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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Plowboys Ground Seagraves Eagles, 39-23

Francisco Garcia (33) runs for yardage during the Plowboys' opening drive. (Photo by Tamara Alexander)
The Plowboys remained undefeated in district play with a big win over the Seagraves Eagles, 39-23, at Plowboy Field Friday night. If the Plowboys defeat Tahoka this Friday, the win most likely will set up a showdown with undefeated Hamlin for the district championship on the last regular game of the season.

The Plowboys didn’t waste time jumping out to an early lead against Seagraves, scoring quickly on their first two drives and making three touchdowns in the first quarter. Francisco Garcia made the first TD on a three-yard run. Juan Solis kicked the extra point, and the Plowboys were ahead 7-0. The second came shortly thereafter on a 12-yard pass play from Brayden Beal to Jose Ortega, and the Solis extra-point kick made the score 14-0. Later, Beal threw another scoring pass to Ortega, this one for 30 yards, and with the extra point the Plowboys took a commanding 21-0 lead.

The Plowboys extended their lead to 27-0 in the second quarter when Beal hit Ortega again for another touchdown, this time on a 26-yard pass play. However, the extra-point kick was blocked, and Seagraves’ Longoria scooped it up and ran it back all the way for the Eagles’ first points of the evening. This gave them momentum, and they followed with two touchdowns before the half, one on a 54-yard pass and the other on a three-yard run. With the extra points, they now trailed the Plowboys only by eleven points, 27-16, and were back in the game.

However, the Plowboys scored first in the third quarter on another Beal pass to Ortega, a play that covered 38 yards. The extra-point try was no good, but the Plowboys once again had an imposing lead, 33-16. But Seagraves came back with another TD of their own, and as the third quarter ended, they were still in the game, trailing by only ten points, 33-23.

The Plowboy defense held them scoreless for the rest of the way, however, and the last TD of the game was on an 11-yard run by Garcia, making the final score 39-23.

Here is the scoring by quarters:

Plowboys          21          6        6          6 – 39
Seagraves           0         16       7          0 – 23

Francisco Garcia led the Plowboy rushers with 27 carries for 117 yards and 2 TDs. Brayden Beal had a good game passing with 11 completions of 18 attempts and 4 TDs, all of them to Jose Ortega. Ortega led the receivers with 6 receptions for 128 yards, while Clemente Aguayo had 3 catches for 51 yards.

Defensively, Parker Payne had 9 tackles with 2 for losses and one forced fumble. Ortega had 11 tackles, 3 for losses; Austin Willman had 8 tackles, Nick Limones had 5 and an interception, and Aguayo had 5, 2 of them for losses.

The Plowboys will be favored when they play Tahoka in Tahoka Friday evening. The Bulldogs are currently 4-4 on the year and the Plowboys 5-3, but the Plowboys are 3-0 in district while the Bulldogs are 1-2 with big losses to Seagraves and Hamlin, who beat them 63-7 and 60-6 respectively. However, they will be playing on their home field and they do have four victories, so the Plowboys will need to be ready to play.

Kickoff is at 7:00pm.



The Plowgirls' Cross Country team advances to the Regional Meet after finishing second in the divisional meet in Hamlin. They are left to right: Jaleigh Morales, Mariann Rainey, Jaci Alexander, Karina Cisneros, Lyndi Wilkinson, Bonnie Wilkinson, Jovana Pena, and Allison Acebedo.
The Plowgirls’ Cross Country Team and Plowboy Alfonzo Islas, by virtue of their second-place finishes in the district meet at Hamlin last week, are off to the Region I Cross-Country Meet at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock on Friday.



Roscoe’s High School robotics team, the Plowbots, who finished second in the recent HUB meet, will compete in the Regional Championships at Monterrey High School this weekend.



Fall clouds over Roscoe on Sunday evening.
The weather has been mild, sunny, and beautiful all week with mild temperatures that save everyone money on heating and cooling. Since last Thursday the highest high was 83°F on Sunday and the lowest high was 73° last Thursday and Friday. The highest low was 65° yesterday morning and the lowest low was 43° on Thursday. A couple of days had partly cloudy skies, but they generally last all day. In short, the weather was mild in the ways we remember fondly during the heat of summer and the cold of winter. Also, the lack of rain allowed farmers in the area to gather their harvest without break.

The forecast is for slightly warmer weather in the coming week. Highs will be in the mid to upper eighties, and lows in the low to mid-sixties. The only possibilities for rain in the coming days are the 10% chances on Thursday and Friday.



Services for Cecil Raymond McIntire, 85, were held on Tuesday, October 18, at the First Baptist Church in Roscoe with Rev. David Draper officiating. Interment followed at the Roscoe Cemetery. Mr. McIntire passed away on Saturday, October 15, at his residence in Sweetwater.

He was born December 19, 1930, in Collin County to Raymond and Rosie McIntire and married Carrol Simpson on October 8, 1949, in Roscoe. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Roscoe. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play football. Cecil also enjoyed playing games with his friends and loved animals, especially dogs and cats.

Surviving him are his wife, Carrol McIntire of Sweetwater; daughters, Linda Kubala and husband Donnie of Roscoe; Judy Kinsey and husband Ronny of Sweetwater; Vickie Cheek and husband Don of Lake Dallas; and Jeanie Walker and husband Jamie of New Braunfels; son, Allan McIntire and wife Debbie of Roscoe; grandchildren, Clay Burns, Mellissa Mowery and husband Shane, Jessica Dahl and husband Robert, Jarred Walker and wife Dana, Justin Walker, Tommy Nash and wife Betsy, and Katie McIntire; great-grandchildren, Breana Anderson, Dakota Mowery, Shelby Mowery, Kayden Dahl, Reagan Nash and Brody Nash, Jet McIntire, and Ryankate Nash; brothers, Charles Summers of Roscoe and Billy Joe McIntire of Roscoe; sisters, Christine Masters and husband Rex of Palm Harbor, FL, and Eva Finley of Odessa; sister-in-law, Nadine Summers of Pleasanton, TX; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and loving dog, Buffy.

He was preceded in death by parents, brother Robert Summers, and grandsons, Jason Cheek and Toby Nash.

Pallbearers were Clay Burns, Jarred Walker, Justin Walker, Robert Dahl, Lee Summers, Dickie Summers and Daylon Althof.



Graveside services were held at 2:00pm yesterday, October 25, at Roscoe Cemetery for Allie Bea Dyer, 94. A resident of Roscoe, she passed away at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater on Saturday, October 22.

Ms. Dyer was born in Sweetwater on March 1, 1922. On June 5, 1943, she married Arthur Dale Dyer. Allie was a member of First Baptist Church in Roscoe and was a teller at The Texas Bank and Trust in Sweetwater for eighteen years. She was a lifelong resident of Roscoe and Sweetwater.

Survivors include her son, Jim Dyer and wife, Diana, of San Angelo; granddaughters, Kimberly Dyer Fisher and husband, Jarrad, of Abilene, and Kasey Mahan and husband, Cody, of Garland; niece, Mary Ann Kinsey and husband, Albert, of Arp, TX; and nephews, Roddy Whorton of Roscoe and Randy Whorton and wife, Dena, of Roscoe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Dale Dyer, on February 9, 2002; son, Robert "Bobby" Dyer, on March 25, 2015; sister, Thelma Whorton, and parents, William J. Carter and Clarice (Thomas) Carter.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 626, Roscoe, TX 79545 or to S.N.A.P., 1701 Elm, Sweetwater, TX 79556.


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