High School Football, Dec. 3 2008

The highlight of this past week’s action was my Grandson, Colton Mitchell, being named by the District 25-A coaches as the District’s Newcomer of the year.
Colton started every game and excelled as middle linebacker on a 10 and 2 team, registering over 120 tackles. Last spring in a March 10, post,{Early Spring Bass,} Colton hoped that he would make the varsity the coming football season. He made it with a BANG!
Meanwhile, Sara cheered as her Copperas Cove Bulldawgs scored on a pass play with 9 seconds left to beat Cypress Ridge, from the Houston metro area, 55-48. Cove had built a comfortable lead but Cy Ridge’s, LSU bound quarterback, Russell Shepard, probably the best high school quarterback in this quarterback rich state, brought his team back to tie with a minute left. Needless to say, Sara (and the coaches) were breathless!

Mikayla’s Goldthwaite Middle School, Lady Eagles won three straight games over De Leon, San Saba and Dublin. The win over Dublin, 20-18, erased the memories of a 7 point, opening game loss. The Eagleettes, my name for them, now have a 3 and 3 mark and are playing very good basketball.
Here Mikayla looks beaten to the hoop, but in two steps, caught up with her opponent and deflected the pass.