Phillips Football

Bears capture third win of season despite downpour

BEAR CREEK - The Phillips Bears may have won by the scoreboard, but Mother Nature dominated the game.
The Bears were declared the winners 41-12 over the Vina Red Devils, in a game called with 4:29 left in the third quarter due to intense lightning and a resulting severe thunderstorm that pelted the stadium with torrential rains and gusty winds.
As the storm bore down on the Phillips High School stadium, and fans cleared faster than any runner on the grid, Phillips Bears fans left satisfied, knowing they had the ultimate victory.

Lynn opens season with win over Phillips


Phillips’ Hunter Lanford (21) races around the Lynn defender to get to the sideline in the Bears’ 12-point loss.

LYNN - The Lynn Bears used a stout defensive effort to secure a season-opening 26-14 win over Phillips High School.
Lynn put up the first score of the night and wouldn't trail for the remainder of the contest. Lynn found paydirt on its second drive of the night. After fielding a punt on their own 25, the Lynn Bears went to work on a 12-play drive that was capped by an 8-yard scamper by Brandon Hill around the right side. The two-point try was no good, leaving the score at 6-0 with just over four minutes left in the opening quarter.

Phillips loses home-opener to Decatur Heritage


Phillips’ Xavier Hanner (20) and Ezra Glauses (4) hold a jersey for the late Kiah Taylor during the coin toss. Taylor was a 16-year-old junior at Phillips High School. He died in a two-vehicle accident on Thursday, July 25.

BEAR CREEK - Phillips suffered a 48-7 loss to Decatur Heritage in the Bears' season-opener on Friday, Aug. 23.
"We were completely out-manned up front on both sides of the ball," head coach Adam Lawler said of his team's first game. "We need to be bigger and strong and that doesn't happen overnight.
"We are going to keep coaching and keep working because what we did Friday night is not acceptable."