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Bellville Brahmas football

After thoroughly beating Orangefield 35-14 in their first playoff game, the Brahmas faced a much tougher challenge against the Fairfield Eagles. The Brahmas won the game 35-34 in overtime last Friday after a successful extra point attempt put them over the Eagles. Fairfield scored the first touchdown of the overtime period but missed their extra point attempt. The Brahmas jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and would add on to their lead to make the score 21-14 at half. Fairfield rallied back in the fourth quarter with two touchdowns against Bellville’s one to force overtime. Bellville will play the Salado Eagles in the regional round of the playoffs. Salado has an 11-1 record on the season with their one loss an overtime defeat to Fairfield. The Eagles are undefeated at neutral and away games this season.

Blinn College

Cheer - Four Blinn College cheerleaders recently qualified to compete in the partner stunt competition at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College Cheerleading National Championship Jan. 12 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Sophomore Marina Guerrero, freshmen Ashlyn Beard, Alyssa Gabrillo and Madison Looney will represent Blinn in the female group stunt competition. This marks the second time in the program history that a stunt group has qualified for nationals. In 2016, the Blinn stunt team placed third in the nation as the highest ranked junior college in the competition.

“They have made a big sacrifice and commitment to accomplish something like this,” said Blinn cheer coach Michael Brewster.

Blinn was the only junior college to qualify out of the 12 teams selected.

“Since we are the only junior college that qualified, we want to make a name for ourselves,” Looney said.

Following the partner stunt competition, Guerrero, Beard, Gabrillo and Looney will try out for the United States national cheerleading team on Jan. 15.


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