The Columbia Roughnecks & Sweeny Bulldogs both kicked off their 2012 campaigns with resounding victories over 4A opponents on opening night. The Necks (1-0) jumped out to an early lead against Brazosport and never looked back in a 58-31 rout. Big plays carried the Necks as the Exporters could not match the team speed of Columbia. Randy Lynch, who took over the helm after serving 2 years as Offensive Coordinator during their back-to-back State Semifinal appearances, will nos lead his team into Needville to take on the Bluejays (0-1). The Jays are coming off a 35-7 loss to Edna.
In Bay City, the visiting Sweeny Bulldogs raced past the Blackcats, mainly on the legs of Dante Lemons (258 yards on 11 carried, 4 TD’s). The Dogs went in with a 28-7 lead at the half and cruised to a 48-15 victory to open the season. They’ll now travel to Crockett High School to take on Kilgore (1-0) who blanked Marshall 42-0 last week.
Columbia & Sweeny both kick off their seasons tonight in hopes of returning to the playoffs come week 11. The Roughnecks will host Brazosport and look to capture their 3rd consecutive district title & another run at the State Championship game. The Necks have fallen to Chapel Hill (the eventual 2011 State Champs) in the State Semifinal round the past two seasons. Randy Lynch will debut tonight as Head Coach of the Roughnecks.
The Bulldogs will travel to Bay City tonight due to the turf not being ready in Sweeny. Coach Sawyer will also look for another deep playoff run similar to his previous two years. The Bulldogs ran up against a tough Wimberley team last year but not before racking up two playoff wins of their own.
Both kickoffs are set for 7:30
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The Sweeny Bulldogs (31-3) ran into a hot-hitting West team at the State Tournament on Wednesday. The Dogs took control early with 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning but couldn’t scratch across another run as the Trojans came roaring back to the final tune of 10-3. What year for the Bulldogs – congrats to all parties involved!!
Overflow crowds at Brazoswood’s Wilson Field saw the Sweeny Bulldogs prevail in a best of three series over the Columbia Roughnecks this weekend. Both pitching staffs held batters at bay but it was the Dogs (31-2) who will now move on to Austin. They will face West in the semifinal round this Wednesday. Good luck Sweeny!!
Some called it a few weeks back when Sweeny pulled away late in front of a packed house at Renfro Field to beat the Roughnecks in their first district match between the two teams. On Saturday, that intuition became a reality as both the Necks & the Dogs finished off their opponents to face each other with a trip to Austin on the line.
Because of Sweeny’s graduation, the series will take place Thursday (7:30pm) & Saturday (4pm) – at Brazoswood’s Wilson Field. Ironically enough, both teams will get a good glimpse of the somewhat freshly-painted “STATE CHAMPS 2011″ from the Buccaneer’s title run last year & you can’t help but wonder if another local fence will need a similar paint job over the summer.
The much anticipated Regional Final match between the Columbia Lady Necks & Sweeny Lady Bulldogs will have to wait for another year. Liberty Hill had their own plans for a possible trip to Austin as they swept Sweeny over the weekend. The Lady Necks will now face the Lady Panthers for a trip to the State softball tournament.
On the baseball diamond, both the Dogs & Necks advanced over the weekend. Sweeny (27-2) will now face Yoakum in Sealy as the Necks (26-4) will meet up against District 26 Champion, the Boerne Greyhounds. They will play at Strickland Field in Weimar.
Go Dogs! Go Necks! Go Lady Necks!
All West Brazos Baseball & Softball teams won over the weekend to advance in the playoffs. The Roughneck baseball team will face the District 30 Champion, Sinton Pirates as the state-ranked Sweeny Bulldogs meet up with familiar district foe, Needville. A win will send them to the Regional Semifinal round.
The Lady Necks move on to see Lampasas & the Lady Dogs will face Liberty Hill. Both squads are fighting for a chance to play each other in the Regional Finals.
Good luck to all teams!!
The Sweeny Bulldogs (18-2) and Columbia Roughnecks (17-3) continue to light up the scoreboards & rake in the wins during their campaign for a District Championship. The Dogs, ranked #3 in the state, made an impressive step towards that goal last week as they completed the sweep of Columbia, 6-3. As the season winds down, the playoff picture will become more visible & the excitement for both teams will reach a fever pitch.
Bulldogs tally 130 pts to edge Sealy for title at Roughneck Relays. The teams will return to action in West Columbia at the District Track Meet this week.