Bulletin Staff Report
BROOKESMITH — For the second year in a row, the Blanket Tigers made the Brookesmith Mustangs their first victim of the football season.
Blanket followed last year’s wild 63-50 victory with a more convincing 62-12 triumph over the Mustangs in six-man action here Friday night.
The Tigers (1-1) accumulated 511 yards of total offense, while holding Brookesmith (1-1) to 175 total yards and forcing four Mustang turnovers.
The Mustangs managed just 17 yards rushing on 15 carries, while Blanket chalked up 268 yards on 26 rushes — an average of 10.3 yards per attempt.
Brian Box paced the Tigers’ rushing attack with 171 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries, an average of 21.4 yards per rush.
Neil Dove added 191 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns, while also rushing for 69 yards and two more scores. Dove completed 5-of-6 passes and carried the ball a dozen times.
K.J. King’s four receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown were a team-high for Blanket, while Zach Isham added a 60-yard touchdown catch and a 72-yard kick return for a score.
Defensively, Caleb Reich recovered two fumbles while Darrell Greenwood pounced on another. King added an interception to account for the Mustangs’ fourth turnover.
Blanket will be back on the road next week as it visits Rochelle (2-0), a 46-0 winner over Rising Star Friday night.
Brookesmith will attempt to rebound at Lohn (1-1), which is coming off a 64-28 loss to the Mustangs’ district rival Veribest.
May 57, Bynum 12
BYNUM — Nathan Howard threw for 200 yards and five touchdowns and added 166 yards rushing and four more scores in the May Tigers’ 57-12 win over the Bynum Bulldogs Friday.
Howard, who racked up 561 total yards and nine touchdowns in last week’s 71-54 win over Woodson, completed 73 percent of his passes (11-of-15) and averaged 10.4 yards per carry (16 rushes) against Bynum (0-1).
Conner Murphree caught four passes for 67 yards with three touchdowns, while Mikey Dickerson added four catches for 86 yards with two scores.
Ian Jacobson rushed for 49 yards on seven carries.
Defensively, Dickerson and Thane Wells posted a team-high nine tackles each, while Jacobson and Timothy Turner chipped in eight tackles each. Turner also forced four fumbles.
The victory was the 18th straight in the regular season for May (2-0), which will host Bryson — which beat Wichita Falls Notre Dame, 26-12, on Friday — next week.
Lometa 65, Zephyr 43
ZEPHYR — The Zephyr Bulldogs managed just seven points in the second and fourth periods combined, which led to their downfall in a 65-43 loss to Lometa.
Zephyr (0-2) also missed a half dozen two-point kicks, which cost the team 12 points, and failed to come away with points twice on trips inside the Lometa 10.
The Bulldogs passed for 360 yards and seven touchdowns, led by Jason Hughes’ 223 yards and five scoring tosses. Chris Newton added 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Luke Creed caught 12 passes for 226 yards with three touchdowns, while Ryan Martin had three touchdown catches totaling 113 yards. Cord Biddy also caught a 25-yard touchdown pass.
On the ground, Hughes ran for 90 yards, Newton added 78 and Biddy picked up 39 yards as Zephyr finished with 569 total yards.
Defensively, Biddy racked up a team-high 15 tackles, followed by Hughes (13) and Taylor Hart (nine).
Zephyr will visit Cherokee, a 46-0 winner over Uvalde Charter Friday, next week.
Llano 40, Comanche 13
LLANO — The Comanche Indians’ search for their first victory of the Jeryl Brixey era will have to wait at least until the third game of the season following Friday’s 40-13 loss at Llano.
Comanche (0-2) surrendered 32 points in the first half as Llano racked up 342 yards of total offense, including 274 yards rushing.
Lance Dickey rushed for 97 yards and scored on runs of 13 and 18 yards, while Austin Freeman added touchdown runs of 16 and 2 yards for Llano.
Trey Brooks completed 3-of-4 passes for 68 yards, and two were touchdown tosses to Walker Woolman covering 8 and 40 yards.
Comanche scored with 3:53 left in the first quarter on a 14-yard Wes Dudley run, while Jerick Roberts threw a 67-yard touchdown pass with 8:40 remaining in the first half.
The Indians finished with just 188 total yards — 126 passing on 5-of-11 attempts and 62 rushing on 30 carries with a fumble.
Comanche, which has lost nine straight dating back to last season, will look to snap its skid next week as Brady (0-2), which lost to Ballinger in the Gordon Wood Classic Saturday night, visits for homecoming.
No. 7 Coleman 49, Winters 14
WINTERS — The No. 7 Coleman Bluecats mauled another opponent on the road Friday, handing the Winters Blizzards a 49-14 defeat.
Coleman (2-0) finished with 432 yards of total offense, including 304 yards rushing on 36 carries, and scored 35 of its points before halftime.
Bronson Buzzard led the Bluecats with 168 yards rushing and scored on runs of 5 and 86 yards. Colton Buzzard chipped in 71 yards on the ground and scoring runs of 34 and 22 yards.
Through the air, Colton Buzzard was 6-of-15 for 132 yards with a 25-yard scoring toss to Dalton De Leon, who pulled down eight receptions for 65 yards.
Brandon Worsham, who scored four touchdowns last week, added a 2-yard touchdown run and Glen Edington returned an interception 22 yards for six points.
Winters (0-2) tallied just 114 yards of total offense and turned the ball over five times, including four interceptions.
The Blizzards scored on an 8-yard Hayden Bergman pass in the first quarter and a 9-yard Justin Medina run in the third.
