Howard football wins

The 7th Grade Howard Warriors played the Duncanville Kennemer Panthers Monday night.

The A team won their game 35-13. Duncanville came out firing with 13 points off of a deep pass and fumble recovery to take an early lead. From that point the Warriors dominated the game scoring 35 unanswered points.

Jalen Reagor scored three rushing touchdowns and also had an interception returned for a touchdown. LaJustin Massey scored the other touchdown on a pass from Kareem Erskin.

Alyc Sanchez converted on all of the extra point conversions helping build the lead.

The 7th grade Warriors B team won their game 13-0. Leading the way on the ground for the Warriors was Antwon Johnson and Cameron Morris, scoring a touchdown apiece. Offensive standouts for the Warriors were Tyler Navarro and Kenedy Snell.

The 7th Grade Howard Warriors will play again Monday against Desoto West in Desoto.

Cross Country takes first

The boys and girls cross country teams competed Thursday at the James Smith Invitational in Midlothian. Waxahachie received 12 medals overall and one team first place plaque.

Two varsity girls medaled: Elizabeth Martinez and Taylor Hill.

Martinez came in first place with a big lead and a time of 12:25. Martinez has gone to regionals every year since her freshman year. She was the district champion last year and was seconds away from advancing to state.

Hill had a time of 13:42. Hill ran varsity as a freshman, but has not ran the past two years with her focus being varsity basketball.

The varsity girls team finished fourth out of 13 teams. The team included: Martinez, Hill, Tierney Thomison,freshman Caroline Barksdale, Kristen Perez, Calli Bigham and freshman Rhegan Hammitt. Almost every runner on the varsity team ran their personal best times and they were all in the 14 minute range.

The JV girls got first place as a team out of 4A and 5A division teams.

Four girls medaled: Jasenda Ferguson, Isamar Cornejo, Sandybell Sierra and Mayra Guerrero.

Ferguson came in first place with a two-mile time of 13:59. This is Ferguson’s second year running cross country. Last year she was only three points away from advancing to regionals. This is Cornejo, Sierra and Guerrero’s first year to run.

The Waxahachie boys varsity received six medals.

For the varsity boys Brad Beimler, Luke Shatwell and Orlando Andrade all medaled. Beimler had a time of 17:40 with Shatwell close behind at a time of 17:42 and Andrade following at a time of 18:07.

Shatwell is a junior and has gone to regionals the past two years. Beimler missed advancing to regionals by one point last year.

This is Andrade’s first year to run.

The three JV boys who medaled are: Nathan Dyke, freshman Caleb Coleman and Clay Mullens.

Former Indian scores

Nathan Garcia, a freshman for the Rogers State University Hillcats scored his first collegiate goal this week.

Rogers State University is in Claremore, Okla.

There was a scramble in the box and senior Ryan Coffman dished the ball to Garcia at the top of the 18-yard box. The Waxahachie  native blasted the ball in the net to give the Cats a 5-0 lead over Bacone.

The Hillcats went on to defeat Bacone 6-0.

Rogers State University is now 3-1 on the season.