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TEXHOMAâPerhaps the semifinal game with Ringling on Saturday will be just another bump in the road to the Class A State Championship for the Red Devils, but nothing should be taken for granted.
It will be Red Devils vs. Blue Devils.
Texhoma head coach Aaron Witten is not taking the challenge lightly.
âRingling is by far the best team that weâve seen this year,â Witten said.
âThey are big and physical and play very hard. It will take our best effort to get the win,â he said.
Guymon opened the 2012-2013 basketball season with a pair of close contests with Beaver. The Tigers edged the Dusters 50-48 and the Lady Dusters defeated the Lady Tigers 38-33.
Guymon boys 50, Beaver 48
The Tigers hung on for a 50-48 win over Beaver in the home opener.
HARDESTYâThe Bison got a needed first win Monday night with a 52-24 win over Yarbrough after dropping the first three games of the season.
Hardesty jumped on the Lobos with a 17-0 first quarter. Yarbrough came back and matched the Bison with an 11-11 second stanza. The second half went in Hardestyâs favor outscoring the Lobos in each of the last two quarters.
âIt was a very much needed game for my boys coming in 0-3. We needed a win,â said Hardesty head coach Russell Byers.
âI was pleased with all of my guys the way they hustled,â he said.
HARDESTYâNew defensive strategy paid off for the Lady Bison as they controlled four quarters against Yarbrough Monday night, winning 44-27.
The Lady Bison got on the board first and never looked back. While Hardesty held leads of 10-to-15 points throughout much of the game, the Lady Lobos narrowed the point spread and came within five points twice.
Hardestyâs press proved very effective against Yarbrough.
âWe just put the new press in and the kids did real good,â said Hardesty head coach Russell Byers.
The Lady Bisonâs Natasha Colpetzer and Caitlyn Gilbert led the defense in steals.
TEXHOMAâTwo Texhoma High School cheerleaders were among 700 cheerleaders from all 50 states that participated in the Macyâs Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
Tana Koehn and Caitlyn Romero were the only two participants from the Oklahoma Panhandle. Texhoma cheerleader Reagan Higgins was also selected for the New York trip but didnât go because she had a commitment to sing at a wedding. A cheerleader from Turpin was also selected but did not make the trip.
Texhoma cheer coach Ursula Whitfield nominated the girls.
ELMORE CITYâElated Red Devil fans that made the more than 300 mile trip from Texhoma for the Class A quarterfinal playoff game Friday night went onto the field after the game to congratulate the Red Devils on their 26-14 win, advancing Texhoma to the semifinals.
What was a 32-team field is now just four.
The Texhoma win dashed the championship aspirations of the Elmore City-Pernell Badgers (7-5).
The win over the much larger Badgers was Texhomaâs first playoff game on the road after winning the first two at Wheatbowl Stadium.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol escorted the Texhoma Red Devils through Texhoma and Guymon Police escorted the bus carrying the team through Guymon as the Red Devils made their way to Norman on Thanksgiving Day. The Red Devils will be in Elmore City Friday to prepare for the quarterfinal playoff game with Elmore City-Pernell Friday night at 7:30 p.m. A win over Elmore City-Pernell (7-4) by undefeated Texhoma advances the Red Devils to the semifinal game in one week.
TEXHOMAâWith a Thanksgiving weekend quarterfinal game ahead Friday night, it is likely to be just one more hurdle for the Red Devils to clear on their way to state championship game.
That hurdle for the undefeated Red Devils is the Elmore City-Pernell Badgers (7-4). The game will be played in Elmore City.
The Red Devils beat Snyder 56-0 at home in the first round of the playoffs on Nov. 9, and then defeated Crescent 58-20 on No. 16, also at home. Texhoma, 9-0 in regular season play, earned the privilege of playing the first two playoff games at home.
GOODWELLâThe Eagles opened the season at home to a stifling pressure press from the Bobcats that forced 27 turnovers and kept Tyrone in control all four quarters.
The Bobcatsâ third game of the season was a 30-point, 58-28 win. Tyrone is now 3-0. The loss was the season opener for the Eagles.
Goodwell was only able to score three points in the first quarter and only scored a double figure in the final stanza. That was 12 points.
Tyrone scored 38 of the 58 points in the second half.
GOODWELLâShambri Kelso hit both ends of a one-and-one putting the Lady Eagles on the board early in the first quarter Tuesday night. Goodwell never looked back as they went on to command all four quarters.
The pair of charity tosses was the beginning of a 27-point performance for the freshman starter.
While it was Goodwellâs first game of the season, it was the third for Tyrone (2-0) going into the 66-37 loss to the Lady Eagles.
âIt was their third game and our first game, so I was super pleased,â said Goodwell head coach Gary Page.