HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Alvord eclipses Nocona late

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

The Nocona High School football team will try to put last week’s loss behind them as the Indians hit the road to play Archer City.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
“Archer City got beat by Millsap,” Nocona head coach Brad Keck said. “But, I think the biggest thing is we have to focus on what we need to do. We’re a good football team when we can do things right.”
Archer City will employ a Wing-T on offense and 3-4 defense. The Wildcats allowed 250 yards to Millsap while only generating one touchdown themselves.
Nocona will have to change blocking schemes this week going against an odd-man front.
Keck wasn’t happy with the amount of penalties Nocona incurred in its 19-14 loss to Alvord. The Indians were called for 13 penalties.

Forestburg vs. Strawn

Forestburg faces another tough opponent on the road this week, traveling to tradition-rich Strawn.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Saint Jo vs. McKinney Cornerstone

Saint Jo will have its home opener this Friday taking on McKinney Cornerstone, a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Division II member.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Harley Sewell Field.
Cornerstone will employ a spread offense and 4-2 alignment on defense. Players from Cornerstone will have the edge on experience with five seniors, and they have some good “team speed.”

Nocona’s Parker Marshall attempts to juke a defender during Friday’s game versus Alvord at Jack Crain Stadium. The Indians had a fourth-quarter lead, but lost to the Bulldogs 19-14. (Courtesy photo by Susan Breeze)