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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Plowboys roll over Early, 41-20

Plowboys set to run a play against Early at Friday's Homecoming game.
The Homecoming crowd that filled the Plowboy stands Friday evening went away happy as the Plowboys jumped out to an early lead and then cruised to a convincing win over the Early Longhorns, 41-20. The score doesn’t really indicate how much the Plowboys dominated the game, though. By the latter part of the third quarter, the score was 41-0, and the game was completely out of reach for the Longhorns. They did score the last three touchdowns, one of them right before the game was over, but by then the points were essentially meaningless.

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.



Parade Marshal Jay Tarrant in the Homecoming Parade.
Roscoe High exes from all locations and walks of life reported a fun time at Homecoming 2016 last weekend. There were plenty of venues and ways to meet up with old classmates and plenty of activities to participate in.

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.



Football Sweetheart Bergan Trevino and Football Beau Johnathon Cuellar.
The 2016 Homecoming royalty was crowned at halftime of Friday evening’s football game. This year’s Football Sweetheart is Bergan Trevino, and her Beau is Johnathon Cuellar. Nominees for Football Sweetheart were Karina Cisneros, Bergan Trevino, and Lyndi Wilkinson, and nominees for Football Beau were Brayden Beal, Johnathon Cuellar, and Austin Willman.

Band Sweetheart Alex Guia and Band Beau Quentin Saddler.
The Band Sweetheart is Alex Guia and Band Beau is Quentin Saddler. Nominees for Band Sweetheart were Melanie Arenivaz, Katelyn Collins, and Alex Guia, and nominees for Band Beau were Justin Gardner, Quentin Saddler, and Saxton Stewart.



On Saturday, September 3, at approximately 11:45pm, a young male showed up at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to the foot. He reported that he was assaulted by four or possibly five assailants, who got out of a white pickup truck of unknown make or model, knocked him to the ground, and beat him up. Then he said one of them pulled a gun and shot him in the foot.

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.



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
Roger Creager, a Texas Country artist, returns for his second engagement ever at the Lumberyard on Saturday night.

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.



Saturday morning sky.
We got another rain on Thursday that was more in some places than others. Here in town, the official amount recorded by weatherman Kenny Landfried was .66”. That was more than west of town which got about a half-inch or even less, but not as much as north of town which got over an inch and considerably more in some places.

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°.


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