PURPLE PRIDE athletic news

#wearewarriors

August 2018

Welcome to the "Purple Pride Athletic News" newsletter. I hope you are having a great year thus far. This newsletter will be an awesome way to brag about our student athletes, get information out, and to share with people about our program. We would love to fill up several pages about our Warriors, both at the junior high and high school level. The more you send the more exposure our student athletes will get. It's a WIN WIN!

A message from our Athletic Director

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Dear Purple Warrior Family,

On behalf of the Bonham ISD Athletic Department, I welcome all students to participate in our interscholastic sports programs. Sports are an excellent way to grow emotionally as an individual. As a product of public school athletics myself, I know that athletics played a major role in helping prepare me for college and the adult world. Because of sports, the lessons of my coaches, and the games I played, I developed skills in time management, problem solving, delegation, motivation, and team building.

Bonham Athletics participate in the UIL (University Interscholastic League) and the TEA (Texas Education Agency). All rules and regulations handed down by these governing bodies will be strictly adhered to at all times. As a member of the Bonham athletic family, our expectations for you are similar to your own family’s expectations. Act responsibly as you represent our school district. Remember that you are an ambassador for everyone who attends our school. How you act and react to situations reflects not only on you, but also on your parents and peers. As a student athlete, you have academic and athletic responsibilities. Study, go to class, practice hard, and do your best to excel. Take pride in the opportunity to represent all of us in a first class manner.

The Bonham Athletic Department’s philosophy is that the student athlete’s pursuits on the field should be equally measured with those off of it. To that end, a Bonham athlete should pursue personal growth through academic work, team experiences, and as an ambassador of our district. You should maintain a sense of ethical responsibility. The athletic department strives to maintain outstanding athletic programs, conducted in a manner that sets an example for good sportsmanship. Our primary concern is the education of the student-athlete. We expect all who choose to participate in our sports programs to be responsible student-athletes. We hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity to get a top-notch high school education while participating in our athletic programs.

Please remember that the coaches and administrators are here for you. Our goal is to help you succeed in your personal and athletic lives.

Go Purple Warriors!

Dr. Harold Colson, CAA

Bonham ISD

Athletic Director

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Bonham Warriors season opener

The Bonham Warriors drew first blood, but it was Mount Vernon with a 48-21 win in the season opener.

The Warriors served notice they came to play when quarterback Tyler Rodriguez hit Jerrell Stewart for a long pass-and-run to set up a 12-yard touchdown run by Hayden Stevenson. The PAT gave the Warriors a quick 7-0 lead.

After the teams traded turnovers, the vaunted running game of Mount Vernon hit pay dirt four times to give the Tigers a 28-7 lead.

Another long pass from Rodriguez to Stewart set up the Warriors' second touchdown of the night, this one coming on a short keeper by Rodriguez.

Mount Vernon led 28-14 at the half.

The Tigers stretched their advantage to 40-14 in the third quarter.

Both teams tacked on a TD in the final frame, giving Mount Vernon a 48-21 victory.

Warriors vs. Community

Bonham -- The precipitation held off, but it was raining touchdowns at Warrior Stadium Friday night as the Bonham Warriors overpowered the Community Braves, 42-14.

Bonham head coach John Fish's first home game was one to remember as senior quarterback Tyler Rodriguez ran for three touchdowns and passed for three more TDs, with Noah Shellman on the receiving end of a pair of scoring strikes and Nick Rhinehart grabbing one TD pass.

The Warriors took the opening kickoff and marched into the end zone, with Rodriguez diving over a tackler to give Bonham a quick 6-0 lead. The PAT by Rhinehart made the score 7-0 with 7:33 remaining in the first quarter.

Five minutes later, Community tied the game at 7-7 when quarterback Colby Warren went in from 11 yards out.

An unsuccessful onside kick gave Bonham great field position and the Warriors capitalized 30 seconds later when the offensive line gave Rodriguez time to find Rhinehart all alone over the middle for a 32-yard touchdown pass. The PAT gave the Warriors a 14-7 lead as the opening period ended.

