Football Playoffs

This past weekend was a big one for the Goldthwaite Eagles and Copperas Cove Bulldawgs, with both teams winning their first round playoff games. Sara cheered Cove on as they beat beat Mesquite 21-7 and The Eagles, with Colton playing a good game with 5 solo tackles and one ‘pic’, whomped Thorndale 42-10. Last Friday a serious cold front arrived in our area with 25 MPH winds, gusting to 40. Both games were played in the Waco area and in those windy, conditions, the best defenses won both games!

The Bulldawgs with a final, Class 5A ranking of 15th, next opponent will be Garland, ranked 17th, while Goldthwaite, ranked 17th in Class 1A teams, takes on a tough, 15th ranked team from Shiner. Digressing, Shiner is known statewide for the best locally owned and produced beer. The brewery is over 100 years old and still going strong. Both teams will face stern tests as they strive to move on in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, this past Sunday, Sara and her Bulldawg cheerleader squad defeated 15 other teams and won first place in their division of the American Cheer Power competition. The judges scored their routine the highest in all of the different classes.

In the picture, taken at the first of their routine, Sara is flippin’ on the right.

Having never seen a real cheer competition, this one was an eye opener for me. The girls, from all ages, are marvelous athletes and some of the routines were outstanding! There were over 75 teams involved, representing all of our great State, except for the far western portion.

Austin quickly switched to basketball, making his middle school’s ‘A’ team and they had their first game Monday, but he came down with a stomach virus and didn’t even go to school. Mikayla’s middle school basketball team played played at Commanche and came out on the short end of a 40-19 score.

I didn’t get to watch Mikayla’s game because I went to the booster club meeting and heard the scouting reports on the football team from Shiner. The game this Friday should be a good, tough, hard hitting one!