SANTA ANNA A battle of the unbeatens turned into a fourth consecutive mercy-rule victory for the Santa Anna Mountaineers, who had little trouble handling the Mullin Bulldogs, 53-8, Friday night.
Santa Anna (4-0) racked up 260 yards of total offense with 242 coming on the ground, while holding Mullin (3-1) to 115 yards, which included 103 rushing.
The Mountaineers led 24-8 after one quarter and outscored the Bulldogs 29-0 in the second period to end the game at halftime.
Michael Valencia rushed for touchdowns of 30, 3, 45 and 50 yards for Santa Anna. Zach Diaz caught an 18-yard touchdown pass, Lucas Diaz scored on a 4-yard run and Mikey Rhodes returned an interception 14 yards for six points, as well.
Boyd Humphries scored on a 45-yard run for Mullins only touchdown.
Santa Anna will host Eden (1-3) next week, while Mullin ventures to Lometa (3-1).
Zephyr 60, Jonesboro 36
ZEPHYR The Zephyr Bulldogs are in the midst of their first win streak of the season following Fridays 60-36 home victory over the Six-Man Division II No. 6 Jonesboro Eagles.
Zephyr (2-2) trailed Jonesboro (2-2) by a 14-12 count after one quarter, but took a 26-14 advantage into the halftime locker room.
The Bulldogs then stretched their lead to 40-22 through three quarters and outscored the Eagles 20-14 over the final 10 minutes.
Zephyr finished with 336 yards of total offense 174 passing and 162 rushing while Jonesboro produced 429 total yards, including 352 on the ground.
Derek Jesko rushed for 68 yards and three touchdowns and completed all four of his pass attempts for 47 yards with two touchdowns.
Dakota Rogers added 38 yards and a touchdown on the ground, caught a 44-yard touchdown pass and returned a kick for a touchdown.
Josh Todd went 3 of 6 through the air for 127 yards with a touchdown and also rushed for 12 yards.
Bradley Lewis caught two passes for 90 yards with a touchdown, Bolton Day made a 2-yard touchdown catch and Dillon Williams chipped in 44 yards rushing.
Defensively, Todd led the way with 13 tackles followed by 11 and a fumble recovery from Williams, 10 from Jesko, six tackles with an interception and fumble recovery by Day and Kaiden King recovered a fumble for a touchdown.
The Bulldogs will visit Cherokee (1-3) next week.
Stephenville Faith 79,
Victory Life 32
STEPHENVILLE The Victory Life Warriors were again kept out of the win column Friday night as the defending TCAL Division II state champion Stephenville Faith Knights remained undefeated with a 79-32 triumph.
Victory Life (0-4) trailed 33-16 after one quarter and 65-32 at halftime, and Stephenville Faith (4-0) tallied the first 14 points of the third period to enforce the 45-point mercy rule.
The Warriors finished with 210 yards of total offense 117 passing and 93 rushing but turned the ball over twice.
Stephenville Faith racked up 487 yards 275 rushing and 212 passing with a pair of turnovers as well.
Garrett Hagood rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 25 yards and two touchdowns to spark the VLA offense.
Ethan Essary contributed six catches for 70 yards and Kegan Bessent ran for 37 yards to aid the Warrior effort.
Also, Sam Haley completed 15 of 37 passes for 118 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.
Victory Life will host Brookesmith (1-3) next week as it shoots for its first win of the season.
Eden 55, Brookesmith 0
EDEN The Brookesmith Mustangs losing streak reached three games as the previously winless Eden Bulldogs rolled to a 55-0 victory Friday night.
Brookesmith (1-3) was limited to just 53 yards of total offense and one first down. The Mustangs completed only 2 of 18 pass attempts with one interception which was returned 28 yards for a touchdown.
Morgan Hall rushed for a team-best 22 yards for Brookesmith, Peyton Donahoo was 2 of 6 for 27 yards through the air and Brandon Leonard pulled down a 22-yard reception.
Eden (1-3) finished with 233 yards of total offense as Jared Gandy scored on touchdown passes of 75 and 10 yards, while Christian Rodgers chipped in a 40-yard punt return and an 8-yard pass reception for six points each.
The Mustangs will visit Victory Life (0-4) next week.
Richland Springs 54, Gustine 0
RICHLAND SPRINGS The two-time defending Six-Man Division II state champion Richland Springs increased their overall win streak to 34 games, and their home win streak to 59 games, with Fridays 54-0 victory over Gustine.