Early in the second stanza, Rodriguez scored on a three-yard keeper to make the score 21-7.

The Braves came close to scoring, but the opportunistic Warrior defense stripped the ball from a Community running back and Bonham pounced on the ball in the end zone for a touchback that ended the threat.

Shellman picked up 25 yards and Rodriguez connected with Shellman for another long gain. Rodriguez, Shellman and Hayden Stevenson all had nice runs to move the chains and give Bonham a first-and-goal at the Community two-yard line. Rodriguez took it the final two yards for his third rushing touchdown of the first half and the Warriors headed to the locker room with a commanding 28-7 advantage.

As the third period got underway, the Braves' offense went three-and-out as a fired up Bonham defense forced a punt and the Warriors' offense went back to work.

Rhinehart picked up 14 yards on an end around. A nice catch by Jerrell Stewart was nullified by a holding penalty, however Rodriguez hit Shellman on a post pattern for 33-yard pick-up. Rodriguez came right back to Shellman for a 12-yard touchdown pass that gave the Warriors a 35-7 lead.

Community managed to narrow the gap to 35-14 with a 10-yard TD pass by Warren, but that turned out to be the Braves' last highlight of the evening.

Rodriguez would hit Shellman for a 15-yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter to finish off an impressive 42-14 win by the Warriors in their home opener.

Chris Wilson was a force in the middle, along with Oscar Delarosa and Daniel Dowling, as the three seniors stuffed the inside running game of the Braves.

Luke Porter, Ryan Robinson, Gaige Cravin and Aidan Straub all had big plays on defense.

Jerrell Stewart, Nick Rhinehart and Noah Shellman all proved to be sure-handed receivers on a damp night and running back Dylan Karl took care of the ball as the Warriors ran out the clock after an exciting home opener.

The Warriors (1-1) will travel to Leonard on September 14, while Community will host Commerce.

Junior Varsity vs. Community

Bad weather canceled the scrimmage in Community. The Warriors were only able to get in 10 minutes, but in that 10 minutes the Warriors proved they were ready to play. Mason Rodriguez completed 2 touchdown passes to Dustan Sewell and Jamari Murrell to score. The Warriors converted two 2 point conversions to make the final score 16-0. Way to go Warriors!!

L.h. rather Indians scrimmage Celina

7th grade:

Thursday night’s scrimmage against Celina looked very promising for our boys. While we have some work to do to be more efficient, we were able to have some success offensively. Austyn Herrington was able to find a hole behind Benson and Fields and several down field blocks to run for a 35 yard rushing touchdown! Defensively the boys looked ready to make a statement. Our defensive line shut down the inside rush with great vertical pushes which resulted in several tackles for a loss. With Herrington and Hagland at the linebacker position, making big plays as well, The defense was able to keep Celina off the board.


8th Grade

We ran 10 plays on offense against Celina with much success. Jackson Abbott and Cameron Bush were the primary passing targets for the scrimmage. Quarterback Jeren Ross led the attack rushing with over 100 yards rushing. Also running the ball was Canaan Farley. The Indian defense gave a good effort as well. Overall the 8th grade Indians looks very promising in the playmaking ability. This should a be a fun season to watch.

2018 Schedule

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Decals With Dads

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Cross Country Competes at Commerce

The Bonham Warriors cross country season kicked off last Saturday in Commerce, at the Tiger Invitational. In a field of 18 schools and approximately 120+ athletes in each division, the girls and boys teams finished 8th overall. Tony Cruz led the boys team with a 16th place finish while Kaitlin Barr's 28th place performance led the girls team. The cross country teams officially began training on August 6th and are very optimistic about this season. Up next for the Warriors is the Ram Run at S & S High School on September 8th, followed by a trip to Miller Grove on September 13th. Tony Cruz's time is impressive due to the fact that he had to run without a shoe for half of the race. He was stepped on early in the race and that caused his shoe to come off. #XCWARRIORS

Warriors Cross Country setting personal records at S&S Ram RUn

Our cross country teams competed at the S&S Ram Run on Sep. 8th and excelled in all divisions. Six Warriors achieved new personal records and all members improved their times from the Tiger Invitational at Commerce just one week ago. In the Boys 5K, senior Tony Cruz once again led the Warriors with an impressive 3rd place finish. Richard Swartz and Said Longoria followed Cruz as the 2nd and 3rd finishers for Bonham.

