A scant few inches separated Wichita Falls Rider from likely heaping the decisive shovel of dirt on Lubbock-Cooper’s bid for a third consecutive district championship Friday afternoon.
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.
ARLINGTON -- Trinity Christian’s Marcus Ramon-Edwards picked off Pantego Christian quarterback Kaden Paladini twice to lead the Lions to a 14-13 upset in a TAPPS Division III regional victory on Friday.
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship held its annual Senior Night on Friday, and a class that helped bridge two coaching staffs went out with a bang by leaving their mark at Peoples Bank Stadium in a dominant, senior-led performance.
Lubbock High put together a solid second half in its District 2-5A Division I game against old rival Amarillo High on Friday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a very rough first half.
Jay'Kel McCutcheon & Izaiah Kelley came up big for the Mustangs on a night when they struggled to find consistency.
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.
FORT STOCKTON -- When a season ends with every possible ounce of energy expended and every potential chance exhausted, some of the sting of disappointment dissipates.
Lubbock-Cooper’s defense has garnered the lion’s share of the spotlight this season and understandably so considering how dominant that portion of the Pirates’ team has been.
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.
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?
Judge Thomason & Rylan Wilcox discuss Lubbock-Cooper's gritty victory in its first action in three weeks.
Kate Siegel & McKeely Underwood chat about the next chappenge for Lubbock-Cooper as the 5A playoffs commence.
Sometimes the reward of the grind of a regular season is knowing what lies ahead, even if that happens to be somewhat unknown to the primary cast of characters.
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…
A major theme this fall for high school athletes has been to appreciate every chance they get to step on the field or court or course, and understandably so.
Pirate standouts Kobie McKinzie & Cutter Douglas talk about their first game in three weeks and first home tilt in 7 weeks.
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.
VERNON -- All Saints’ season hit the finish line Tuesday against Ovilla Christian in the TAPPS Class 2A state semifinals, but the Patriots gave the two-time reigning state champions all they could handle along the way.
With a young team built around a budding superstar, Estacado figures to endure some growing pains early on this season.
FORT WORTH -- With the No. 2 seed out of TAPPS Division III-District 1 up for grabs on Friday, a pair of top-10 teams collided when Lubbock Christian visited Lake Country.
When a team is clicking as well as Coronado has so far this season, there is a methodical rhythm to the Mustangs’ approach that is a sight to behold.
AMARILLO -- In a win to stay in the playoff picture matchup, Palo Duro staved off a Lubbock High’s fourth-quarter comeback attempt to notch a 27-20 victory Friday at Dick Bivins Stadium.
ABILENE -- Frenship started on the wrong foot and never regained its balance Friday in a 42-7 loss to Abilene High at Shotwell Stadium.
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.
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.
ABILENE -- All Saints is moving on in the Class 2A playoffs after slugging past Weatherford Christian on Saturday.
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.
Lubbock-Cooper was pushed hard by Coronado in the final set of a District 4-5A matchup on Friday ahead of their respective playoff runs, and at one point the Lady Pirates faced a significant deficit.