Catching Up

Austin’s San Marcos Diamondbacks and Sara’s Copperas Cove Bulldawgs had big wins this week, while Goldthwaite, now 4-1, fell to a big, fast, 2A, team, the Merkel Badgers. Cove hammered Kileen Ellison, 45-0, running their record to 4-0.

Austin’s team beat Kyle, 14-6, and yes the Diamondbacks, now 1 and 1, did pass, and yes, Austin snagged it for a nice gain. Next week they travel to Austin, and maybe we can expect more passing.

Here, Austin, 82, is going after the ball on a kickoff.


Goldthwaite was another story. They jumped off to a 7-0 lead and made a valiant goal line stand at the end of the second quarter.

Just before kickoff, Colton, number 65, comes charging out of the smoking Eagle.


However, after halftime festivities, Merkel came out breathing fire, caused a fumble on the Eagles first possession of the second half and turned it into a score. Then came a pass interception that Merkel turned into a score, followed by another fumble and another score, and it was all over! Final was 28-7, and it appears that the Merkel Badgers chose this game to ‘find’ themselves.

The 3 freshmen on the varsity defense, Colton, Tyler and Sergio, can only watch as the Eagle’s offense is stymied in the second half.