|Plowboys ran some pass plays at Tuesday morning's practice.|
Their first scrimmage is next Friday, August 14, with the Haskell Indians in Haskell. The following Friday, August 21, they will scrimmage Munday here in Roscoe as a final warmup for their season opener against Hawley on August 28.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, considered the authoritative publication for high school football in Texas, predicts the Plowboys will finish second in district to Winters, this year’s pre-season favorite. Here is how its writers see the District 6-2A-II teams winding up:
1. Winters Blizzards
2. Roscoe Plowboys
3. Miles Bulldogs
4. Menard Yellow Jackets
5. Roby Lions
6. Bronte Longhorns
However, Coach Jake Freeman and his Plowboys know that pre-season predictions are often wrong, and they are optimistic that Roscoe can take the title this year. This is the third year for the team to play in Coach Freeman’s system, so the players know how it works and are familiar with it. They are also an experienced team, returning ten starters on offense and eleven on defense.
With last year’s quarterback Cutter Davila lost to graduation, junior Brayden Beal will now take the reins and run the offense. Coach Freeman says the play calls will take advantage of Beal’s skills by including more run options and quick passes.
Players to watch include wide receivers Kevin Lavalais and Javier Leanos, running backs Vincent Pantoja and Max Nemir, linebacker Rafael Aguayo, and defensive end Ryland Madrid. Texas Football is projecting Pantoja to be the district’s offensive MVP.
The coaching staff this year includes the following:
Jake Freeman – Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator
Zane Graves – Offensive Coordinator
Johnny Martin – Defensive Ends and Running Backs
Chuck Cathey – Offensive Line and Defensive Tackles
Jordan Morales – Wide Receivers and Secondary
Ryan Dillon – Linebackers and Wide Receivers
And here is the Plowboys’ 2015 football schedule:
Date Opponent Site Time
August 14 Haskell (scrimmage) Haskell 6:00pm
August 21 Munday (scrimmage) Roscoe 6:00pm
August 28 Hawley Roscoe 7:30pm
September 4 Hamlin Hamlin 7:30pm
September 11 Junction San Angelo 7:30pm
September 18 Jim Ned (Homecoming) Roscoe 7:30pm
September 24 Eldorado Eldorado 7:30pm
October 2 OPEN
October 9 *Miles Miles 7:30pm
October 16 *Winters Roscoe 7:30pm
October 23 *Roby Roby 7:30pm
October 30 *Menard Menard 7:30pm
November 6 *Bronte Roscoe 7:30pm
Junior High / Junior Varsity
August 14 Haskell (scrimmage) Haskell 5:00pm
August 21 Munday (scrimmage) Roscoe 5:00pm
August 27 Hawley (JV) Hawley 6:00pm
September 3 Hamlin (JV) Roscoe 6:00pm
September 10 Junction San Angelo 4:00pm
September 17 Jim Ned Jim Ned 4:30pm
September 24 Eldorado Eldorado 4:30pm
October 1 OPEN
October 8 *Miles Roscoe 4:30pm
October 15 *Winters Winters 4:30pm
October 22 *Roby Roscoe 4:30pm
October 29 *Menard Roscoe 4:30pm
November 5 *Bronte Bronte 4:30pm
YOUNG FARM ESTATES TO BEGIN SELLING LOTS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 17
|The future James Wells Drive at Young Farm Estates.|
A preview of the subdivision will be held on Tuesday, August 18, in the Lumberyard from 6:00 to 9:00pm. For more information, call Roscoe City Hall during business hours at 325-766-3871.
INJECTION WELL BEGUN ON CITY’S NORTH SIDE
|The site of the injection well under construction in north Roscoe.|
The well, owned by Cord Johnson of Granbury, will cost somewhere between $1,400,000 and $1,700,000 and be from 4400 to 7700 feet deep when completed. It will have a modular office next to it and will employ local workers where possible.
METHODISTS SPONSOR “BACK TO SCHOOL” BASH SWIM PARTY TOMORROW EVENING
The Roscoe First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a free swim party with food at the Roscoe City Pool tomorrow, Thursday, August 6, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
Everyone is invited. Bring your family and friends and meet new friends as we get ready to start a new school year!
BACK TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, AUGUST 10
School starts back for Roscoe Collegiate ISD this coming Monday, August 10. The early start is due to the need for the high school to coordinate its graduation dates with Western Texas College in Snyder.
Drivers should be aware that children will be walking to and from school next week and that school zone regulations will be in effect.
PLOWBOY PREVIEW NEXT THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
Meet this year’s football team, coaches, cheerleaders, and band at the Plowboy Preview behind the east stands at Plowboy Field next Thursday, August 13, at 7:00pm. Burgers, chips, and drinks will be available.
BEAU TAYLOR & SPUR 644 AT LUMBERYARD FRIDAY
|Beau Taylor & Spur 644 at the Lumberyard.|
Next Friday, August 14, the Lumberyard will host another big show when Billy Bob Thornton (of Sling Blade fame) and his band, the Boxmasters, come to town. Opening bands are Zane Williams and Cody Jinks.
For reservations and more information, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
WEATHER REPORT: HOT AND DRY
There was a 30% chance of rain on Saturday when a mild front blew through, but nothing ever materialized. Then on Monday morning there was a brief teaser that lasted just long enough to get the ground wet, but that was it. Otherwise, highs were in the upper nineties, lows in the mid-seventies, skies mostly clear, and winds from the south or southeast—just what you would expect for this time of year.
Temperatures will actually be a little hotter in the coming days. Highs are projected to be around 102° through Sunday with lows in the mid to upper seventies. Prevailing winds will be from the south, and there is no rain in the forecast. It’s August in west Texas.
† JUAN (JJ) SOLANO, Jr.
JJ was born on October 24, 1991, in Abilene. He was a graduate of Roscoe High School, where he was a member of the Spanish Club, Drama Club, Roscoe Plowboy Band, and Color Guard. He was awarded 1st place solo in music at UIL. He attended Texas Tech University for the past 3 years and was a Zumba instructor there. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish Church and had worked at the Stripes store in Roscoe for the past five summers.
Survivors include his parents, Adelita Solano of Sweetwater and Juan Solano, Sr., of Roscoe; brother, Jeremy Ray Solano of Roscoe; sister, Alexis Marie Solano of Roscoe; paternal grandfather, Guadalupe Solano of Rogers, Texas; aunts, Delia Beltran of Sweetwater, Dalia Rodriguez and husband, Antonio, of Kenedy, Eulalia Anchando of Rogers, and Angela Jeske of Rogers; uncles, Ray Mendez of Odessa, Felix Solano, Jr., of Rogers; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and his paternal grandmother.
Pallbearers were Antonio Rodriguez, David Reyes, Tavares Hines, Elliott Beltran, A.J. Renteria, and Ray Mendez.