Blanket collects forfeit victory over Sidney; Coleman, Goldthwaite also improve to 2-0
BY DERRICK STUCKLY
GRANBURY — The No. 5 Zephyr Bulldogs remained undefeated, chalking up a 72-26 victory over TAPPS Six-Man Division II No. 2 Granbury NCTA Friday night.
Zephyr (2-0) finished with 450 yards of total offense, including 373 yards rushing with eight touchdowns coming on the ground.
William Simpson rushed for a team-best 148 yards and four scores, reaching the end zone from 2, 22, 4 and 10 yards out. Nicholas Moody added 129 yards and four touchdowns on carries of 3, 15, 2 and 15 yards.
J.P. Gowin added 38 yards, Zack Miller chipped in 30 yards and Brayden Malloy added 28 yards rushing.
Through the air, Kason King connected on 4 of 5 passes for 48 yards with touchdowns of 14 and 9 yards to Devin Williams, who finished with three grabs for 52 yards. Malloy completed two passes for 29 yards and Kaleb Williams finished with two receptions for 25 yards.
Next week, Zephyr visits Class A Division II No. 1 Richland Springs (1-0), which had a bye in Week 2. Richland Springs opened the season with a 58-0 victory over Paducah.
May 64, Eden 12
EDEN — The May Tigers racked up 40 first-quarter points en route to a 64-12 victory over Eden Friday night and a 2-0 start to the season.
The Tigers finished with 394 yards of total offense — 223 rushing and 171 passing — while allowing Eden (0-2) to amass just 143 yards, with 94 coming through the air.
Five May players rushed for touchdowns as Dalton Self scored on a 56-yard carry; Wyatt Mote ran for 51 yards and a 37-yard score; Cameron King finished with 50 yards and scores of 6 and 29 yards; Jacob Brown chipped in 50 yards and a 28-yard score; and Cotton Bane added a 3-yard touchdown run.
Through the air, Mote completed 9 of 12 passes for 171 yards and touchdowns of 29 yards to King and 47 yards to Brown. Bane led May with three grabs for 61 yards, Brown added two for 50 yards and King finished with two receptions for 48 yards.
Defensively, King recorded 10 tackles with 1.5 for loss, Daniel Salinas added seven tackles and Mote and A.J. Martin each intercepted two passes.
Next week, May opens its home schedule against Thockmorton (0-2), which is coming off a 96-48 loss to Gorman.
Sidney 0 (forfeit)
The Blanket Tigers are now 2-0 on the season following a forfeit victory over the Sidney Eagles Friday night.
Next week, Blanket ventures to Rochelle (0-2), which is coming off a 29-21 loss to Medina. Sidney (0-2) is scheduled to host Morgan (1-1), which dropped a 70-21 decision to Penelope Friday night.
BLACKWELL — The Brookesmith Mustangs were unable to string together two victories in a row as the Blackwell Hornets collected a 52-6 win Friday night.
Brookesmith (1-1) was coming off a 61-18 victory over Trent in the season opener, which was also Adam Cline’s debut as Mustangs head coach.
Further information on Friday’s game was unavailable.
Next week, Brookesmith host Veribest (1-0), which defeated Rochelle, 59-13, in Week 1 and had a bye in Week 2.
Orange Community Christian 73,
Victory Life 24
BRYAN — The Victory Life Warriors slipped to 0-2 on the season with a 73-24 loss to Orange Community Christian Friday night in neutral-site, non-district action.
Additional information was unavailable.
Victory Life has a bye scheduled next week.
Coleman 24, Comanche 10
COLEMAN — The Coleman Bluecats churned out a 24-10 victory over the Comanche Indians Friday to remain unbeaten early in the season.
The Bluecats (2-0) compiled 286 yards of total offense — all on the ground — while the Indians (1-1) finished with 251 yards — 134 rushing and 117 passing.
Quarterback Bryson Hammonds rushed for 165 yards and a 44-yard touchdown for Coleman which, along with Riley Harris’ two -point conversion, gave the Bluecats the lead for good, 8-7, with 1:58 left in the first half.
Terren Holloway added a 40-yard scoring scamper with 35 seconds left in the third period to stretch the lead to 16-7, following a Cayden Steffey two-point conversion.
