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Fri
07
Sep
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Turnovers, disastrous second stanza spoil beginning of Burkhart era in Stanton

BIG LAKE – It wasn’t the start to the new season the Stanton Buffaloes hoped for as the Reagan County Owls defended their home turf at James H. Bird Memorial Stadium 51- 14 last Friday night in Big Lake.

The two teams were knotted at 7-7 after the first quarter and everyone in attendance figured this game would be a tight race to the finish. Unfortunately, the wheels fell off for Stanton in the second quarter allowing Reagan County 32 unanswered and a 39-7 halftime lead.

Stanton played much better in the second half allowing just 12 points while scoring another touchdown of its own.

 

 

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Fri
07
Sep
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Highland hangs on to edge Wildcats after comeback comes up short 32-28

GRADY – The Grady Wildcats narrowly missed pulling off a great comeback to open the 2018 football season but fell four points short losing 32-28 to Highland last Friday night at M.W. Tunnel Field in Grady. 

Highland got rolling early and scored often taking a 24-8 halftime lead.

Neither team found the end zone in the third quarter but Grady erupted in the final frame for 20 points but could not convert the necessary extra points to tie the game.

 

 

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Fri
31
Aug
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Buffaloes head south to battle Owls

STANTON - The Stanton Buffaloes will be heading south on Hwy. 137 Friday to kick off the 2018-2019 regular season with the Reagan County Owls.

In preparation for the game, Stanton scrimmaged the Plains Cowboys on Aug. 24 in Stanton.

The Buffaloes were the better of the two teams scoring on several opportunities while limiting Plains to just a couple decent chances.

 

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Fri
31
Aug
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Grady hosts Highland in season opener

GRADY - The time has finally come for the Grady Wildcat football teams to return to grid iron action with the season opener against Highland this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at M.W. Tunnell Field in Grady.

The Wildcats lost to Highland last year but a more experienced, talented Grady team are planning on a different outcome.

 

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Fri
24
Aug
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Stanton quarterback Landon

Stanton quarterback Landon Burkhart rolls out right while looking for an open receiver downfield. Burkhart scored later in the scrimmage against Lamesa’s defense on a 15 yard scramble.

 

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Fri
24
Aug
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Stanton High School coaches Cody Hogan and Jerry Burkhart

Stanton High School coaches Cody Hogan (left) and Jerry Burkhart (right) congratulate their players after a terrific performance during the first scrimmage of the season last week in Lamesa.

 

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Fri
17
Aug
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Buffalo numbers climb to 82 players as Stanton prepares for first action

STANTON – It’s been a busy week for the Stanton Buffaloes as practices have ramped up with the addition of full contact drills, the first day of school and preparations for the first scrimmage of the football season.

Many of the Buffaloes completed the University Interscholastic League’s mandatory five day acclimation period last Friday and were able to add the full football contact regalia at the start of this week’s practices.

The addition of the extra equipment helped change the mindset of the Buffaloes. “The pad changed our intensity of practice,” stated Stanon coach Jerry Burkhart. “We were able to get more physical and develop some mental toughness.”

 

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Fri
17
Aug
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Wildcats host Meadow for first scrimmage

GRADY – The Grady Wildcats buckled up their chin straps and strapped on the shoulder pads this past week for the first full contact action of the new football season. Grady will officially have 19 players on the rosters on Monday next week.

Grady coach Brent Lucas has been pleased with the team’s practices the past couple days as “everything has been going pretty well . . . every day we’ve gotten better.”

One of the biggest advantages for the Wildcats this season is the number of returning lettermen. The players are familiar and comfortable with the Grady football atmosphere.

 

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Fri
10
Aug
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New TV coverage this fall finally recognizing Texas high school football

SAN ANTONIO - High school football in Texas has always been king and while newspapers and magazines have covered it for many decades, it’s been a slow process to get the TV folks in the ball game.

 There’s always plenty of high school football every Friday night on the radio, but television, not so much.

Now the University Interscholastic League has cut a deal with Fox Sports Southwest for the return of Texas Football Days announced during a press conference at the Texas High School Coaches Association’s annual Coaching School and Convention in San Antonio.

 

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Fri
10
Aug
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Wildcats greet 18 to open two-a-days for 2018 grid wars

GRADY – Several alarm clocks sounded Monday morning to the delight of nearly two dozen Grady High School teenagers.

The annoying buzzer marked the start of football season for 18 Grady Wildcat players as they prepared for the first two-a-day practices of 2018.

Grady Coach Brent Lucas welcomed his team to the freshly mowed practice field at 8 a.m. to begin what is hopefully a long and prosperous season.

 

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