The Coyotes (4-0) jumped out to a 32-0 lead after one quarter and added 22 points in the second period to end the game at halftime.
Richland Springs produced 283 yards of total offense, with 232 yards coming on the ground.
Gustine (1-3) mustered just 60 yards of offense, passing for 49 yards while rushing for 11.
Chance Bush rushed for 183 yards and four touchdowns on just four carries, while Brian Salinas chipped in 25 yards rushing and Ty Mann added a 3-yard touchdown carry.
Bush also completed 3 of 7 passes for 51 yards with a 20-yard scoring toss to Salinas. Thomas Fowler caught the other two passes, totaling 31 yards.
Defensively, Gunner Mann led Richland Springs with eight tackles followed by six each from Ty Mann and Bush and five by Fowler.
The Coyotes will play host to San Antonio FEAST (3-1) next week for homecoming.
Comanche 20, Brady 6
COMANCHE The Comanche Indians notched their first victory of the Stephen Hermesmeyer era Friday night, while the Brady Bulldogs remained winless under Andy Howard following a 20-6 decision.
Comanche (1-3) chalked up 318 yards of total offense, with 292 coming on the ground, while allowing Brady (0-4) a total of 184 yards, and only 68 rushing.
Jesse Luker scored on a 7-yard run to give Comanche a 7-0 halftime lead, while Salvador Marquez added a 1-yard touchdown in the third period and Jaden Roberts chipped in a 14-yard touchdown carry with five minutes left.
Caisson Montieth rushed for a team-high 110 yards for the Indians followed by 84 from Roberts and 55 from Marquez.
Montieth completed 1 of 6 passes for 26 yards, with Roberts making the reception.
The Indians open District 4-2A Division I action at home next week against Merkel (2-2).
Eastland 34, Goldthwaite 14
EASTLAND The Goldthwaite Eagles bid for their first win streak of the season was turned away by the Eastland Mavericks, 34-14, Friday night.
The Eagles (1-3) traded initial touchdowns with Eastland (2-2), but the Mavericks ended the first half with a 27-7 advantage.
Goldthwaite tallied 300 yards of total offense 254 rushing and 46 passing but turned the ball over twice.
Logan Harper finished with 101 yards rushing for the Eagles and Dakota Perry chipped in 93, while A.J. Guerrero added a 2-yard touchdown on his only carry and Taylor Stephens scored on a 5-yard run.
Through the air, T.R. Jones was 2 of 8 for 54 yards with Stephens hauling down a 42-yard reception. Joseph Paddock grabbed a 12-yard catch.
Eastland compiled 377 total yards 232 on the ground and 145 through the air. Josh Moylan threw three touchdown passes of 24, 23 and 23 yards and rushed for another score. Brandon Allen finished with 107 yards on the ground and scored on a 19-yard run and 23-yard reception.
Goldthwaite will renew its recent rivalry with Mart (2-2) which is coming off an 84-58 loss to Class 2A Rogers next week for homecoming.
Hamilton 14, San Saba 6
SAN SABA The San Saba Armadillos were handed their second straight defeat Friday night as the Class 2A Hamilton Bulldogs remained undefeated with a 14-6 road win.
San Saba (2-2) finished with 264 yards of total offense, including 201 yards rushing.
Hamilton (4-0) led 7-3 after one quarter, 7-6 at halftime and tacked on an insurance touchdown in the third period.
Rodney Ortiz accounted for the San Saba scoring with a pair of field goals.
Sean Argote rushed for 150 yards for the Armadillos, while Jarrett Mathis passed for 63 yards and chipped in 11 on the ground.
Cosme Diaz made all five receptions for San Saba, while Garrett Hartanft contributed 27 yards rushing.
San Saba will venture to defending Class A Division I state champion Mason (4-0) next week.
Abilene Wylie 30,
Freshman White Lions 20
ABILENE The Brownwood Freshman Lions dropped a 30-20 decision to Abilene Wylie earlier this week.
Chevy Robertson scored on an 80-yard kick return, Joseph Soliz added a 70-yard touchdown run and Ethan Moreno scored on a 5-yard carry for the Lions.
Other standouts included tight end Olithios Blaine and linebacker John Paul Salazar.
Sidney 92, Oglesby 45
Paint Rock 27, Rising Star 14