The Victory Life Warriors notched their first win of the season Friday night, chalking up a 49-8 homecoming triumph over the Brookesmith Mustangs in a Brown County showdown.

Victory Life (1-4) led Brookesmith (1-4), which suffered its fourth straight loss, by a 13-0 count after one quarter, 29-8 at halftime and 37-8 heading into the fourth period.

The Warriors finished with 287 yards of total offense and turned the ball over once, while the Mustangs generated 205 yards and lost six fumbles.

Garrett Hagood rushed for 72 yards and two touchdowns and  also caught four passes for 17 yards with three trips to the end zone for Victory Life.

Also, Kegan Bessent chipped in a team-high 128 yards on the ground with one touchdown and caught a 21-yard pass.

Sam Haley completed 10 of 20 passes for 89 yards with four touchdowns, as Ethan Essary caught the other scoring toss and finished with a team-high five catches for 48 yards.

Defensively, Hagood led VLA with 7.5 tackles followed by Bessent with 6.5, five from Sem Joseph and four from Jadyn Thedford.

Brookesmith received 200 yards passing and a touchdown from Derek Mackey, who completed 12 of 20 attempts.

Peyton Donahoo grabbed a team-high four receptions for 56 yards, Brandon King caught three passes covering 33 yards, Morgan Hall hauled in two catches for 93 yards and Payton James finished with two receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown.

On the ground, Brookesmith rushed the ball 20 times for negative 19 yards. Hall was the only Mustang ball carrier out of three to finish with positive rushing yards.

Victory Life will visit Gordon next week while Brookesmith ventures to May.

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May 66, Gustine 28

GUSTINE — The May Tigers extended their win streak to four games with a second consecutive 66-28 road victory, this time over the Gustine Tigers.

Ethan Jaggars led the May (4-1) ground attack with 121 yards and three touchdowns trailed by 83 yards and two scores from Dakota Chambers and 24 yards and a touchdown by Traveler Roberson.

Defensively, Isaac Williams returned an interception 40 yards for a May touchdown while Jaggars posted 11 tackles, Justin Howard chipped in 10, Jared Howard finished with nine tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception and Dylan Starnes collected eight tackles.

Also, Justin Howard returned a kick 70 yards for a May touchdown.

The Tigers will host Brookesmith for homecoming next week.

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Zephyr 72, Cherokee 6

CHEROKEE — The Zephyr Bulldogs stretched their win streak to three games by thrashing the Cherokee Indians, 72-6, Friday night.

Zephyr (3-2) finished with 335 yards of total offense as the Bulldogs rushed for 267 yards and six touchdowns and added 68 yards and three scores through the air.

Derek Jesko rushed for 68 yards and two touchdowns, Josh Todd chipped in a 60-yard scoring sprint, Dillon Willams scored on a 45-yard carry, Jayden Choat picked up 36 yards and scored and Dakota Rogers contributed 32 yards and a touchdown run.

Bradley Lewis completed both his pass attempts for 23 yards with a touchdown, while Todd and Jesko were both 1 for 1 with scoring strikes of 25 and 20 yards, respectively.

Kaiden King caught the 25-yard touchdown, Bolton Day grabbed the 20-yard scoring reception and Kade Miller finished with an 8-yard touchdown reception. Williams also caught a 15-yard pass.

Defensively, Day recorded 8.5 tackles followed by Jesko with six, Todd with 3.5 and Williams with three.

Zephyr will visit long-time rival Mullin next week.

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Blanket 52, Blackwell 44

BLACKWELL — The Blanket Tigers snapped a two-game skid with a 52-44 road victory over Blackwell Friday night.

Blanket (2-3) trailed 16-14 at halftime and was down 34-30 heading into the fourth period where the Tigers outscored Blackwell (2-3) by an 18-14 count over the final 10 minutes.

Trailing 44-40, Tyler Martinez connected with Kaedan Chasteen on a 17-yard touchdown pass to push the Tigers in front 46-44, then the duo connected again on a 35-yard scoring strike to extend the lead to 52-44.

Blanket finished with 400 yards of total offense — 255 rushing and 145 passing — while allowing 405 yards, but the Tigers forced three turnovers.

Rafael Marquez rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns while Chasteen chipped in 41 yards and two scores on the ground.

Martinez connected on 8 of 15 pass attempts for 145 yards and three scores, and Chasteen grabbed seven receptions for 134 yards and all three touchdowns. Kenan Vanecek also caught an 11-yard pass.

Blanket will attempt to secure consecutive victories for the time this season when it hosts Rochelle next week for homecoming.

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Richland Springs 54,

San Antonio FEAST 0

RICHLAND SPRINGS — The two-time defending Six-Man Division II state champion Richland Springs Coyotes celebrated homecoming Friday by extending their overall win streak to 35 games, and home win streak to 60, with a 54-0 thrashing of San Antonio FEAST.

The Coyotes (5-0) jumped out to a 24-0 lead after one quarter and tacked on 30 points in the second period to end the game at halftime.

