Comanche rolls past Jim Ned in district opener; Richland Springs downs Fort Worth THESA for sixth straight victory
MAY — The May Tigers remained undefeated on the season behind their 18th consecutive regular-season victory, a 62-16 homecoming triumph over the Knox City Greyhounds Friday night.
In perhaps their most impressive victory of the season, May (7-0) received a four-touchdown performance from quarterback Wyatt Mote, who threw for 139 yards with all his completions resulting in points. Mote hurled scoring tosses of 59 yards to Jaden Baker, 41 yards to Chris Flenniken, 28 yards to Daniel Salinas and 11 yards to Preston Johnston. Mote also caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Dalton Self.
On the ground, Self rushed for 40 yards and two scores and returned a kick 75 yards for a touchdown as well, while Johnston was the top ground gainer with 42 yards.
On the defensive end, Salinas recorded eight tackles, Self notched five and recovered a fumble and Mote tallied four with a fumble recovery and an interception.
May’s bye falls next week, then the Tigers open District 11-A Division I action on Oct. 27 at home against Gorman (5-2), which picked up a 58-12 victory over Morgan Friday night.
Blanket 51, Lometa 50
LOMETA — Trailing 50-36 at the start of the fourth period, the Blanket Tigers scored the only points in the final quarter as they rallied past the Lometa Hornets, 51-50, Friday night.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Trenten Varner tossed a 8-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Simpson that trimmed the deficit to 50-44.
Then, with 6:07 left, Kameron Spivey scored on a 1-yard plunge that tied the game, while John John Alexander tossed an extra point pass to Simpson for the final one-point margin.
Blanket (5-2) spotted Lometa (5-2) the first 16 points but pulled even at 22 at halftime. Then, in the third period, the Tigers were outscored 28-14 to fall into a 14-point hole.
Varner completed 12 of 18 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. Spivey hauled in two catches for 67 yards and a score, Alexander added a touchdown grab among his two catches for 40 yard, Adan Lopez pulled down a 43-yard catch and Luke Kinkade finished with four receptions for 43 yards.
On the ground, Logan Wheeler rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown and Kinkade finished with 112 yards.
Defensively, Alexander tallied nine tackles followed by Spivey with eight, Kinkade with five and a fumble recovery, Varner with four and a fumble recovery and Jonathan Sifuentes also pounced on a loose ball.
Blanket is off next week but opens District 10-A Division I action at reigning state finalist Jonesboro (6-1), a 78-61 winner over Oakwood Friday, on Oct. 27.
Brookesmith 50, Gustine 0
GUSTINE — The Brookesmith Mustangs coasted to a second straight victory, and third win overall this season, as they throttled the Gustine Tigers, 50-0, Friday night in the District 12-A Division II opener for both teams.
Brookesmith (3-4, 1-0) generated 425 yards of offense while limiting Gustine (2-4, 0-1) to 65 yards. The Mustangs rushed for 280 yards and passed for 145.
Mason Brummett rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns of 46, 18 and 48 yards, while Johnathan Willoughby chipped in 79 yards with a 50-yard trip to the end zone. Holden Bolt hurled touchdown passes of 67 yards to Willoughby and 40 yards to Ryder Nelson. Kody Turner also scored on a 2-yard carry.
Next week, Brookesmith tangles with Mullin (4-3), which won its third straight game, 86-63 over Sidney in the 12-A Division II opener for both squads.
Richland Springs 84,
Fort Worth THESA 36
RICHLAND SPRINGS — The Class A Division II No. 3 Richland Springs Coyotes chalked up a sixth consecutive victory, rolling past Fort Worth THESA, 84-36, Friday night.
The Coyotes scored three touchdowns in the first, second and fourth periods and two in the third en route to their highest point total of the season.
Richland Springs (6-1) finished with 491 total yards — 366 rushing and 125 passing — compared to the 363 yards of THESA (4-2) — 187 through the air and 176 on the ground — and two turnovers.
Hutton Lusty rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns, Walker Tippie added 146 yards and four scores and Jordan Burkhart finished with 61 yards rushing and a 51-yard kick return for a touchdown.
Through the air, Tippie was 5 of 7 for 104 yards with touchdown passes of 44 yards to Lusty and 10 yards to Landon Burkhart. Jordan Burkhart went 3 for 5 for 21 yards and a 1-yard score to Tippie, who caught three passes for 21 yards.
Defensively, Tippie finished with 17 tackles and a sack while Cameron Parham chipped in eight tackles, also with a sack.
Richland Springs has a bye next week before kicking off District 13-A Division II action on Oct. 27 at Rochelle (0-6), which lost to Panther Creek, 64-15, Friday night.
Comanche 37, Jim Ned 13
COMANCHE — The Comanche Indians staked an early claim to the District 3-3A Division I championship by manhandling the Jim Ned Indians, 37-13, in Friday night’s league opener for both teams.
After a scoreless first period, Comanche (6-1, 1-0) scored all its points before allowing Jim Ned (5-2, 1-1) two touchdowns in the final five minutes.
Comanche finished with 292 yards, including 249 rushing, while Jim Ned amassed 234 yards, with 139 coming on the ground, but lost four turnovers — three interceptions and a fumble.
Colton Roberts rushed for 170 yards and scored a 66-yard touchdown. Bronte Hermesmeyer completed 2 of 3 passes — both touchdowns of 21 yards to Gavin Farrar and 25 yards to Jayton McGinnis. Hermesmeyer also rushed for a 1-yard score.
Joe Gilligan tacked on a 7-yard touchdown run and Nacho Rios booted a 36-yard field goal.
Next week, Comanche visits Merkel (3-3, o-1), which dropped its district opener to Clyde, 23-21, Friday night.
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Mullin 86, Sidney 63
Blackwell 52, Santa Anna 0