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.

Poteet punches playoff ticket behind Davila’s big night

By Sam Fowler | October 27, 2020

The Poteet Aggies are going back to the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 2015-2016. Thanks to four touchdowns from junior running back Ernest Davila, the Aggies (7-2, 4-1) downed the Cotulla Cowboys 41-19 on Tuesday night to get back to the big dance. “It means a lot. The Poteet Aggies deserve this,” Davila said. “We work […]

Eagles snap district drought

By Sam Fowler | October 23, 2020

As the fall gust chilled the air for the first time, Pleasanton Head Coach Stephen Liska was doused with Gatorade as his Eagles ended a nine-game losing streak in district play. Pleasanton (3-5, 1-1) beat the Uvalde Coyotes (1-8, 0-3) 30-7 in District 14-4A DI. The win was the biggest step the Eagles needed to take for their hopes of […]

Defense holds, offense rolls as Poteet claims second place

By Sam Fowler | October 22, 2020

The Poteet Aggies held off a late rally from the Marion Bulldogs on Thursday night to claim sole possession of second place in District 14-3A DI. The Aggies (6-2, 3-1) held Marion to just one touchdown in the second half and 282 yards of total offense to preserve a 29-22 win. The win doubled Poteet’s win total from a year […]

Indians cruise to stay atop 14-3A DI standings

By Sam Fowler | October 17, 2020

Unlike their 2019 meeting at Mickler Memorial Field, the Jourdanton Indians had no trouble rolling by the Randolph Ro-Hawks at the same venue on Friday night. Thanks to three forced turnovers and a season-high production of 538 yards of total offense the Indians (7-1, 4-0) rolled to a 41-20 win over Randolph (3-3, 1-2). “That was good. I was proud […]

Boerne speeds past Eagles in district opener

By Sam Fowler | October 10, 2020

The opening drives for the Pleasanton Eagles almost set the tone for their District 14-4A DI opener at Boerne on Friday, Oct. 9. In a 45-20 loss to the Greyhounds (4-2, 1-0), the Eagles (2-5, 0-1) had a chance to fire the opening salvo against the district favorite. Cole Wiechring punted the ball down to Boerne’s 25-yard line, where the […]

Turnovers lift Indians past Aggies

By Sam Fowler | October 03, 2020

Much like their 2019 meeting, the Jourdanton Indians capitalized on turnovers to sprint past the Poteet Aggies. Thanks to four turnovers, three of which turned into touchdowns, Jourdanton beat Poteet 45-21 on Friday night to maintain an unbeaten start to District 14-3A Division I. The Aggies were also 4-of-6 on fourth down conversions. “You’ve gotta do that,” Jourdanton Head Coach […]

Indians ride defense in 14-3A DI opener

By Sam Fowler | September 25, 2020

Defense wins championships, as they say, and the Jourdanton Indians used their defense to take the first step to back-to-back district titles Friday night. Highlighted by sacks and interceptions, Jourdanton (4-1, 1-0) beat the Marion Bulldogs (2-3, 0-1) 42-13 on the road in the first game in District 14-3A Division I thanks to their standout defensive play. “That was a […]

Eagles fall to Devine

By Sam Fowler | September 19, 2020

The Pleasanton Eagles could not stop the Devine Warhorses from stampeding up and down the field. On Friday, Pleasanton fell 30-7 on the road to Devine. “We got to sustain drives. I mean we had some drop passes here and there. We pushed it to third and short,  fourth and short and we just got to convert,” said Pleasanton Head […]

Indians put it all together in non-district finale

By Sam Fowler | September 19, 2020

The Jourdanton Indians knew they needed a full team effort to get past Class 4A Division I Canyon Lake on Friday night. They got just that as they downed the Hawks 38-24 in Jourdanton’s non-district finale. Friday’s win was saved on an effort play by senior Colton Schuchart as Canyon Lake’s Shayne Moss looked to have a potential 75-yard game-tying […]

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1955: Third quarter burst lifts Indians past Eagles for first time in 65 years

By Sam Fowler | September 12, 2020

For the first time since the Eisenhower administration, the Jourdanton Indians hold bragging rights over their cross-county rival Pleasanton Eagles. Jourdanton’s trademark explosive nature helped the Indians overcome a slow start in the first half for a 35-7 win at Eagle Stadium on Friday night. Of Jourdanton’s 35 unanswered points, 29 were scored in the third quarter while their defense […]