Photo by Heather Hitt

Sideline catch for senior

Zach Mueller makes a catch near the sideline and tries to elude a La Vega defender. The Hornets season ended Friday with a 3-7 overall record. They finished tied for third in District 5-4A, but were left out of the playoffs on a tiebreaker with China Spring and Brownwood.

Hornet football season ends tied for third and no playoffs

No. 4 state-ranked La Vega used a strong second half to down Gatesville 49-14 Friday night in what ended up being the season finale for the Hornets. The loss, coupled

Photo by Mark Goodson

Big night for Elks

Trevor Sellers of Jonesboro hangs on to Justin Hightower’s jersey while trying to bring down the Evant back in Friday’s clash between the two rivals. Evant won the game, 52-40, to claim a share of the District 15-1A title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Jonesboro also qualifies for the playoffs. Both teams were 2-1 in district, but Evant gets the No. 1 seed with the head-to-head win. In right photo, Evant junior Colton McCann turns up fi eld for a gain. McCann had a standout game with 217 yards rushing and three toudhdowns.

Evant’s speed earns No. 1 seed

Colton McCann said football is his first love and running for long touchdowns is just part of it. “I love it,’’ said the junior running back/defensive after providing some big


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