Week 4 predictions

Finally, some of these games start counting. I’m not saying I haven’t enjoyed the non-district season. It provides some matchups you don’t normally see and helps us get a good indication where certain teams are at right now. But after a few weeks, it’s nice to get the district schedule underway. Rider, which walloped Nelson…

Carter: Upcoming good music

Upcoming good things… Richard Carter   I had the opportunity to touch base with the Denton-based band The Virgin Wolves—about the closest Texas has to a band like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and they were playing a show last Saturday in Deep Ellum. Unfortunately I was unable to get out to the club all the way…

Thoughts on Week 3 results

Even though Rider was off last week, there wasn’t a shortage of down-to-the-wire games. Vernon-Holliday and Quanah-Henrietta certainly provided plenty of scintillating action. The Eagles showed grit by hanging with a deeper, pounding Vernon offense and made a nice drive to score late, then made their two-point conversion. But Vernon battled back and won on…

Bavetta wins “Sack Zach”

We’re four weeks through the high school football season, and we’ve had four different weekly “Sack Zach” winners. Wichi means four $30 Parkway Grill gift cards. This week it came down to a tiebreaker. Several people finished with 17 (of a possible 19 points), but Bavetta won the tiebreaker. For the season, I have a…

Week 3 predictions

With WFHS and Rider both off this week getting ready for 5-4A play, things will be a little quieter Friday night. But that doesn’t mean there are good games lacking. One of the best around will be Vernon traveling to Holliday in a matchup of unbeatens. Here’s a look at this week’s matchups: Vernon at…

Looking back at Week 2

I’m starting to get a reputation as a blowout guy. Through three weeks of the season, I’ve covered games that had 68-7 and 61-7 final scores.  That’s hard to do considering I usually get to pick my contests. Throw in a 38-7 and a 26-8 that wasn’t that close, and I’ve only seen one competitive…

Week 2 predictions

As I write this Thursday morning, rain is coming down steadily at my house. Maybe some other areas outside of Wichita Falls are staying dry, but given the forecast, it’s going to be a wet Friday night of football (or at least muddy). This won’t affect some games. Others it might have an impact. You…

Carter: Fun Fun Fun and then some

Fun Fun Fun and then some Richard Carter At this point in the game, there are a couple of cities that can compete with Austin in terms of having mass outdoor live shows to attend ala Woodstock with tons of fabulous acts but a lot less mud and much safer drinking water. In early March…

Carter: Fun Fun Fun and then some

Fun Fun Fun and then some Richard Carter   At this point in the game, there are only a couple of cities that can compete with Austin in terms of having mass outdoor live shows to attend ala Woodstock with tons of fabulous acts but a lot less mud and much safer drinking water. In…

Looking back at Week 1

Munday should be ranked No. 1 in Class A when the AP puts out its latest poll today. And deservingly so. The Moguls have looked sharp in mauling Windthorst and edging aStamfordteam that’s a Division I title contender.Albanyis always stout, but I think Holliday will provide the toughest challenge the rest of the regular season.…

Week 1 Predictions

How can I pick against a team that I saw win by 61 points the week before? That’s what I keep asking myself when deciding on whom to choose in the high-profile No. 2 Stamford at No. 3 Munday game. I know the Bulldogs have whipped the Moguls the past two years. And that Stamford…

Thoughts on opening weekend

First, I apologize for getting a little behind on recapping the weekend. Having an out-of-town Saturday game plus a long weekend (I was laboring, I promise) put me behind a bit. And preparing for the TRN fantasy football draft didn’t help either. My weekly blog schedule will be about the same as last year –…

Carter: Coffee, Lapsteel guitar and Dancing

Coffee, Lapsteel Guitar and Dancing Richard Carter   As far as I know neither Denim & Diamonds or Outskirts are selling coffee, though they do offer up plenty of slide steel guitar and dancing. The steel guitar, coffee and dance that I am talking about was Friday night at 8th Street Coffee House—clearly one of…