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Pleasant Grove downs Mount Vernon, 50-36

MOUNT VERNON—What Pleasant Grove couldn’t do in the first half, the Hawks did often in the third quarter.

PG forced a pair of three-and-outs and two turnovers during Mount Vernon’s six third-quarter drives, and Antonio Graves and Damien Watts finally got their timing right after intermission as the Hawks stayed alive in the playoff race from District 16-3A with a 50-36 win after a 29-7 rally in the second half Friday at Tiger Stadium.


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Sub-varsity teams take home wins

Thursday night sub-varsity games were evenly split with Mount Pleasant and Sulphur Springs each taking two wins in football action.

In home games played at Gerald Prim Stadium, Sulphur Springs won two thrilling battles against Mount Pleasant.

In the freshman game, Sulphur Springs came-from-behind to take a 14-7 victory.

The JV game saw the Wildcats also  stage a comeback to take control of the game and win, 32-20.


Prepping for Boles, Cumby pulls out all the stops

CUMBY – Sometimes in football coaches have to pull one from their bag of tricks. With this Trojan team it is not whether they can do that, it is whether they can do it again.

In week three action, Cumby went from a 37-point underdog status to victor against the hosting James Bowie Pirates. The upset was one of five wins this 2009 Trojan team has put into their win column. In sync with their wins, Cumby has been climbing in the Harris Ratings poll to their current rating of 92.

“The biggest thing we will take into this game is that nobody knows the outcome until the final whistle blows,” emphasized Cumby Trojan head coach Ed Perez. “We have coaches, we have players, and we have practiced just like everyone else so you better come ready to play.”


Wildcats, other area teams in key district contests tonight

Just as the rain ended and the cool winds of autumn began to blow, the temperature went up in several district races.

Sulphur Springs will be looking to get back in action after a bye week.

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