Doug Mote wins football contest

2017 HOMECOMING QUEEN NOMINEES – The Sudan homecoming queens are (From L-R): Beatriz Melendez, who will be escorted by Jesus Medrano; Lexi Bartley, who will be escorted by Noah Baker and Julie Juarez, who will be escorted by Ricky Cornejo. The homecoming queen winner will be announced on Friday as the Hornets host the Plains Cowboys.

(Staff Photo by Derek Lopez)

Doug Mote was the first place winner of the Lamb County Leader-News Football Contest this week with 17 points.

Charlie Bishop and Floyd Trevino tied with 16 points, so second and third place were determined by the tie-breaker, which was the combined score of Dublin and Breckenridge, 51.

Bishop’s guess of 48 points gave him second place honors this week, while Trevino finished in third place with a guess of 40 points.

The games that gave contestants the most trouble this week came from the NFL ranks as the Miami Dolphins fell to the New York Jets, 20-6 and the New Orleans Saints pounding the Carolina Panthers, 34-13.

Most people picked the Patriots over the Texans, Chiefs over the Chargers and Eagles over the Giants.

On the college slate of games, Oklahoma nearly slipped up against the Bears, but came out victorious, 49-41, while Georgia State gave a lot of people an X as they downed Charlotte, 28-0.


Fillies fall in straight sets against Sanford Fritch


The Olton Fillies’ varsity volleyball team closed out the first half of district play on Saturday with a home loss to Sanford Fritch in straight sets.

The Fillies fall to 3-16 overall, 0-6 in district play.

Sanford Fritch took set one, 8-25; set two, 18-25 and set three 17-25.

The Fillies played a nondistrict match with Southcrest Christian on the road on Tuesday. Results were not available at press time.

They will open the second round of district play at home against Miami on Saturday.

The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.


Olton looking for homecoming victory over Longhorns

The Olton Mustangs’ varsity football team dropped a close contest to Bovina on Friday, 14-12.

The loss drops the Mustangs to 2-2 overall on the season.

In the opening quarter, Olton took the lead as freshman quarterback, Jack Allcorn, connected with senior wide receiver, Zach Ramage, for a 58-yard touchdown pass, making the score, 6-0, after the failed two point conversion.

In the second quarter, Jadon Quintana would return a fumble 72-yards for a Bovina touchdown, but a failed two-point conversion left the game tied, 6-6.

However, junior running back, Zane Gunter, would find the end zone on a three-yard score, putting Olton up, 12-6, going into the locker room at halftime.

Bovina would score the only points of the second half in the third quarter, as Quintana connected with David Lara for a 23-yard touchdown pass. Marco Sanchez would run it in for the two-point conversion and those two points proved to be the difference in the game.


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