High gas prices are affecting the whole nation. Prices range from $2.89 to more than $4 per gallon across the country. The average gas price for Texas is $3.427. In Rowlett, prices hover around $3.40 average a gallon. Gas prices are affecting you in some way whether you drive or not.
Treyvon Green (12) said it takes him $27 to fill up his gas tank with premium gas every week. Green’s Mini Cooper receives 25 miles per gallon and has a 14 gallon tank. “I’ll probably just go back to (regular) unleaded if gas reaches $5.” Green said the only effect that gas prices have had on him is that he has to budget what he can spend on the extra things. “No, I wouldn’t change to a hybrid car because they look weird,” Green said.
Jordan Payte (12) drives a F250, averaging 17 miles per gallon; costing him $100 to fill it from empty. Payte said that he has to fill up once a week. Even though his parents pay for his gas, he helps save them money on gas by staying in some nights instead of going out. Payte also tries to make one trip to some places and get what he needs once instead of going out multiple times. His plan to save money if the price of gas reaches near $5 gallon is to get a car or downsize. ” I won’t drive a electric car because that’s for grandparents,” Payte said.
Mr. Jallo (math teacher) said that he pays about $75 to fill up his new GMC 1500 Sierra. He gets 16.9 mpg in his truck. “I only have to fill up my truck once a week when I don’t get my son, but when I do I have to fill it up twice a week,” he said. To make himself feel better and save money, Mr. Jallo fills up his truck when it’s only on half empty. Jallo said he wouldn’t buy a hybrid or electric car right because he just bought hhis GMC 1500 Sierra and wants to keep it for awhile. “If gas prices reach near $5, I would go buy a motorcycle,” Jallo siad. He saves money on gas by not spending as much at the store.
Mrs. Corpuz (science teacher) drives a Pryus that costs $30 to fill from empty. It gets about 30 miles per gallon. ” I have to fill it up every two and a half weeks,” she said. The high price of gas hasn’t really affected her yet. Her reason for buying the car was to save money if gas prices increased. ”I save money on gas by walking to destinations if possible,” Mrs. Corpuz said. She and her friends carpool when they are going out places and take turns driving.
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In round two of the 5A playoffs, the Eagles lost to Mesquite John Horn Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Early in the first quarter, the Jaguars jumped to a 7-3 lead. After a touchdown following fumble recovery by Corey Manges in the second quarter, the Eagles offense managed 12 points, but remained behind after the defense allowed the Jaguars 13 points.
In the third quarter, Jaguars quarterback Collin Strahan scored two touchdowns to the Eagles one touchdown. The Jaguars took the lead in the third quarter, but the Eagles fought until the final buzzer. As the Eagles took field in the fourth quarter, the Jaguar defense eliminated the Eagles chance of scoring, where the Jaguars scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to end the game.
The Eagles lost to the Mesquite J. Horn with the final score of 44-22. The Eagles season ended with a 9-3 record.
Key players of the game were Treyvon Green with one touchdown and 55 rushing yards, Logan Brown with one touchdown and 96 receiving yards, Corey Manges with one touchdown and 3 receiving yards, Chris Osborn with 52 receiving yards and Colton Kalmus with two thrown touchdowns and 22 completions of 41 attempted passes.
The Eagles advanced to round one of the 5A- Area Playoffs were they competed against the Jesuit Rangers at the SMU Mustang Stadium.
The Eagles offense started the game off good in the first quarter by placing 14 points on the scoreboard to the Rangers 7. The Rangers offense and defense took a temporary lead where in the second quarter the Eagles and Rangers put 7 points each on the scoreboard.
The Eagles fought until the end were the Eagles offense put 14 points on the scoreboard again, to the Rangers zero. When the Eagles entered the fourth quarter with 35 points, the Rangers offense moved in for a final chance where they scored two touchdowns and two successful field goals, where the Eagles didn’t score in the final quarter, but the Eagles prior touchdowns outnumbered the Rangers.
The Rowlett Eagles defeated the Jesuit Rangers with a final score of 35-28. The Eagles will advance to round two of the playoffs Friday night at 9PM at the Cowboys Stadium and play the Jaguars of Mesquite Horn High School.
Key players of the round one game was Treyvon Green with two touchdowns and 147 rushing yards, Chris Osborn one touchdown and 67 receiving yards, Logan Brown with two touchdowns and 198 receiving yards, Colton Kalmus 20 of 25 completed passes, and Jalen Rhodes with 44 receiving yards.
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On Nov. 13, the Varsity Eagles beat the Jesuit Rangers 35-28 at the SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium to advance to the second round of football playoffs.
“Going 8-2 has really surprised us because we never thought this season would elevate to this level,” senior offensive guard Trey Cue said. “We came so much farther than last year and I believe that we can go all the way.”
Playoffs this year add an extra touch of meaning and excitement for the team and individual players.
“The playoffs are always special, but as a senior it adds a little extra to the senior experience” senior linebacker Xzavier Johnson said.
In addition to a championship, senior running back Treyvon Green wants to experience more while in the fight for a championship.
“I hope to gain some bonding time with my team and our coaches,” Green said.
