BROOKESMITH — The two-time defending Six-Man Division II state champion and top-ranked Richland Springs Coyotes stretched the state’s longest win streak in any classification to 40 games with a 61-0 victory over the Brookesmith Mustangs in Thursday’s regular season finale.
The Coyotes (10-0, 3-0) built a 38-0 lead after one quarter and added 23 points in the second period to end the game at halftime.
Defensively, Richland Springs limited Brookesmith (1-9, 0-3) — which ended its season with nine consecutive losses — to negative 17 yards of total offense on 35 snaps. The Mustangs also lost four fumbles and their only pass completion resulted in a net of zero yards.
The Coyote offense compiled 176 yards on 30 snaps as Chance Bush completed 5 of 7 passes for 111 yards with three touchdowns. Trevor Tinney rushed for touchdowns of 27 and 5 yards on his two carries and completed a 25-yard pass. Chris Munoz finished with two receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown, Patrick Phillips and Brian Salinas caught passes of 43 and 39 yards, respectively, and Gunner Mann and Thomas Fowler hauled in scoring strikes of 7 and 5 yards.
Richland Springs also scored on a 47-yard kick return by Fowler to open the game, two fumbles returned for touchdowns and a safety.
For Brookesmith, Peyton Donahoo rushed for 12 yards, Derek Mackey added 11 and Taylor Stephens finished with 6 yards on the ground. The rest of the Mustangs lost 46 yards on nine official rushing attempts.
District 13 champion Richland Springs is tentatively scheduled to face District 14 runner-up Oglesby at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in the first round of the playoffs.