The History of ‘The Battle of 377’
Battle of 377 – 82 meetings in 85 years through 2022. Brownwood: 23 — 1964-1987 (did not play in 1967) Brownwood: 25 years unbeaten — 1964-1989 (tie in 1988) Stephenville: 4 — 1948-51, 1999-2002, 2004-2009 (did not play in 2006, 2007) Current Win Streak. Stephenville: 3.
DCTF ranks Lions No. 7, Stephenville No. 9 ahead of showdown
Friday’s 83rd meeting in the Battle of 377 will feature a pair of Top 10 teams, according to latest edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football ratings, which were released Monday. The undefeated Brownwood Lions (5-0) maintained their No. 7 ranking in Class 4A Division I after Friday’s 31-38...
Weekly Sports Calendar Sept. 25-30
Brownwood at Mineral Wells, 6 p.m. Brock at Early, 6:30 p.m. Coleman at Bangs, 6:30 p.m. Howard Payne at Sul Ross, 6 p.m. Gatesville at Brownwood, 4 p.m. Howard Payne at UT-Dallas, 5 p.m. MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER. Howard Payne at UT-Dallas, 7:30 p.m. ***. Friday, Sept. 29. FOOTBALL. Stephenville...
Rhonda Howard, Ken Lamkin to be honored as Longhorn Legends Oct. 6
The 2023 Longhorn Legends were recently announced as Rhonda Howard and Ken Lamkin will be honored on Friday, Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Early High School Student Activity Center and again at 6 p.m. at Longhorn Stadium, prior to Early’s District 2-3A Division II opener and homecoming contest against Ballinger.
WEEK 5 GRIDIRON REWIND: May, Brookesmith, Blanket, Coleman, San Saba, Cross Plains, Richland Springs add to victory totals
MAY – The Class A Division I No. 7 May Tigers escaped with a 55-54 home victory over Fort Worth THESA Friday night, improving to 4-1 in the process. The Tigers generated 416 yards of total offense – 299 rushing and 117 passing – against TAIAO third-ranked THESA (1-3).
‘Out of the Box’ with Dallas Huston: The worm game
This I think occurred in the late 1970’s. I’m so old I can’t remember. But the Brownwood Lions were in the playoffs so I guess it was ’77 or ’78, in fact I think we went ahead and won State that year. We were playing in Waco that night in the second round of the playoffs and it’s a team that we beat fairly comfortably. Fact is, I think it’s the only time we ever played them and we won that night.
Brownwood-Stephenville FCA Challenge ongoing this week
During the Brownwood/Stephenville football game this Friday, Sept. 30, Brownwood FCA is challenging Stephenville FCA in a friendly funding raising competition. Each school will be raising money through fan donations during the first half of the game. Fans can donate inside the gate at the game, or anytime during the week of the game through Venmo at @BrownwoodareaFCA. All proceeds will go to the Huddle for each school with half going to the school’s camp fund, and half going to the school’s huddle to pay for snacks and other thing needed through out the year. It’s a friendly competition showing the schools can be rivals on the field, but united in Christ.
Lampasas tennis picks up hard-fought win over Brownwood
The Lampasas tennis team pulled out a close win over the Brownwood Lions last Thursday. “The past five years have been decided by one or two matches, and this year was just as close,” Badger head coach Kenneth Peiser. Clyde Ashfield/Elijah Copeland won the first set but fell in the third set tiebreaker. Luke Rogers/Brock Messinger played well and won their first match in a while, Peiser said. …
Local Football Standings – Through Week 5
— Week 5 Games (Sept. 21-23) Week 6 Games (Sept. 28-30) Week 5 Games (Sept. 21-23) Week 6 Games (Sept. 28-30) Week 5 Games (Sept. 21-23) Week 6 Games (Sept. 28-30) Week 5 Games (Sept. 21-23) De Leon 40, Bangs 21. Coleman 46, Goldthwaite 33. San Saba 32, Hamilton 28.
