Due to injuries and failing grades, the Buckholts varsity Badgers were only able to field seven players in Oglesby last Friday night. Four starters were absent from the lineup and two were nursing injuries.
After warm up drills, the boys suited up.
The Badgers looked good for most of the 1st quarter, but failed to score
any points and that period ended with Oglesby leading 20 - 0.
The 2nd quarter was less kind to Buckholts than the 1st. What was once seven became six, then five and finally, with only 4 players left on the field
and no hope of the three game-injured Badgers returning to the game, Head Coach James Shelton wisely surrendered the game. So the Badgers final game of the 2019 season went into the books as a loss to Oglesby 34 - 0 in the 2nd quarter with 6:18 left on the game clock.
The McDade High School Bulldogs were heavily favored to defeat the Buckholts Badgers on the gridiron in varsity football action last Friday night in Buckholts. But the Badgers paid no heed.
The Bulldogs scored first, in the first quarter with 8:54 on the game clock. McDade failed the PAT, but led 6-0. McDade would hold the lead for the rest of quarter 1.
In the first few seconds of the 2nd quarter, the Badgers rumbled up the field, with Zach Hafley scoring Buckholts first TD of the game, but with a failed PAT kick, the game was tied 6 to 6. Later in quarter 2, McDade scored a safety to move ahead, 6 to 8.
Both teams failed to score in the third quarter, with the fourth quarter opening with McDade leading by two points.
But, Buckholts was not finished for the night. With 6:53 remaining in the 4th quarter, Buckholts's Zach Hafley lunged into the endzone for another Badger TD, With another failed PAT, the Badgers were in the lead, 12 - 8.
Then, late in the 4th quarter, Badger Nate Plumley, on a catch-and-run, scores the third TD of the game for Buckholts and with a successful PAT, the Badgers were on top of the Bulldogs, 20 - 8. The Bulldogs were not done though. With six seconds shy of two minutes on the clock, McDade managed another TD plus failed PAT, and trailed Buckholts 20 - 14. Managing the remaining clock, the Badgers chalked up a win for their first district game this season.
Friday, October 18th, the Buckholts Lady Badgers were excited to volley with the Thorndale Lady Dogs in Buckholts gymnasium before some enthusiastic elementary students. The volleyball match started at 3:00 PM affording the elementary kids the opportunity to see their mentors in action.
Despite the extra fans, the Lady Badgers lost to the Lady Dogs.
Instead of Friday night lights, it was prepping for Saturday night lights in Buckholts last Friday. In preparation for the Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Buckholts Athletics held a bash at the Community Center downtown.
Starting things off with a hamburger supper with Holy men present.
Then, the Homecoming Parade kicked off.
Following the parade Anthony Pena and Sebastion Cazares
entertained the crowd with their towel dancing skills.
The Buckholts HS cheerleaders stoked the crowd for the main
event. Then it was time to present the court vying for the crown.
And here are the queens strutting their stuff.
Crowd favorite, Luis Torres accepts his crown from varsity
cheerleader Julissa Cardona.
After the crowd recovered from the crowning of Queen Luis, three High School
received their varsity letter jackets. Juan Melendez, "Queen" Luis Torres, and
and Jacob Cazares.
The annual burning of the "B" concluded the formalities, followed