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Newcastle’s Rylee Hardin will once again compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo this month. She earned the trip after finishing third in pole bending. The National High School Finals Rodeo takes place July 18-24 in Lincoln, Ne.
Contributed photo from Melissa Hardin

Newcastle’s Rylee Hardin to compete in National High School Finals Rodeo

Rylee Hardin, a recent graduate of Newcastle High School, will represent her school one last time at the National High School Finals Rodeo taking place in Lincoln, Ne., July 18-24.

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Noah Jilek had two runs for 35 yards and one touchdown against Mineral Wells last season. Jilek added one reception for 75 yards and a receiving touchdown, as well. He will likely replace Daniel Gilbertson as starting running back for the Steers.
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Previewing 2021: A look at District 3-4A DII

District 3-4A DII in football will have a lot of new faces when the district schedule begins on Oct. 8.

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Ryan Grimsley opened the 2020 Steers football season with a 72-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on Aug. 28 at Alvarado. He added another touchdown with a 22-yard reception in the third quarter. The Steers will open the 2021 season at home against the Indians on Aug. 27.
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Previewing 2021: A look at the Steers’ non-district schedule

The Steers open football’s regular season with a pair of home games on Aug. 27 and Sept. 3. Before that, the Steers will meet Burkburnett and Bowie in a pair of scrimmages.

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The UIL ruled June 15 in a split vote to continue the 2020 ruling and allow live-streaming. Previously, UIL did not allow live-streaming to occur on Fridays. Instead, you were able to record the game and replay it after the game. Last year’s pandemic led to the first time the rule change was implemented and it is now carrying over to the 2021 season.

UIL to allow live-streaming of Friday night football games

Steers football will have the opportunity to get streamed online for the 2021 season. The UIL ruled June 15 in a split vote to continue the 2020 ruling and allow live-streaming.

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