The Texas Bullets' 2017 season came to a stunning end in their first Minor Professional Football League playoff game as they fell 55-51 to the Denton Rhinos in an upset at Brock Eagles Stadium.
The loss ended a 23-game win streak for the Bullets, who were the defending national champions in semi-pro football. They finished 10-1.
The Rhinos, who improved to 7-5, had lost twice to the Bullets during the regular season, 46-16 in the season opener in Denton and 37-6 in the regular-season final in Weatherford.
"Not a good night. We just did not play well," said Bullets owner and starting offensive lineman Jeromy Puckett, who wrapped up a decade-long career with the game.
In the back-and-forth contest, the Bullets led 19-14 after the first quarter, 33-28 at the half and 45-35 entering the fourth quarter. However, the Rhinos finished with a 20-6 burst over the final period.
The Bullets had outscored their opponents 449-115 in the regular season, an average of 44.9-11.5.
ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 7-3A BASEBALL
Peaster: Colton Arnold, senior; Matthew Grimes, junior; Evan Hafley, junior; Cade Adams, sophomore.
Millsap: Chase Buchanan, senior; Tyler Burchette, senior; Payton Smith, sophomore; Miguel Aguilar, junior; Cameron Brian, sophomore; Lane Brian, freshman.
ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 7-3A SOFTBALL
Brock: Ashtyn McAda, senior; Lauren Lightfoot, senior; Mattye Tyler, junior; Anarenee Beyer, junior; Bailey Wagner, junior; Jessica Leek, sophomore; Mia Cherry, junior; Katie Severson, junior; Kaley McAda, freshman.
Peaster: Baylee Chapman, senior; Hannah Bird, junior; Julia Garcia, senior; Emily Hungerford, senior; Taci Tatum, sophomore; Allie Arnold, senior; Ashtyn Sweatt, freshman.
Millsap: Paige Lionberger, senior; Paxton Bean, junior; Madison Bunn, sophomore; Hailey Allen, sophomore; Cheyenne Lee, junior; Brittany Schnabel, sophomore; Jayde Burkett, sophomore; Melanie Dunn, sophomore; Brittany Rodgers, junior; Krysten Ludwick, sophomore; Kaleigh McMinn, junior.
ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 6-5A SOFTBALL
Aledo: Hannah Andrews, senior; Mykayla Stroud, senior; Brynn Hellman, senior; Macy Hale, junior; Gracie King, junior; Lindsey McElroy, junior; Bailee Whitener, junior; Megan Reynolds, junior; Caden Cunningham, junior; Sheridan Horn, junior; Sydney Marris, sophomore; Heidi Fischer, sophomore; and Jessi Kubosh, sophomore.
ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 13-2A BASEBALL
Poolville: Roy McCleery, senior; Brycen Martin, senior.
WEATHERFORD LL TOURNEY
The Weatherford Invitational Tournament begins Thursday (June 22) and runs through July 1 at Soldier Springs Park. The tournament will feature Little League teams only, no district teams or district players.
Divisions include Coach Pitch 1 (ages 5-6), Coach Pitch 2 (7-8), Minors (9-10), Majors (11-12) and Juniors (13-14). Format is three games guaranteed in pool play, followed by a single-elimination bracket. Not all teams will advance to bracket play.
For more information, visit www.weatherfordlittleleague.com.
WEATHERFORD LL REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONS
Winners of the regular season in the Weatherford Little League are:
Coach Pitch 1 - Tigers 13-1, Diamondbacks 11-2-1.
Coach Pitch 2 - Astros 10-2, Tigers 9-3, Mariners 9-3, Reds 8-3-1.
Minors - Dodgers 9-1-1, Yankees 7-3-1.
Minor Major - Reds 12-2, Orioles 12-2.
Majors - Reds 13-1, Marline 12-2.
Juniors - Dodgers, 9-4.
Coach Pitch - Styx 7-3-2, Lil' Lady Roos 6-5-1.
Juniors - Rockettes 4-4.
CAMPS THIS WEEK
Tennis, June 26-29, WHS courts, 9-10:30 a.m. for incoming grades 2-5, 4-6 p.m. for incoming grades 6-9. Cost $70. Contact Chelsea Gallegos, 682-229-8649 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys basketball, June 26-29, high school gym, 9 a.m.-noon for incoming grades 1-5, 1-4 p.m. for incoming grades 6-9. Cost $75, includes a T-shirt. Contact Zach Boxell, 817-771-3008 or email@example.com.
Parker County Tennis Association
Youth camp, June 26-29, Soldier Springs Park, 8-10 a.m. for ages 14-under, 10:15-11:45 a.m. for ages 10-under, 8:30-9:30 a.m. for ages 8-under. Cost $45 for Weatherford residents, $49 for non-residents. Visit www.parkercountytennis.org.
Football camp, July 10-13, June 23 registration deadline. Incoming grades 3-8. Kangaroo Stadium, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost $50. Contact 817-598-2806.