Avrie Douglas made sure Lubbock-Cooper got off to a hot start against Frenship on Tuesday in a showdown of the city’s top two teams. Catalina Cortez added the necessary finishing touches.
SWEETWATER -- Very rarely this season did Frenship run into a team with as much or more talent, but that was the case Tuesday in the Class 6A area round.
PECOS -- Hard to imagine that the 2020 season won’t be memorable to Frenship for a litany of reasons. So why not create something new, different and a little more special along the way?
High hopes and an underdog mentality are front-and-center for city teams as the 2020 UIL playoffs get rolling for Classes 5A and 6A on Thursday.
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.
ABILENE -- Frenship started on the wrong foot and never regained its balance Friday in a 42-7 loss to Abilene High at Shotwell Stadium.
No letdown for Lubbock-Cooper. Just the finishing touches to a dominant District 4-5A season and a head of steam heading into the playoffs.
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship has crossed a myriad of items of its 2020 to-do list. On Tuesday, the Tigers added another notch to their belts with a gritty performance that yielded a notable prize.
WOLFFORTH -- For two weeks, Frenship has been in a prime position to pull off an upset against a top team in District 2-6A. Last week, the Tigers led Odessa Permian at the half before falling in the second half.
Lubbock-Cooper crept closer to its first district championship since 2017 by rolling past Abilene Wylie in three sets on Saturday.
Frenship continued its tear through District 2-6A on Friday with a straight-sets victory over Midland Lee at the Tiger Pit.
ODESSA -- District 2-6A leader Frenship went south and flexed its muscle Tuesday, cruising past Odessa High in three sets (25-13, 25-15, 25-10).
ABILENE -- Lubbock-Cooper stayed firmly in first place in District 4-5A after overcoming a hiccup in the first set against Abilene Cooper on Friday.
ODESSA -- Odessa Permian receivers Terran Limuel and Shy Stephens-Deary scored on long touchdown passes in the third quarter to stem Frenship’s momentum and the Panthers pulled away in the final period for a 36-27 victory Friday at Ratliff 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.
WOLFFORTH -- Football is like anything else in life. The more times you put your hand on a hot stove and tempt fate, eventually you’re going to wind up getting burned.
A clashes between old rivals and a showdown pitting the District 3-5A frontrunners highlights the Tuesday city volleyball schedule.