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COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Colorado City Wolves

Football is fast approaching, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Friday, Aug. 14. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Leading up to the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 3, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2019 as part of our “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

After featuring Anson on Wednesday, we stay in District 3-2A Division I with the Colorado City Wolves. On Friday, we will take a look at the Forsan Buffaloes, followed by the Haskell Indians on Saturday.

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WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN: C-City, Kern had banner season interrupted

The “What Might Have Been” feature series is Big Country Preps’ effort to celebrate area athletes who have seen their seasons affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The series will continue through June 15 or until the UIL rules that high school athletics statewide may resume. If you have a suggested story for the “What Might Have Been” series, please contact Big Country Preps at Evan.Ren@BigCountryPreps.com.

Coming off a freshman season that saw her earn first-team All-Big Country Preps honors, Colorado City’s Mallory Kern was expected to earn a considerable amount of the area spotlight in 2020. 

And she was well on her way to doing it — helping the Lady Wolves to a 12-4 start before the COVID-19 lockdown that saw the University Interscholastic League postpone all sanctioned activities indefinitely. But Kern being unable to showcase her ability is just one of the disappointments for a burgeoning team that is now filled with them. 

That has left coach Kara Leleux in the position of trying to get her club to think positively while her players wait out the frustration with every other athlete in the state. 

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GAME STORY: Lady Mavericks use defense to eliminate C-City, advance to area round

CLYDE— The most painful loss of the year is often the last one. And in Monday’s Class 3A bi-district matchup between Eastland and Colorado City, it was the C-City locker room that had a somber tone in the game’s aftermath. 

Backed by intense half-court defensive pressure that limited C-City standout Mia Monroe to just four points, the Lady Mavericks advanced with a 45-33 win at Clyde High School. 

Makena Moreno score 11 points and Jordan Mayes added eight more to lead Eastland (23-12), which held the Lady Wolves to just nine points after halftime. The Lady Mavericks now advance to face the winner of Tuesday’s bi-district matchup between Brock (27-7) and Holliday (18-13) in the area round. 

Colorado City (23-9) was led by Kaci Hudson with 12 points and Kirsten Koch with eight. 

“We started off playing a little zone and then we started playing some man (to man),” Eastland coach Troy Doyle said. “In the second half, we ran a little half-court trap and that gave them some problems.” 

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District 2-3A Division II: Week 7 Report

Lubbock Roosevelt 43, Colorado City 8 The Wolves had a difficult time offensively while falling to 0-6 and 0-1.

C-City was limited to just 153 yards in total offense by Roosevelt (2-4, 1-0) which put the game away with a 21-0 second half. 

RHS finished with 357 yards in total offense, led by AJ Trevino, with 100 yards rushing and one score.  C-City was led by quarterback Chris Ortiz, who threw for 108 yards and one TD. 

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FEATURE: C-City’s Thompson Twins hope to bring new wave of success

 COLORADO CITY — For those old enough to remember, hearing someone mention “The Thompson Twins” conjures up memories of a popular British new wave group from the 1980s. The stage name was a falsehood, with no actual twins in the band. 

Some 35 years later, the Colorado City Wolves have their own pair of Thompsons — Alex and Zach — but there’s nothing fictitious about them. 

The 17-year-old twins are so identical, that Colorado City coach Dan Gainey had to develop his own method for differentiating them.

“The only way I can tell them apart is by which girlfriend they’re with,” Gainey said. “And I’m not really sure if they haven’t tricked them from time to time.” 

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COLORADO CITY TEAM PREVIEW: Young Wolves hope to keep playoff streak alive

COLORADO CITY — If the Colorado City Wolves are to keep their recent run of success alive, they’re going to have to do it with a myriad of new faces in 2019.

Over the past two seasons, few Big Country teams at any level have outperformed Coach Dan Gainey’s Wolves, who have posted a 22-4 mark during that span.  But with just four offensive and three defensive starters returning among 13 lettermen, C-City must find a way to compensate for a sizable loss in graduated talent and experience. 

 Gone are All-Big Country Preps honorees Tracy Smith (receiver), quarterback Markis Monroe and running back Bubba Williams — the latter two of which doubled as All-BCP linebackers. 

