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Mabank girls blast Kemp
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The Mabank Lady Panthers finished the first round of district play unbeaten Friday with a 3-0 win over the hosting Kemp Lady Yellowjackets.
Now 22-12 on the season, the Lady Panthers went 5-0 in the first round of District 13-3A volleyball play, and were scheduled to host the Crandall Lady Pirates in the second-round opener Tuesday.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Lady Yellowjacket Kylie Goswick (5) and Mabank Lady Panther Miranda Groom (8) battle at the net during the Lady Panthers’ 3-0 District 13-3A volleyball win over the hosting Lady ’Jackets Friday.

The Lady Yellowjackets (whose season and district record have not been reported) was scheduled to host the Ferris Lady Yellowjackets Tuesday.
Friday, Oct. 12, Kemp will host the Eustace Lady Bulldogs, while Mabank will travel to Kaufman. Next Tuesday, Oct. 16, Kemp will host Kaufman, while Mabank will visit Ferris. Each evening’s slate opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
At Kemp Friday, the Lady Panthers powered past the hosting Lady ’Jackets 25-16, 25-10 and 25-14.
“We played very poorly,” Mabank head coach Stacy Shelton said later.
“We missed five serves in the first game, five in the second game and two in the third game,” Shelton said. “You cannot win big matches missing that many serves. That is what cost us the match last year in the regional quarterfinals against Gilmer.
“We cannot play to the opponent’s level,” Shelton added. “We have to be consistent.”
Both Miranda Groom and Hali Schultz again led the Lady Panthers.
Schultz had a fine all-around match, hitting eight kills, with six digs, one serving ace and one assist, while Groom had 16 kills, five digs and one serving ace.
Kelsi Reynolds had 19 assists, along with one block and three digs, while Jessica Penney added 10 assists and one save.
Bridgette Tanner had two kills, one block, four digs and one assist, while Macey Thomas had four kills, one block, one dig and one assist.
Haley Brackenridge had one kill, Kelsie Busby had three digs and Ashley Corter had one assist, while Erica Umana added one dig and Lauren Hamilton had two digs.
Katie Cross had one kill, seven digs and two serving aces, while Amanda Johnson added one dig.
Individual scoring for the hosting Lady ’Jackets had not been reported by presstime Tuesday.

Kemp falls at Hillsboro, 34-9
By Marty Spakes
Special to The Monitor

HILLSBORO–Hillsboro running back Tevin McGruder rushed for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns to power the hosting Eagles past the Kemp Yellowjackets 34-9 Friday night.
Kemp, now 1-4 on the season, will begin District 13-3A play Friday, Oct. 12, when they host the Eustace Bulldogs (see related story).
Most of the 13-3A teams took Friday off, but both Kemp and Crandall were the visitors in homecoming contests. Crandall saw no success at all against the Canton Eagles, losing 47-0 in a game that wasn’t that close.
In Hillsboro, the Eagles broke open a fairly close game (14-7 at halftime) with three touchdowns in the third quarter. Both teams combined for seven turnovers in the error-filled contest.
Kemp was forced to punt on their first possession of the contest, and Matt Brown’s kick sailed 35 yards to midfield.
On third-and-five, Eagles quarterback Quinton Davis hit Gilberto Segura for seven yards to keep the drive alive.
On first-and-goal from the 2, Kemp’s defense stiffened, but the Eagles scored on second play when McGruder rumbled in from a yard out for his first touchdown of the night. The PAT kick attempt failed, leaving Hillsboro up 6-0 with 4:29 left in the first quarter.
Following a holding penalty on the ensuing kickoff, the Yellowjackets opened their second possession in decent field position at their 36.
Two plays later, quarterback Jeremy Quick (starting in place of an injured Matt Carr) found a wide-open Wesley Kerr in the middle of the field for a 63-yard touchdown.
Bryan Fivecoat’s PAT kick gave the ’Jackets a 7-6 lead.
On the ensuing Eagle possession, Jeremy Bush intercepted a pass, and Kemp set up shop at midfield.
Josh Carr found a huge hole on the right side of the Eagle defense and sprinted for a gain of 20 yards.
Quick tried a pitch-out right to Carr but was unable to get it to him, resulting in a fumble recovered by Eagle Michael Scales.
Hillsboro would begin the second quarter with the ball at midfield. On fourth-and-three, a sloppy pass from Davis was intercepted by Kemp’s T.J. Lindsay, giving the ’Jackets possession at their 20.
On the third play of the possession, Quick was intercepted by Leslie Hewitt at the Kemp 25.
With 12 seconds remaining in the first half, Davis called his own number and pounded the ball into the end zone from a yard out to put the hosting Eagles up 14-7 at halftime.
After the homecoming festivities, Hillsboro opened the third quarter on their 35.
A reverse to Darius Fennell gained 39 yards, placing the Eagles inside the Kemp 20.
With the ball at the 3, Hillsboro tried punching it in with McGruder, but was stopped short by Craig Hamilton and Cody Kuehn.
McGruder finally capped the drive from three yards out for his second rushing touchdown of the night. Davis added a two-point conversion run to give the Eagles a 22-7 lead.
Kemp could get nothing going their way on offense and were forced to punt.
With the ball on the Eagle 27, McGruder broke four tackles and sprinted down the Kemp sideline for a 76-yard touchdown.
After another Kemp punt, Davis hit Fennell for a gain of 20.
Later, Davis hit Fennell again for the touchdown from seven yards out, giving the Eagles a 34-7 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Lindsay would recover another Hillsboro fumble, but the ’Jackets were unable to capitalize on the turnover.
Wesley Stephens tackled an Eagle runner in the end zone for a safety late in the fourth quarter to put an end to the scoring.

Area youth ride at Terrell arena
Monitor Staff Reports
TERRELL–Area high school students competed in the fourth rodeo of the season for the Lone Star High School Rodeo Association Sept. 29 at Wade’s Arena in Terrell.
Kelsie Busby of Mabank High School took fifth place in poles and Nicole Harrison of Kemp High School placed 12th.
Josh McClintock of Kemp High School received a no time in bareback bronc riding.
Trevor Hamilton of Scurry High School received a no time in chute dogging.
Bethany Norman of Mabank High School took 14th place in barrels, and both Melissa Weller of Kemp High School and Harrison competed in barrels.
Dustin Jackson of Mabank High School received no times in both calf roping and in team roping as the header.


Upcoming games

Cross Country
Oct. 13
MHS @ Van Invitational

Oct. 22
District 13-3A meet
(Cedar Creek CC)
Oct 12
MHS @ Kaufman*

Oct. 19
KHS @ Crandall*

Oct. 26
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs Crandall*

*District 13-3A contest

Oct. 12
MHS @ Kaufman*

Oct. 16
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*

Oct. 19
KHS vs Crandall*

Oct. 23
EHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)

*District 13-3A contest

MLLFA games
Games: Midgets 4, Pee-Wee 6, Little League 8 p.m.
Oct. 13
Mabank @ Forney

Oct. 20
Mabank vs Malakoff

Oct. 27
Mabank vs Eustace

Nov. 3
Wild Card @ Forney

Nov. 10
Playoffs @ Kemp

Nov. 17
Superbowl @ Kemp