High School Sports

Rain, lightning take toll on area football games

Wichita Falls got much-needed rain Friday night which left Azle getting a return bus trip to face District 5-5A foe Wichita Falls High School on Saturday.

The Coyotes (3-2, 1-1) and Azle Hornets (4-1, 1-1) will kick off at 5 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium. Because of heavy rain and lightning, the game never kicked off on Friday, despite the teams waiting until about 9 p.m. before calling it off.

Wichita Falls coach Danny Russell, who had two games postponed during last year’s playoff run, believes it could be an advantage for the Coyotes.

Russell said both teams have students taking SAT tests Saturday so the game couldn’t be played earlier.

In the 5-5A games that did get played, Rider defeated Chisholm Trail 49-0; Boswell defeated Saginaw 33-8; and Denton became the only 3-0 team in the league with a 50-14 rout of White Settlement Brewer.

— Andy Newberry


resume today

Aledo and Everman weren’t able to complete their District 8-5A game Friday night because of rain and lightning, so they will resume play at 5 p.m. today with Aledo leading 31-17 and 6:29 to play in the game.

The Bearcats will have a first-down at the Everman 15-yard line when play resumes.

The Bulldogs jumped to an early lead behind Kierre Crossley’s 64-yard touchdown run, but Ryan Newsome and the Bearcats stormed back to take control in the second quarter.

Newsome gained 133 yards on seven carries to put a dent in the Everman ground game that kept the Bearcats’ offense on the sidelines for much of the evening.

— Sam Morton