Tonight’s Granbury High School volleyball game and Friday’s football game at Granbury against Denton High are designated “Team Briggs” nights, in support of GHS senior Briggs Berry. He’s in Cook Children’s Medical Center battling an immune deficiency disorder known as X-linked Hyper IgM Syndrome. Volleyball boosters are selling “Team Briggs” T-shirts ($10 or $13). People are encouraged to donate to Berry’s benefit account. For tonight’s volleyball against Stephenville at the James Wann Sports Center, donations will be accepted in lieu of the admission charge. Games include the JV and 9th grade Purple teams at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity and 9th Gold at 6:30 p.m. Friday, the GHS football squad will be playing host to Denton High School at 7:30 p.m. Also, the GHS volleyball teams will be at home taking on Waco Midway (JV and 9th Purple at 5:30 and varsity and 9th Gold at 6:30). A ticket to the football game will get attendees into the volleyball game, also. Attendees are encouraged to wear “Team Briggs” shirts.
The Granbury Lady Pirates will be playing tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 2) in a nondistrict volleyball match against Stephenville at James Wann Sports Center, starting at 6:30 p.m. Coach Tammy Clark’s Lady Pirates (17-5) tied for third place in the two-day Double T tournament at Euless Trinity High School over the weekend. As of last week, they were ranked No. 4 in the state among Class 5A schools by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. The starting time for the JV contest is 5:30 p.m.
The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders fell by a 50-40 margin in their season-opening six-man football contest Friday night against Trinity Christian Academy of Willow Park, in a game played at the middle school field in Aledo. The next game for Coach Chris Eichenhorst’s Crusaders will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nazarene Christian Academy in Fort Worth.
Tolar rallied to take the lead, then went into overtime before falling to Crawford, 42-41, Friday night in a thriller at Tolar’s Rattler Stadium. Rattlers running back Blayne Denton rushed for 310 yards and scored three touchdowns on 48 carries for Tolar. Next, the Rattlers will play at Comanche on Friday, Sept. 5, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.