Senior wide receiver Chris Osborn said the Eagles aren’t nervous about their upcoming game on Friday because they “have faith in (our)game plan.”
“I think our work ethic will challenge Mesquite Horn,” he said,”because when we work hard we always come out on top.”
The Eagles came out prepared for a fight against the district tied McKinney Boyd Broncos. The results of this game determine the district champion.
The Eagles and Broncos clashed hard in the first quarter and they both put seven points on the scoreboard. The Broncos offense drove hard down the field in the second quarter scoring a touchdown and three point conversion to the Eagles one touchdown.
After half time, the Broncos created a gap by scoring 21 points in the third quarter. The Eagles scored one touchdown and a field goal in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Eagles defense held the Broncos to one field goal attempt. The final score was 41-17, the second defeat for the Varsity Eagles.
Key players of the game were Seniors Treyvon Green with 80 rushing yards, Chris Osborne with 23 receiving yards, and Chase Thrasher with nine receiving yards. The alternate quarterback Colton Kalmus completed 14 of 27 attempted passes.
In a Thursday night game, the Eagles outscored the North Garland Raiders 17-10, but may have lost a starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.
The Eagles defense held the Raiders scoreless in the first quarter, but the offense faced a tough Raider defense and also remained scoreless. In the second quarter, the Eagles pushed and scored one touchdown with a successful field goal attempt, to the Raiders three points.
The Eagles offense once again scored in the third quarter, taking the lead 14-3. The Raiders offense wasn’t able to make a successful drive until the fourth quarter where it gained seven points.
In the final seconds of the game and with the Eagles in the lead, quarterback Grant Bothun went down with a leg injury. Unconfirmed reports indicate that Bothun may have a minor fracture. Team trainers are waiting for x-ray results.
Key players in the game were seniors Treyvon Green with 120 rushing yards and the two game winning touchdowns, Logan Brown with 49 receiving yards and Chris Osborne with 84 receiving yards. Quarterback junior Grant Bothun completed 11 of 15 passes.
Screaming fans filled the stadium for the long-awaited game between the4-1 Eagles and the undefeated South Garland Colonels.
The game started off hard for Eagle fans as the Colonels scored a touchdown and successfully completed the extra point. The first half ended with the Colonels in the lead 14-6, despite a solid showing from the Eagle offense.
After half time, the Eagles came out with a stronger offensive and defensive line, scoring two touchdowns and completing one field goal. The Eagles trailed the Colonels 21-19 as the fourth quarter started. The Eagles handed the Colonels their first district defeat, 25-21.
Key players were Treyvon Green with two touchdowns and 242 rushing yards, Jalen Rhodes with one touchdown, and Grant Bothun with 4-9 completions.
The Eagles face the Garland High Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at HBJ Stadium.
As the 2-1 Eagles faced the Naaman Forest Rangers, the Eagles were focused and it showed on the scoreboard.
During the first quarter, the Eagles offense put the team in a strong lead with 14 points over the Rangers. The came back in the second quarter with two touchdowns. The Eagles finished the first half in a good stance, leading 28-21.
The second half consisted of dominant offense and defense from the Eagles. The Eagles scored a touchdown and a three point conversion in the third quarter to the Rangers zero points and finished strong in the fourth quarter scoring 28 points to the Rangers 12. The final score was 66-32, Eagles on top.
Key players for the Eagles were senior Treyvon Green with two touchdowns and 248 rushing yards, senior Andron Williams with two touchdowns and 149 rushing yards, junior Blake Glenn with two touchdowns, and sophomore Jalen Rhodes and junior Grant Bothun with one touchdown each.
As the undefeated Eagles stepped on the field against the 1-1 ranked Wylie Pirates, the game took an unexpected twist.
The Eagles dominated in the first quarter with two touchdowns over the Pirates’ one touchdown. In the second quarter, the Eagles were blocked by the Pirates defense, which allowed only one field goal. The Pirates scored two touchdowns and two field goals in the second quarter, taking the lead 24-17. In the second half, the Eagle defense gave up 12 points. The final score was 17-36, the Eagles first loss of the season.
Key players included Logan Brown with 39 receiving yards, Chris Osborn with 41 receiving yards, and Treyvon Green with 2 touchdowns and 46 yards.
Fifteen years of football has paid off for senior running back Treyvon Green. This summer he committed to Northwestern University and an athletic scholarship worth $52,000. He has also received offers from five other universities.
“The best thing about committing is the decision is already over and I know where I’m going,” Green said.
He said committing to a university wasn’t just about talking with scouts and coaches then playing for them. It was mainly about negotiating and knowing how to deal with all of the information.
“The first thing I talked to the coach about was how they would use me in their offense,” Green said.
In addition to securing his position on the roster, Green said he also learned “how to consult people in the line of business.”
Green has been the playing running back position since his sophomore year. His football experience, though, began at 3 in the Rowlett Youth Athletic Association (RYAA).
“I believe that sophomore year prepared me the most because it got me to where I am now,” Green said.
Green said he is looking forward to college-level athletics and classes.
Green said that his focus now is this season and sharing his experience with others.
“Be patient and let God do his work,” Green said.