In the girls division, Kaitlin Barr led her team once again this week, finishing 7th out of a field of 140 runners. Samantha Hodge was close behind in 10th place followed by junior Rayen Campbell rounding out Bonham’s top 3. Despite soggy conditions, it was a great day for the Warriors and they look forward to riding that momentum into Miller Grove on Thursday afternoon.

(Warriors setting new personal records.)

XC Schedule

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Lady Warriors vs. Gainesville

The Bonham Lady Warriors overpowered the Gainesville Lady Leopards in a three-set win on Friday. It was Bonham's second consecutive sweep this week.

Bonham junior Averi Reeves put down five kills in the opener to lead her Lady Warriors to a 25-13 win.

Bonham's Emma Bounds slipped three aces through the Gainesville defense in the second set and Carsyn Hemby had three kills as the Lady Warriors pulled away for a 25-14 victory.

It was Lily Wilson leading the way with four kills in another 25-14 win in the third set for the sweep.

Averi Reeves led all hitters with 10 kills, Lily Wilson slammed down seven kills, with Raegan Shackelford and Carsyn Hemby both finishing with four kills. Chyrsi Hemby and Annie Upke put down one kill apiece.

Junior Varsity beat Gainesville 25-18 25-21

Freshman fell to Gainesville in a tie breaker. 25-10 20-25 13-15

Denison Lady Jackets edge Bonham in tiebreaker

The Bonham Lady Warriors and the Denison Lady Jackets battled for five sets before Denison turned back Bonham, 15-11, in the tiebreaker Tuesday night at Denison High School.

Bonham junior Averi Reeves knocked down five kills in the opener to help the Lady Warriors post a 25-17 win.

In the second set, Bonham junior Carsyn Hemby slipped four aces through the Denison defense and also put down three kills to lead the Lady Warriors to a 25-21 victory.

Bonham had a 7-3 lead in the tiebreaker, but Denison pulled even at 9-9 and went on to clinch the match with a 15-11 win.

Averi Reeves led the Bonham attack with 15 kills, Carsyn Hemby had eight kills, Raegan Shackelford put down seven kills, Lily Wilson and Emma Bounds both had three kills and Chyrsi Hemby contributed two kills.

Carsyn Hemby handed out 22 assists and Joli Kirkpatrick had 11 assists.

Brooke Aaron and Carsyn Hemby each had six aces, while Averi Reeves and Emma Bounds both had a pair of aces.

Haleigh Solano came up with a team-high 25 digs, Averi Reeves had 17 digs, Brooke Aaron had 12 digs, with Emma Bounds and Carsyn Hemby both finishing with 10 digs.


Junior Varsity falls to Denison in a tie breaker. 25-23, 23-25, 15-25 McKenzie Person led all serving with 5 aces.


Freshman fell to Denison in a tie breaker. 16-25, 25-20, 11-15 Nuvia Esquivel served 7 aces.

Lady fall to state ranked Community in 4

The Bonham Lady Warriors and the Community Lady Braves split the first two sets before Community came back to take the next two sets to win the match.

Community took the first set, 25-17, but Bonham answered with a 25-19 win in the second set to even up the match.

Community turned back Bonham, 25-17, in the third set and clinched the match with a 25-19 victory in the fourth set.

Averi Reeves led Bonham with 15 kills, Lily Wilson slammed down six kills, Emma Bounds finished with four kills, Carsyn Hemby had three kills, Raegan Shackelford put down a pair of kills, with Haleigh Solano and Brooke Aaron each collecting one kill. Carsyn Hemby led the team with 20 assist followed by Joli Kirkpatrick with 7. Averi Reeves and Hayleigh Solano led the Lady Warriors in digs with12 each. Carsyn Hemby had 11, Brooke Aaron had 8, and Joli Kirkpatrick had 6.




