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The 7A team won their game convincingly 37-4. The team showed off a very lethal attack as well as a suffocating defense. Skyler Keller and Madison Story lead the way offensively with eight points. Payton Eppler, Kayla Spray, Keagan Maroney, and Alexis Williams had seven, six, four and four points respectively. Coach Blevins was very pleased with the girls effort and physicality on the court.
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The Prairiland Patriots Junior Varsity hit the road Thursday night to play the Hooks Hornets and emerged victorious by a margin of 8-2. The game started out somewhat mundanely as the teams traded possessions in the opening quarter of play without being able to put anything on the scoreboard.
The second quarter started with Jonathan Phillips stepping in front of a Hornet pass in the end zone and returning it to the Prairiland 16 yard line. The Patriots then took the ball and marched methodically down the field all the way to the hornet 7 yard line but were unable to capitalize on their scoring opportunity and turned the ball over. After a defensive stand and an extremely short punt by the hornets. Prairiland took over inside the Hooks 20 yard line with under two minutes to play in the first half. Quarterback Colton Gordon was able to connect with Kyler McCoin on a 16 yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds left in the half to make the score 6-0 in favor of the Patriots. Gordon then added the 2 point conversion to make the score 8-0 Prairiland. The ensuing kickoff was fumbled and recovered deep in hornet territory by the Patriots but they were unable to score and took an 8-0 lead into the intermission.
The second half started very similarly to the first as neither team was able to get on the board. The patriots defense held strong but their offense was unable to add any points to their lead and things remained unchanged heading into the final ten minutes of the game.
As the fourth quarter got underway, the Patriots drove down the field but were again unable to capitalize on a scoring opportunity giving Hooks the ball with about five minutes remaining and needing to drive the length of the field to tie the game. The defense again held and forced a punt from around the midfield point with Prairiland taking possession around their 20 yard line. With time running out and Hooks down to one timeout, the clock simply needed to be exhausted to secure the victory. After some interesting theatrics in the final two minutes, including an intentional safety on the part of the visiting Patriots, the lead held and the patriots emerged from the game victorious with a hard fought 8-2 win to cap a 6-4 season for the Pats.
Submitted by Chad Flemming
Mt. Pleasant – North Lamar once again needed a dramatic game in order to advance to in the volleyball playoffs. After beating Gilmer on Saturday in five sets, the Pantherettes played Rains on Tuesday night in the Regional Quarterfinal.
North Lamar lost the first set to Rains (22-25) but won the next two (25-21, 29-27). The fourth set started out with North Lamar up 13-7. Rains would proceed to finish the set on an 18-4 run as they tied the game at two sets a piece.
The fifth and decisive set was dominated by the Pantherettes and especially Ashleigh McFatridge. The Junior took the game over and dominated at the net with block after block while providing the offense as well. Ashleigh had no problem spiking the ball all over the court as North Lamar won 15-9 in the final set.
With the win, North Lamar will face Decatur on Friday night at 8 pm at Mesquite Poteet for the Regional Tournament.
Prairiland 7th grade tied with Hooks 14-14. Chase Collier opened up the game with touchdown run on a reverse play. Daylan Whitley scored the extra point. Jordan Bridges threw a touchdown pass to his cousin Carson Bridges on a reverse pass to tie the game at 14-14. The extra point failed. Garrett Fletcher again had an outstanding game on defense along with Cayden Jones.
The Patriot 8th grade finished the season on a winning note against the Hornets 30-16. Spencer Godwin started the scoring on a long run down the sideline on a reverse. Ethan Mullins scored two touchdowns in the game. Cade Sparks was the workhorse carrying the ball for the Patriots and scored one touchdown. Godwin scored the last touchdown for the Patriots to bring the scored to 30. On the defensive side, Elijah Robinson led the team in tackles. Jaden Hart had a fumble recovery. Morgan Landreth had two sacks and a blocked punt. Jaxson Higgins had several outstanding tackles.