Comanche notches second straight shutout over Coleman; Mullin edges Rising Star in OT; Richland Springs rebounds for first win
MAY – The Class A Division I No. 12 May Tigers posted their second consecutive shutout to start the season, rolling past the Eden Bulldogs, 48-0, Friday night.
May (2-0) allowed just 36 yards of total offense — 26 yards rushing on 26 carries and 10 yards passing on a pair of completions. Eden (0-2) completed just 2 of 8 passes with two interceptions and lost a fumble as well.
Jacob Brown returned one of the interceptions for a Tiger touchdown, while Wyatt Mote picked off the other and tallied seven tackles. Daniel Salinas led May with 11 takedowns followed by Weston Chambers and Preston Johnston with eight apiece and Gage Keckler and Dalton Self with six tackles each.
Offensively for the Tigers, Self rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries, Salinas added 25 yards and a score on four attempts and Brown chipped in 14 yards and a touchdown on three totes.
Through the air, Mote completed 2 of 6 passes for 63 yards with two touchdowns — 46 yards to Johnston and 17 yards to Keckler.
Next week, May hits the road for the first time, venturing to Throckmorton (0-2), which has fallen to Ropes, 71-35, and Gorman, 52-12, in its first two outings.
Zephyr 72, Granbury NCTA 26
ZEPHYR – The Class A Division I No. 6 Zephyr Bulldogs improved to a 2-0 on the season with a 72-26 victory over Granbury NCTA — duplicating the score from last year’s meeting between the two teams.
Zephyr (2-0) generated 442 yards of total offense — 315 on the ground and 127 through the air.
Mason Rogers again led the ground game with 181 yards and a pair of touchdowns followed by Hunter Williams with 81 yards and two scores, Nicholas Moody with 42 yards and J.P. Gowin with a 1-yard touchdown plunge.
Kason King connected on 4 of 5 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns, while Michael Seider completed 1 of 2 attempts for 4 yards and a score. Devin Williams hauled in three receptions — all touchdowns – totaling 101 yards, while Gowin caught a 4-yard touchdown pass. Moody also grabbed a 22-yard reception.
Defensively, the Bulldogs intercepted three Granbury NCTA (0-2) passes, including one returned 25 yards for a touchdown by Hunter Williams. Devin Williams and Robert Clark also picked off passes.
Next week, Zephyr hosts Austin Royals, which comes in at No. 11 in the most recent Texas Association of Independent Athletic Organizations rankings. Austin Royals (2-0) defeated Williamson County Home School, 58-48, in its opener and Bastrop Tribe Consolidated, 34-24, in Week 2.
Blanket 51, Sidney 22
SIDNEY — In a game moved to Thursday night, the Blanket Tigers chalked up their second victory in as many tries, handing the Sidney Eagles their second straight defeat, 51-22.
The Tigers (2-0) amassed 341 yards of total offense — 252 rushing and 89 passing.
Logan Wheeler rushed for 133 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 11 carries, while Luke Kinkade and John John Alexander both chipped in 42 yards and a touchdown. Trenten Varner tacked on 22 yards, Tyler Simpson added 8 and Jonathan Sifuentes rushed for 5.
Through the air, Varner was 4 of 5 for 89 yards with two touchdowns — a 17-yarder to Wheeler and a 14-yarder to Kinkade. Simpson also hauled in a 51-yard reception and Adan Lopez made a 7-yard grab.
Kinkade also returned a kick 51 yards for a Blanket touchdown.
Defensively for the Tigers, Kinkade and Kameron Spivey collected a team-high 11 tackles each followed by Varner with 10, Simpson with eight and a fumble recovery, Alexander with seven and a fumble recovery and Wheeler with seven and an interception.
Stats for Sidney (0-2) were not available.
Next week, Blanket opens its home schedule against Rochelle (0-2), which has started the season with losses to Medina, 70-0, and Veribest, 60-14. Sidney, meanwhile, will attempt to rebound at Morgan (2-0), which has opened with wins over Penelope, 50-36, and Bynum, 63-0.
Richland Springs 52,
Waco Methodist 6
RICHLAND SPRINGS — The Class A Division II No. 2 Richland Springs Coyotes rebounded from their season-opening loss to Class A Division I No. 1 Happy with a 52-6 trouncing of Waco Methodist Friday night.
Richland Springs (1-1) led 22-6 after one quarter, 44-6 at halftime and ended the game just 58 seconds into the third period.
