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Rattlers top Bulldogs for second victory

September 17, 2014
Rattlers top Bulldogs for second victory

The Tolar Rattlers got a touchdown run by running back Blayne Denton midway through the fourth quarter Friday in Bosqueville for a 16-11 nondistrict football victory over the Bulldogs.

Tolar (2-1) got another big rushing night from Denton, who gained 177 yards on 35 carries. The score that put the Rattlers ahead to stay – Denton’s 34-yard TD run – finished off a 7-play, 81-yard Tolar drive that took only 2 minutes off the clock.

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Bryson beats Tolar in volleyball

September 17, 2014

The Tolar volleyball team was swept by Bryson in three straight sets on the road Saturday, 25-17, 25-7, 25-22.

Hannah Lee and Tristan Klein paced the Lady Rattlers in kills, with 6 each. Teammate Madeline Dawson added 3. Lee also led the way in aces, with three.

Rebecca Blessing had 2 blocked shots.

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Tolar rolls for first win

September 10, 2014
Tolar rolls for first win

After last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Crawford, the Tolar Rattlers bounced back in dominating fashion Friday for a 41-27 nondistrict football victory at Comanche.

Tolar quarterback Dakota Endsley had a tremendous game, throwing for 325 yards and 5 touchdowns while running for one more.

After holding a slim 14-13 halftime lead, Tolar stepped up its game on all fronts in the second half for the win, which improved the Rattlers to 1-1 on the season.

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Rattlers fall in overtime

September 3, 2014
Rattlers fall in overtime

TOLAR – When the 10th-ranked Crawford Pirates entered Rattler Stadium Friday, they may not have realized what they were about to face.

Tolar’s Blayne Denton finished the game with 307 yards of total offense, with 290 yards rushing on 48 carries and 3 touchdowns. The experience also included more than 1,000 yards of offense, two separate instances of three unanswered touchdowns, and a 90-yard touchdown pass.

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Rattlers defense

August 30, 2014
Rattlers defense

Tolar defenisve player Ty Cochrane wraps up a Dublin ball carrier in their scrimmage Aug. 22 as teammates Blake Watson (10) moves in to assist. Tolar, which dominated the scrimmage, opened its season last night at home against Crawford.

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Tolar dominates Dublin in scrimmage

August 27, 2014

With Tolar’s players donning different jersey numbers than will be worn during the regular season, it was often difficult to distinguish the players on the field during Thursday night’s football scrimmage against Dublin at Rattler Stadium.

Determining the superior team was not.

The scrimmage consisted of a junior varsity-varsity controlled simulation, a single live quarter for the JV and a full half for the varsity.

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Rattlers poised to use size plus speed

August 27, 2014
Rattlers poised to use size plus speed

Football has become a growth industry in Tolar.

“We’re definitely bigger,” Rattlers head coach Mike Franklin said of his squad, coming off a 9-3 season. “The kids have grown. Some of our seniors put on more weight, put on more muscle. We’re just bigger everywhere.”

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine named Tolar as the No.

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Tolar outscores Lions in scrimmage

August 23, 2014

Tolar outscored Dublin 2-0 Thursday night at Rattler Stadium in a controlled football scrimmage, and the Rattlers also outscored the Lions 26-6 when they played two timed quarters.

The Rattlers recorded three touchdowns on the ground, on runs of 44, 5 and 4 yards. Tolar also added a 1-yard TD pass thrown by quarterback Dakota Endsley.

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Stephens Scholarship Run registration continues

August 20, 2014

Registration has begun for the second Sgt. Riley G. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K and Fun Run Saturday, Sept. 27 in Tolar.

In addition to the 5K and Fun Run, $1 tickets can be purchased for a drawing for a quilt, handmade by Lucy Esposito.

The event honors the memory of Army Sgt.

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Tolar opens with pair of volleyball wins

August 20, 2014

Tolar’s volleyball squad opened its 2014 season strong, with a pair of victories.

The Lady Rattlers downed De Leon on Aug. 12, 25-15, 29-27, 25-15, in a match played on the road.

Then, on Friday, Tolar was a 25-19, 16-25, 25-14, 25-9 winner on their home court,over Venus.

“(We’re) off to a good start,” Lady Rattlers coach Scotty Miller said, noting that they were playing Hico Tuesday before competing in the Glen Rose tournament.

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