Richland Springs finished with 299 yards of total offense, including 198 rushing, while limiting San Antonio FEAST (3-2) to 69 yards of total offense and only 4 yards rushing.

Chance Bush rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries, while completing 6 of 7 pass attempts for 101 yards and two more scores.

Brian Salinas chipped in a 22-yard touchdown run, while Gunner Mann finished with two receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown and Patrick Phillips grabbed a 19-yard scoring reception.

Defensively, Mann and Chris Munoz collected six tackles followed by five from Bush and four from Salinas. Phillips also intercepted two passes.

Richland Springs will attempt to remain undefeated next week as it travels to Walnut Springs.

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Santa Anna 64, Eden 14

SANTA ANNA — The Santa Anna Mountaineers continued their perfect start to the season with a 64-14 victory over the Eden Bulldogs Friday night.

Santa Anna (5-0) recorded 321 yards of total offense en route to a fifth straight 45-point mercy rule victory.

Michael Valencia rushed for 213 yards and four touchdowns and completed all three of his pass attempts for 108 yards and three scoring strikes.

Zach Diaz caught a pair of touchdown passes totaling 48 yards while Talon King grabbed a 60-yard scoring strike.

Defensively, Josh Perez finished with 12 tackles followed by seven from Valencia, six from Colby Nelson and five from Nate Salazar.

Santa Anna will shoot for a sixth straight victory next week at Evant.

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Rising Star 26, Panther Creek 8

RISING STAR — The Rising Star Wildcats earned their first victory of the season Friday night, defeating the Panther Creek Panthers by a 26-8 count.

The Wildcats led 8-6 after one quarter and 14-8 at halftime, then tacked on two insurance touchdowns in the fourth period.

Rising Star’s Ben Boucher threw touchdown passes of 30 yards to Eric Griffith and 26 yards to Samuel Rodriguez, while Dakota Harding added a 15-yard touchdown catch from Zac Childers and Griffith scored on a 72-yard run.

Defensively, Harding also recovered three fumbles.

Rising Star will travel to Bryson next week.

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Anson 26, Coleman 9

ANSON — The Coleman Bluecats fell to 1-4 on the season as Class A Anson remain undefeated with a 26-9 road victory Friday night.

Coleman finished with 211 total yards, all rushing, and turned the ball over twice. Anson compiled 371 yards of total offense, including 238 yards on the ground.

The Bluecats trailed 12-2 after one quarter, 19-9 at halftime and were down by the final 17-point margin heading into the fourth period.

Anthony Thomas rushed for 59 yards for Coleman followed by 54 from Daulton Allen, 28 from Jacob Stiller and 26 yards from D.J. Terrell.

Jalen Garza rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 133 yards for Anson.

Coleman has its bye next week.

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Merkel 44, Comanche 19

COMANCHE — The Comanche Indians dropped their District 4-2A Division I opener to Merkel by a 44-19 count Friday night.

The Indians (1-4, 0-1) trailed 16-0 at halftime and 30-6 heading into the fourth period.

Comanche produced 156 yards of total offense with 101 yards coming through the air.

Caisson Montieth completed  8 of 16 passes for 101 yards with two touchdowns, while Jaylon Roberts grabbed six receptions for 63 yards with two scores. Jaden Roberts rushed for a team-high 42 yards.

The Indians will attempt to earn their first district victory at Dublin next week.

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Mason 40, San Saba 14

MASON — The San Saba Armadillos were handed a third straight defeat by the defending Class A Division I state champion Mason Punchers, 40-14, Friday night.

San Saba (2-3) finished with 247 yards of total offense and turned the ball over once, while Mason produced 428 total yards, including 383 rushing, en route to building a 28-0 halftime lead.

Sean Argote scored on a 64-yard pass and a 3-yard run for San Saba’s two second-half touchdowns and finished with a team-high 131 yards rushing.

Jarrett Mathis completed 2 of 7 passes for 70 yards with one two touchdown pass.

Rio Schmidt rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns to pace the Mason attack.

San Saba will attempt to halt its skid next week when Thorndale visits.    

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Mart 26, Goldthwaite 20

GOLDTHWAITE — The Goldthwaite Eagles slipped to 1-4 on the season with a 26-20 homecoming loss to the Mart Panthers Friday night.

Mart’s DeMarcus Cosby rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown, while Quentin Bryant chipped in a 54-yard scoring sprint.

Taylor Stephens caught a 9-yard touchdown with 8:21 left to bring Goldthwaite within six points, but the Eagles could not complete the rally.

Goldthwaite — being led by co-head coaches Greg Proffitt and Jeffrey Head after 26-year coach Gary Proffitt was reassigned to the role of part-time assistant due to changes within the Teacher Retirement Service of Texas guidelines — will attempt to snap its second two-game skid of the season next week at Winters.

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OTHER SCORES

Sidney 79, Cranfills Gap 32

Mullin 66, Lometa 58