Bulletin Staff Report
SIDNEY — The No. 11 Sidney Eagles outscored the No. 4 Panther Creek Panthers 39-0 in the second quarter en route to a 53-6 mercy-rule victory Friday night.
Sidney (3-0) limited Panther Creek (2-1) to just 55 yards of total offense, and forced a pair of fumbles. Kyle Hunt returned one fumble 9 yards for an Eagle touchdown.
Offensively, Stephan Ortiz rushed 190 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries, while Andrew Santibanez scored on all four of his carries, which totaled 74 yards.
Ethan Smart completed 2-of-4 passes for 39 yards, with a 31-yard scoring toss to David Arizola. Sidney tallied 303 total yards as a team.
Leading tacklers for the Eagles were Francisco Munoz with 13, Santibanez with 11 and Colt Caffey with seven.
Sidney will visit Novice next week.
Brookesmith 57, Eden 39
BROOKESMITH — Behind a punishing ground attack, the Brookesmith Mustangs chalked up their second straight victory, 57-39, over Eden Friday night.
The Mustangs (2-1) rushed for 330 yards on 28 carries, and Cameron Hughes ran for five touchdowns and 244 yards on 18 rushes.
Defensively, Brookesmith held Eden (0-2), which had not played since Week 0 when it lost 56-8 to Loraine, to 237 yards of total offense.
The Mustangs are off next week, and will return to action on Sept. 25 when they head to Novice.
Rochelle 51, Blanket 16
ROCHELLE — The Blanket Tigers were denied their first win of the season as Rochelle earned its third straight victory over a Brown County school, 51-16, Friday night.
Rochelle (3-0) opened the season with wins over Zephyr and May, while Blanket (0-2) was playing for the first time since its Week 0 loss to Panther Creek, 60-14.
Blanket finished with 302 yards of total offense, while yielding 401. But the Tigers lost three fumbles, while Rochelle turned the ball over just once.
Austin Hughes rushed for 91 yards and a 32-yard touchdown, while Corey Wetzel chipped in 80 yards on the ground and a 10-yard score. Wetzel also completed 8-of-22 passes for 127 yards.
Tanner Downes led all Blanket receivers with six catches for 58 yards, while Jaron Prater grabbed two receptions totaling 42 yards.
Rochelle jumped out to a 30-0 halftime lead on touchdown runs of 28 and 10 yards by Will Snyder, 6 yards by Andy Williams and 1 yard by J.J. Spencer.
Snyder finished with 104 yards rushing and 138 yards receiving, while Kyle Kunc completed 10-of-13 passes for 269 yards.
Blanket hosts Comanche Paradigm for homecoming next week.
Santa Anna 45, May 0
SANTA ANNA — The Mountaineers of Santa Anna chalked up their second straight victory, while keeping the May Tigers winless, 45-0, here Friday night.
Chris Tate scored four touchdowns — two on receptions of 5 and 16 yards, one on a 38-yard scamper and one on a 41-yard interception return — to pace Santa Anna (2-1), which finished with 311 yards of total offense while holding May (0-3) to 53 total yards.
Tate also threw a 41-yard scoring toss to Joe Guerrero, while Juan Suarez chipped in a 23-yard touchdown run and Manny Dancy — who hurled the touchdown passes to Tate — scored on a 20-yard sprint.
Santa Anna visits Zephyr next week, while May travels to Throckmorton.
No. 5 Strawn 52, Zephyr 0
ZEPHYR — In a game moved to Zephyr due to damage at Strawn’s field, the Division I fifth-ranked Greyhounds made themselves at home with a 52-0 victory at Bulldog Field.
Zephyr (0-3) has yet to win in three tries at its new stadium, as the Bulldogs finished with just 101 yards of total offense.
Strawn (1-1) — the reigning Division I state champion — scored 22 points in the first period and added 30 in the second.
Haustin Simmons completed 8-of-18 passes for 85 yards with one interception for Zephyr, while rushing for 16 yards on seven carries. Ryan Martin caught seven passes covering 79 yards, with Greg Faubion grabbing a 6-yard catch.
Defensively, Faubion racked up six tackles, Lacy Culpepper added five and two each came from Simmons, Martin and Jake Stanley.
Zephyr will host Santa Anna next week.
Iredell 42, Victory Life 25
IREDELL — Five Victory Life turnovers plagued the Warriors in a 42-25 road loss to Iredell Friday night.
Trailing 28-6 just 58 seconds into the second half, Victory Life (1-2) closed the deficit to three points, 28-25, on a 10-yard Frankie Valencia run, a 58-yard Tyler McDaniel run and a 36-yard pass from McDaniel to Cameron Polaski.
Iredell (2-1) answered with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to ice the victory.
