Three area squads are hoping to build on successful years

By: 
Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Nolan County’s three area high school football teams — Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe — are a combined 23-7 as they begin the playoffs. Blackwell (10-0) and Roscoe (6-4) will get things started today as they face Guthrie and Farwell, respectively, in bi-district.
ROSCOE VS. FARWELL
What: Class 2A, Division II bi-district playoff
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Post’s Jimmie Redman Memorial Stadium
Records: Roscoe 6-4 overall, 3-2 in District 4-2A, Division II; Farwell 6-4 overall, 4-1 in District 3-2A, Division II
Playoff seeding: Roscoe was third in District 4-2A, Division II; Farwell was second in District 3-2A, Division II
Roscoe players to watch: Offense — RB Francisco Garcia; QB Jayden Gonzales; WR Jose Ortega; WR Brandon Lavalais; WR Micheal Wright; Defense — Ortega (safety); Paul Pantoja (line); Tait Fullwood (linebacker); Clemente Aguayo (linebacker); Parker Payne (line); Tristan Brooks (line); Nick Limones (linebacker); Diego Garza (DB)
BLACKWELL VS. GUTHRIE
What: Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff
When: 7:30 p.m. today
Where: Hermleigh’s Cardinal Stadium
Records: Blackwell 10-0 overall, 3-0 in District 7-1A, Division II; Guthrie 3-7 overall, 2-1 in District 8-1A, Division II
Playoff seeding: Blackwell was first in District 7-1A, Division II; Guthrie was second in District 8-1A, Division II
Blackwell players to watch on offense and defense: Brandon Brinkman, Hunter Clark, Cameron Coldiron, Joe Sanchez, Orrin Sirmons, Cade McKee, Kyler Walls, Michael Lowry, Nathaniel Shipman
HIGHLAND VS. JAYTON
What: Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Hermleigh’s Cardinal Stadium
Records: Highland 7-3 overall, 2-1 in District 7-1A, Division II; Jayton 7-3 overall, 3-0 in District 8-1A, Division II
Playoff seeding: Highland was second in District 7-1A, Division II; Jayton was first in District 8-1A, Division II
Highland players to watch on offense and defense: Eli Sauer, Nolan Montgomery, Richard Fomby, Dakota Bowen, Hayden Adams, Baily Garrett, Dylan Phillips, Max Ferguson, Jacob Hamilton

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