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The Garden City Bearkats arenât ones to waste opportunities or time.
So just because there were less than two minutes left in the second quarter, didnât mean they should roll into halftime with a small lead over Ira.
Garden City had different plans en route to its 80-46 win over the Bulldogs in the six-man football state quarterfinal matchup at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring.
âI think we scored two touchdowns within a minute and 30 seconds just before the half, Garden City head coach Vance Jones said. âThat was really huge.â
GARDEN CITY â On Monday, all the hoopla from the Garden City Bearkats' emotional playoff win against Borden County was over. Head coach Vance Jones made sure of that.
âWeâre already past that. Weâve already celebrated that,â Jones said. âWeâre focused on the next challenge.â
The players have apparently heard Jonesâ message and should take it seriously, considering another undefeated team will be across the field at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring.
By the middle of the third quarter, the Big Spring womenâs basketball sideline couldnât be any more excited and Steer Gym couldnât be any louder.
Merkel was ahead the whole game until a Valerie Ross steal in between two Mackenzie Stone 3-pointers gave Big Spring its first lead of the night against Merkel at 35-34.
Things didnât stay that way for the Lady Steers, though.
FORSAN â Once Borden Countyâs score brought the Coyotes within two of Garden City with 22 seconds left, the Bearkats were thinking overtime.
They didnât see a fumbled snap on Borden Countyâs conversion attempt after that score coming.
âWhen they had a bad snap, I was just âGolly, I canât believe that,ââ Garden City head coach Vance Jones said after the 44-42 win. âIt was just an awesome game.â
SWEETWATER â Defense just wasnât enough this time for the Stanton Buffaloes.
Holliday upended the Buffs run in the area round of the UIL football playoffs Friday in Sweetwater 16-0.
All the Eagles needed was two touchdown runs from Tyler Cole and a safety to move on in the playoffs behind a defense that limited Stantonâs best option on offense.
âThey took our running game away from us,â head coach John Peterson said. âThey were aggressive. We came out and gave it everything we had. It just wasnât the best Friday night.â
Odessa Permian 71
Big Spring 65
Big Spring guard Luke Adams scored 42 points as the Steers dropped a close game to Odessa Permian at home.
A lot of Adamsâ points came from solid free-throw shooting. The senior hit 18-of-19 shots from the free-throw line. Regardless, Adams performance impressed first-year head coach Cliff Thompson. Right behind Adams was Tristain Clay with 13 points.
Adams and Clay were also the top two scorers in the Steersâ season-opening win over Fort Stockton. Thompson said those two are turning out to be the go-to players as others continue to develop.
GARDEN CITY â Name the time, date and place of the Garden City-Borden County football game and the urge to be there is evident.
Maybe more than most six-man football games, when these two teams hook up, fans flock to Gail, Garden City or in todayâs case, Forsan at 7:30 p.m., hoping to see the epitome of six-man football.
The two teams faced each other in a 40-39 thriller during the regular season, with Garden City getting the upper hand. Now tonight, a lot more is on the line during the area round of the playoffs.
STANTON â Stanton was excited to be this far into the playoffs like many other teams. That ended quickly with a loss to Olton.
The Buffaloes donât talk much about last year, making it a point to concentrate on whatâs in front of them.
But with a senior laden squad and a strong defense, itâs safe to say the Buffs donât want to let the chance to keep playing pass them by this time.
Howard College's Tasha Tubbs will make Houston her home next basketball season. She signed her national letter of intent Thursday.
Howard College head coach Earl Diddle on Tubbs: "We really excited. I think the University of Houston is getting a real complete player. She's worked very hard from her days at Amarillo Palo Duro High School. She's done something that junior college players have to do and that's improve. She's improved her defense, her rebounding, she's improved her passing. She's a great shooter.
Things are toughening up or the Howard College menâs basketball team and head coach Mark Adams wouldnât have it any other way.
The Hawks are on the road against Collin County Community College at 5:30 p.m. today and Grayson County College at 3 p.m. Saturday in Denison.
The main challenge here? Playing Collin County and not having ample time to prepare for Grayson County.
The Hawks have done this before, with Friday and Saturday games in Weatherford and Midland the last two weekends. This time itâs different though, both teams are tougher.