Paris – The Honey Grove Warriors and the Rivercrest Rebels were the big winners over the weekend. Honey Grove shut out Trenton 18-0. Rivercrest blows out Chisum 42-7. Meanwhile, Paris is blanked by Terrell 26-0 on Saturday after weather forced the game to be postponed. Weather also forced Clarksville and Edgewood to go final after the first quarter with Edgewood winning 10-0. North Lamar falls to Idabel 43-27. Prairiland loses to DeKalb in overtime 14-8. Cooper is shut out by Farmersville 30-0. Blue Ridge beats Detroit 25-12. And north of the Red River, Hugo beats Tishomingo 42-28.
Mount Pleasant – Week one of the Texas high school football season kicked off last Thursday with Hughes Springs and Gilmer picking up wins. On Friday night the Pittsburg Pirates, Paul Pewitt Brahmas and Rivercrest Rebels also picked up victories with Pittsburg defeating Crandall 34-28, Pewitt beating Sabine 31-25 and Rivercrest dominating Chisum 42-7. Mt. Pleasant falls to North Forney 50-21. The Mt. Vernon Tigers game against Caddo Mills was called on account of severe weather.
In NFL action the Carolina Panthers elect to keep Daingerfield native Wide Receiver Keyarris Garrett while cutting three other wide receivers from the team.
Sulphur Springs – Week one of the Texas high school football season is in the books. The Sulphur Springs Wildcats complete an epic come back to beat Sherman 43-42. The Quinlan Ford Panthers begin the season 1-0 with a win over Rains 19-14. Lone Oak defeats Commerce 19-12. The Cooper Bulldogs are shut out by Farmersville 30-0. Como-Pickton falls to Grand Saline 58-7. Winnsboro loses to West Rusk 40-12. And the Mt. Vernon Tigers game against Caddo Mills was cancelled due to severe weather.
Saturday afternoon, the news came down that Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Tony Romo, had an MRI that revealed an L1 compression fracture. Owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have not ruled Romo out of the season opener on September 11th against the New York Giants and say they’re taking it day to day with number 9. However, Romo could miss 6-10 weeks with the injury. Rookie quarterback, Dak Prescott, will get 1st team reps in practice and is expected to start against the Giants.
Yesterday afternoon the Texas Rangers win a pitchers duel over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 and take three of four games in the series. Pitcher Derek Holland went six strong innings giving up only one runs on four hits. Jonathan Lucroy drove in the eventual winning run. The Rangers begin their first of eight straight series tonight against the Mariners. First pitch [on KPLT 1490am and 96.3fm] is set for 7pm.
And for the first time since 2011 a U.S. team wins the Little League World Series when New York beat South Korea yesterday 2-1.