• The 2018 Newcastle football team poses with the district trophy. Team members are Cash Strawbridge, Misael Cabrera, Daniel Martinez, JD Brice, Luke Eli, Ryan Blair, Hunter Martinez, Aj Ford, Clay Scheller, Jacob McMillan, Christian Chapla, Lane Brice, Carter McWhorter, Carson Hudgens, Ethan Lyons, JT Spurlin, Boomer Whitaker and David Gossett, The coaching staff consists of Julian Menchaca, Brad Wilkerson and Ty Spitzer. Also pictured are Bruce Bailey and Chase Ford. Contributed photo.

Newcastle wins district Friday

When he took the job during the summer, firstyear head coach Julian Menchaca admitted that he wanted to restore the winning culture back in Newcastle.

The Bobcats struggled last season by going 4-6. Menchaca stepped in and led Newcastle to their first district championship since 2016 with a 72-60 win at Saint Jo Friday.

Saint Jo gave Newcastle all it could handle. The Panthers led 52-50 after Eli Jones’ 1-yard touchdown with 2:34 remaining in the third quarter.

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