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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Plowboys Dispatch Eldorado 20-12

The Plowboy defense at Eldorado Friday night. (Photo by Lus Pantoja)
The Plowboys returned to their winning ways Friday night when they defeated the Eldorado Eagles in Eldorado 20-12.  The game was the Plowboys’ final contest before opening district play at Homecoming against Miles on October 10.

The Plowboys opened the scoring early when Max Nemir scooped up an Eldorado fumble and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown.  The extra-point kick failed, but the Plowboys were up 6-0.  Eldorado came right back and drove down the field, scoring on a 15-yard pass. Their extra-point kick was also no good, and the score was tied 6-6.  

However, the Plowboys answered less than a minute later when Brayden Beal hit Kevin Lavalais with a pass that was good for 39 yards and another Plowboy TD.  Once again the attempted extra-point kick failed, making the score 12-6 Roscoe.  That ended the scoring for the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Eldorado tied the score on an 8-yard run.  Once again their extra-point attempt was no good, and at halftime the score was 12-12.

Roscoe went ahead to stay on the opening drive of the third quarter when quarterback Brayden Beal broke free on a 49-yard touchdown run.  He then passed to Isaiah Gonzales for two extra points, putting the Plowboys out front 20-12.  There was no more scoring for the rest of the third quarter or in the fourth, and the Plowboys came away with the victory.

Vincent Pantoja led Roscoe’s rushing with 109 yards in 18 carries.  In passing, Brayden Beal completed 15 of 22 for 68 yards and one TD with no interceptions, and Kevin Lavalais led Plowboy receivers with 3 catches for 44 yards and one TD.

The Plowboys are now 2-3 on the season.  They have an open date this Friday and will return to Plowboy Field for their opening district game with Miles next Friday, October 10.



Everyone is invited to participate in Roscoe Elementary School’s Fall Festival, which is this Friday evening, October 3, from 6:00-8:00pm.  There will be fun, games, homemade ice cream, hot dogs, booths, a bounce house, bingo, prizes, and activities of all kinds to make the festival a fun evening for everyone.

The event will be located at Circle Drive in front of the Elementary School building.



The Meek Blood Donation Bus
The Meek Community Blood Bank of Abilene is looking for volunteers to donate blood next Tuesday, October 7, from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  The Bloodmobile will be located on 7th Street in front of the Roscoe Collegiate High School Special Events Center.  Donations will take approximately 30-45 minutes, and donors are advised to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluid beforehand.  

In addition to knowing their donations could help save a life, donors will receive a free T-shirt.  To reserve a sign-up time or for questions, phone Nick Anthony, CD, of College Chiropractors at 325-766-3423.  Walk-up donors are also welcome.



Prophets & Outlaws will provide the music at Ducks Unlimited.
The annual Ducks Unlimited dinner and auction will be held at the Lumberyard this Saturday, October 4.

Doors open at 5:30pm, and the barbecue dinner is at 6:00pm, followed by both silent and live auctions along with door prizes.

Live music will be provided by Prophets & Outlaws.

Tickets, available at the door, are $35 per person, $45 for couples, and $25 for green wings (17 and under). Tickets include membership in Ducks Unlimited, the barbecue dinner, three drinks per person, and cover charge for the live music.  

Ducks Unlimited is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, other wildlife, and people.

For more information, call Jason Glenn at 325-513-2654.



Participants at the Walk/Run-a-thon at Plowboy Field..
The recent Fight for the Cure Walk/Run-a-thon in honor of Cynthia Black held at Plowboy Field on Saturday, September 20, turned out to be quite a success.  Organizer Shella Arnwine requested that we post the following thank you note:

I want to thank each and every one who participated and donated to the Run/Walk-A-Thon on Saturday.  There were several people who were out of town and couldn't make it to run but donated money for the cause.  We ran a total of 496 miles and have raised $3,241 so far.   People are still bringing in money, so it is going up still!!  I am super excited and happy with the support of our community!

I also want to thank the local businesses who stepped in and donated prizes for the event: Wildflower Boutique, Vicki's Gifts, Blackland Smokehouse, Lumberyard, West Texas Rock Resources, and Southern Belle Salon.

Thanks Again,
Shella Arnwine



Autumn sunrise. (Photo by Ken Brawley)
It’s been an uneventful week as far as the weather goes, and that’s not a bad thing considering the big rains we got previously.  Skies have been cloudier than normal and temperatures mild with highs between 80°F and 83° and lows in the low to mid sixties all week, at least up until yesterday when the sun broke through and the mercury rose to 88°.  Today should be even hotter with a projected high of 91°, the first time it’s been as high as 90° since September 10, three weeks ago.

However, tomorrow should be cooler with a high of 83° and a low in the mid fifties tomorrow night as a light cool front moves in.  Friday’s high will be only in the upper seventies, and the weekend weather should be beautiful with highs in the low to mid eighties, lows in the low sixties, and clear to partly cloudy skies.

There is a 20% chance of thunderstorms today and tomorrow, but no predicted precipitation after that.


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