Thursday, November 15, 2018

Jr Hi Hoopsters Take On Oglesby

The Oglesby Junior High basketball teams were in Buckholts last Monday to challenge the Buckholts Junior High teams.

First up were the girls teams.

Followed by the boys teams.

Photos from the girls game - - > >  JH Girls Basketball v Oglesby 11-12-18

Boys game photos - - > >  JH Boys Basketball v Oglesby 11-12-18

Monday, November 12, 2018

Final Friday Night Lights of 2018 - Four Takeways

#1 - Five Seniors, Caleb and Chris Lopez, Eric Salomon, Christian Kessler and Dustin Hafley played their last football game as a Buckholts Badger.

#2 - The injury bug that plagued the team all season has no more prey.

#3 - A person could have gotten rich selling antacid to the coaches and fans in the second half of the game. Bad flashbacks of the McDade game were occurring.

#4 - The Badgers WON!

The first half of the game last Friday in Buckholts, the Badgers were clearly in command. Quarter 1 ended with Buckholts leading Oglesby 24 - 6. At halftime, the Badgers led the Tigers 36-19. With three starters sidelined with injuries and two starters gimpy, things got dicey in the third quarter. Quarter 3 ended with Buckholts up 48-37. It was up to the bench to hold the game.

With 6:51 remaining in the game, the Tigers recover a Badger fumble and score. Buckholts 48, Oglesby 43. (Cue the drama.) With 4:01 to go, Buckholts gets TD + PAT to increase the lead. Badgers 55, Tigers 43. With the clock down to 3:32, the Tigers score 8 points. Buckholts 55, Oglesby 51. (Break out the antacid.) The Badgers contain the Tigers kickoff and keep their heads in the game and run out the clock. The Badgers won the last game of their season in front of a hometown crowd.

Link to game photos - - > >  BHS Varsity Football v Oglesby 11-09-18

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Badger Football In Calvert

The Buckholts Junior High and Varsity football teams were in Calvert, Friday, November 11th, for some gridiron pastime. Junior High was up first against the Trojans.

The Junior High Badgers had another muddy field to contend with.
And, the boys played hard. But, with injuries sidelining the team 
to 5 active players after the first half, Buckholts conceded to Calvert.

Due to the abrupt ending of the Junior High game, the Varsity Badgers got an early game start.

Nothing like a little extra baggage on your long run.
Though they caught glimpses of the endzone, the Badgers never scored
and the "mercy rule" handed the win to Calvert in the third quarter.
Final score: Buckholts 0      Calvert 45
Junior High photos - - > >  JH Football in Calvert 11-02-18

           Short Junior High video - - > >  Buckholts JH Football in Calvert

Varsity Football images - - > >  HS Football in Calvert 11-02-18

                  Short Varsity video - - > >  Buckholts Varsity Football v Calvert

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lady Badgers Vie For Area In Volleyball

Thursday, November 1st, the Buckholts Lady Badgers traveled to Gonzales High School to meet the Nordheim Lady Pirates in a neutral volleyball match for an Area title and a chance to advance to Regional playoffs.

The Lady Badgers won their first game against the Lady Pirates.

Game 2 was won by Nordheim.

Unfortunately for the Lady Badgers, Nordheim won games 3 and 4 to win the match, ending the volleyball season for Buckholts.

Match photos - - > >  HS Volleyball v Nordheim 11-01-18

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Lady Badgers Are Bi-District Volleyball Champions!

Monday evening, October 29th, the Buckholts High School Varsity Lady Badgers were pitted against the Lady Longhorns from Dime Box in a volleyball match to determine the Bi-district championship.

Playing in Badger Gymnasium, it only took the Lady Badgers an hour and 17 minutes to grab the championship in three straight games: 25-13, 25-18, 25-18.

Play was often intense.
There were some funny moments.
A little slip-and-slide action.
Then, the celebration began for the Division IA,
 Region 4 Bi-district volleyball champions.
Image of Champions here - - > >  Bi-District Champions 10-29-18

Thursday, November 1, 2018

McDade Upends Buckholts

In what may be the biggest upset in Conference 1A Division 2 this football season, in the final seconds of the game, McDade came from behind to defeat Buckholts 66-65.

For much of the first half, the Badgers maintained a 3 touchdown lead. At halftime, it appeared Buckholts had McDade in check.

Apparently, McDade made some halftime adjustments and Buckholts didn't. The Badgers managed to hang on to the lead, but it was shrinking.

The third quarter ended with Buckholts leading 65-48. But, then McDade opened the fourth quarter with a touchdown to shrink the Badgers lead to 11 points. With 4:25 remaining in the last quarter, McDade scores again to pull within 5 points of the lead. 

In the final seconds of the game Buckholts was still leading 65-60. Buckholts had possession of the ball. On the last play of the game, the Badgers merely needed to take a knee, but a blitzing Bulldog defender broke through the Badger offensive and apparently startled the Badger QB who attempted a lateral pass which turned out to be an Easter Egg for McDade, The blitzing Bulldog defender snatched the lateral and ran it for a touchdown with the final buzzer fading. Final score: McDade 66, Buckholts 65. #@*% it! By one point.

Game images - - > >  HS Football v McDade 10-26-18

One & a half minute of GoPro clips - - > > Buckholts HS Football v McDade

Buckholts Jr Hi Football vs McDade

Though the field was still muddy, at least it wasn't raining in Bastrop last Friday night, as the Junior High Badgers faced the McDade Junior High Bulldogs.

The Junior High cheerleaders kept the crowd pumped up.

But as the game neared the end, some couldn't bear to watch.

Game photos here - - > >  JH Football v McDade 10-26-18

Short GoPro video - - > >  Badger JH Football v McDade