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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Plowboys Open 2016 with Haskell Here Friday

Brayden Beal runs for yardage in game at Plowboy Field last year.
Are you ready for some football? The two-a-days are history, the warm-up scrimmages with Munday and Hawley are done, and, ready or not, the Plowboys open their 2016 season against the Haskell Indians at Plowboy Field Friday night.

The non-district match was originally scheduled to be in the Sammy Baugh Classic tomorrow night at Mustang Bowl in Sweetwater, but a scheduling mix-up occurred, and the game time and location have been changed to Friday here in Roscoe.

Haskell will be a tough opponent. With a senior-heavy squad, the Indians return nine defensive and seven offensive starters from last year’s 7-4 playoff team that fell in bi-district to state finalist Albany. As with Roscoe, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine picks them to finish second in their 2A-II district.

However, they will be breaking in a new quarterback, so if the Roscoe defense can pressure him from the start, that will definitely increase the Plowboys’ chances of winning. It won’t be easy though, as Haskell has a big, experienced offensive line.

The Plowboys will counter on offense with returning quarterback Brayden Beal, who’s coming off a breakout year in which he threw for 40 TDs and over 3000 yards. He’ll be looking for returning receiver sophomore Jose Ortega, as well as wideouts Diego Garza and freshman Junior Martinez, while running back Francisco Garcia plans to keep defenses honest with a strong running game. The Plowboy line with Roady Mann, Matt Buckley, Isaias Aguilar, and others will open the holes and provide the blocking. On defense, the Plowboys are led by end Paul Pantoja, linebacker Austin Willman, and several other defensive standouts.

This should be a close, hard-fought game between two teams that appear to be evenly matched, at least on paper. Kickoff is at 7:30pm.



The nominations for Homecoming Royalty have been made:

          Band Beau                             Band Sweetheart
          Justin Gardner                          Melanie Arenivaz
          Quentin Sadler                          Katelyn Collins
          Saxton Stewart                          Alex Guia

          Football Beau                       Football Sweetheart
          Brayden Beal                             Karina Cisneros
          Johnathon Cuellar                    Bergan Trevino
          Austin Willman                         Lyndi Wilkinson

The winners will be crowned at halftime of the Homecoming football game.



Homecoming is set for Friday, September 2, and Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Schedule of events:


            1:30-2:30 pm - Exes and Friends Reception and Registration at the Special Events Entrance
Hosted by RCHS Avid Class

            2:45 pm - RHS Pep Rally in the Old Gym

            4:00-7:00 pm - Potato Bake benefiting Girls Athletics in the Cafetorium

            7:30pm - ROSCOE PLOWBOY FOOTBALL -  Roscoe vs Early

            8:30-9:30pm - Exes and Friends Fellowship and Registration - Special Events Concession Area - Refreshments and catching up with old friends

10:00pm-12am - Lumberyard Entertainment – Featuring RHS Alumna: Anna Mae Smith Peptis.
 There will be a $5 cover charge to cover Homecoming Expenses.


            8:30am-9:30am - Exes and Friends Coffee and Doughnuts – Hosted by Roscoe Lions Club at Kelly’s Place, downtown corner of Broadway and Main Street

            10am - Homecoming Parade: Roscoe Now and Then
Parade Marshal: Jay Tarrant
            Parade route:  Broadway to Elm Street to High School

            11:30am-1:30pm - Spaghetti Lunch benefiting Roscoe Homecoming Committee

            1:00-2:30 pm - Program, School Tours, Door Prizes, Silent Auction and visiting with classmates.

             2:30-4:00pm - Visit Downtown: Tour Roscoe Museum and go shopping.

             9pm-11:30pm - Lumberyard Entertainment featuring RHS Alumnus:
Leslie Huff and Austin's Elite
Cover Charge: $10

The Holiday Inn Express in Sweetwater is offering a discount rate for rooms Friday and Saturday. Call 325-235-3500 and reference  “Roscoe Homecoming.”

If you need any further information or have a reunion you would like us to post, please contact us by e-mail:

The Homecoming Committee is always looking for new members.
There are many ways you can help and not live in Roscoe.


