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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Plowboys Tie Haskell in First Scrimmage

The Plowboy offense operates from the shotgun. (Photo by Lus Pantoja)
The 2013 Roscoe Plowboys got their first taste of competition last Friday when they scrimmaged the Haskell Indians in Haskell.  From the reports I got, the Plowboys held their own and did well on both offense and defense.

After giving up an early score, the defense settled down and held the Indians the rest of the way. The offense tied the score with a touchdown by Vincent Pantoja.  The offense will rely this year on a Texas Tech style spread attack with second-year starter Cutter Davila calling the signals. 

Local fans will get a chance to see the Plowboys in action at Plowboy Field tomorrow afternoon at 6:00 when they participate in a three-school scrimmage with Hawley and Roby.



Plowboys and Plowgirls 2013
The Plowboy Preview held at Plowboy Field last Thursday drew a sizable crowd.  Almost three hundred people ate at the hamburger dinner that preceded the event. 
After the dinner, the crowd moved to the east stands and was introduced to the new coaches, the football team, the cross country team, the cheerleaders, and the cheer pals.  The band was on hand to play the school song and fight song.



Johnny Lee
This weekend will be another big one for area country music fans as country legend Johnny Lee will be in town on Saturday night to cap off three days of music at the Lumberyard. 

The weekend begins tomorrow night when Matt Kimbrow & Band come to town. Friday night it will be the Blackland Bullet Company, and then on Saturday Lyndall Underwood and the Dusty Creek Band will open for Johnny Lee, best known for his hit single, “Lookin’ for Love.”

Johnny Lee was born in Alta Loma, Texas, and after high school joined the Navy and served a tour on a guided missile cruiser, the USS Chicago.  Then he played numerous Texas bars and nightclubs before working for ten years with Mickey Gilley, both on tour and at Gilley’s Club in Pasadena.  When the hit movie Urban Cowboy was shot there, his song, “Lookin’ for Love,” was on the soundtrack and launched him to fame.

Afterwards, he had several other songs that hit number one on the country music charts, including “One in a Million,” “Bet Your Heart on Me,” “The Yellow Rose” (with Lane Brody), and “You Could Have Heard a Heartbreak.”  Other hits include “Pickin’ Up Strangers,” “Prinsoner of Hope,” “Cherokee Fiddle,” “Sounds Like Love,” “Hey Bartender,” “Rollin’ Lonely,” and “Save the Last Chance.”

Cover charge for Saturday night is $15 per person.  There is no cover charge for Thursday and Friday nights.  For more information call the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457. 



At its meeting last Wednesday, the Homecoming Committee came up with what it expects to be the complete finalized schedule for this year’s Homecoming.  Here it is:

 Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 26, 27 & 28 

Lots of things have changed 
Plowboy Pride Remains the Same

       7:30     Bonfire North Roscoe on Young Farm Estates, south 
                                  of US 84, east of FM 608
      1:00      Exes Reception in AVID Room
      2:50      Pep Rally in Gym (Exes will be recognized)    
      4:00-7:30    Potato Bake in Cafetorium benefiting Girls’ 
      7:30      Plowboys vs. Baird
      After Game    Coffee in Cafetorium
                      Music featuring Roscoe Exes playing at The 
                      ($10 Cover charge will benefit Roscoe Collegiate 
                                   Scholarship Fund.)

Saturday:  (Morning Activities will be held in the Cafetorium)
      8:30      Meet & Greet  Coffee, Donuts, Visitation, Tours, 
                     Door Prizes, Awards, Robotics Demonstration & More.  
                     (Door Prizes not claimed by12:00 will be redrawn.)
      11:00   Ratliff Library Dedication in Elementary Library
      11:30-1:30    Enchilada Lunch (enchiladas, beans, rice, 
                                   salad, drink, dessert)
                            Advance Tickets:    $7 Large Plate (3 enchiladas)
                                                                   $4 Small Plate (1 enchilada)
                            Tickets @ Door:      $8 Large Plate
                                                                   $5 Small Plate                   
      2:00-5:00    Museum will be open Downtown (in the old bank 
      2:30    Parade Lineup Downtown.  Make a float, decorate 
                             a car, golf cart, or just use your imagination for an 
                             entry for your class or group.
      3:00    Parade
      5:00    Exes Guys & Gals Basketball Game  
                            Admission $3.  Concession stand.
      After Game   Music featuring Roscoe Exes playing at 
                            The Lumberyard. 
                            ($10 Cover charge will benefit Roscoe Collegiate 
                                         Scholarship Fund.)

If you have a group getting together, please e-mail to before September 20 so we can put it in the program.

Send this info to your Roscoe e-mail & Facebook friends!  We are doing lots of things differently this year and want a big crowd here.



The cotton crop is looking good.
The local area was the beneficiary of a cold front last Wednesday.  The high temperature was only 81°F and the low 67°, and there were also showers on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  I got .64” on Wednesday, .06” on Thursday, and .60” on Friday for a total of 1.3”.  That amount was typical for the area, although some farms near Loraine got as much as an inch and a half on Wednesday, and some south of town got that much on Friday. 

The weather was a little cooler than normal for this time of year with highs only in the upper eighties and lows in the upper sixties and lower seventies.  The only exception was on Monday when the high got up to 93°.

The forecast for today and through the weekend is for highs in the lower nineties and lows in the lower seventies with southeast winds of 5-15mph.  There is a chance of rain this weekend. 


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