience Roscoe’s weather first hand, but I’ve been told that outside of a few scattered showers that didn’t amount to much, the weather around here was hot and dry with several days hitting highs in the triple digits. 

The forecast for the next few days is for more of the same with highs of around 100°F, lows in the seventies, and 20% or less chance of rain. 


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