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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

RCHS Cross-Country Teams Win at Hamlin

RCHS Cross Country Team.
The Plowgirl and Plowboy cross-country teams both won their divisions at the Hamlin Invitational Cross Country Meet last Wednesday.

There were nine individual medalists overall including Plowboys Graham Gleaton, Caleb Reed, Tyler Guelker, Aiden Hermasillio, and Marcus Hernandez, and Plowgirls Jissell Rodriguez, Kaidy Ornelas, Itzel Ortega, and Candy Ortega.

Their next meet will be this Saturday at Highland High School starting at 9:00am.



The Roscoe Athletic Booster Club will host a Cornhole Tournament and Fajita Dinner at the Baseball Field this Saturday, October 3.

Festivities begin with the Cornhole Tournament starting at 5:00pm. The entry fee for each 2-person team is $100. Champions will receive a custom cornhole board with more to be announced.

The Fajita Dinner begins at 6:00pm. Plates are $15 each for adults and $7 each for kids.

Lyndall Underwood and the Dusty Creek Band will perform live starting at 6:30pm.

All proceeds benefit the Roscoe Athletic Booster Club and the Clyde Jay Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Not a member of the Roscoe Athletic Booster Club? Join today! $30/Family.

For more information, contact Geory Martin at 325-242-0130 or Kirsten Smith at 806-441-0295.


The Plowboys were unable to match their opponents in New Home Friday evening as the Leopards pulled away in the fourth quarter for a non-district victory. Roscoe trailed by only 12 points at the end of three, but the Leopards scored four touchdowns in the fourth to win by a final score of 46-12. They are now 4-1 on the season.

The Leopards struck early. Two plays after returning the opening kickoff to the Plowboy 35, their running back broke free for a 39-yard touchdown run. The extra-point attempt was no good, but New Home was ahead 6-0. The Plowboys responded with a drive of three first-downs that took them from their own 30 to the New Home 36 before being stopped on downs. The Leopard QB then completed a long pass that took his team to the Plowboy 20 to end the quarter with the score 6-0.

The second quarter began with a Leopard 22-yard pass play resulting in a touchdown. Once again, the extra-point try failed, but New Home was ahead 12-0. Neither team was able to score until shortly before halftime, when the Leopards hit on a 25-yard pass play, putting them ahead 18-0. The Plowboys then put together a long offensive drive to the New Home 18 before an interception killed the threat. The halftime score was 18-0.

After receiving the second-half kickoff, The Plowboys drove to the New Home 5 before turning the ball over on downs. Neither side then scored until with under a minute left in the quarter, when Jax Watts hit Seth Wilcox with a pass that went 62 yards for a Plowboy TD, narrowing the score to 18-6.

The fourth quarter, however, belonged to New Home. A 35-yard touchdown run on the first play put them ahead 25-6. On their next possession, they scored again, making the score 32-6. The Plowboys then put together a 65-yard drive that ended with 10-yard pass from Watts to Kolten Hope to make the score 32-12. But New Home then scored twice more before game’s end to make the final tally 46-12.

For the Plowboys, Jax Watts completed 13 of 21 passes for 126 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 interception. Seth Wilcox carried the ball 5 times for 61 yards and had 1 reception for 62 yards and a TD. Jake Gonzales had 14 carries for 52 yards.  

Scoring by quarters:
                              1          2         3          4          T

New Home         6         12        0        28        46
Plowboys            0          0         6          6         12


Plowboys vs. Seagraves at Plowboy Field Friday

This Friday the Plowboys face the Seagraves Eagles at Plowboy Field in their final pre-district game.

The Eagles are coming off their first victory of the year, defeating 3A-II Tornillo last Friday 41-20. They are currently 1-4 on the season with losses to 2A-I Hale Center 32-14, 2A-II Tahoka 26-14, 2A-II Ralls 44-0, and 2A-II Smyer 20-0.

Coach Armando Minjarez’s Eagles return 3 offensive and 7 defensive starters from last year’s 5-6 and 3-2 district team. Texas Football magazine picks them to finish third in District 1-2A-II with Wink, McCamey, Iraan, and Plains. The team is led by QB/LB Jasper Ochoa and WR/LB Osiris Flores.

