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.
Among the many qualities that make Coronado so special this season, one is the adaptability to whatever game plan the opposing defense concocts to try and slow down the Mustangs’ machine-like offense.
Jay'Kel McCutcheon & Izaiah Kelley came up big for the Mustangs on a night when they struggled to find consistency.
PLAINVIEW -- Jessie Martinez and Devin White combined for a big chunk of Monterey’s offense in the 4th quarter to help the Plainsmen stave off Plainview 72-69 on Tuesday.
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.
A 2½-week layoff in the middle of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic is not ideal for any team, and a loss following the return to action just adds to the disheartenment.
Coronado inched ever closer to a play spot Thursday by taking care of business against Lubbock High in a match made up after the Westerners were sidelined 2½ weeks because of COVID-19.
AMARILLO -- Monterey found its offensive rhythm early and often Thursday against Caprock and clicked so well that some bumps and bruises to two quarterbacks didn’t slow the Plainsmen down at all.
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.
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.
Relentlessness and patience aren’t usually attributes that tend to co-exist in sports. When a team can blend those two, though, it can lead to a lot of success.