ZEPHYR — The Zephyr Bulldogs, ranked in the Six-Man Division I preseason Top 10, let out some frustration Friday night as they hammered Dublin Premier, 88-0, for their first victory of the season.
Zephyr (1-2) celebrated its homecoming game with 281 yards of total offense, including 241 yards on the ground.
Rushing touchdowns were scored by Derek Jesko, Dillon Williams, Bolton Day, Caden Tyler, Dakota Rogers and Dalton Fowler.
Defensively, the Bulldogs racked up three touchdowns on interception returns by Bradley Lewis, Dylan Crocker and Josh Todd.
Williams and Taylor Miller led Zephyr with four tackles each.
The Bulldogs will host Jonesboro (2-1) next week.
May 36, Newcastle 14
MAY — The May Tigers improved to 2-1 on the season with their second consecutive victory Friday night, a 36-14 triumph over the Six-Man Division II Newcastle Bobcats.
May, ranked No. 23 in Division I, finished with 373 yards of total offense, including 280 yards rushing on 37 carries.
Ethan Jaggars picked up 124 yards and added a touchdown on 11 carries, while Justin Howard chalked up 96 yards and reached the end zone once on 17 rushes. Dakota Chambers also chipped in 60 yards on nine carries.
Jaggars also connected on 5 of 6 passes for 92 yards with a pair of touchdowns.
Kendrick Aguerro grabbed two passes for 28 yards and scored once while Dylan Starnes hauled in a 38-yard touchdown pass.
Defensively, Howard returned an interception for a touchdown while Starnes and Chambers were the leading tacklers with 14 and 10, respectively.
May will visit Blanket (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in non-district action.
Gordon 64, Blanket 14
BLANKET — The Blanket Tigers were unable to piece together their first win streak of the season as preseason Six-Man Division I Top 10-ranked Gordon finally notched its first victory Friday night, 64-14.
Blanket trailed 18-8 after one quarter but was outscored 40-6 in the second period and trailed 58-14 heading into the second half.
The Tigers finished with just 105 yards of total offense — 98 rushing and 7 passing — and lost three fumbles, while Gordon (1-2) recorded 299 total yards, with 234 coming on the ground, and did not commit a turnover.
Blanket opened the scoring on a 4-yard Rafael Marquez touchdown run while Jaime Mares’ 67-yard kick return early in the second period trimmed Gordon’s lead to 26-14.
Marquez collected 87 of Blanket’s 98 yards on the ground, while Tyler Martinez completed just one of seven pass attempts as Caleb Wigham notched the only reception.
Blanket will host May (2-1) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in non-district action.
Mullin 84, Victory Life 38
MULLIN — The Mullin Bulldogs remained undefeated with an 84-38 Friday victory over the Victory Life Warriors, who dropped to 0-3 on the season.
Victory Life trailed 20-14 after one quarter, 42-30 at halftime and 50-30 heading into fourth period, where Mullin owned a 34-8 edge on the scoreboard.
The Bulldogs generated 473 yards of total offense with 337 coming on the ground. The Warriors finished with 364 total yards, including 242 passing. Mullin lost three fumbles, while Victory Life turned the ball over six times.
Mullin’s Mason Weaver rushed for a team-high 207 yards and four touchdowns while Josh Mickelson chipped in 130 yards on the ground and five scores.
Mickelson also connected on all three of his passes for 75 yards and a touchdown, while Weaver completed 2 of 3 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Leading receivers for Mullin included Jared Correll with two catches for 62 yards and a touchdown and Mickelson with two grabs for 61 yards and a score.
VLA’s Roland Aguinaga caught a team-high five passes for 71 yards, while Garrett Hagood added three receptions for 65 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jadyn Thedford and Sem Oscar Joseph caught three passes each for a total of 20 yards, while Ethan Essary hauled in two receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown. Sam Haley also caught a 13-yard pass.
Kegan Bessent led the Warriors’ ground game with 119 yards and a touchdown.
Mullin (3-0) will attempt to keep its perfect record intact next week at unbeaten Santa Anna (3-0), while Victory Life (0-3) targets its first win against TCAL Division I No. 1 Stephenville Faith (3-0).
Blackwell 50, Brookesmith 0
BROOKESMITH — The Brookesmith Mustangs were dealt their second consecutive loss Friday night, falling to Blackwell by a 50-0 count.
