Zephyr suffers first loss; Blanket ousted from postseason contention; Comanche locks up top seed; Coleman secures spot
LINGLEVILLE — The Class A Division I No. 5 May Tigers earned their 20th consecutive regular-season victory, earned at least a share of the District 11 championship and will be the district’s top seed in the playoffs following Friday’s 48-0 road victory over the Lingleville Cardinals.
May (9-0, 2-0) finished with 395 yards of total offense behind a balanced attack that featured 200 yards passing and 195 rushing.
Wyatt Mote completed 7 of 8 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns, while Jacob Brown threw a 10-yard touchdown pass and Dalton Self added an 11-yard completion. Brown caught three passes for 60 yards and a score, Preston Johnston hauled in a 57-yard touchdown toss, Austin McAbee grabbed two catches for 54 yards with a trip to the end zone, Gage Keckler made two catches for 20 yards and a score and Weston Chambers caught a 10-yard pass.
On the ground, Self rushed for 54 yards, Brown added 42 yards and a touchdown, Johnston picked up 39 yards and reached the end zone once, Daniel Salinas churned out 34 yards, Mote rushed once for 20 yards and Chambers tacked on a 6-yard touchdown on his lone carry.
Defensively, Salinas and Keckler each finished with seven tackles while Mote and Johnston added four tackles apiece.
Next week, May hosts Gordon (2-7, 0-2) — coming off a 52-6 loss to Gorman — with an outright district championship at stake. Meanwhile, Lingleville (3-5, 1-1) visits Gorman (5-4, 1-1) in a battle for the second playoff sport from District 11.
Brookesmith 35, Sidney 24
BROOKESMITH — For the second year in a row, the Brookesmith Mustangs are playoff-bound.
The Mustangs locked up the second seed out of District 12-A Division II with a 35-24 home victory over winless Sidney Friday, finishing the regular season with a 3-1 league mark and 5-5 overall record.
Brookesmith generated 402 yards of total offense, with 318 coming on the ground. Sidney finished with 267 yards, including 258 rushing. Both teams turned the ball over three times.
Leading 21-18 heading into the fourth period, Mason Brummett — who finished with 232 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while passing for 67 yards — scored on runs of 70 and 34 yards to extend the Mustangs’ lead to 17 points, 35-18.
Jonathan Willoughby chipped in 86 yards on the ground and caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Holden Bolt, while Ryder Nelson grabbed three passes for 54 yards. Rusty Roberts also caught a 12-yard pass for the Mustangs.
For Sidney, Dennis Morales rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns, Austin Barrow chipped in 63 yards and a score, and Triston Kelly returned a kick 78 yards for a touchdown while also rushing for 41 yards. Aubrey Millwee chipped in 24 yards on the ground as well.
Brookesmith’s district bye falls next week. The Mustangs will open postseason action in two weeks against the District 11-A Division II champion — either No. 2 Strawn (9-0, 2-0) or Moran (6-3, 2-0). Sidney (0-9, 0-3) will conclude its season against Gustine (2-7, 0-3), which is coming off a 66-16 loss to Panther Creek.
Jonesboro 60, Zephyr 12
ZEPHYR — The Class A Division I No. 11 Zephyr Bulldogs were handed their first loss of the season, and sixth in a row by the No. 9 Jonesboro Eagles, 60-12, Friday night in District 10-A Division I action.
In what was expected to be a closely-contested battle, Zephyr finished with only 243 yards and a pair of interceptions.
Zephyr was limited to just 85 yards rushing as Nicholas Moody rushed for 41 yards, Mason Rogers added 32 yards and a touchdown and Hunter Williams rushed for 12 yards and a score.
Through the air, Kason King connected on 5 of 10 passes for 114 yards while Williams was 3 of 6 for 44 yards and two picks. Devin Williams was held to just two catches for 54 yards, J.P. Gowin added two receptions for 45 yards and Robert Clark (24 yards), Elliot Gowin (20 yards) and Moody (17 yards) each caught a pass.
Defensively, Hunter Williams recorded eight tackles followed by Devin Williams with seven and Clark with five.
The Bulldogs will need to defeat Blanket (5-4, 0-2), which is coming off an 89-44 loss to Evant, next week, or have Evant lose to Jonesboro to secure the second playoff berth out of District 11.
Evant 89, Blanket 44
EVANT — The Blanket Tigers were eliminated from playoff contention with their second straight District 10-A Division I loss, 89-44 at the hands at of the Evant Elks.
Statistical information was unavailable at press time, though Blanket surrendered its most points in a game this season.
The Tigers are relegated to the role of potential spoiler next week as they attempt to hand Zephyr (8-1, 1-1), coming off a 60-12 defeat against Jonesboro, a second straight loss.
Comanche 56, Brady 34
COMANCHE — The Comanche Indians secured at least a share of their second straight District 3-3A Division I championship and the league’s top playoff seed with a 56-34 victory over the winless Brady Bulldogs.
Further information was unavailable at press time.
Next week, Comanche (8-1, 4-0) looks to complete an undefeated district run as it visits Early (3-6, 1-3), which is coming off a 48-14 loss to Merkel.
Coleman 28, Dublin 20
DUBLIN — The Coleman Bluecats continued their string of postseason appearances thanks to a 28-20 road victory over the District 4-3A Division II rival Dublin Lions Friday night.
Further information was unavailable at press time.
Coleman (3-6, 2-2) will host Tolar (5-4, 2-2) next week to determine the No. 3 and No. 4 playoff seeds out of the district.
Dublin (2-7, 0-4) will wrap up its season at Bangs (0-9, 0-4), which is coming off a 68-6 loss to Eastland.
Hico 16, Goldthwaite 3
GOLDTHWAITE — The Goldthwaite Eagles were dealt their second straight District 7-2A Division I defeat, mustering just a field goal in a 16-3 loss to the Hico Tigers Friday.
Goldthwaite (4-5, 3-2) dropped to fourth place in the district standings with the loss and visits No. 4 De Leon (9-0, 5-0) in next week’s regular season finale.
Against Hico (7-2, 4-1), the Eagles manufactured 243 yards of total offense — 138 rushing and 105 passing — with a pair of turnovers. Goldthwaite surrendered 263 yards, with 245 coming on the ground.
Leo Garcia’s 50-yard field goal as time expired in the first half accounted for Goldthwaite’s points.
Quaid Seward was limited to 86 yards rushing on just six carries, while Drew Hermesmeyer completed 11 of 21 passes for 105 yards. Isaac Chavez caught a team-high four passes for 20 yards.
De Leon 51, San Saba 7
SAN SABA — The San Saba Armadillos were eliminated from playoff contention with a 51-7 home loss to the No. 4 De Leon Bearcats in District 7-2A Division I action.
San Saba (3-6, 1-4) allowed 524 yards of total offense — 312 passing and 212 rushing.
De Leon quarterback Kevin Yeager completed 14 of 19 passes for 312 yards and four scores.
No further information was available at press time.
San Saba wraps up its season next week at Hamilton (4-4, 1-4), which is coming off a 55-14 victory over winless Valley Mills.
Other scores (no info reported)
Rich. Springs 1, Lohn 0 (forfeit)
Water Valley 52, Santa Anna 6
Moran 78, Rising Star 32