|Plowboys set to run a play against Early at Friday's Homecoming game.|
The Plowboys scored on their first drive of the evening when Brayden Beal hit Jose Ortega on an 8-yard scoring pass. Ortega kicked the extra point, and Roscoe was ahead 7-0. Then an Early player muffed the ensuing kickoff, and a Plowboy recovered. After a quick drive of about forty yards, Francisco Garcia broke through the line at the one for the second TD. The Plowboys planned to kick the extra point, but when holder Beal was unable to get the ball down in time, he threw it to Austin Willman instead for a two-point conversion. The game was less than four minutes old, and the Plowboys were already ahead 15-0. That did, however, end the scoring for the first quarter as neither side was able to mount a successful drive.
In the second, Roscoe’s defense once again held Early scoreless, while the offense scored two more touchdowns. The first was another pass from Beal to Ortega, this one for 11 yards. The second was another Garcia score on a 34-yard run. The halftime score was 29-0.
Roscoe scored the first two touchdowns of the third quarter, one on a two-yard Garcia run up the middle, and the other on a 59-yard run in which Garcia was never touched. That ended the Plowboys' scoring for the evening. The Longhorns made their first score of the game toward the end of the quarter, and then made two more in the fourth, both of them on long passes, but by then it didn’t matter.
Roscoe dominated the stats, running 90 plays to Early’s 58, making 24 first downs to Early’s 9, and amassing 406 total yards (304 rushing and 102 passing) to Early’s 196. Brayden Beal completed 12 of 26 passes for 102 yards and 2 TDs. Francisco Garcia led Plowboy rushers with 4 TDs and 148 yards on 23 carries, Diego Garza had 60 on 8, and Beal had 51 on 14. Jose Ortega led the receivers with 6 receptions for 60 yards and two TDs, while Garcia caught 4 for 36 yards.
On defense, Clemente Aguayo led in number of tackles with 5 plus 1 assist, Austin Willman and Cade Garrett both had 3 with 2 assists, Tait Fullwood 2 with 4 assists, Paul Pantoja 2 with 3 assists, and Ortega 2 with 1 assist.
Here is the scoring by quarters:
Plowboys 15 14 12 0 – 41
Early 0 0 0 20 – 20
This Friday, September 9, the Plowboys will face what may be the toughest opponent they’ll see all year, the Albany Lions, in Albany. The Lions have gone all the way to the state finals the last two years, and judging by the scores of their first two games, they appear to be equally formidable this year. They beat Colorado City 34-12 their first game and Dublin 39-8 this past Friday. They are currently ranked third in state in 2A-II in both MaxPreps and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.
Kickoff is at 7:30.
RHS/RCHS EXES ENJOY HOMECOMING 2016
|Parade Marshal Jay Tarrant in the Homecoming Parade.|
Whether it was at the Friday pep rally, potato bake, evening coffee, football game, or singing by Anna Mae Smith Peptis at the Lumberyard, or the Saturday morning Lions Club coffee downtown, the Homecoming parade, spaghetti lunch with door prizes and silent auction, afternoon shopping, visits to the Roscoe Historical Museum, the evening barbecue, or entertainment by Leslie Huff at the Lumberyard, all provided opportunities for renewing old friendships and seeing many acquaintances for the first time in years.
The one common thread that binds us exes all together is the time we spent as teenagers in Roscoe and the memories of our formative years, the teachers we learned from, and our activities, accomplishments, agonies, and shenanigans as we made the transition from childhood to the world of adults, along with the classmates we shared those experiences with. And it is always interesting to learn what’s happened to everyone and to find out what they’re doing now.
Our thanks go out to the Homecoming Committee, especially Connie McIntire Baize and Teresa McFaul Watson, as well as all the others who took the time and trouble to make this event a success. We also appreciate all the exes who made the effort to come back, reminisce with us, and once again touch base and make new memories.
HOMECOMING ROYALTY CROWNED AT HALFTIME OF FOOTBALL GAME
|Football Sweetheart Bergan Trevino and Football Beau Johnathon Cuellar.|
|Band Sweetheart Alex Guia and Band Beau Quentin Saddler.|
POLICE REPORT: GUN SHOT REPORTED AT CITY PARK SATURDAY
At this time no suspects have been arrested due to victim’s unwillingness to cooperate with law enforcement. A search of the park was conducted. However, no evidence was uncovered or located.
The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time. The alleged incident is still under investigation by the Roscoe Police Department.
NEW HAIR STYLIST, MANICURIST AT SOUTHERN BELLE SALON
|The Southern Belle Salon.|
Southern Belle Salon on 200 Main Street has a new hair stylist and manicurist in addition to owner Eden Baker. She is Stephanie Devaney, and she does hair color, cuts, and styles as well as nails. In addition to appointments, she also welcomes walk-ins. For an appointment, call her at 325-665-7038.
ROGER CREAGER AT LUMBERYARD SATURDAY
Creager, who holds a degree in business from Sam Houston State and a degree in agriculture from Texas A&M, is a native of Corpus Christi but got his start in music in the late ‘90s while at Texas A&M. To date he has released seven albums, including Long Way to Mexico (2003), Live Across Texas (2004), Here It Is (2008), Surrender (2012) and Road Show (2014).
Popular singles include “The Everclear Song,” “For You I Do,” “Gulf Coast Time,” “Long Way to Mexico,” “Things Look Good Around Here,” and “I’m From the Beer Joint.”
For reservations or more information, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
WEATHER REPORT: ANOTHER RAIN AND A RETURN TO HEAT
|Saturday morning sky.|
The weather cooperated for the Homecoming festivities with partly cloudy skies and moderate temperatures. Friday’s high was 84°, Saturday’s 87°, and Sunday’s 88°. But yesterday it was back up to 91°, and today, tomorrow, and Friday will be a return to the kind of heat we experienced in late July and early August. Today’s high will be about 94°, tomorrow’s 96°, and Friday’s 95° with sunny skies, southwest winds, and morning lows in the mid-seventies.
That will all change on Saturday when a front moves through, dropping the high to about 80° and the low to 63° with cloudy skies and an 80% chance of rain. That opportunity will be short-lived, though, as the chances for precipitation drop back to 0%-10% on Sunday and Monday along with a return to warmer afternoon temperatures of around 90°.