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Petrolia dominates FFA Calf Scramble, kid scramble winners announced


Petrolia was the overall winner of the FFA Calf Scramble during the 81st Clay County Pioneer Reunion Rodeo, Sept. 13, 14 and 15.

Each year, FFA chapters from each county school compete in the event. This is the first year that only four schools entered, following the consolidation of Petrolia and Byers schools. Each night, chapters field a team of four students. Participants chase down a numbered calf, change the halter, and wrangle the calf to the center of the arena. The first team to the center wins.

Funds raised during the event benefit the winning FFA chapters.

Petrolia earned first place in the Thursday and Friday night performances, While Henrietta took first place in Saturday’s show.

Henrietta took second place overall, with a second place finish Thursday, and a third place finish on Friday.

Midway won third place, taking third on Thursday, second on Friday and fourth on Saturday night.

Bellevue finished fourth overall, taking fourth Thursday and Friday, and third on Saturday.

Kids Calf Scramble

In the annual kids calf scramble, Makayla Taptto of Henrietta took first place Thursday night, followed by Caleb Obermier of Henrietta and Darius Stewart of Henrietta.

Hagen Payne of Fort Worth finished first on Friday night, followed by Reagan Lee of Wichita Falls in second and Tyler Wolf of Henrietta in third.

Lagan Placiderm of Henrietta took first on Saturday, followed by Tyler Wolf of Henrietta in second and Jake Tucker of Dean in third.

Boot Drawing

B.J. Dunn of Petrolia won a pair of boots from The Browse Shop in Thursday night’s boot drawing. Jordan Slagle of Henrietta won a pair from Montague Boot Company in Friday’s drawing and Joe Bevering of Charlie won a pair from Waggoner’s Boot Center in Saturday’s drawing.


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