ICYMI: A Wild Weekend in Sports
Brendan Clary, Staff Writer
Sep. 10, 2013
A weekly look at the happenings in the world of sports from staff writer Brendan Clary.
Although having to return to school and work after having Labor Day Weekend last week, most sports fan would walk from the past weekend in sports extremely pleased with the product that was produced.
First things first, Kliff Kingsbury's home debut at Jones AT&T Stadium was a VERY successful one as the Red Raiders "slobber-knocked" the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks around to the tune of 61-13. Sensational freshman Baker Mayfield continued his dominance as the Red Raider signal caller as he threw for three touchdowns with zero interceptions. Texas Tech, on a short week, will face the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University this Thursday at 6:30pm at "The Jones.
"The 2013-2014 football season continues to be a successful one for a pair area high school coaches and Lubbock Christian University alumni. The Coronado Mustangs improved to 2-0 as they faced off against another crosstown foe in the form of the Lubbock High Westerners. CHS head coach, Kent Jackson, led the Mustangs to a 56-27 victory and will face a nice test as they take on San Angelo Central this Friday evening inside the new confines of Lowrey Field at PlainsCapital Park. Chad Terry, athletic director and head football coach at Slaton High School, took the Tigers and his staff (including numerous LCU alumni) on the road for a neutral site game in Wink against the Eagles from Van Horn. After a slow start, the Tigers would blow the game wide open and walk away after the final horn with a 42-6 victory to improve to 2-0 with a huge rivalry game against the Post Antelopes coming up this Friday evening just down "Old 84" in Post.
As I'm sure for most Dallas Cowboys fans, this weekend brought a fair amount of cautious optimism as the Cowboys opened the season at newly named AT&T Stadium against their bitter foe, the New York Giants. For those that didn't get a chance to catch the game, I will just say this: "Holy Cow"-boys. Tony Romo and the 'Boys finally snapped a 4-game losing streak at home to the Giants by forcing six, yes I said six, turnovers. The crazy and maybe even scary thing about the whole game is that Eli Manning threw for over 400 yards and the Cowboys were still able to hold on.
As always the Lubbock Christian University football program continued their impressive undefeated streak that dates back to 1984.
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