Mineral Wells High School gym welcomed hundreds of fans for a game between the neighboring Mineral Wells Rams and Graford Jackrabbits. The Rams took a tough loss to the high-intensity Jackrabbits, who came into Mineral Wells at 9-2. As impressive as that record is, what is even more impressive is the margin at which their 2 losses have come. The losses come from a 1-point loss to Slidell and a 7-point loss to Glen Rose (MaxPreps).
Both teams started a little slow to begin the game, with only one Ram scoring in the first quarter. Junior guard Robbie Gillen sank a 3 to end the 8 unanswered points scored by Graford. The second quarter didn’t fare much better for the home team, again only scoring another 3 points. Foul trouble for the Rams caused some trouble, and Graford took advantage of it, scoring 8 free=throw points in the first half. Going into the locker room at halftime, the Rams trailed the ‘Rabbits 31-6.
In the second half, The Runnin’ Rams finally put some points on the board. They came out of the locker room and more than doubled their score with 3 Rams getting in on the action. The 4th quarter was the best for the Rams offensively, with 4 Rams scoring 15 points. But even with that surge of energy, it wasn’t enough for the Rams to recover, and they fell to the powerhouse Jackrabbits 75-28. The Rams look to use this tough loss to learn and build from as they travel to Iowa Park to begin their district matchups next week.
Sports Journalist | Mineral Wells native and community-driven. An MWHS graduate with years of experience having served on the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee, Tourism Committee, Historic Downtown Association, and more. Kellci is heavily involved in Highridge Church of Mineral Wells and volunteers within the First Impressions and Students Ministries. Her love for sports comes from being a student-athlete (volleyball, basketball, track, and field) as a child growing up in Mineral Wells.