Coleman will play host to Rotan (1-1), a 35-12 winner over Bronte Friday, next week in its homecoming game.
Lago Vista 20, San Saba 7
LAGO VISTA — The Lago Vista Vikings turned the tables on the San Saba Armadillos with a 20-7 victory Friday night.
Lago Vista (1-1) was coming off a 26-0 loss to Austin Regents last week and was dealt a 42-8 setback in San Saba in 2006.
The Armadillos (1-1) were looking to match their 2006 season victory total of two following a season-opening 24-7 decision over Junction.
San Saba will face archrival Goldthwaite in the “Battle of the River” next week on the Eagles’ home turf. Goldthwaite picked up a 24-7 win over Wall Friday to improve to 1-1.
Miles 26, Cross Plains 19
CROSS PLAINS — The Buffaloes of Cross Plains hung within a touchdown of the Miles Bulldogs for the second straight year, but were unable to pull off the win in a 26-19 decision Friday night.
Playing in their home opener, the Buffaloes (0-2) jumped out to a 13-0 first-quarter lead on Joe Dalton’s 48-yard blocked kick return and J.J. Calloway’s 8-yard touchdown run.
Calloway’s second scoring run, from 1 yard out, pushed the Buffaloes ahead 19-7 with 7:02 left in the third period.
Miles (1-1) answered with 19 points over the final 16:24, scoring on runs of 3 and 35 yards by Kyle Schwertner, along with a 28-yard Jay Rodriguez to Schwertner pass.
The Bulldogs’ touchdown pass pushed them ahead, 20-19, with 7:28 left in the contest.
Cross Plains finished with 184 yards of total offense, while the defense allowed 283 yards and forced three turnovers.
Schwertner rushed for 152 yards for Miles, while Calloway had 80 yards rushing and 77 passing for the Buffaloes.
Cross Plains will attempt to end its 12-game losing streak and hand head coach Jim Sides his first victory next week when Hamlin, a 27-20 loser to Stamford Friday, visits.
Santa Anna 54, Eden 22
EDEN — Terrence Jackson rushed for 225 yards and six touchdowns and added a 70-yard interception return for a score as the Santa Anna Mountaineers remained unbeaten with a 54-22 win at Eden Friday.
Jackson scored on runs of 47, 20, 5, 7, 35 and 12 yards, and the Mountaineers chalked up 335 yards rushing behind the line of Jarod Jones, Garey Guthrie and Mike Maldonado.
Fausto Maldonado added 55 yards rushing, Chris Tate chipped in 50 yards and Demetrus Reese caught two passes for 30 yards.
Defensively, Maldonado led the way with 18 tackles, Jordan Whaley recorded 13 and an interception and Jonathan Dean picked off a pass and took it 35 yards for a touchdown.
Santa Anna did not allow a point until the 1:47 mark of the third period and held Eden (1-1) without a passing yard.
Chris Ogle rushed for 143 of Eden’s 215 total yards and scored on a 13-yard run and a 65-yard kick return.
The Mountaineers (2-0) will head to Robert Lee next week. Robert Lee’s game at Borden County was cancelled Friday due to inclement weather.
Rochelle 46, Rising Star 0
RISING STAR — The Rising Star Wildcats’ home portion of the schedule got off to an ugly start as the Rochelle Hornets rolled to a 46-0 victory.
Rochelle (2-0), which was coming off a 60-14 win over Zephyr, scored 38 points in the opening period.
The Hornets racked up 271 total yards, including 223 on the ground.
Rising Star (0-2) tallied 45 yards rushing on 19 carries and added 82 yards passing on 7-of-14 attempts. The Wildcats turned the ball over three times.
Rising Star will attempt to regroup and pick up its first win next week when it heads to Lometa, a 65-43 winner over Zephyr Friday night.
Moran 43, Mullin 22
MULLIN — The Mullin Bulldogs slipped to 0-2 at home and 0-2 for the season with a 43-22 loss to the Moran Bulldogs here Friday night.
Mullin’s Alan Maxey passed for 112 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort. He also caught five passes for 32 yards, rushed for 35 yards, recorded 14 tackles and intercepted a pass.
Maxey’s touchdown passes were 14 yards to Chris Owens, 48 yards to Austin McCulloch and 3 yards to Randy Sims.
Mullin did turn the ball over four times, however, including three interceptions.
Defensively, the Bulldogs allowed 36 points after halftime.
Mullin heads to Jonesboro next week, a 38-33 winner over Sidney Friday, in search of its first win of the year.
DII No. 7 Gustine 38, Morgan 26
MORGAN — The Gustine Tigers, ranked No. 7 in the sixmanfootball.com Division II poll, rebounded from an opening loss with a 38-26 win over Morgan.
The Tigers finished with 394 yards of total offense, led by Ty Keeter’s 253 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Keeter also had a team-high 11 tackles and recovered a fumble.
Colton Hicks added 56 yards on the ground and another score, while collecting nine tackles.
Jaden Keeter completed two passes for 24 yards, a 17-yarder to Hicks and a 7-yard toss to Garrett Leggett, who also ran for a touchdown.
Other defensive standouts included Tommy Gonzales (eight tackles), Jaden Keeter (six tackles), Wesley Jones (six tackles) and Shawn Milligan (five tackles, one fumble recovery).
Gustine (1-1) will host defending Division I state champion Richland Springs next week. The Coyotes’ scheduled game against Amarillo Bible Heritage on Friday was cancelled.