Making his 2017 season debut, 2016 state MVP Walker Tippie rushed for 111 yards and five touchdowns — from 30, 16, 4, 7, and 40 yards out. Tippie also completed 3 of 3 passes for 69 yards with a 19-yard scoring strike to Zach Brown.
Jordan Burkhart added 80 yards through the air and 28 yards on the ground with a 14-yard touchdown run.
Cameron Parham led Richland Springs with two catches for 82 yards, Brown added two receptions for 31 yards, Tippie made a 19-yard grab and Burkhart hauled in a 17-yard catch.
Defensively, the Coyotes limited Waco Methodist (0-2) to 105 yards of offense — 61 passing and 44 rushing — and forced three turnovers, all fumbles. Waco Methodist’s touchdown came on a 79-yard kick return that made the score 8-6 just 1:35 into the contest.
Hutton Lusty recorded nine tackles for Richland Springs, including one for loss. Burkhart finished with 7.5 and Parham chipped in four takedowns.
Next Friday, the Coyotes travel to Trent for a 6 p.m. neutral site contest against Wellman-Union (1-1), which is coming off a 45-0 victory over Cotton Center. The Wildcats dropped their season opener to Loraine, 50-14.
Comanche 38, Coleman 0
COMANCHE – The Comanche Indians have yet to allow a point in 2017, posting their second straight shutout to open the campaign, 38-0 over Coleman.
Comanche (2-0) led 7-0 after one quarter, 24-0 at halftime and amassed all 38 points by the end of the third quarter.
Coleman (0-2), which has yet to score through two outings this season, tallied just 66 yards of total offense, with 60 coming on the ground.
Comanche, meanwhile, manufactured 358 total yards, including 303 rushing, as Jeremy Bostick led the charge with 84 yards on the ground. Colton Roberts added a 33-yard touchdown carry, Kade Mercer scored on runs of 1 and 6 yards and Joe Gilligan tacked on a 15-yard touchdown run.
Through the air, Bronte Hermesmeyer was 3 of 4 for 55 yards with a 10-yard touchdown to Gavin Farrar. Trevor Higginbotham finished with a team-high 29 yards receiving.
For Coleman, Devonte Roberson rushed for a team-best 55 yards, while Denton Allen completed 1 of 5 passes for 6 yards to Trotter Harris.
Next week, Comanche welcomes Cisco (1-1), which is coming off a 21-3 loss to Wall. The Lobos opened the season with a 20-6 victory over Breckenridge. Coleman, meanwhile, attempts to gain its footing in its home opener against Post (1-1), which defeated Tahoka, 44-0, Friday after a season-opener setback to Abernathy, 27-21.
Mullin 56, Rising Star 50 (OT)
MULLIN — Ricky Dela Rosa scored on an 11-yard carry in overtime after a defensive stop, as the Mullin Bulldogs slipped past the Rising Star Wildcats, 56-50, Friday night.
Mullin (1-1) led 16-0 after one quarter, 30-22 at halftime and 50-36 going to the fourth period, where Rising Star (0-2) outscored the Bulldogs 14-0 to force an extra session. The Wildcats, however, could not produce points on the first possession of overtime.
The Bulldogs finished with 356 yards of total offense, including 274 rushing, with one turnover.
Dela Rosa rushed for 234 yards and seven touchdowns, also scoring on carries of 16, 33, 5, 30, 27 and 10 yards. Dela Rosa threw for 66 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown toss to Jyles Wootton, who grabbed a team-high two receptions for 56 yards.
The Wildcats produced 428 yards, with 411 coming on the ground, but lost a pair of turnovers. Corbin Bass compiled 325 rushing yards and four touchdowns, scoring from 47, 12, 57 and 13 yards out. Corbin Davis chipped in a 65-yard touchdown run, while David Martinez ran for an 11-yard score and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Ernesto Reyes. Alex Teplichek contributed 27 yards passing while Micah Carnley made a 20-yard reception.
Next week, Mullin ventures to Cranfills Gap (0-2), which has started the season with losses to Penelope, 74-24, and Evant, 70-20. Rising Star, meanwhile, visits Panther Creek (2-0), which has defeated Robert Lee, 79-73, and Trent, 58-0, thus far.
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Blackwell 54, Brookesmith 0
Jim Ned 33, Goldthwaite 18
Harper 56, San Saba 7
Garden City 74, Santa Anna 0