Weatherford Democrat

Sports

January 6, 2013

Notre Dame, ‘Bama cap bowl season

Bowl Championship Series tilt punctuates holiday dream fare

WEATHERFORD —  

By GREG WEBB

sports@weatherforddemocrat.com

Whether the bowl season has been enhanced by a plethora of dramatic-ending games, or the college gridiron diversions have merely slaked year-long thirsts of waiting fans, the matches of the past week have set the stage for the ultimate contest.

Local football aficionados, and the casual score-minders alike, will likely pay a bit of extra attention to Monday night’s college season finale. 

Kapron Lewis-Moore, who played his prep football at Weatherford High School before heading north to South Bend, represents to first former Roo to participate in the lofty, attention-getting contest for the national title.

During his tenure at Notre Dame, Lewis-Moore has been part of the Irish rise from obscure mediocrity, to respectability, to attaining the pinnacle of college football notoriety.

The Irish will face the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday, in the Discover BCS National Championship Bowl, set for resolution at Sun Life Stadium, in Miami, Fla.

If some of the previous bowls of the season are any indication, chances are the game will live up to its billing. Regardless of the progression or the outcome, any championship game usually carries with it a healthy dose  of self-generated excitement. And with the resurgence of Notre Dame football after a couple of decades on the downside, facing the defending champ Alabama, the potential eye-candy on Monday could leaves die-hard college football fans already looking ahead to next fall.

There have been some blisterings applied since the bowl season began in the week preceding Christmas, the most recent in memory being the number Texas A&M did on Oklahoma, Friday. But there have also been plenty of heart-thumping (and breaking) dramatics, with Arizona’s late, two-touchdown shocker over Nevada or the Longhorns’ comeback against Oregon State. A brief look back...

Text Only
Sports
  • 0417 Cyc WHS HHinton WISD board honor WISD board touts local cycler

    Weatherford High freshman Hunter Hinton was recognized by WISD Board members for representing the district in the Texas High School Cycling League. 

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 GSB BROCK SENIOR NITE District, area and regionals provide rash of competition for area schools

    The past few weeks have heralded the conclusion of the regular season for numerous spring competitions, but the seasons are far from over.

    April 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0418 TnF TCA state champ boys Local private schools fare well in TCAF state competition

    The Trinity Christian Academy boy’s track team won the TCAF state championship on Saturday at Springtown High School. 

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0416 BBs WHS Terry Massey 400 wins Massey records 400th win

    Weatherford High School Head Baseball Coach Terry Massey was recognized by WISD Board Members on Thursday for recently receiving his 400th career win. 

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • WC to send four, or more, to CNFR

    BIG SPRING, Tex. – With one rodeo to go in the regular season, four Weatherford College cowboys have already clinched a berth in the College National Finals Rodeo and the WC men are holding on to a slim lead for a nationals berth as a team.

    April 16, 2014

  • 0413 GSb WHS SrNite Lady Roos top Lamar, celebrate Senior Night

    A very thorough accounting of Weatherford softball’s seniors, who were honored on Friday at Lady Roos Field prior to the final district home game, was followed by an even more thorough pummeling of Arlington Lamar’s Lady Vikings.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roo football’s Lift-A-Thon dual-purpose event

    The Weatherford Football Booster Club is touting an up coming event in hopes of generating excitement as the spring football practice sessions loom nearer, and to raise funds to benefit Weatherford ISD athletics.

    April 13, 2014

  • 0413 TnF WHS Madison Cooley Aledo sweeps district meet; WHS’ Cooley tops field

    Aledo track & field dominated the District 7-4A meet held on Wednesday and Thursday at Aledo  High School, sweeping all four divisions in the process.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0413 TnF WCS state qualifiers WCS sends athletes to state meet

    The Weatherford Christian School track team sent nearly a dozen qualifiers to the TCAF state meet this weekend as a result of a stellar showing at the district meet. 

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports in brief

    Rangers mark 20 years in ballpark 

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have been to consecutive World Series, had a perfect game and hosted Major League Baseball’s first regular-season interleague game since moving into their ballpark 20 years ago.

    April 11, 2014

Latest NASCAR Headlines
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video