Richland Springs sends Sterling City home early; Goldthwaite remains atop district standings with third consecutive victory

WATER VALLEY —The Class A Division I No. 8 May Tigers tallied a season-high in points as they collected their 17th straight regular-season victory, 74-26 over the Water Valley Wildcats Friday night.

May (6-0) allowed more points Friday night than it had in its previous five games combined (22), but answered with its best offensive output of the year. The Tigers generated 403 yards of total offense — 237 rushing and 166 passing —and also received a 45-yard kick return for a touchdown by Austin McAbee.

Wyatt Mote completed 5 of 8 passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns as Dalton Self hauled in two receptions for 74 yards and a score, while Jacob Brown and Preston Johnston made scoring grabs of 50 and 37 yards, respectively.

On the ground, Johnston led the attack with 100 yards and two touchdowns, Brown rushed for 53 yards and a score, Self chipped in 46 yards and two trips to the end zone and Dakotah Wilkinson scored on a 2-yard carry. Daniel Salinas finished with 20 yards, Weston Chambers added 16 and McAbee carried once for 5 yards.

Defensively for the Tigers, Salinas recorded nine tackles, caused a fumble and recovered a fumble, while Mote and Brown contributed seven tackles apiece. Self added three tackles with a fumble caused and a fumble recovered.

Next week, May hosts No. 17 Knox City (5-1), which is coming off a 52-6 victory over Newcastle Friday night.

Brookesmith 34, Paint Rock 30

BROOKESMITH — The Brookesmith Mustangs rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to collect their second victory of the season, and first at home, 34-30 over the Paint Rock Indians Friday night.

Brookesmith (2-4) was sparked by the 196 rushing yards and three touchdowns of Mason Brummett, who scored on carries of 35, 1 and 41 yards.

Jonathan Willoughby chipped in 36 yards on the ground and caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Holden Bolt.

Ryder Nelson added the other Mustang touchdown on a 3-yard carry.

Randall Williams contributed 29 yards on the ground while Brummett and Bolt each passed for 12 yards.

The Mustangs finished with 288 total yards, with 264 coming on the ground, while Paint Rock (2-4) was limited to 71 yards — all rushing.

Next week, Brookesmith kicks off District 12-A Division II action with a road game at Gustine (2-3), which has defeated McDade, 58-13, and Bluff Dale, 24-12, in its last two outings.

Strawn 66, Blanket 14

BLANKET — The Blanket Tigers were handed just their second loss of the season, while the Class A Division II No. 3 Strawn Greyhounds remained undefeated following their 66-14 triumph Friday night.

Strawn (5-0) raced out to a 36-0 lead by the end of the first period and tacked on 30 points in the second, while Blanket (4-2) mustered just two touchdowns.

Additional information was unavailable at press time.

Next week, Blanket hits the road to tangle with Lometa (5-1), which posted a 58-22 victory over Sidney Friday night.

Richland Springs 56, Sterling City 6

STERLING CITY — The Class A Division II No. 4 Richland Springs Coyotes collected their fifth straight win — and most resounding victory of the season — in a 56-6 rout of Class A Division I No. 13 Sterling City Friday night.

Richland Springs (5-1) scored on offense, defense and special teams as the Coyotes finished with 238 yards of total offense — all on the ground — while allowing 107 yards to Sterling City (3-3), who turned the ball over three times.

Walker Tippie opened the scoring with a 50-yard kick return for a touchdown and added 100 rushing yards and three more scores — from 52, 15 and 34 yards.

Huston Lusty led the Coyotes with 141 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on carries of 71 and 48 yards.

Defensively, Jordan Burkhart returned an interception for six points, Landon Burkhart also picked off a pass and Lusty led the charge with 7.5 tackles and a sack.

Next week, the Coyotes play host to Fort Worth THESA (3-2), which is coming off a 20-14 loss to Class A Division I No. 15 Tioga.

Goldthwaite 32, Valley Mills 10

VALLEY MILLS — After a tightly-contested first half, the Goldthwaite Eagles pulled away in the second half for their third consecutive victory, 32-10 over Valley Mills Friday night in District 7-2A Division I action.

With the win, Goldthwaite (3-3, 2-0) remained tied with De Leon atop the league standings as the Eagles prepare for San Saba (3-2, 1-0) — which had a bye Friday night — and the 100th Battle of the River next week.

Leading 13-10 at halftime, Goldthwaite scored a pair of third-quarter touchdowns and added one more in the fourth period.

The Eagles finished with 432 yards of total offense — 242 passing and 190 rushing — while allowing just 193 yards, and only 7 on the ground on 23 carries, while forcing a pair of turnovers.

Quaid Seward rushed for 168 yards and two scores, Drew Hermesmeyer completed 16 of 21 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown and Isaac Chavez finished with seven receptions for 152 yards with a trip to the end zone.

Darren Massey and Leo Garcia added 20 and 9 yards on the ground, respectively, and both scored a rushing touchdown. T.J. Watson chipped in four receptions for 47 yards while Garcia hauled in two passes totaling 31 yards.

Other scores (No information reported)

Mullin 59, Rochelle 0

Evant 53, Santa Anna 0

Lometa 58. Sidney 22

Abilene Christian 58, Rising Star 0