Estacado’s smothering defense set the tone in the first half and the Lady Matadors closed out with an efficient final period to blow past Odessa Permian 52-30 on Saturday.
SHALLOWATER -- Estacado was methodical most of the day and explosive when necessary to cruise past a solid Shallowater team 68-54 on Saturday.
ABILENE -- An emotional Estacado sideline was countered with a coaching staff embracing their players Friday night Iowa Park finished off an up-and-down Matador season in the area round of the Class 4A Division II playoffs.
In a season full of tough tests against top-notch competition, it only figures that Estacado encounters one of its toughest challenges at this point of the season. Thing is, the Matadors are at a different readiness level now and that provides a lot of the fuel for a confidence level that is…
ODESSA -- Coronado went on the road with only six players and rode home with its first victory this season and the first under coach Ashley James.
With a young team built around a budding superstar, Estacado figures to endure some growing pains early on this season.
Over the course of an up-and-down season, there have been two reliable constants for Estacado: Solid defense and big plays from T.J. Steele.
The Matadors crushed Pecos 48-6 in a Class 4A Division II bi-district matchup on Thursday.
This point of the season has become a familiar place for Estacado the last several years -- a time when the Matadors are habitually rounding into peak form.
LEVELLAND -- It was a sweet road trip for Estacado on Friday night as the Matadors locked up at least a tie for the District 2-4A Division II championship and a No. 1 seed in the playoffs with a 41-24 win against Levelland at Lobo Stadium.
Kaylom Coats, Lubbock Christian: Salted away a victory with a 90-yard interception in the fourth quarter, part of a night when he led the Eagles with 12 tackles and snared a pair of two-point conversion passes.
Over the course of the rollercoaster that Estacado’s 2020 season has been, there have been times when the Matadors couldn’t conjure up the fight-back they needed when something went awry.
The senior passed for 3 touchdowns and ran for the game-winner to help the Matadors clinch a playoff berth and stay alive for a district championship.
ABILENE -- Lubbock-Cooper found a comfortable spot all alone in the District 3-5A standings on Tuesday.
A clashes between old rivals and a showdown pitting the District 3-5A frontrunners highlights the Tuesday city volleyball schedule.
WOLFFORTH -- Steady player from its front-line players and contributions from anybody who stepped on the court keyed Frenship to a second district victory in 20-hour span on Saturday.
MIDLAND -- To be a repeat champion in District 2-6A, Frenship figures to encounter plenty of stiff challenges. It took just three matches for the Tigers to encounter as much, and it was no surprise that the team pushing them was Midland Lee.
Estacado running back Antwoine Jones scored twice in the final 4 minutes of the game, and the Matadors scored 21 unanswered points Friday to rally past Seminole 49-42, in the District 2-4A Division II opener for both teams at PlainsCapital Park.
BIG SPRING -- Don’t look now, but Estacado is showing some positive signs of improvement as the stretch run of the District 2-4A season arrives.
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship took the court and removed most doubt early against Odessa Permian on the way to a three-set victory Tuesday in District 2-6A action.