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.

Pleasanton shutout in second half to drop district opener to Gonzales

By Sam Fowler | October 12, 2019

The Pleasanton Eagles (6-1, 0-1) took their first loss of the season, a 20-13 defeat against Gonzales (5-1, 1-0), after scoring the first two touchdowns of the game in the first half. The team was held scoreless in the second half, with the offense limited to 99 total yards. The Eagles took an early lead in their opening series with […]

Jourdanton stakes district title claim with dominant win over Marion

By Sam Fowler | October 12, 2019

To be the best, you have to beat the best. The Jourdanton Indians did that with a dominant 35-14 win over the Marion Bulldogs, who have won back-to-back district championships. The Indians led by as many as 35 points with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. “I felt like the boys played as well as we’ve played all year, […]

Preseason trials leading to late-season success for young Squaws

By Sam Fowler | October 10, 2019

The Jourdanton Squaws love when a plan comes full circle. After sweeping district foe Cotulla (25-20, 25-16, 25-19) on Wednesday to close out the first half of District 30-3A play, that circle is close to completion with a 5-0 mark in district. The Squaws took down the Cotulla Cowgirls behind 13 kills from junior hitter Isela Wilson, three blocks from […]

Eagles cruise past Kingsville King, to 6-0 mark

By Sam Fowler | October 06, 2019

The Pleasanton Eagles remained undefeated after beating the Kingsville Brahmas 47-22 on Friday night. “From the get go, they were pretty on it…Offensively and defensively, I thought we got after it pretty good in the first quarter and just carried over into the whole game,” head coach Stephen Liska said.  The Eagles began strong with Nathaniel Acevedo completing a pass […]

Jourdanton steamrolls Karnes City in district opener

By Sam Fowler | October 04, 2019

KARNES CITY — The Jourdanton Indians took to the air to dominate District 15-3A Division I foe Karnes City 55-7 on Friday. Of the high-powered Indians’ 519 yards of total offense, 363 of them came through the air. Junior quarterback Cole Andrus finished the day 22-of-27 passing for 353 yards and five touchdowns. All five touchdown passes came in the […]

McAda, Urbanczyk double trouble for Gonzales

By Sam Fowler | October 01, 2019

The Pleasanton Lady Eagles were able to down the Gonzales Lady Apaches in four sets (12-25,  25-21, 25-23, 25-19) thanks to stellar play from a pair of freshmen. Outside hitter Sadie McAda and setter Victoria Urbanczyk each notched double-doubles to help the Lady Eagles overcome a 1-0 set deficit to keep pace with District 30-4A leaders no. 4 La Vernia […]

Gonzales reflects on Kosovo trip

By Sam Fowler | September 30, 2019

For Jourdanton junior Payton Gonzales, going to Kosovo through The Basketball Embassy and the Youth Leadership through Sport Program [YLSP] was life-changing. After getting over the nerves of his first plane ride — a 16-hour trip — Gonzales was able to soak in the once-in-a-lifetime experience. “It was an amazing experience,” Gonzales said. “I was nervous at first because of […]

Trojans strangle Sabinal in nondistrict finale

By Sam Fowler | September 28, 2019

The Charlotte Trojans held the Sabinal Yellowjackets in check during a 41-14 rout at home on Friday. Sabinal managed just 25 yards of total offense against the Trojans and rushed for -1 yard on 26 tries Friday night. Heading up that lethal defense was Damien Cruz with 5 1/2 tackles and three tackles for a loss. Chris Gonzales also had […]

Eagles dominate Carrizo Springs on the road

By Sam Fowler | September 28, 2019

The Pleasanton Eagles maintained their unbeaten record with a dominant 49-8 win over the Carrizo Springs Wildcats on the road Friday. Pleasanton jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and scored 35 unanswered points before the Wildcats scored their lone touchdown of the game in the third quarter. Three touchdown passes from senior QB Nathaniel Acevedo to Dalton Hobbs highlighted […]

Natalia’s late dagger breaks Aggie hearts

By Sam Fowler | September 28, 2019

The Natalia Mustangs scored with 1 minute, 1 second left on the clock to eventually claim a 48-41 win Friday night over the Poteet Aggies, who led 21-0 after the first quarter. Natalia quarterback Wyatt Woodson lunged toward the end zone draped in Aggie defenders only to break the plane of the goal line for the final score of the […]