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Academic Decathlon News
Bandera Academic Decathlon participated at the Northside Scrimmage held at Health Careers High school. The Bandera team took first place in super quiz and second overall at the meet.
Top individual results are:
Sam Nimmrichter - 1st science, 2nd economics, 2nd social science, 5th art and 5th literature.
Riley Longobardi - 1st economics, 1st social science, 2nd science, 2nd literature and 5th art
Hannah Bates - 1st science, 2nd literature, 2nd social science, and 3rd art
Ethan Ellingson - 1st math, 1st literature, 1st social science, 2nd music, 2nd economics, 3rd science, and 5th art
Esau Amaya - 4th social science
Samantha Rubalcava - 4th economics and 4th literature
Luke Bitzkie - 3rd music, 3rd science, and 4th social science
Chris McKnelly - 2nd science, 2nd social science, 4th art, 4th economics, and 4th literature
Rebecca Ellingson - 4th music, and 4th literature.
Additionally, the following students received recognition for being top overall scorers of the tournament.
Sam Nimmrichter - 5th overall varsity
Riley Longobardi - 2nd overall varsity
Hannah Bates - 5th overall scholastic
Ethan Ellingson - 2nd overall scholastic
Chris McKnelly - 3rd overall honors
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Bulldog Sports News
BHS Cross Country by Coach Ashcraft
The Bandera Lady Bulldog Cross Country Teams competed in the District 28-4A Cross Country
Meet in Llano on Thursday, October 17th. The Varsity Lady Bulldogs set the tone for the rest of
the day as they came out ready to run. The Varsity girls took first place as a team with a total of
32 points. The girls are District Champions for the 12th year in a row. All 7 girls came away
from the meet with faster times than previously on this course. 6 of the 7 girls also medaled
individually as well. Their individual results are as follows:
Raelynn Butler 3rd
Morgan Cole 5th
Hannah Edwards 6th
Jordan Edwards 10th
Elexis Pearson 14th
Corinne McMullan 15th
Caitlyn Thrasher 22nd
In the Junior Varsity race the Lady Bulldogs took charge immediately. Junior, Halle Rios and
Freshman, Kaitlin Doebbler worked together to push the front of the pack while Danielle
Gonzales closed the gap on the second half of the race. The Lady Bulldogs dominated the
Junior Varsity race as they almost came up with a perfect team score. They won the gold as a
team with 19 points over Fredericksburg who placed 2nd with 48 points. The top 7 girls all
medaled individually. The Junior Varsity Girls results were as follows:
Halle Rios 1st
Kaitlin Doebbler 2nd
Danielle Gonzales 3rd
Mallorie Powell 6th
Bietzel Gonzales 7th
Ashlyn Brown 8th
Ashley Grodman 14th
Gracie Wilson 20th
Madison Gillaspie 25th
Mia Ramirez 32nd
Noellia Guevarra 34th
Emily Garcia 39th
Tanna Flewellen 41st
Araya Mendiola 45th
In the Senior Division we had three girls earn medals. Those results were as follows:
Anna Guajardo 2nd
Caitlin Watson 3rd
Ofelia Macias 5th
The Varsity Lady Bulldogs will be competing at the UIL Region IV Cross Country Meet on
Monday, October 28th. Please congratulate them on their District results, but know that our
work is not quite done yet.
I am very proud of each and every single one of these girls. Each of the girls and their families
made a commitment to each other. Each of them sacrificed for the team, and in return it was
Friday Night Lights by Coach Bagby
The Bulldogs traveled to Cuero Friday night (the home of the State Champs)! Fall had finally arrived with 50 degree weather and wind gusts over 30 mph. It was the district opener for both teams and the tension could be felt in the air. It was opening day for “turkey season” and the Bulldogs were ready to hunt! Cuero is one tough place to win, but the Bandera Bulldogs did just that as they “Bagged ‘em up” some turkey and left victorious in a 16-15 nail-biter.
The Bulldog defense played lights out! They held the Gobblers to 135 total yards and 15 points. The defense had 6 tackles for a loss, a safety, and an interception. Gunnar Brown and Tommy Cardenas had some big hits and critical stops. Colton Perkins and Tyler Moore were the Defensive Players of the Week.
Special Teams came up big. Cristian Gonzalez had 2 kickoffs out of the end zone and the other only had a 5 yard return. Trace Decker was the Special Teams Player of the Week. He had 4 punts with 0 return yards. One was pinned on the 1-yard line...that led to a safety, another one was pinned on the 2-yard line. Cuero was pinned over and over again. The punt team did a great job of covering punts! This was huge because we were concerned about the big play capability of the Gobbler return men. On extra points, Blaise Salazar was 2 for 2 ...including one kick into a strong 30 mph wind.
Cuero took the opening drive 75 yards and scored with 6:18 left in the 1st quarter. With the score 7-0 Cuero, Bandera would waste no time in answering the call. On the Bulldogs first offensive play of the game, they shifted to a formation (to confuse the Gobbler secondary), and it worked...just like it was drawn up. QB Solomon MacNeil showed play action, then pulled up and hit a wide open and uncovered Mason Phair in perfect stride. Mason sprinted from the middle of the field to the left pylon to shock the home crowd and tie it up 7-7! The Bandera crowd and sideline were right back in this thing!
With just under 5 minutes left in the 2nd quarter, MacNeil was looking for an open receiver on a bootleg, he had pressure, so he scrambled out the backside and sprinted down the left sideline 35 yards to silence the home crowd and put Bandera up 14-7 going into the half. Tommy Cardenas had a heads up key block for MacNeil on his way to pay dirt.
With under 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Cuero answered with a score and a 2-point conversion to take the lead 15-14. After a pinned punt, the Bulldog defense swarmed Cuero for a safety and a one point lead. Bandera was up 16-15 with 7:53 left to play. From this point on, it was a slug fest...until Gage Brown intercepted a deep pass to “seal the deal”!
Logan Williams was the Offensive Lineman of the Week. He fought through injury to shore up the edges. Tommy Cardenas had 77 total yards and played physical.
Solomon MacNeil was the overall PLAYER of THE GAME. His leadership and play was instrumental for the biggest victory this season. He had an impressive game at QB, with a rushing TD and passing TD.
Your Bandera Bulldogs are 6-0!!!!!! We travel to Wimberley this Friday. Now, let’s go shock the great state of TEXAS again and seal up a playoff spot with a victory…Sic ‘em dogs...Let’s go!