As a college student who usually doesn't have time to travel, I tend to cover sports within a 50-mile radius of Abilene. This week was quite the opposite! 500 miles and 7 collective hours of roundtrip driving debunked that myth about me in a hurry! On Thursday, I drove out to San Angelo to capture the undefeated Hawley Bearcats' faceoff against the Christoval Cougars (2-3 in district). The
Bearcats didn't let up on the Cougars until the end of the third quarter! Even then, Christoval only managed one touchdown and a 2-point conversion before Hawley laid it back on them. The Bearcats closed the game with 52-8. This was the first time I have ever shot in San Angelo Stadium. Their lighting is the best I have ever shot in by far. The Bearcats will play against Panhandle this Friday at Lubbock's Lowry Field with kickoff at 3 PM. While I won't be able to make it for that game, I am sure it will be an exciting battle to watch considering both of the team's solid records in district.
Even after getting home at midnight from San Angelo the night before, I refused to stay in on a Friday night. I traveled to Trinity Christian's Archie Warwick Memorial Stadium on Friday to capture their Bi-District game against McKinney Christian. You may be asking, "Why Lubbock, Jacob?". This is actually only my second time covering a game for Trinity Christian. Lubbock is one of my contenders for moving to after college.
Nonetheless, this was an extremely fun game to cover. While Hawley had some mercy for Christoval, Trinity Christian had NONE for McKinney Christian. They ended the game with an impressive 42-0. At the close of the game, two players CARRIED the head coach off the field as a celebration of the last home game of his career. They honored him with a montage video of his time at Trinity Christian along with video messages from several. The Lions will play against Grace Prep next Saturday at 1 PM in the Area round.