HS Football Honor Roll for Week 8

Here’s this week’s South Plains Preview Show High School Football Honor Roll for the area football teams. We’ll try to not only publish them for the rest of the season, but we’ll also add the other weeks of the season as well. With six teams on the bye this week, the list isn’t as long as it usually is during district play. However, everyone will be in district mode beginning this week, if they haven’t been already, so we should be seeing more great performances across the board. Read more

News and Notes: UIL expands 2A playoffs

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has announced several amendments that have been approved, including a big one which will affect all Class 2A sports beginning next season. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: Obstacles Remain for Dallas Cowboys despite Hot Start

After a stunning road upset of the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys are the toast of the NFL. It’s a sentence that causes one to double-take because going in to this season, it seemed not only improbable but impossible. Now with all of the attention for the right reasons on Dallas for the first time in years, America’s Team still shouldn’t be considered a playoff lock this early in the season. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: Gurley’s Suspension a Blessing in Disguise

Georgia running back and current Heisman favorite running back Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely for allegedly signing autographs for memorabilia dealers in exchange for money. Gurley likely won’t play another down of college football after it is expected he will be suspended for the season. Fortunately for him, that could benefit him more than you’d think. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the (Sports) Year

Turn the calendar to October, and one immediately thinks of fall colors, hot chocolate, bonfires and fall nostalgia. For sports fans, October represents one of if not the best time of the year. Read more

Pioneer VB sweeps St. Gregory’s

(Story from Wayland Baptist University Athletics)

SHAWNEE, Okla. – After suffering a setback Friday against John Brown, the No. 22 Wayland Baptist volleyball team bounced back Saturday against St. Gregory’s, winning the match in a three-game sweep, 25-17, 25-17 and 25-11.  Read more

WBU CC gets two individual wins in Stillwater

(From Calvin Bass/Wayland Baptist University Athletics)

Sarah Jerotich and Benard Keter picked up individual wins for the Pioneers Saturday at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla. As a team the Wayland Baptist women’s cross country team finished second, while the men came in fourth. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: Arkansas, Texas A&M bring contrasting styles to matchup

Perhaps one of the most intriguing games on the college football slate tomorrow is a matchup at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as Arkansas squares off against Texas A&M, but not due to rankings or hype. The reason to watch is to see contrasting styles in an old-vs.-new battle in the toughest division in all of college football, the SEC West. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: Stop making excuses for Jameis Winston

News broke yesterday of yet another incident involving Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston. In this instance, Winston stood on some tables and shouted a popular internet meme full of obscenities.

The obvious defense of Winston that is he a young college kid, but the “college kids make mistakes” argument is not good enough anymore. When a person makes a mistake, they can do only one of two things—learn from it or keep making the said mistake. Winston clearly falls into the latter category. Read more

Texas AP High School Football Poll (Sept. 15)

One area team earned votes, as did four teams area squads will face off with this season, in the latest Texas Associated Press High School Football Rankings, released on Monday.

Abernathy, who would be 12th in the poll in Class 2A, was the lone team from the area to earn votes.

Four opposing teams – two each on Plainview’s and Tulia’s schedule – earned votes as well this week. Both Canyon High and Canyon Randall totaled four points to finished tied for 19th in the Class 5A Poll. Spearman – who faces Tulia on October 31 – earned votes in the Class 3A poll, while Stratford, who beat Tulia in Week 2, finished the equivalent of 11th in the Class 2A poll. Read more

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