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Winter: Cold and Icy? Mild or Snow

Winter: Cold and Icy? Mild or Snow

“According to old-timers, persimmon seeds can be used to predict the severity of winter weather. When cut into two pieces, the persimmon seed will display one of three symbols. A knife shape will indicate a cold icy winter (where wind will cut through you like a knife). A fork shape indicates a mild winter. A spoon shape stands for a shovel to dig out the snow.” This persimmon seed was found in Gorman. Photo: Sheila Hickox (We think it looks like shoveling snow. How about you?)

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Panthers end Successful Season

For the third year, the little Gorman Panthers competed in the Texas Six Man Youth Football Association, and the 3/4th tackle team walked away with a winning season! After taking on tough opponents like Zephyr and Rising Star, the boys reached a high point in the season when they delivered a tough loss to fierce competitors, the May Tigers, in a 12-7 upset. When the boys won the last regular season game at home against Rising Star, they were crowned the regular SEASON CHAMPS, with a winning record of 5-0, earning them the top playoff spot. On October 24th, the little Panthers traveled to Santa Anna on a cold, freezing morning, to clench the win with a 34-0 victory against the Santa Anna Mountaineers, securing their well-earned place in the Superbowl. On another cold morning on Halloween, the Panthers traveled to May to take on the Tigers on their home turf for the last game of the season. The boys played an excellent first half, taking an early lead of 13-0 over the Tigers. After losing a player to an injury in the second quarter, the Panthers had a hard time rallying offensively, and unfortunately were unable to score for the rest of the game. The Panthers amped up their defense and held the Tigers during critical moments in the game. The Tigers came back and tied the score in the fourth quarter and the Panthers held them on the extra point attempt that would have secured May the win, sending the intense game into overtime. Each team was given a series of plays in attempt to break the tie, and unfortunately for the little Panthers, May came up successful and won the game, breaking the Panther’s undefeated streak, and ending the season with an overall record of 6-1 for both teams.

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