No. 7 Lions withstand threat from 4A DII No. 10 Connally, prevail 31-28
In a game that lived up to the hype that surrounded it all week, the Class 4A Division I No. 7 Brownwood Lions again found a way to win and keep their unblemished record intact. The Lions built a 10-point second-half advantage, only to witness the Class 4A Division II...
Friday Night Dr. Pepper Football Scoreboard
Blanket at Moran (Saturday) (courtesy Derrick Stuckly of Brownwoodnews.com)
Lady Lions cross country finishes sixth as a team at Lubbock Invitational
LUBBOCK – The Brownwood Lady Lions finished sixth as a team at the Lubbock Invitational Saturday at Mae Simmons Park, site of the Region I-4A meet later this fall. Brownwood amassed 162 points which left them behind Dumas (43), Canyon (71), Andrews (122), Krum (132), and Hereford (155). Sidney...
Early concludes pre-district slate with 52-14 loss at 4A DI Burnet
BURNET – The Early Longhorns put the finishing touches on the 2023 pre-district schedule Friday night, suffering a 52-14 setback at the hands of the Burnet Bulldogs for their fourth consecutive loss. Early (1-4) finished with 264 yards of total offense – 204 passing and 60 rushing – and...
Martinez’s leg proving invaluable for No. 7 Lions
From the NFL, through college, down to the high school ranks, kickers are often taken for granted. That’s certainly not the case for the No. 7 Brownwood Lions, where senior Junior Martinez has proven to be much more than the typical unsung hero. Prior to the fifth game of...
Lady Dragons defeated in district opener by Albany
ALBANY – The Bangs Lady Dragons were dealt a defeat in their first District 6-2A volleyball match of the season Saturday, falling to Albany by a 25-21, 25-17, 25-9 count. Standouts for the Lady Dragons included Joey Newton with 2 assists and 5 digs; Neeley Bradley with 1 ace, 3 kills, 13 assists and 8 digs; Raylee Hutchins with 2 kills and 2 digs; Kasey Solis with 1 digs and 1 solo block and 1 block assists; Julianna Ethridge with 1 ace and 15 digs; Emily Baker with 1 kill and 2 digs; Cloey Petty with 1 aces and 6 digs; Ava Boren with 3 aces, 5 kills, 3 assists and 5 digs; and Jadyn Miller with 2 aces, 7 kills and 7 digs.
Zephyr volleyball tops Lingleville for fourth consecutive straight-set victory
ZEPHYR – The Zephyr Lady Bulldogs recorded their fourth consecutive straight-set victory Saturday, defeating Lingleville at home, 25-15, 25-17, 25-21. Next up for the Lady Bulldogs at 5 p.m. road trip to Gustine Tuesday.
SUBVARSITY FOOTBALL REPORT: JV Lions improve to 5-0 with 28-14 victory at Connally
WACO – The Brownwood JV Lions kept their unblemished record intact with a 28-14 road victory over the Waco Connally Cadets Thursday night. Quarterback Dallas Shumaker completed 7 of 8 passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed two touchdowns of 15 and 30 yards. Sophomore receiver...
Bangs starts District 5-2A Division I action with 40-21 home loss to De Leon
BANGS – Seeking a second consecutive postseason berth in head coach Jason Cole’s first season, the Bangs Dragons will face an uphill climb after dropping a 40-21 contest to the De Leon Bearcats Friday night in the District 5-2A Division I opener for both teams. Bangs (1-4, 0-1)...
No. 7 Lions face greatest threat to date in visiting 4A DII No. 10 Waco Connally
The Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Class 4A Division I No. 7 Brownwood Lions have cleared every hurdle in their path thus far on the 2023 schedule, but Friday night’s challenge awaiting at Gordon Wood Stadium could be their toughest yet. The Waco Connally Cadets (3-1), ranked No. 10...
Gents edge Howard Payne In 3-2 Comeback Win
Shreveport– The Centenary men's soccer team recorded a 3-2 comeback victory over the Howard Payne University Yellow Jackets in a non-conference contest on Saturday afternoon at Mayo Field. The Gents (3-3-2) fell behind the Yellow Jackets (1-6) by a score of 2-1 early in the second half, but scored...