Pee Wee Cub Football Roster: #21 Trey Geter, #25 Zander Gallardo, #65 Jaxon Bedford, #66 Eric German, #67 Caleb Fobbs, #70 Keawe Duffield, #71 Pablo Pacheco, #72 Braxton Dobbs, #77 Raiden Lambert, #82 Eli Delatorre, #85 David Veloz, #86 Camdon Cortinez
The Newcastle Bobcats are off to a good start this season. They have now begun the season 2-1 with their most recent win on Homecoming against a familiar foe in Woodson. The Bobcats have had many players step up and take on more responsibility this year, including Cash Strawbridge, Hunter Martinez and Ryan Blair. Ty Strawbridge has stepped up this season as the new quarterback and is only a freshman. Ty threw multiple touchdown passes on Homecoming, including two touchdown passes to Hunter Martinez and one to Senior, Ryan Blair. You can tell the Bobcats are becoming comfortable on the field together as they continue to grow. Through the first three games, the goal set by the team and coaching staff to be competitive has certainly come true—and you can see the confidence level of the players continuing to rise. “I think the way the kids have grown so quickly has been a great surprise. These young men have been putting in the time and effort to correct their mistakes to make them better. Hunter Martinez and Misael Cabrera have been quite a surprise on both sides of the ball and have stepped up and met the challenge each and every week. Due to our size our biggest challenge each week is becoming the most physical team week in and week out,” Coach Menchaca said. Hunter Martinez has certainly made an impact on the offensive side of the ball but his presence on defense cannot be overstated. Martinez had a key interception that led to a touchdown against Woodson, an impressive play that had the crowd going wild. After the game Scott Hager and Emma Clayton were named homecoming King and Queen.
Sept. 11, the Olney Cubs traveled to Goldthwaite to take on the Eagles. The Cubs played hard, but with multiple missed block opportunities and quite a few missed tackles, the Cubs fell to the Eagles 8-48.
Thursday, Sept. 10 was the first day in the history of American professional sports that the NFL, NBA, MLB, the PGA Tour and Nascar all performed on the same day. It has been a wild few weeks in the sports world to say the very least and things are beginning to really heat up as the NBA playoffs and MLB regular season are both nearing the end.
With the Olney ISD volleyball program still in its infancy as far as sports programs go, it is hard to see just how well the program is doing when you don’t see a check in the win column or see 25 points up on the board.