Kemp falls to Edgewood,
By Curtis Donovan
KEMP–The Kemp Yellowjackets were defeated by the visiting
Edgewood Bulldogs, 21-7, Friday.
The ’Jackets received the opening kickoff at their own 41 yard
line and started strong.
Using impressive runs of 11 and 12 yards by senior running back
Kyle Kimberling, Kemp rumbled down the field and scored on a
one-yard run by sophomore quarterback Corey Watkins to take a
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Kemp Yellowjacket Kyle Kimberling breaks free for big yards in
Kemp’s 21-7 loss to the visiting Edgewood Bulldogs Friday.
With 4:32 left in the first quarter, Edgewood’s Jacob Sharff
fielded the kickoff at the 20 and returned for a touchdown, only
to be called back by a personal foul penalty.
Beginning at their own 36, the Bulldogs advanced to the
Yellowjackets 44 where, on fourth down, quarterback Ethan Rutter
surprised the Yellowjackets with a quick kick, resulting in a
fumble and Bulldog recovery at Kemp’s 32.
It took only five plays, including three consecutive pass
completions before Rutter crashed in from the 6 yard line on the
first play of the second quarter.
Ethan Rumsey contributed the first of his PAT’s for the evening,
tying the score at 7-7,
After a 15-yard kick return by Kemp captain Jared Lane, the
Yellowjackets were forced to punt after three downs.
The Bulldogs began their next possession with a 20-yard run,
which was moved back five yards by a penalty for movement.
Again, Rutter’s passing was impressive. Completing 4 out of 5
attempts, he delivered passes of 9 and 13 yards to Tyler
Germany. A 24-yard scoring reception by Kevin Davis highlighted
the drive. Rumsey’s second PAT of the evening gave the Bulldogs
a 14-7 lead with 5:35 remaining in the first half.
Edgewood scored again with 1:48 remaining in the third quarter
on a pass from Rutter to Deloach from the 7 yard line. Rumsey’s
PAT was good, and the Bulldogs took a 21-7 lead.
In the contest, Kemp rushed 39 times for 118 yards, while
Edgewood rushed 24 times for 111 yards.
Kimberling carried the ball 10 times for 57 yards and scored
once, Watkins had 10 carries for 22 yards and Cameron Anderson
carried the ball nine times for 24 yards. Lane added nine yards
on six carries.
However, Edgewood’s passing game far surpassed Kemp’s. Bulldog
quarterback Rutter had 20 completions for 197 yards, including a
touchdown and an interception.
Yellowjacket passers Watkins, Hughes and Kimberling combined for
just six completions for 79 yards with no interceptions. All of
Kemp’s passing yards came on Watkins’ throws.
Kemp receiver Lane caught two passes for 30 yards, Kimberling
caught three for 34 yards and Hughes caught one for 15 yards.
Kemp will host the Mineola Yellowjackets Friday. Mineola
defeated Bullard 35-0 Friday.
“Mineola has two good running backs, two really good receivers
and their quarterback is very good,” Kemp head coach Greg
“It will be a big test for us, but we’re a little bigger on the
offensive line,” Anderson said. That size advantage will help,
although Mineola has a speed advantage.
Anderson welcomes the challenge, knowing that by playing strong
schools, his Yellowjackets will be used to stiff competition.
“Our goal is to be playing our best football when district
starts,” he commented.
Eustace cross country competes
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–The Eustace cross country team competed in the 11th
annual Elk Run at Chisenhall Park in Burleson, Sept. 2. The meet
hosted mostly 4A and 5A public and private schools.
The varsity girls finished ninth out of the 22 teams in the 4A
and under division, with 162 individuals represented.
The girls were lead by sophomores Tarah Herrera and Meagan
Gunter who placed 28th and 29th respectively.
Samantha Crocker placed 57th, Kara Zimmerer placed 83rd, Crystal
Garza placed 109th and Shelby Stegent placed 130th.
The girls beat all the other 2A schools there, including the
regional champions from last year.
The varsity boys placed fourth out of the 29 teams in the 4A and
under division with 212 individuals competing.
The boys were lead by freshman Mark Zimmerer, who placed 15th,
and Evan Arambula, who placed 30th
Michael Yates placed 38th, Ben Huddleston placed 49th, Gavin
Kirkhart placed 59th and Trey Russell placed 95th.
The junior varsity girls finished sixth out of 12 teams in the
3A and under division with 112 individuals. They were lead by
freshman Emily Morton, who placed 16th.
Grace Holcombe placed 26th, Yamilex Ochoa placed 38th, Skyler
Burk placed 60th and Madi Allen placed 66th.
The JV boys finished fifth out of 16 teams in the 3A and under
division with 168 individuals competing.
They were lead by junior Jason Ballenger, who placed ninth.
Hunter Norris and Thomas Henderson placed 24th and 26th, Ryan
Brown placed 41st and Brandon Hall placed 43rd.
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Mabank Lady Panther Reagan Thornton (3) jumps high for a hit
against the visiting Eustace Lady Bulldogs Friday. Mabank won
the contest in three games; 25-19, 25-10 and 25-1.