Victory Life finished with 267 yards of total offense —139 passing and 128 rushing — while allowing Iredell 322 total yards.
McDaniel completed 11-of-17 passes for 139 yards with a pair of touchdowns, while rushing for a team-high 91 yards.
Gibson Hull caught a team-high five passes for 67 yards, while Valencia added three receptions for 31 yards and an 18-yard touchdown catch.
Victory Life is slated to debut its new stadium next week when it hosts Star.
No. 7 Goldthwaite 27, San Saba 7
GOLDTHWAITE — Despite undefeated records for both teams coming in, the “Battle of the River” again went Goldthwaite’s way as the Eagles handed San Saba its first loss, 27-7.
Goldthwaite (3-0) finished with 391 yards of total offense to the 288 of San Saba (2-1). The Eagles rushed for 280 yards, led by 144 from Jonathon Williams, while Tyler Horton completed 5-of-7 passes for 111 yards.
For the Armadillos, Ryan Pannell completed 13-of-28 passes for 178 yards with a 21-yard scoring toss to Chase Key, while adding a team-high 57 yards on the ground.
Goldthwaite tallied the first 27 points — including 14 in the first half on passes of 8 and 68 yards from Horton to James Harden.
In the second half, Williams added scoring sprints of 11 and 97 yards for the Eagles.
Goldthwaite will visit Mason next week, while San Saba ventures to Johnson City.
Comanche 21, Merkel 14
MERKEL — The Comanche Indians remained undefeated by rallying from a seven-point halftime deficit to upend the Merkel Badgers, 21-14, here Friday night.
Comanche (3-0), which matched last season’s win total with Friday’s victory, evened the score at 14-all with 6:07 left in the third period on a 16-yard pass from Jerick Roberts to Cody Biggs.
The Indians then scored the winning touchdown at the 8:12 mark of the fourth period on a 14-yard Josh Feaster run. Feaster finished with 205 yards rushing, as he also scored Comanche’s first touchdown on a 44-yard gallop.
Comanche finished with 253 yards of total offense, but turned the ball over three times. Merkel (0-3) racked up 260 total yards and coughed the ball up twice.
The Indians play their homecoming game next week as they welcome Grape Creek.
Hawley 15, Coleman 14
COLEMAN — The Coleman Bluecats narrowly missed their first win of the season as the Hawley Bearcats grabbed a 15-14 victory here Friday night.
Coleman (0-3) scored first on a 32-yard John Sanchez fumble return, but the Bluecats missed the extra point.
Hawley (1-2) then grabbed a 7-6 halftime lead as Billy Brosh caught a 14-yard pass from Tanner Thompson, and the Bearcats converted their kick.
The lead was stretched to 15-6 in the third period as Thompson and Brosh again connected on a 10-yard scoring toss, and Daniel Brewer ran for the two-point conversion.
Coleman closed the gap to 15-14 with 5:07 left on a 6-yard Andrew Isom run and Zach Doyle’s two-point pass to Travis Bixey, but the Bluecats’ rally ended there.
Hawley outgained Coleman 206 to 157 in total yardage, which allowed the Bearcats to overcome their three turnovers. The Bluecats did not have a turnover.
Coleman’s quest for its first win takes the Bluecats to Colorado City next week in the final game before the start of District 8-2A action.
Mullin 78, Morgan 12
MULLIN — The Mullin Bulldogs kept their perfect record intact as they mauled Morgan by a 78-12 count Friday night.
Zach Maxey rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown on just four carries, while Randy Sims chipped in 120 yards and a score on only five rushes.
Paul Knight contributed a pair of touchdown runs totaling 40 yards, while Brandon Foster caught a 25-yard touchdown pass.
As a team, Mullin (3-0) ran for 397 yards on just 17 carries — an average of 23.4 yards per rush.
Mullin will host Lohn for homecoming next week.
Comanche Paradigm 49, THESA 0
KELLER — The Comanche Paradigm Patriots improved to 2-1 in their inaugural season with Thursday night’s 49-0 victory over Texas Home Educator’s Sports Association.
Paradigm finished with 209 yards of total offense, while limiting THESA to 101 yards and forcing three turnovers — all interceptions.
Sean Baugh returned two interceptions for touchdowns — one 45 yards and the other 46 yards. Baugh also threw scoring tosses of 34 and 10 yards to Ethan Rake, and one of 19 yards to Carsten Turner.
Rake added touchdown runs of 4 and 19 yards for the Patriots.
Comanche Paradigm, which visits Blanket for the Tigers’ homecoming game next week, finished with 154 yards through the air and 55 on the ground.
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Richland Springs 48, Lometa 0
Rising Star vs. Veribest, late