The Mustangs (1-2) were limited to 70 yards of total offense, including 10 yards rushing on 17 carries and turned the ball over twice — a fumble and an interception that both were returned for touchdowns.
Blackwell finished with 199 total yards, including 169 rushing, as Jaden Jones ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns.
Morgan Hall led Brookesmith with 24 yards on the ground and completed 3 of 5 passes for 39 yards. Peyton Donahoo and Derek Mackey also had completions.
Donahoo led Brookesmith with three catches for 34 yards while Zach Boyette added a 19-yard reception and Payton James caught a 7-yard pass.
The Mustangs will visit Eden (0-3) next week.
Richland Springs 70, Cherokee 6
CHEROKEE — The two-time defending Six-Man Division II state champion and top-ranked Richland Springs Coyotes ran their win streak to 33 games with a 70-6 road victory over Cherokee Friday night.
The Coyotes (3-0) led 24-6 after one quarter and added 46 points in the second period as Cherokee remained winless.
Richland Springs finished with 210 yards of total offense — 171 rushing and 39 passing — while allowing just 67 total yards.
Chance Bush rushed for all 171 of Richland Springs’ yards on the ground and scored seven touchdowns. Bush also completed 2 for 4 passes, both touchdowns, to Brian Salinas on a 31-yard gain and Patrick Phillips on an 8-yard score.
Defensively, Salinas led the Coyotes with eight tackles, including four for loss, followed by seven from Bush, six from Gunner Mann and three each by Stanley Buttler and Chris Munoz.
The Coyotes will play host to Gustine (1-2) next week.
Santa Anna 46, Paint Rock 0
SANTA ANNA — The Santa Anna Mountaineers improved to 3-0 on the season with their first shutout victory of the year, 46-0, over Paint Rock Friday night.
The Mountaineers rushed for 268 of their 269 total yards, led by 170 yards and four touchdowns from Michael Valencia.
Lucas Diaz chipped in 39 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Talon King ran for 26 yards, Michael Rhoades contributed 15 yards and Michael Dancy rushed for 14 yards.
Defensively, Colby Nelson led the way with four tackles followed by three each from Josh Perez, Nate Salazar, Rhoades and Diaz.
The Mountaineers will target their fourth straight victory next week as they host unbeaten Mullin (3-0).
Sidney 42, Lingleville 20
SIDNEY — The Sidney Eagles kept their perfect record intact as they handed the Lingleville Cardinals their first loss Friday night, 42-20.
Knotted at 20 heading into the fourth period, Sidney (3-0) recorded the final 22 points of the game.
Chris Dominguez rushed for 193 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes — one to Lorenzo Nunez and one to Blake Crawford. Nunez finished with a team-high five receptions for 33 yards.
Sidney will host Oglesby (0-3) next week.
Ballinger 39, San Saba 7
BALLINGER — The San Saba Armadillos were knocked from the ranks of the undefeated as the Ballinger Bearcats rolled to a 39-7 victory Friday night.
Ballinger (3-0) raced out to a 27-0 halftime lead as San Saba (2-1) was limited to just 194 yards of total offense, with 130 yards coming on the ground.
T.J. Hibler rushed for a team-high 62 yards and a touchdown for the Armadillos, while Jarrett Mathis chipped in 38 yards and Sean Argote ran for 29 yards.
Mathis also completed 6 of 18 passes for 64 yards, but was intercepted twice. Argote caught two passes for 34 yards, while Cosme Diaz (13 yards), Russell Lowe (10 yards), Kolton Ellis (4 yards) and Issac Zepeda (3 yards) added one reception apiece.
San Saba will attempt to rebound next week when it hosts unbeaten Hamilton (3-0).
Cisco 48, Comanche 13
COMANCHE — The Comanche Indians remain in search of their first victory following a 48-13 home loss to No. 6 Cisco Friday night.
Comanche (0-3) finished with 196 yards of total offense, while Cisco (3-0) compiled 384 total yards.
The Indians were down 14-7 after one quarter and 34-14 at the half as Cisco tacked on one touchdown each in the final two periods.
Jaylon Roberts rushed for 46 yards for Comanche while Salvador Marquez added 25.
Through the air, Caisson Montieth was 6 of 11 for 68 yards as Roberts grabbed five catches totalling 49 yards.
Comanche will attempt to pick up its first win next week as Brady (0-3) visits.
Trent 76, Rising Star 38