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GAME STORY: Clyde girls solidify district lead with crucial win over C-City

CLYDE — It took the better part of six innings and some late Colorado City miscues, but the Clyde Lady Bulldogs cemented their status as the team to beat in District 5-3A with an 8-0 win on Tuesday. 

Kaitlyn Turner tossed a five-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and Peyton Lee was 2-for-4 with two runs scored to lead Clyde 16-4, 5-0, which took sole possession of first place with the win. 

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GAME STORY: Brock uses huge third quarter to eliminate Colorado City (w/ two videos, box score and photo gallery)

CISCO — For two full quarters, the unranked Colorado City Wolves played No. 1 Brock to a near standstill at Ray Saunders Gym, heading into the locker room trailing 27-24. 

The third quarter, however, brought a stark reminder of why Brock entered this week sitting atop the rankings, with a backbreaking 20-3 run to put the game out of reach in just eight minutes. 

Bradon Smith scored 19 points and Scott Thomas tossed in 18 more to lead Brock, which then cruised to a 60-47 win. 

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GAME STORY: Brock eliminates Colorado City 36-18 behind big defensive effort

BROWNWOOD — How good was Brock’s defense in Friday’s 36-18 area round win over Colorado City? 

Good enough for the Lady Eagles to score only 36 points, yet dominate the game from start to finish. 

Olivia Lewis, Kasaundra Boxell and Evan Roberts scored seven points apiece and Jessica Leek added six to lift Brock (31-8), which advances to face Nocona (31-3) in the Region I-3A quarterfinals next week. 

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PHOTO GALLERY: Evan Ren’s Top 100 football photos for 2018

FEATURED SCHOOLS: Albany, Anson, Baird, Breckenridge, Brock, Brownwood, Clyde, Coahoma, Colorado City, Comanche, Cross Plains, Dublin, Eastland, Forsan, Hamlin, Haskell, Jim Ned, Merkel, Snyder, Stamford, Stephenville, Wall and Winters.

Photos may be purchased for $7 each by pushing the small shopping cart emblem below the lower right corner of the gallery.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Wolves beat physical Idalou at its own game, 21-7 (box score, video, photo gallery included)

COLORADO CITY — It wasn’t fancy, nor did it furnish items for the highlight reel. 

But Colorado City did prove one thing in a 21-7 win over a physical Idalou team in the  Big Country Preps Game of the Week: The Wolves can play smash-mouth football when they need to, and win at it.

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C-City’s Monroe no prototype, but proving deadly

At 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, Colorado City quarterback Markis Monroe could easily be mistaken for a high school fullback at first glance. Maybe a halfback or even a linebacker.

Once he steps behind center, however, Monroe quickly demonstrates that the cookie cutter doesn’t necessarily need to be applied for successful signal callers.

Not only did Monroe help the Wolves finish 11-2 last year, but he did so by passing for more than 1,400 yards and rushing for more than 800 in his first varsity season at the position. He also hit 55 percent of his throws and accounted for 32 combined touchdowns rushing and passing.

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Colorado City hopes to continue momentum

After finishing 11-2 last year and reaching the Region I-3A Division II semifinals, the Colorado City Wolves may have some room for improvement in 2018 — depending on a couple of things.

First, a young defensive line with three new starters thrown into the Friday night fire will have to perform well. Secondly, C-City must continue its trend of controlling the football while staying on the plus side of the turnovers.

To achieve both, the Wolves bring seven offensive and six defensive starters back from a club that bookended 11 straight victories with a season-opening loss to Albany (13-1) and a season-ending loss to Canadian (14-1) last year.

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BCP Podcast No. 7: Evan, Dan talk football with Wichita Falls’ Zach Duncan

Zach Duncan

Like Big Country Preps co-founders Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood, Wichita Falls Time Record News area writer Zach Duncan has been covering high school sports in his market for a long time.

Entering his 15th football season with the Wichita Falls newspaper, Duncan has seen more great games than he can count and worked with some outstanding coaches and players. This week, he took some time to share some his favorite football stories and talk shop with Evan and Daniel.

Also in this episode, Evan and Daniel discuss District 3-3A Division I and District 7-2A Division II — two all-area leagues that should be competitive from top to bottom.