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Eagles XC team does well in conference meet

Five Braxton cross country runners made All-Conference in the LKC meet run at Mineral Wells last Thursday. First team LKC honors went to Logan Frame and Seth Backus, while Cooper Brady, Tiara Hunter, and Kate Golinksy earned second team LKC honors. Frame, Backus, Brady, Holden Hunter, Price Beane, Tristen Brown, and Nicoletta Bonazzo also each ran a personal record.
With a time of 20:43.6, Frame finished fourth in the women’s race, while Backus, at 16:58.5 placed sixth in the men’s race. Brady finished 15th, Tiara Hunter 18th, and Golinsky 20th.

Knights win game against Pocahontas

Total of 96 points scored in game Last Thursday night Braxton Knights’ coach James King watched two teams score the most points he has witnessed in a middle-school football team since he has been coaching. The Knights’ win over Pocahontas ended at 58-38. King remarked that the highest scoring he had experienced before Thursday’s game came in a Knights’ 54-36 win in 2012. He summarized Thursday’s experience with, “It was a long game, and a wild one.”
The Knights’ 58 points came in spite of the adverse conditions. “”The weather was pretty bad, and the field was a mess,” Coach King said. “I don’t know how the players held on to the ball.” He also noted that, in spite of Braxton’s high score, “Pocahontas had a good team. They had some strong backs. Their problem came with the fact that they had only 15 players.” He added, “They also had a terrible time with their punting. I don’t think they got a single punt off all night.”

Soccer girls tie Trinity 3-3 in last game of regular season

Referring to his team’s 3-3 tie with Trinity last Tuesday, Eagles soccer coach Justin Whitford said, “We didn’t play up to our capabilities. We should have won that game.” The visitors scored the first three goals and, by 15 minutes into the first half, led the Eagles 3-0. That remained the score at halftime.
“We had repeated easy opportunities to score in the first half,” the Braxton coach commented, “but we simply couldn’t find the back of the net.”


Knights win game against Pocahontas
Speaking about Fairmont Senior’s 35-15 win over his team, Braxton Eagles’ head coach Rob Cline remarked, “We inflicted wounds to ourselves. Our mistakes hurt us badly.” The coach continued to point out that, at one time, “They [Fairmont] scored 21 points and during that time they had only five yards of offense.” He referred to Braxton’s three fumbles, a blocked punt and an interception as the problems his team caused for themselves.
On the other hand, however, the coach was quick to point out that all of the Polar Bears’ points came in the first half. “Their starting offensive line played the first three quarters, and we held them in the third quarter,” Coach Cline said. In addition, he noted that the Eagles’ two touchdowns came against several of Fairmont’s starters.





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