Saturday, September 3, 10am

We are looking for float and other entries for the homecoming parade.
Theme is Roscoe Now and Then

Entries will line up on Gin Parking Lot (Front and Main Street) at 9:15am. The parade will begin at the corner of Main and Broadway, go west to Elm Street and will end at RCHS.

All entries are welcome – walking groups (scouts, dance, clubs, etc.) horses, music groups, pets, bicycles, floats, class floats, vehicles, golf carts, vintage cars, monster trucks and large machinery.

Call Teresa at 325-280-1960 for more information.



Saturday, September 3

The classes of 1976 and 1986 are co-hosting an RHS Alumni Reunion and Dinner. It is open to all graduating classes of Roscoe High School. 

The dinner will be on Saturday, September 3, at Kelly’s Place on the corner of Main and Broadway in downtown Roscoe.

The meal will consist of brisket, chicken, and sausage with all the trimmings, dessert, tea, coffee and water. Ticket prices are $15 per person. We will start serving at 6pm.

For those of you not interested in the meal, there will be snacks and plenty of room for visiting with classmates and old friends.

For more information, call Tim Thompson at 325-207-5597 or Teresa McFaul Watson at 325-280-1960.



Two Tons of Steel
San Antonio’s favorite Texas Country band, Two Tons of Steel, returns to the Lumberyard Saturday night. Led by front man Kevin Geil, they’ve been popular in the Hill Country for over twenty years. In the Alamo City, they have won “Band of the Year” twelve times and and the San Antonio Current’s “Best Country Band” ten times. Every summer they play the summer-long event “Two Ton Tuesday Live from Gruene Hall," which draws over 10,000 fans annually.

They have released eight albums and appeared on the cover of Billboard magazine. Top singles include “Sedated,” “Hold Over Me,” “Your Kiss,” and “Crazy Heart.”

For reservations and more information, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.



This morning's sunrise.

It’s been another week of delightfully cool weather for August with more promise of rain than actual results. Afternoon highs were generally in the eighties with lows in the low seventies or upper sixties, and on Saturday the high was only 77°F. The high since last Wednesday came yesterday, which topped out at 90°, and the low came on Sunday morning when the temperature dropped to 64°.

There were 40% to 60% chances for rain Thursday through Monday, but all the big rains missed us. Roscoe weatherman Kenny Landfried recorded 0.39” of precipitation on Friday, 0.08” on Saturday, and 0.20" Monday, although it rained somewhat more than that west of town. I heard of 0.70” on Monday, but there may have been more than that in some other areas.

The forecast is for sunny skies and highs of 91° today and tomorrow, but from Friday through Monday highs will once again be in the upper eighties with partly cloudy skies and a good chance of rain through Tuesday with chances of 40% Saturday, 60% on Sunday and Monday, and 40% on Tuesday. Here’s hoping we get a good rain on at least one of those days.



Services for Patricia June Fullwood, 73, will be at 2:00pm today, August 24, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Dan Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. She passed away at her residence near Roscoe on Saturday, August 20.

Ms. Fullwood was born in Lubbock on January 30, 1943. She married Jesse Wayne Fullwood in Roscoe on January 19, 1963. She was a member of the Roscoe Church of Christ and had worked at Highland Schools in the dietary department. She had lived near Roscoe since 1956.

Survivors include her sons, Curt Duane Fullwood and wife, Carol, of Munday; Gary Fullwood and wife, Deni, of Sweetwater; also, Grant Fullwood and wife, Stephanie, of Brownwood; daughters, Janice Diane Fullwood of Abilene; Cheryl Lyn Reyes and husband, Leroy, of San Diego, CA; and Demi Fullwood Shirley of Roscoe; sister, Shirley Kay Floyd Nichols of Jayton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Wayne Fullwood (May 10, 2015), a granddaughter, Chelsea Ann Fullwood (July 6, 2012); and her parents, Burnice (Bunk) and Zelna (Criswell) Floyd.

Pallbearers are Curt Fullwood, Gary Fullwood, Grant Fullwood, Jarrett Fullwood, Kendall Rea, and Hugh Raney.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to an account set up at First Financial Bank to offset the funeral costs.


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