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.

Schuchart, Indians complete comeback for first regional semifinal trip since 2008

By Sam Fowler | February 27, 2021

Jourdanton’s basketball season was closing in on the final minutes of their season, but, down by 12 points, the Indians were not in unfamiliar territory. With six seconds left in the game, Clyde Schuchart caught a pass and shot what could have been the final shot for Jourdanton this season. Instead, his three-pointer hit the mark and completed the comeback […]

Upset bid falls short for Jourdanton

By Sam Fowler | February 12, 2021

The Jourdanton Squaws had to play a perfect game to upset the Columbus Lady Cardinals. Jourdanton (10-10) nearly did just that, but fell agonizingly short in a 32-29 loss on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the bi-district round of playoffs. Jourdanton led 17-14 at halftime and held a lead as big as five points on two separate occasions in Thursday’s game. […]

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 two 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 […]