Bison sports wrap-up, week of September 4

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Kayleigh Rhodes

Bison and Lady Bison athletics have been in full swing since before school started. The football, volleyball, and cross-country teams are all preparing for their district contests with pre-season competition.

Football

Last week, the varsity football team crushed Normangee. JV played Blooming Grove and won. However, these wins didn’t surprise any of the players or coaches.

“We went into this game knowing we were going to win,” senior Dawson Adams said. “This game helped the younger players get a feel for the game.”

During Friday’s game, junior Hector Dominguez was injured. Dominguez played the whole game, but later found out he had fractured his collarbone. Dominguez, a key player for the Bison football team, will be out for 5 weeks.

“I think the team is going to have to work harder, now that he’s gone,” senior Nadia Garcia said. “I kept hearing rumors, but I didn’t want to believe it.”

Volleyball

The Lady Bison volleyball team has been participating in tournaments and games since the first week of school. Last week, the Lady Bison played in Hempstead and Lovelady but fell to both.

“We went into these games hoping to get better,” sophomore Samantha Pate said. “That’s what we do each game, just try to get better.”

The Lady Bison might have lost both games, but they said winning isn’t their main focus. For them, it’s all about chemistry.

“Winning is great and all, but having a supportive team pays off,” junior Melanie McGill said. “We are teammates, but also sisters.”

Cross Country

The JV and varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed in an invitational meet last week in Hillsboro. The team ran with schools from 1A to 6A.

“I wasn’t intimidated by the bigger schools,” senior Daniella Reyes said. “I was excited and just wanted to compete.”

This was their first meet this year, however, the runners were disappointed with their times and had hoped to do better.

“My time was a lot slower than I thought it would be,” junior Jose Sanchez said. “But, it was only the first one so there is still time for me to get better.”