They last met the Plowboys in 2017, when the Eagles won 42-19. In 2016, the teams met twice with the Plowboys winning the first game 39-23 and Seagraves the second, 29-21.

Kickoff is at 7:00pm.

Please Note: For those who cannot attend the game, Edu-Cast will be live streaming it on Facebook.



This Friday evening is Mum Night at RCHS, and the Sweetheart and Beau Nominees for Football, Band, and FFA have been announced. Here they are:

Football Sweetheart Nominees
            Alexis Arce
            Gabriella Dyck
            Lizzy Rubio

Football Beau Nominees
             Kolten Hope
             Juan LeaƱos
             Zeke Murphy

Band Sweetheart Nominees
            Sydni Jackson
            Mikayla Smith
            Athena Newman

Band Beau Nominee
            Caleb Reed

FFA Sweetheart Nominees
            Marcella Saenz
            Lisa Tollison

FFA Beau Nominees
            Antonio Aguayo
            Reese Kiser

The Sweetheart and Beau for each group will be named and crowned at halftime of the Plowboy-Seagraves football game at Plowboy Field Friday evening.



The coronavirus continues to be active in Texas and the Big Country with new cases popping up every day. With that said, however, some counties are more active than others. Counties with universities and prisons are naturally hit harder, but some counties also have more community spread. In this area, Scurry County is having more problems than most with an increase of 50 active cases over the past two weeks and three additional deaths.

Taylor County now has 463 active cases (433 last week) and 25 Covid-19 hospitalizations (19 last week), with 16 of those living outside Taylor County. There have been 53 total Covid-19 deaths (52 last week).

Nolan County reports 18 active cases, down 6 from 24 last week. Mitchell County has 11 active cases, down from 12 last week, and Fisher County has 1 active case, down from 2 last week.

Scurry County’s numbers, however, continue to rise. There are now 97 active cases (72 last week). That’s 25 more than last week and 50 more than two weeks ago. They are also reporting 3 additional deaths since last week, 2 men in their 90s and a woman in her 70s.

Here are the Big Country’s county totals for the year as of yesterday (with a week ago in parentheses): Erath, 880 (831); Howard, 823 (677);  Scurry, 646 (610); Jones, 577 (580); Brown, 580 (555); Comanche, 309 (294); Runnels, 278 (259); Nolan, 260 (217); Eastland, 182 (167); Stephens, 136 (132); Callahan 94 (86); Mitchell, 91 (85); Knox, 92 (67); Coleman, 77 (70); Haskell, 69 (62); Fisher, 66 (65); Coke, 53 (52); Shackelford, 34 (24); Stonewall, 14 (12); Kent, 9 (9); Throckmorton, 8 (8).
Selected west Texas counties yesterday (with a week ago in parentheses): Lubbock, 11,764 (1o,515); Midland, 3,759 (3,588); Ector (Odessa), 3,155 (3,069); Tom Green (San Angelo), 2,261 (2,212); Wichita (Wichita Falls), 1.797 (1,645).

Texas now has had a total of 743,284 cases (716,207 a week ago), 87,317 of them active (87,317 a week ago), and 15,604 total deaths (15,219 a week ago).



This morning's sunrise.   
This past week’s weather has been mixed with some days cool and others hot, but nothing that wouldn’t be considered normal for west Texas in September.

The coolest day was Monday with a high of only 72° and a low of 56°, and the hottest came on Sunday when the high went all the way up to 97°, but didn’t hit triple digits as some forecasters had predicted. Skies were clear almost the entire week, and there was no rain nor even any serious threats. There were some hot southwest winds on Sunday and some high north winds on Monday when the cool front blew in.

The forecast for the coming week appears to be more of the same as we move into October—sunny skies, some strong southwest winds on Saturday, followed by a mild cold front with winds from the northeast on Sunday. Today’s high of 89°F should be the warmest day with highs in the 80s until Sunday’s cold front drops the maximum to 77° and the low to 53°.

And unless the weathermen are totally wrong, the coming week should be another one devoid of rain.


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