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November 10
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 314.42
Water Temperature:
68 degrees - top
63 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Birding Basics
Purtis Creek State Park will hold a birding basics information session from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
Take a hike and learn about techniques for finding and identifying birds. Wear comfortable shoes, bring binoculars, if you have them, otherwise the park has a few to loan out. Meet at the overflow camping parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints
Learn the basics of “Leave No Trace” and how photography can help grasp your memories from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Purtis Creek State Park.
Bring your digital camera and learn a few techniques for taking nature pictures, afterwards, we will take a hike for a scavenger hunt of things in nature, then review what we found. For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Upcoming Events

Basketball (boys)

Nov. 15
• Neches @ Eustace – 5 p.m.
• T.K. Gorman @ Mabank – 6 p.m.
Nov. 18
• Eustace @ Cross Roads – 5 p.m.
Nov. 21-22
• TASO Classic tournament @ Mabank
Nov. 29
• Eustace @ Fruitvale – 5:45 p.m.
• Van @ Mabank – 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (girls)

Nov. 11
• Kemp @ Frankston – 5 p.m.
Nov. 12
• Eustace @ Van – 10 a.m.
Nov. 15
• Grand Saline @ Eustace – 5 p.m.
• Kemp @ Canton – 5 p.m.
• Commerce @ Mabank – 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 18
• Nevada Community @ Kemp – 5 p.m.
• Spring Hill @ Mabank – 6 p.m.
Nov. 21
• Kemp @ Eustace – 5 p.m.
Nov. 21-22
• TASO Classic tournament @ Mabank




































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Sports Highlights

Bulldogs bash Dallas Life Oak Cliff, 54-13
Eustace to face Callisburg in playoff game Friday
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs roared past the visiting Dallas Life Oak Cliff Lions, 54-13, Friday to end the regular season.
The win puts the Bulldogs in second place, ready to face the Callisburg Wildcats tomorrow night.
The game will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Greenville.

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
A trio of Eustace Bulldogs take down a Dallas Life Oak Cliff ball carrier. The hosting Bulldogs gained a big, 54-13, win over Dallas Life Friday. They will play Callisburg at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Greenville.

Against Dallas Life, the Bulldogs racked up 627 yards of total offense, all rushing. The ’Dogs threw no passes, but pounded the ball on the ground with such efficiency, no passes were needed.
The Lions scored the first points of the game on a 62-yard run. The PAT failed, leaving Dallas Life ahead 6-0.
The lead didn’t last long as Blake Ward scored two touchdowns in the quarter. His first score came after a two-yard shot, his second on a four-yard run.
Both of Gavin Kirkhart’s PAT kicks were good, giving Eustace a 14-6 lead after one.
Eustace scored twice more in the second quarter, both on Tyler Folsom runs. The first one was a 22-yard, and the second a 15-yard blast.
Kirkhart’s first kick split the uprights, but his second PAT attempt was blocked.
Eustace took a 27-6 lead into halftime.
The Bulldogs added 14 points to their lead in the third quarter. Jacob McCarter scored on an 11-yard run, and Folsom added a touchdown on an eight-yard run.
Kirkhart’s kicks were good, giving Eustace a 41-6 lead after three quarters.
Life Oak sputtered to life in the fourth quarter, scoring a touchdown on a flashy 57-yard run.
Eustace, however, replied with a 44-yard touchdown run by McCarter. Kirkhart’s kick missed.
Jesus Barcenas scored a touchdown on his own flashy, 66-yard shot downfield. The PAT was good.
McCarter led the Bulldog rushing assault with 209 yards on 19 carries. He scored two touchdowns.
Ward rushed 24 times for 192 yards and scored twice.
Folsom added 124 yards on 12 carries. He also added three touchdowns. Barcenas rushed seven times for 102 yards.
The Bulldogs now boast a team with three 1,000 rushers.

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Kemp Yellowjackets fall to Kaufman Lions, 48-7
By Curtis Donovan
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–Senior Night for the Kemp Yellowjackets ended in another disappointing loss, not able to post points on the score board until the third quarter.
That’s when after determinately marching toward the Kemp goal post, running back Jared Lane stepped across the goal line, after a ball snap at the one-yard line.
Mitchell Pinion, who rushed for 31 yards on eight carries, and Lane, who contributed 29 yards and a touchdown to the home team effort, led the Yellowjackets Nov. 4. Even though they had good success at holding the Lions early in the contest, the ’Jackets defense could not stop the Lions offense as senior Jamikal Jobe led all rushers with 194 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries.
Kemp was held to 184 total offensive yards as sophomore quarterback Corey Watkins went seven of 21 in passing for 76 yards and two interceptions.
Jordan Freeman and Lane combined for four receptions for 56 yards to lead the Yellowjackets receivers.
Kaufman was led by Jobe’s highlight reel rushing performance. Clay Rhodes added 60 yards on three carries, followed by Laxavier Battee’s three carries for 23 yards and Shelby Brent’s contribution of one carry for 29 yards on as the Lions amassed 328 total rushing yards.

Panthers fall to North Forney Falcons
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MABANK–The hosting Mabank Panthers lost to the North Forney Falcons, 35-14, last Friday.
Mabank ended the season with a 4-6 overall record, and were 1-4 in District 13-3A play.
Mabank put the first points on the board in the first quarter on a quick run by Trevor Chasteen.
Mabank held North Forney scoreless in the quarter.
In the second quarter, North Forney scored 21 points, while Mabank added just seven more on a powerful run by Korey Givens with 4:10 left in the half.
That was all Mabank scored, and the Falcons took a 21-14 lead into halftime.
Mabank was held scoreless in the second half of the game, while North Forney added 14 points for good measure.
The Mabank offense rushed 33 times for 136 yards.
Quarterback Austin Craig led the Panther rushing game with 10 carries for 43 yards. Givens rushed 11 times for 34 yards.
Mabank quarterbacks Craig and Rance Thorne combines for 19 completions out of 30 attempts for 166 yards. Craig passed for 68 yards and one interception, while Thorne passed for 98 yards and three interceptions.
Thorne was put to use after Craig sustained an injury just 6:33 into the second half.
Panther receiver Ryan Walker led with six receptions for 58 yards. Tanner Marler caught three passes for 33 yards, Robert Erskine had five receptions for 32 yards and Jake Raney caught two for 30 yards.



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