Author: Karson Lott

Eighth Graders Send Special Letters to Troops

By Karson Lott As a special project in social studies, eighth grade students wrote letters to the soldiers at war, in their U.S. History class. Teacher Steve Gillispie knew through conversations with his son how meaningful the letters would be. With 138, the students learned to honor the soldiers that give them the opportunity to come to school everyday and live in a free country with their bravery and patriotism. The task brought smiles to many students faces just thinking about how they could impact and lighten up the soldiers holidays. “This was really important to me because my...

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Roughnecks Beat New Diana in Season Opener

By Karson Lott The Roughnecks pulled out a win over the New Diana Eagles in their first basketball game of the season by a score of 36-14. Josh Covington lead the way with eight points. Brian Williams and Gavin Bzdil contributed seven points each. Colton Fears and Sam Dusek both scored four points, Cayson Siegley three points, and Breyden White two points. “The boys held New Diana to only four points in the first half of the game,” Coach Steve Gillispie said. “Strong Defense was the big key to the victory. The boys started their season off great and I’m excited to see them continue to improve.” White Oak will play the Waskom Wildcats in White Oak on Monday December 4, at 5 p.m....

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Seventh Grade ‘Necks Take Down the Lions

By Karson Lott The Roughnecks won their final district  game last night, 22-12, against the New Boston Lions. Dyllon Hiest lead the way for the ‘Necks with two touchdowns (55 and one yard) and two 2 point conversions.  Dalton Morgan contributed one touchdown (23 yards.) Offensive standouts included running back Dyllon Heist, running back Dalton Morgan, slot receiver Noah Carter, offensive line Blake Robertson, Dylan Jones, Gavyn Jones, Caden Tyner, Caleb Scott.   “Offensively, we sputtered at times but put together a couple of good drives in the first half, Coach Ron Boyett said. “We protected the ball and blocked...

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Roughnecks Come Up Short Against the Bulldogs

By Karson Lott The Roughnecks were edged out by the Jefferson Bulldogs 12-8 last Thursday, bringing their season record to 5-3, and their district record to 2-2. Dalton Morgan had a 19 yard touchdown and a two point conversion. Offensive standouts for the ‘Necks included, Dalton Morgan and Noah Carter. Defensive Standout was Dalton Morgan. According to Coach Ron Boyett the ‘Necks missed several opportunities to secure the win. “We had our opportunities to win but we turned the ball over twice on downs,” Boyett said.  “We just didn’t execute well enough at times and it cost us in the end.  Defensively, we allowed one big pass play in the first half for a score, and then allowed them to pound us on the ground during their go ahead drive in the second half.” The Roughnecks will host the final district game against the New Boston Lions on Thursday at 4:30....

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Eighth Grade ‘Necks Defeat the Bulldogs

By Karson Lott   The Roughnecks beat the Jefferson Bulldogs 38-12 last Thursday night in a key district contest. Sam Dusek scored twice with 40 and 50 yard touchdowns and it was the first two times Dusek touched the ball. Gavin Bzdil had three touchdowns for the night, with runs of 15, 10, and 5 yards respectively. Cayson Siegley made two big receptions in the win. One catch was made at the back of the end zone for a two point conversion. The catch of the night was a reception Siegley made on the sideline keeping his feet inbounds for a completion at the five yard line. “The boys played their best game of the year that night,” Coach Steve Gillispie said. “Even towards the end of the season, we are still continuing to improve. I hope they play even better this week in their game against New Boston.” The Roughnecks will host their final district game on Thursday against the Lions at 5:30....

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