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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is tomorrow evening, so remember to buy some trick-or-treat candy if you haven’t already done so, and keep in mind that kids will be trick-or-treating and walking the streets before and after sundown.  

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Max Nemir runs for good yardage in early action against Gorman.
What a difference a year makes.  This time last year the Gorman Panthers were having a good time putting the hurt on the Plowboys, leading at halftime 27-0 and cruising on to an easy 42-21 victory.  But now let’s fast forward to Friday evening for a little Plowboy payback.  

Gorman opened the scoring when their quarterback kept the ball on an option play and found clear sailing down the left sideline for a 47-yard touchdown run.  The extra-points attempt was successful, and the Panthers led 8-0.  The visitors’ side erupted in cheers and their band played the school’s celebration tune.  Little did they know that would be the last cheering they would do for the entire evening.

The Plowboys responded almost immediately.  On the first offensive series after the kickoff, Cutter Davila hit Jesus Leanos on a 69-yard scoring strike, the extra points were good, and the Plowboys had tied the game 8-8.  Later in the quarter, Davila found Rafael Aguayo for a 27-yard touchdown play.  Javier Leanos kicked the PAT, and the Plowboys led for the first time 15-8.  That was the score at the end of the quarter, and at the time it still looked like the game would be competitive.

That all changed in the second quarter, though, as the Plowboy defense stifled the Panthers, and the offense scored four unanswered touchdowns, two on passes and two on runs.  By halftime the score was 43-8, and for all practical purposes the game was over.  In the second half, the Plowboys added four more touchdowns to make the final score 71-8. 

For the game, Roscoe made 10 touchdowns and amassed 586 total yards on offense, 233 passing and 353 rushing. 

The Plowboys are now 4-4 on the year and 3-2 in district play.  Their next game will be considerably tougher than Gorman, though, as they face Hamlin at Plowboy Field Friday night.  The Pied Pipers are 7-1 on the year and 5-0 in district, their only loss coming to state-ranked Anson in their opening game.  Last week, they beat Cross Plains at home 35-7.



Roscoe Plowtech 2013
Roscoe Plowtech, formerly the Plowbots, blew away the competition at the Big Country Hub BEST Robotics meet in Sweetwater last week.  Here are some of the awards they came away with:

1st place - Best all around
2nd place - Spirit
1st Place - Engineering Notebook
3rd Place - Marketing Presentation
1st Place - Exhibit and Interview
Most Robust Robot Design
Cleanest Design

They were competing with teams from these area high schools: ATEMS (Abilene), Blanket, Comanche, Gustine, Highland, Jim Ned, Potter’s Hand Christian (San Angelo), Rising Star, Robert Lee, and Sweetwater, as well as Sweetwater Middle School. 

Plowtech will next represent the Big Country Hub at the regional competition in Dallas.



Workers have begun phase one of work on the water treatment plant.
Work has begun on the City’s water works upgrade with the installation on west Broadway of the new SCADA computerized system that will monitor and maintain consistent water pressure for the City water supply.

The SCADA installation is the first phase in the construction of the reverse-osmosis water-treatment plant and should be completed within the next two to three weeks.  Both it and the water-treatment plant will be in the City lot on west Broadway just north of Cedar Street.  The entire project is scheduled to be finished next August.



I was hoping to be able to have a photo of the rain to go with this report since a 50% chance of precipitation was forecast for last night and today, but so far there’s been nothing but strong winds from the south and an unseasonably warm night last night.  We’re not giving up on the rain just yet, though, as forecasters are giving us a 50% chance for the rest of the day and a 40% chance tonight.

A norther will move in sometime tonight dropping temperatures about ten or fifteen degrees for the rest of the week.  From the eighty degree highs and upper sixty lows we’ve had the past couple of days, temperatures for the rest of the week will drop down to highs in the seventies and lows in the forties.



Sunday will be that rare day with 25 hours that we unfortunately get only once a year.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have more?   At 2:00am, if you’re still up then, set your clocks back an hour, and you’ll be all set timewise for the next few months.  

We’ll all have to get used to the sun coming up and going down an hour earlier, however.


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