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Sat
23
Sep

Penalties cost Mexia two TDs: Blackcats move to 1-3

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Mexia Blackcats put together an impressive drive late in the fourth quarter, getting all the way down to the Waco La Vega six-yard line, but numerous penalty calls on both sides of the ball and the Pirate defense managed to end the crimson and black’s chances of scoring as time ran out.
Final score, Waco La Vega 53, Mexia 7.
The final quarter drive did have Mexia fans excited on a couple of plays.
After a holding call pushed the Blackcats back to the La Vega 39, Josh Beachum – running out of the Wildcat formation – took the snap, turned the corner at the near-sideline and skirted down the field and into the end zone. However, the referee back around the 25 said he had stepped out-of-bounds there and the TD was negated.

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Thu
21
Sep

JV, Freshman Blackcats clean-sweep Groesbeck

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Last weekend, the Mexia Blackcats made it a clean sweep in the Battle of the River, with the varsity closing out the week with a 36-8 win over the Groesbeck Goats.
On Thursday, both of Mexia’s sub-varsity teams took to the field to claim victories. The Blackcat junior varsity team improved to 3-0 with a 36-6 win over the Goats JV squad and the Mexia freshmen defeated Rosebud-Lott, 30-0, to remain unbeaten.
Mexia Blackcat JV
In the team’s 36-6 win over Groesbeck, Wilmer Davis got things started for the Blackcats with a 20-yard touchdown run on Mexia’s second offensive play, followed by the two-point conversion by Gary McQuirter.

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Thu
21
Sep

Wortham Bulldogs short-arms Rosebud-Lott 38-21

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Running back Stephon Ester ran for 250 yards on 24 carries, scoring three touchdowns as the Wortham Bulldogs defeated the Rosebud-Lott Indians last Friday night, 38-21, to put them at 3-0 so far this season.
Hunter Waggener and quarterback Kemontrell Jackson got in on the scoring, too, with each scoring a touchdown. Waggener carried 10 times in the game for 65 yards and a score, while Jackson tallied nine carries for 12 yards and the touchdown. Jackson also completed 12 passes in 15 attempts for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Anthony Perez was on the receiving end of Jackson’s touchdown pass. Perez finished the game with seven catches for 49 yards.
Waggener caught three passes for 13 yards, Dalton Sandlin had one catch for 11 yards and Braxton Whaley caught one pass for 10 yards.

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Thu
21
Sep

Week 4 Preview: Mexia vs Waco La Vega may be closest game yet

By Stephan Farris
Sports Editor

Mon
18
Sep

Mexia flushes Vanguard: Winning streak at four

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

This past Tuesday night, the Mexia Ladycats closed out their non-district schedule in grand fashion, picking up their fourth straight win by sweeping the Vanguard Lady Vikings at home, 25-22, 25-22, 25-11.
Coach Randy Barger’s team battled during the first two sets before cruising to a 14-point win in the final set that ended the match.
The Ladycats took a 9-4 lead in the last set, thanks in part to the strong net play by J’Maya Strain and Keiana Keith. Both front court hitters had two kills in the stretch and Baileah Thompson had an ace serving.
Vanguard cut the Mexia lead down to four, but the Ladycats went on a tirade and scored nine of the next 11 points to move ahead 18-7.

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Mon
18
Sep

Bulldogs overpower Wildcats 40-28

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Wortham Bulldogs traveled to Cayuga last Friday night, returning home with a 40-28 win over the Wildcats to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Stephon Ester led the way for the Bulldogs, rushing for 213 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns and caught one pass for a 45-yard touchdown.
Dalton Sandlin got in on the backfield action, averaging 11 yards with his four carries for 44 yards and two TDs.
The Bulldogs hit the air as well with Kemontrell Jackson completing three of six passes for 89 yards and a pair of touchdowns, on to Ester and the other to wide receiver Ryan Mao.

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Mon
18
Sep

Wortham teams remain undefeated

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Friday was a great day to be a Wortham Bulldog!
To start things off, the Lady Bulldogs continue their district unbeaten streak, picking up a three-set sweep over rival Dawson, 25-14, 25-18, 25-13, to put their record at 6-0.
Closing out the evening, the varsity Bulldogs football team ripped the Rosebud-Lott Indians, 38-21, to remain unbeaten in their first three games this season. (Check out full story in this Thursday’s edition)
Moving back to volleyball, Kayla Lansford continued to play strong at the net, finishing the match against Wortham’s Bulldog counterpart with 19 kills and five blocks. Lansford also had six digs on defense and served up an ace.

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Mon
18
Sep

Mexia XC teams take first place at Teague XC meet

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia cross country team seems to be hitting their stride after both the varsity boys and girl’s teams came back home from the Teague Cross Country Meet with first place finishes.
Macie Martinez led the varsity Ladycats with her second-place finish.
The varsity team ended up with five members placing in the top 20, which included Martinez, Sammie Samaniego (14th), Paulina Venegas (15th), Jessica Gonzalez (16th) and Aislinn Venegas (19th).
The Blackcat varsity team had three runners place in the top five and one in the top 15.
Diego Rivera led the way with a second-place finish.

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Fri
15
Sep

Blackcats pounce Goats – Battle tally: 61-23

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

What better way to pick up the first win of the season, other than beating your longtime rival for the 61st time in 84 meetings!
That’s exactly what the Mexia Blackcats did as they defeated their neighbor from across the Navasota River, Groesbeck, in the 84th Battle of the River game, 36-8, played Friday night at Black Cat Field.
Mexia led 15-8 going into the fourth quarter, then added some insurance when running back Josh Beachum carried the ball up the middle for a one-yard touchdown run. Kicker Lalo Ortiz added the extra-point to put the Blackcats up by 14 with 10:53 remaining in the game.
Smith scored his third touchdown of the game on a five-yard run with 8:02 remaining to play in the game, giving Mexia the 21-point advantage.

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Thu
14
Sep

Week 3 Preview: Battle of the River in Mexia

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

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