Bulletin Staff Report
BUCKHOLTS - The two-time defending state champion Richland Springs Coyotes won their 34th consecutive game overall and 66th straight in the regular season, 64-18, over the Buckholts Badgers Friday night.
The Coyotes (5-0), ranked third in the state in Division I by sixmanfootball.com, compiled 437 yards of total offense, while the defense forced four turnovers.
Haustin Burkhart led the Coyotes’ 267-yard ground game with 172 yards rushing and three touchdowns on just seven carries. Adding a pair of TD runs totaling 78 yards was Andrew Fowler, while Abraham Ahumada picked up 17 yards on four carries and scored once.
Through the air, Burkhart was 7-of-13 for 164 yards with a pair of touchdowns.
Fowler grabbed two receptions for 57 yards with a touchdown, while Ahumada also caught a pair of passes totaling 23 yards.
Randy Couch caught a 34-yard touchdown pass, Khalid Khatib finished with a 34-yard reception and Nigel Bates had one catch for 16 yards.
Defensively, Fowler recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass. Couch also picked off a pass while Tommy Hollon, who led Richland Springs with 11.5 tackles, pounced on a loose ball.
Buckholts (3-3), which saw its three-game win streak come to an end, finished with 257 total yards.
William Watson completed 6-of-18 passes for 181 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Zach Gommert caught a team-high two passes for 82 yards with a touchdown, while Mark Hernandez led the Badgers with 49 yards on the ground.
Richland Springs will open District 9 play at Eden (1-4) next week.
Comanche 46, Dublin 7
DUBLIN - The Comanche Indians earned their first victory since Sept. 15, 2006 as they snapped a 22-game losing streak with a 46-7 district win over the Dublin Lions.
The victory also marked the first in 16 games during Jeryl Brixey’s run as Comanche (1-5, 1-1) head coach.
Comanche scored 20 points in the first half, then added 20 more points in the third period alone to ice the victory.
The Indians finished with 453 yards of total offense - 247 rushing and 206 passing - while holding Dublin (1-5, 0-2) to 151 total yards.
Jerick Roberts completed 9-of-13 passes for 206 yards with four touchdowns, while rushing for a team-high 113 yards and a score on 10 carries.
Roberts completed scoring tosses of 5 yards to Cody Biggs - who caught a team-high five passes for 108 yards - 61 yards to Felix Martinez, 40 yards to Jaron Hohertz and another 10-yard strike to Biggs.
Hohertz added an 81-yard fumble return for a touchdown, Clayton Ballard ran for a 30-yard TD and Roberts chipped in a 44-yard scoring scamper.
Dublin’s lone points were scored with just under two minutes remaining on a 5-yard Justin Goodrick run.
Next week Comanche will host first-place Bangs (4-2, 2-0), a 27-0 winner over San Saba Friday. Dublin hosts Coleman, which was off Friday after defeating Comanche, 62-19, last week.
Other scores (No information reported)
Garden City 56, Santa Anna 6
Cherokee 52, Mullin 34
Sidney 50, Morgan 0