About Sam Fowler

Sam is the Sports Editor for the Pleasanton Express. He brings nearly seven years of sports media experience. He is a 2017 graduate of Angelo State University, where he played three years as the punter for the Rams.

Indians top Lytle in pivotal 27-3A tilt

By Sam Fowler | January 27, 2021

The Jourdanton Indians took the hard route to maintain sole possession of first place in District 27-3A. Jourdanton (10-1, 7-0) had to erase a 19-point deficit to beat Lytle 69-62 on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The win came after the Indians’ third COVID-related stoppage in the last three months. Both of their scheduled games last week were postponed to early February. […]

Taylor lifts Cowgirls to dominant 32-1A win

By Sam Fowler | January 22, 2021

Chloe Taylor and the No. 16-ranked McMullen County Cowgirls just couldn’t miss on Tuesday night. Taylor posted a career-high 36 points and a double-double with 12 rebounds in a 77-37 win over San Perlita on Jan. 19. Taylor also posted seven assists. The Cowgirls (17-3, 6-0) led 37-16 at halftime thanks to Taylor’s 21 points in the first half. Taylor […]

San Perlita upsets No. 6 Cowboys in OT

By Sam Fowler | January 22, 2021

The No. 6-ranked McMullen County Cowboys were dealt just their second loss of the season. The Cowboys (17-2, 2-1) fell 88-85 to No. 16-ranked San Perlita (9-9, 3-0) in overtime on Tuesday, Jan. 19. McMullen County led by as many as 15 points in the game and held a 41-29 lead at halftime. Shawn Heritage even had the game-tying shot […]

Llano outlasts Indians in regional semifinals

By Sam Fowler | November 27, 2020

CEDAR PARK — The Jourdanton Indians held tight with the No. 7-ranked Llano Yellow Jackets in Friday’s Class 3A Division I regional semifinal. Eventually, Llano cracked Jourdanton’s floodgates for a 31-14 win at Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park. Jourdanton’s season ends with an 11-2 record and their first trip to the regional semifinals in 35 years. “It stings right now. […]

How sweet it is: Jourdanton reaches regional semifinals for first time in 35 years

By Sam Fowler | November 21, 2020

The Jourdanton Indians have reached the third round of the Texas high school football playoffs for the first time since 1985. To do so, the Indians (11-1) had to navigate injuries in a 42-28 win over the Edna Cowboys at Indian Stadium on Saturday night. The moment was almost indescribably sweet for Head Coach and Jourdanton alum Darrell Andrus. He […]

Indians romp to historic feat

By Sam Fowler | November 15, 2020

For the first time in school history, Jourdanton has won 10 games in consecutive seasons. The Indians (10-1) used a massive second quarter push to down the Comfort Bobcats (7-4) 56-32 on Saturday night at Bulldog Stadium in Somerset. The win was Jourdanton’s third consecutive bi-district championship along with the aforementioned consecutive 10-win seasons. “It was a good feeling. The […]

Eagles rolled by Austin LBJ in bi-district

By Sam Fowler | November 14, 2020

Nothing went the Pleasanton Eagles’ way in Friday night’s Class 4A DI bi-district playoff. The Eagles (3-8) fell to the Austin LBJ Jaguars (6-2) 61-0 at home. The Jaguars outgained the Eagles 538 yards to 176 in total offense. The Eagles committed four turnovers while only forcing one. Pleasanton opened the game using the run-oriented Wing-T formation as a way […]

Indians light it up for outright district title

By Sam Fowler | November 07, 2020

The Jourdanton Indians were operating on all cylinders in their regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. The Indians (9-1, 6-0) avenged their 2019 loss to Cotulla (0-6, 0-6) with a 54-14 result of their own to lock up the outright District 14-3A DI title for a second consecutive season. Now Jourdanton can set their sights on a deep playoff run. […]

Aggie defense shines to lock up second place

By Sam Fowler | November 06, 2020

Poteet’s veteran defense rose to the occasion to lock up second place in District 14-3A DI and the program’s best regular season finish since 2005. The Aggies (8-2, 5-1) outlasted the Randolph Ro-Hawks (5-4, 4-2) 14-7 in a war of attrition at Aggie Stadium on Friday night. Three forced turnovers on downs, including senior cornerback Giovani Magirl’s game-saving pass breakup […]

Trojans stumble in title bout

By Sam Fowler | October 31, 2020

Miscues, penalties and turnovers made for a frightful Halloween eve for the Charlotte Trojans. Charlotte (3-2, 3-1) committed 11 penalties for 75 yards, allowed two turnovers and a couple turnovers on downs, and gained just 196 yards of total offense in a 42-7 loss to the D’Hanis Cowboys (6-0, 5-0) in a bout for the District 15-2A DII crown. A […]