Ward honored to play in
By Sam Epps
EUSTACE–Eustace Bulldog football standout Blake Ward has been
selected to play in the annual Texas High School Coaches
Association (THSCA) All-Star football game July 31 at the Alamo
Dome in San Antonio. The game will be played at 7:30 p.m.
Ward is the first Eustace football player ever selected to play
in the game.
There’s a very good reason Ward was selected to be on the team.
Over the course of this season, Ward scored 12 touchdowns as a
running back on offense, after gaining 1,211 yards.
On defense, he played middle linebacker and racked up 105
tackles, 16 tackles for a loss and seven quarterback pressures.
Over the course of the senior’s high school football career,
Ward recorded more than 300 tackles, while helping the Bulldogs
make the playoffs three straight years.
He was also named the 2011-12 District 6-2A Defensive Player of
the Year. He was also named the 2011 All-Henderson County
Defensive Player of the Year.
At the THSCA All-Star game, Ward will play outside linebacker
for the North Team, coached by Abilene Wylie High School
football coach Hugh Sandifer.
As for Ward’s future plans, he will report with the Air Force
for basic training just less than a month after the All-Star
Rains boys, Mildred girls win
Kemp track meet
By Sam Epps
KEMP–The rains boys track team, and the Mildred girls team won
the Kemp Yellowjacket track meet March 29.
The Mildred Lady Eagles won with a point total of 165. The Rains
girls came in second with 118 points and Scurry-Rosser finished
third with 112 points.
Kemp finished fourth with 95 points, while the Mabank Lady
Panthers finished with 41 points.
The Rains boys team won with 151 total points, while the Mildred
men took second with 142 points. Mabank took third place with
The Kemp boys finished with 55 total points.
Lady Yellowjacket Rose took first place in the shot put with a
throw of 3608. She also took second in discus with a toss of
Kemp’s Cox took second in the high jump with a leap up 4-6.
Mabank’s Bayless took first place in the 3200-meter run with a
time of 13:36.00. Lady Panther Pottorf took second place with a
time of 13:40.00.
Bayless took second in the 1600-meter run with a time of
6:09.00, and Pottorf took third with a time of 6:15.
The Kemp girls 400-meter relay team took first place with a time
of 52.88 seconds.
Lady Yellowjacket Weisinger took first place in the 100-meter
hurdles with a time of 16.84 seconds. She also took first in the
300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.18 seconds.
Kemp’s 1600-meter relay team finished second with a time of
For the boys, Mabank Panther Key took second place in the shot
put with a 42-4 ½ toss.
Mabank’s Thorne took first in the discus with a 125-foot throw.
Mabank’s Smith took third in the high jump with a 5-4 leap.
Kemp’s Perez took first place in the 3200-meter run with a time
Perez also took first in the 1600-meter run with a time of
The Mabank boys 400-meter relay team took first place with a
time of 46.09 seconds. The Kemp team took second with a time of
Mabank’s Zitko took first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a
time of 16.64 seconds.
Kemp’s Patterson took third place in the 100-meter dash with a
time of 11.7 seconds.
The Mabank Panther 800-meter relay team took second place with a
time of 1:35.78. Kemp took fourth with a time of 1:41.59.
Mabank’s 1600-meter relay team placed third with a time of
Mabank’s Gentry took third in the 200-meter dash with a time of