Team of the week: September 5, 2013: Newcastle Bobcats Football

- In a back and forth game against powerhouse Bordon County this past week. The Newcastle Bobcats had plenty of chances to pack it in and be content with a close loss, instead, they kept battling until the end and came out with a win against a ranked team

Head coach Ty Spitzer talked to his team after the win, "Ya'll battled. You've been there before. You understand what it takes not to lay down. This is a different team. We're just going to continue to get better and better. But we have to clean up a lot of stuff and we know that. We were able to win the game and make a lot of mistakes. So if we fix those mistakes we just get better and better. I'm proud of your effort, the way you sucked it up and got in there. Good job. Good job."

On a hot afternoon in the small town of Jayton, Texas, the six man high school football season kicked off with a bang. The Newcastle Bobcats in the first game of the gridiron classic. Trying to knock off thirteenth ranked Bordon County, with some gritty play down the stretch the Bobcats were able to come out with a 42-28 win. And after starting last season 0-and-3 the Bobcats are now 1-and-0, and receiver HR Shields says it's a great feeling, "It means a lot because we were 0-and-3 last year and that wasn't very good but we ended up having a pretty good season. But to get a win first it's really nice and hopefully we can continue that."

Quarterback Tyler Mays was one of the stars of the game for Newcastle on both sides of the ball, "Last year we come out 0-and-3 and it kind of gets your spirits down. You really question if you want to be there. Coming out with a victory in the first game makes you feel like you want to be here now."

Two players that were key in the bobcats win were Tyler Mays, and HR Shields. Mays throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more, and along with making it into the end zone, Shields made a game sealing interception. Shields saying after this game he can see the team's potential, "It absolutely shows that we have a lot of potential. We're not as good as we want to be. We're not going to let our heads get big and crash in the next few games. But it sure means a lot and gives us a real starting point to go off of for the rest of the year."

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