Junior Varsity jumped out on the Community braves 18-13, before Community rallied back for a 23-25 win over the Lady Warriors. The Lady Warriors came out in the second set on fire and won 25-15, causing a tie breaker game. The Lady Warriors lost 7-15 in the tie breaker game. Brynn White, Bri Cruz and McKenzie Person had a great serving night for the Lady Warriors. Andrianna Edwards and Jordan Fite did a good job blocking and getting a couple kills each. Katyn Yarbrough had several digs for the Lady Warriors.



District 10-3A competition gets underway Tuesday, September 11 when the Bonham Lady Warriors host the Bells Lady Panthers.

Averi Reeves selected as All Tournament

Averi Reeves was selected to the All Tournament team by opposing coaches at the Whitesboro and Denison tournaments. We would like to congratulate her on this achievement.

Junior Varsity

Junior Varsity places 3rd in Leonard Tournament

The Lady Warriors started off their morning with a win over Lone Oak. 25-18, 25-23 McKenzie Person had an awesome day serving with 15 aces. Brynn White served 5 aces. The Lady Warriors were defeated by Leonard in a very close game to go to the Championship. 23-25, 25-23, 4-15

Freshman bring home some hardware #2ndPlace

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2018 High School Volleyball Schedule

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L.H. Rather Junior hIGH vOLLEYBALL

Bonham Lady Indians start their season.

On Thursday, September 6th the Bonham Lady Indians took the court for the first time this season. We started off with the 7th Grade B team. They beat Bells in 2 games winning 25-15, 25-14. Leading servers for the game was Cammie Westbrook with 15 serves, Jazmin Vazquez-Bernal has 12 service points, and Amy Vaughn had 11 service points. Serving and communication is something that we will be focusing on this week.


The 8th grade B team was defeated by Bells in two—25-19 and 16-13. With a 30 minute running clock, they weren’t able to get in 2 full games. Although the score didn’t reflect our efforts, the girls played well. We were actually putting an offense on the court, while Bells was just returning the ball. Clarissa Ibarra had 9 service points, and Avery Rude and Marissa Cox both had 6. Communication and serving are things that we will be working on this next week.


7th grade A team was defeated by Bells in two—25-17 and 25-10. Jolee McMahon had a great dig. Makya High had 6 service points. Lily Englutt and Jolee McMahon had 3 service points each. These girls are working hard, but need to work on passing and communication.


The 8th grade A team had a great game and defeated Bells in two—25-8 and 25-19. Roxanna Campbell had 10 service points with 8 in a row, leading servers were—Breauna Killgo with 1, Alli Kirkpatrick had 9, Brianna Rodriguez had 8, and Aisly Andrew had 6. We had a couple of kills, but I got so excited with the game, I didn’t write them down. This is going to be a fun group to watch as they continue to learn and play the game.

The Lady Indians are back in action on Monday in Blue Ridge. Games will start at 4:30 with the 7th grade B team and then the 8th grade B team.


These games will have a 30 minute time limit. The 7th grade A game and 8th grade A team will follow, playing the best 2 out of 3.

Junior High Volleyball Schedule

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6th grade AThletics

We are so excited to announce our new program that started this year. Our 6th graders will now be able to to participate in pre-athletics. Coach Fish, Coach Clark, and Coach Sewell have had a great start to our program with over 100 kids involved. Exciting things happening at BISD.

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Tailgate Time

The Bonham ISD Athletic Department along with the Bonham Athletic Booster Club teamed up to host a welcome back tailgate lunch for all of the Faculty & Staff at each campus. It is their way of thanking each of you for the dedication you show to all of the students here in BISD. #WEAREWARRIORS

A Huge Thanks

Thank you to all the businesses, parents, faculty, coaches, players, and family who sent pictures in to complete our first newsletter this year. If you have any pictures you would like to include in the future from games, email them to cathie.patton@bonhamisd.org. Again thanks!! #wearewarriors #teamwork