The Fox Box: county wide sports updates

by By Josie Fox

With just a few games left of regular season play, and district games looming, local teams are giving it their all and making those final pushes.

Panthers fall to Bears by one point

The Bullard Panthers hosted the Brownsboro Bears on Friday night and despite jumping out in the lead in the first half, fell by one point as the Bears dominated the second half of game play.

With six minutes left in the first quarter, Bullard lit up the scoreboard first with a completed passing touchdown.

The Panthers went for a two point conversion, but failed to complete the play, making the score 6-0.

With possession changing hands several more times on downs, the first quarter ended without either team making any additional scoring plays.

With five minutes left in the first half, Bullard scored their second touchdown of the night, and once again went for a two point conversion, this time successfully completing the attempt, making the score 14-0.

With under a minute left in the second quarter, Bullard found their way into the end zone for a third time. Another failed two point conversion attempt brought the score up to 20-0.

Brownsboro found their footing and with seconds left in the first half, completed a touchdown and good PAT, sending the teams into halftime with a Bullard lead of 13 points and a score of 20-7.

Brownsboro dominated the final two quarters of the game, both offensively and defensively. The Bears went on to score two more touchdowns while keeping the Panthers out of the end zone. Game play ended with a Brownsboro win of 21-20.

The 2-7 Panthers will travel to Canton this week to take on the 2-6 Canton Eagles. So far this season, Canton has only lost one home game and the Panthers have yet to secure an away win.

Tigers overtake Wildcats

The Troup Tigers won their fourth high scoring game in a row Friday night as they took on the Winona Wildcats. Game play ended with the Tigers leading by 28 points and a final score of 42-14.

Offensive player of the week was awarded to Trent Allen for three rushing touchdowns and 179 rushing yards. Matt Adams and Bryce Attaway were named defensive players of the week with Austin Starkey receiving special teams player of week for four tackles on kick off.

The Troup Tigers continue to be a powerhouse team when it comes to rushing yards, accumulating 358 yards on Friday night, Allen and Calob Smith leading the pack with 179 and 119 yards, respectively.

This Friday will be a battle of Tigers as 7-2 Troup travels to take on 3-6 Arp. Arp, who averages 17.8 points per game will have their hands full as they fight the Troup Tigers, a team that is averaging 43.1 points per game.

Crusaders overcomes Guard 51-19

Brook Hill’s Guard traveled down the road to take on Bishop Gorman’s Crusaders Friday night, but ultimately fell to a team that dominated the field in yards. The Crusaders passed for 433 yards, completed seven touchdowns and four PATs/two point conversions and two interceptions.

The 6-3 Brook Hill Guard will host the undefeated Trinity Christian Tigers on Friday night.

Pirates prepare for first game

of the season

Wells Pirates host the first game of the season as they take on the Douglas Indians.

The Pirates went 14-14 overall and 12-2 in district play last season. Douglas went 3-14 overall and 1-5 in district. Game play will begin at 6 p.m.

Hornets host Tigers

The New Summerfield Hornets will play host to the Kennard Tigers on Friday with game play beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Hornets went 10-23 overall last season and 4-6 in district, whereas, the Tigers went 2-8 overall and 0-3 in district.