Goldthwaite, San Saba collect victories in district openers; Richland Springs runs win streak to four
MAY — The May Tigers remained unbeaten and their regular season win streak reached 16 games Friday night with a 59-14 triumph over Waco Vanguard.
May (5-0) finished with 333 yards of total offense — 211 rushing and 112 passing — as the Tigers handed TAPPS Six Division I No. 1 Waco Vanguard (4-1) its first defeat.
Wyatt Mote connected on 3 of 6 passes — all touchdowns — for 112 yards. Jacob Brown hauled in a 54-yard scoring reception, Preston Johnston made a 34-yard touchdown grab and Gage Keckler pulled down a 24-yard scoring toss.
On the ground, Johnston led the way with 68 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Austin McAbee chipped in a 42-yard jaunt on the ground, Brown ran for 35 yards and a touchdown, Dalton Self chipped in 27 yards and Daniel Salinas scored on an 8-yard carry.
Defensively, Salinas tallied a team-high nine tackles followed by Keckler with five tackles, including three for loss, with a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Mote added four tackles and a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown, while Brown tallied four tackles with a fumble caused, fumble recovered and an interception.
Next week, May ventures to Water Valley (2-3), which suffered a 35-18 loss to Eden Friday night.
Zephyr 78, Lingleville 20
LINGLEVILLE — The Class A Division I No. 7 Zephyr Bulldogs passed their first road test of the season, keeping their flawless record intact with a 78-20 victory over the Lingleville Cardinals Friday night.
Zephyr (5-0) accumulated 457 yards of total offense — 352 rushing and 105 passing — as it dished out Lingleville’s (1-3) third loss in four outings.
Mason Rogers rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns while Hunter Williams tacked on 127 yards and three scores on his own to pace the Bulldog offense. Nicholas Moody also rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Through the air, Kason King completed 4 of 5 passes for 76 yards with three touchdowns, while Williams’ lone pass attempt accounted for a 29-yard score. Devin Williams caught two touchdown passes totaling 45 yards, J.P. Gowin hauled in a 29-yard scoring reception, Elliott Gowin caught a 2-yard touchdown pass and Rogers also made a 2-yard reception.
On the defensive end, Robert Clark tallied seven tackles and recovered a fumble while Hunter Williams also notched seven tackles. Moody added five tackles with one being a sack, while Rogers, Devin Williams and Michael Seider — who also recovered a fumble and picked up a sack — finished with three tackles apiece.
Next week, Zephyr returns home to host Cherokee (2-3), which collected a 53-6 victory over Santa Anna Friday night.
Richland Springs 72,
Round Rock Concordia 13
RICHLAND SPRINGS — The Class A Division II No. 5 Richland Springs Coyotes chalked up their fourth consecutive lopsided victory Friday night, pummeling Round Rock Concordia, 72-13.
The Coyotes (4-1) generated 301 total yards, with 239 coming on the ground, as Richland Springs raced out to a 44-7 lead after one quarter and tacked on 28 more points before the game was called at halftime.
Defensively, Richland Springs allowed Round Rock Concordia (1-4) a total of 173 yards, but forced three turnovers as Walker Tippie and Lane Shannon returned interceptions for touchdowns.
Tippie finished with 105 yards rushing and two touchdowns, Hutton Lusty chipped in 85 yards and two scores on the ground, Chase Gossett tallied a 22-yard touchdown carry, Josiah Beam added a 6-yard scoring run and Landon Burkhart rushed for 21 yards.
Through the air, Jordan Burkhart completed his only pass attempt for a 62-yard touchdown to Lusty.
Tippie also returned the opening kick 55 yards for a touchdown.
Defensively, Lusty tallied seven tackles followed by six from Cameron Parham, including 2.5 for loss.
Next week, Richland Springs ventures to Class A Division I No. 14 Sterling City (3-2), which picked up a 54-40 victory at Hermleigh Friday night.
Goldthwaite 49, Hamilton 21
GOLDTHWAITE — The Goldthwaite Eagles began District 7-2A Division I action with their second consecutive victory, rolling over the Hamilton Bulldogs, 49-21, Friday night.
Goldthwaite (2-3, 1-0) manufactured 424 yards of total offense behind a balanced attack that featured 234 rushing yards and 190 passing yards. The Eagles forced four Hamilton (3-1, 0-1) turnovers while giving up 317 yards — 170 through the air and 147 on the ground.
Drew Hermesmeyer threw five touchdown passes and completed 8 of 10 attempts for 190 yards. Isaac Chavez hauled in five receptions for 125 yards with two trips to the end zone, Kyle Schwartz caught two touchdown passes totaling 28 yards and T.J. Watson grabbed a 37-yard scoring strike.
On the ground, Quaid Seward rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown, Leo Garcia chipped in 60 yards and Darren Massey finished with 25 yards and a touchdown.
Next week, Goldthwaite travels to winless Valley Mills (0-5, 0-1), which suffered a 48-6 district-opening loss to San Saba Friday night.
San Saba 48, Valley Mills 6
SAN SABA — The San Saba Armadillos tallied a second consecutive victory, and third overall, leaving the Valley Mills Eagles winless in the process after Friday night’s 48-6 trouncing in the District 7-2A Division I opener for both teams.
San Saba (3-2, 1-0) compiled 374 yards of total offense — 266 rushing and 108 passing — en route to handing Valley Mills (0-5, 0-1) its fifth consecutive defeat.
Sean O’Keefe rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 7 of 16 passes for 108 yards and three more scores to pace the San Saba offense. Elijah Salinas rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown, K.J. Simon added 40 yards and a score and Andrew Arellano also picked up 40 yards on the ground.
Through the air, Joseph Watson hauled in two passes for 22 yards and scored a touchdown while Sakima Herrera and Erik Argote made touchdown receptions of 20 and 15 yards, respectively. Salinas also hauled in a 40-yard catch.
Next week, San Saba has its district bye. The Armadillos return to action Oct. 13 as they visit rival Goldthwaite in the “Battle of the River.”
Mullin 56, Loop 8
GARDEN CITY — The Mullin Bulldogs notched their second victory of the season Saturday, making short work of the Loop Longhorns, 56-8.
Mullin (2-3) finished with 211 yards of total offense — 140 rushing and 71 passing — while holding Loop (1-4) to 122 yards, with 114 coming on the ground, and forcing three turnovers.
Ricky DelaRosa rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns and completed 2 of 3 passes for 37 yards and two more scores. Bobby Salinas led all Bulldog receivers with two touchdown grabs totaling 55 yards. Jaxon Wootton also threw a 34-yard touchdown and Jyles Wootton grabbed a 16-yard touchdown reception.
Next week, Mullin visits winless Rochelle (0-5), which suffered a 48-24 loss to Paint Rock Friday night.
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• Comanche 21, Eastland 14
• Clyde 45, Coleman 7
• Rising Star 46, Trent 0
• Cherokee 53, Santa Anna 6