Football round up

Roosevelt wins 25-2 against

New Home

The Roosevelt Eagles bettered their preseason record last year when they defeated the New Home Leopards 25-2 during Senior Night Friday.

Head Coach Matt Landers could not have been prouder of his team. “Our athletes played very well last week against New Home,” he said. “The offensive line was blocking well, our skill kids were playing very well.

“Our defense is playing extremely well right now. Our linebackers are flying to the ball and our defensive line is controlling the line of scrimmage. Our defensive backs are playing well, they are averaging one interception a game. I am pleased and proud of the way our team has played the last two weeks. We are 2-0 for the first time since 2014.”

Top players for rushing were quarterback Jacob Torrez, who had 21 carries for 240 yards and four touchdowns; running back Alex Trevino with 10 carries and 53 yards with one touchdown; and RB Kenyon Taylor with seven carries for 83 yards and one touchdown.

Offensively the team rushed 47 times for 450 yards of rushing and 450 yards of total offense.

The team will next play Tahoka at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tahoka, who is also so far perfect this season. “Tahoka is a very good team. (Two-nothing) teams are good teams so this will be another challenge for us this week. They have a really good Running Back who is very explosive and finds those running lanes. He is averaging over 200 yards a game, so we have a good challenge on our hands,” said Landers. “Coach (Stephen) Overstreet does a really good job at preparing his teams each week to compete and be ready for the games, so we are going to have to play very well to compete with them.”

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Wilson loses to Whiteface, 19-64

The Wilson Mustangs had a tough loss handed to them Friday evening, when they lost to the Whiteface Antelopes 19-46.

Head Coach Michael Garza said the score didn’t reflect the effort his team put into the game. “We played every down to the whistle. The boys worked hard all week leading into Friday’s game,” he said. “We do believe after looking at film we had many small victories. We will continue to build toward success.”

This week, the Mustangs play the Jayton Jaybirds in Jayton.

Garza is looking forward to this game and seeing even more improvement with the team.

“We look forward to keep building and being a competitive team,” he said. “We will work and practice on Labor Day just like every school in Texas is doing right now.”

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Southland shut out at Anton, 0-49

The Southland Eagles had a tough game against the Anton Bulldogs, being shut out 0-49.

“We did not play well, and played a good team that capitalized on it,” said Head Coach Dusty Grantham. “We continue to work on fundamentals. They will eventually pay off, we just aren’t quite there yet.”

The team will now face the Whiteface Antelopes tonight (Sept. 10) at 7:30 p.m. in Whiteface.

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