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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Plowboys Play Well But Fall to De Leon 34-21

Shelton Toliver (10) makes one of his 17 catches against De Leon.
People who saw the game in De Leon on Friday night generally came away encouraged about the way the Plowboys played, despite the fact that they lost 35-21.  The Plowboys had their work cut out for them because De Leon is a good team, picked by many to win their district, and were bigger and more experienced.

The Plowboys scored first and went up 7-0, but De Leon came right back to tie the game with a touchdown of their own.  Then Roscoe scored again to go up 14-7, but De Leon again tied it and then went up 21-14.  Right before halftime the Plowboys drove deep into Bearcat territory, but the game was halted for some time when a referee was knocked cold after getting tangled up in a play and being struck in the head by a helmet.  When play resumed, the Plowboys had lost momentum and failed to score, and the halftime score was 21-14. 

In the second half, the Bearcats tacked on 13 more points to the Plowboys 7, but the Plowboys continued to move the ball consistently on offense to the end of the game.  They had two potential scoring drives halted by costly turnovers, both deep in De Leon territory.  One was a fumble on the 2-yard line, and the other was a pass intercepted in the end zone.  

For the game, Cutter Davila completed 36 of 45 passes for 389 yards and ran for a touchdown, while Shelton Toliver had 17 receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown.  Kevin Lavalais had 5 receptions for 115 yards and the other Plowboy TD.  Jesus Leanos had 6 receptions for 78 yards.

The Plowboys hope to even their record when they take on Irion County at Plowboy Field Friday night.  Kickoff is at 7:30pm.



The Plowboy Junior Varsity started the season with a big 44-12 win over the Early JV at Plowboy Field last Thursday.  Brayden Beal scored four touchdowns with runs of 59, 46, 8, and 3 yards while passing for two more, one to Juan Solis and the other to Roman Acuna.  He also had an interception, and so did Gage White. 

The JV’s next opponent will be Irion County in Mertzon tomorrow.  Kickoff is at 6:00pm.



The Roscoe Collegiate ISD invites everyone to its 2013 Open House next Tuesday, September 10, from 6:00-8:00pm.  The event will begin with a brief general assembly in the Special Events Center and then move to classrooms or the Cafetorium.  

In conjunction with the Open House, there will also be a $5 Brisket Taco Supper from 6:30-7:30 to help fund the school’s 4H program, which is being extended this year from grades 3-6 to grades 3-8.  Donations will also be accepted. 

The in-school 4H program will also be extended to after school, and part-time volunteers are needed.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the Open House.  For more information, contact Early College/STEM Director Jacob Tiemann or Elementary Principal Andy Wilson.



Mel Tillis at the Lumberyard on Friday night.
Country music legend Mel Tillis and his band, the Statesiders, once again played to a packed house at the Lumberyard last Friday night to a crowd estimated at about 1200. 

The show was greeted with enthusiasm, and Tillis put on another great performance, one that showed that even though he is 81 years old, he still is full of fun and energy.  After the show, he hung around for a long time to autograph guitars, hats, and CDs and to have his picture taken with anyone who wanted it.



A pre-construction planning meeting will be held by the City of Roscoe with Associated Construction Partners of Boerne and with subcontractors to set up a timeline for construction of the reverse-osmosis water treatment plant, the SCADA system, and City water-line improvements.  

The meeting begins at 2:00pm at City Hall and is open to the public.  For more information, call 325-766-3871.



Bonfire pole on Young Farm Estates in North Roscoe.
This 30-foot pole will be the centerpiece for the Homecoming bonfire on Thursday, September 26, and locals are invited to contribute wood and other 100% combustible materials.  There should be no metals, plastics, or other non-combustibles placed there. 

The bonfire is located just off the new caliche road on the north side of town just east of FM 608 about a block beyond where FM 608 forks off Business US 84 after crossing the railroad tracks.



Once again, the weather has been typical and unremarkable for this time of yeararkable.  The weekend was hot with highs of 99°F and lows of 77° on both Saturday and Sunday.  A mild cold front came through on Monday, dropping the high down to 92°, but it was back up to 95° yesterday.  Skies were sunny and clear all week with only a few clouds. 

The outlook for the rest of the week is for more of the same with sunny or mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid to upper nineties with lows of around seventy.  There is no rain in the forecast. 



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