Comanche trimmed the deficit to 16-10 on a 27-yard Alfredo Cervantes field goal with 7:37 left. Kade Mercer scored the Indians’ touchdown on a 3-yard run at the 2:28 mark of the second period.
Harris iced the victory for Coleman with a 2-yard touchdown carry with 3:21 left.
For Comanche, Colton Roberts rushed for 47 yards, Jeremy Bostick added 36 and Mercer finished with 32. Mercer was 3 of 3 for 86 yards through the air, while Bronte Hermesmeyer completed 2 of 6 passes for 31 yards. Trevor Higginbotham finished with three catches for 80 yards.
Next week, Coleman ventures to Post (2-0), which defeated Tahoka, 74-28, Friday night, while Comanche travels to Cisco (1-1), which is coming off a 19-18 loss at Wall.
Jim Ned 20
TUSCOLA — The Goldthwaite Eagles followed up last week’s upset of Mason with a 24-20, come-from-behind victory over the Class 3A Jim Ned Indians Friday night.
All the points were scored in the first half, as Jacob Williams’ 8-yard run accounted for the winning touchdown for Goldthwaite (2-0).
The Eagles jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on an 11-yard Quaid Seward run and a 33-yard Leo Garcia field goal.
Jim Ned (0-2) closed the gap to 10-7 on a 1-yard Coalby Reeves run to start the second period.
Goldthwaite stretched the lead back to 10 points, 17-7, on a 13-yard Aris Shelton carry.
The Indians then tallied the next 13 points a 22-yard touchdown pass from Dillon McCoy to Hunter Poorman and a 49-yard Jacob Contreras scoring sprint.
The Eagles finished with only 178 yards — 110 rushing and 68 passing — with one turnover, while the Indians produced 265 yards — 156 on the ground and 109 through the air — with three fumbles lost.
Seward rushed for 98 yards for Goldthwaite, Christian Valencia completed 5 of 8 passes for 62 yards and Williams caught four passes for 36 yards.
Next week, Goldthwaite is on the road again as it visits Little River-Academy (2-0), which defeated Whitney, 29-20, Friday.
Harper 21, San Saba 6
HARPER — The San Saba Armadillos were again denied their first victory of the season as the Harper Longhorns tallied a 21-6 victory Friday night behind a trio of fourth-quarter touchdowns.
San Saba (0-2) was limited to 145 yards of total offense — 113 rushing and 32 passing — by the Harper (2-0) defense.
J.B. Salinas rushed for a team-high 33 yards while Sean O’Keefe and Erik Argote added 30 yards apiece. Through the air, O’Keefe completed 2 of 13 passes for 32 yards as Dalton Pierce hauled in a 21-yard reception and Bryce Lewis caught an 11-yard pass.
The Armadillos’ touchdown was the result of a Lewis fumble recovery on a play where Harper intercepted an O’Keefe pass.
Next week, San Saba hosts Johnson City (1-1), which is coming off a 33-14 loss to Mason, in the Armadillos’ home opener.
Garden City 52, Santa Anna 6
GARDEN CITY — The Santa Anna Mountaineers slipped to 0-2 on the season Friday night, dropping a 52-6 road contest to Class A Division I No. 9 Garden City.
Santa Anna (0-2) yielded 38 points in the first period and 286 total yards — 239 rushing and 47 passing — over the two-quarter duration of the contest.
The Mountaineers were limited to 63 yards — 45 passing and 18 rushing — by the Garden City (2-0) defense.
D.J. Mattes scored Santa Anna’s touchdown on a 2-yard run with 4:58 left in the second period.
Jacob Herrod connected on 5 of 8 passes for 32 yards and one interception for the Mountaineers, while Guy Watts rushed for a team-high 17 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards.
Next week, Santa Anna visits Robert Lee (1-1), which is coming off a 62-14 victory over Grady.
Mullin 46, Rising Star 0
RISING STAR — The Mullin Bulldogs notched their first victory of the season, rebounding from last week’s loss to Lometa for a 46-0 triumph over Rising Star.
Mullin (1-1) generated 299 yards of total offense — 176 rushing and 123 passing.
Ricky Dela Rosa rushed for 152 yards and four touchdowns and caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Jaxon Wooten. Dela Rosa also hurled a 32-yard scoring toss to Jacob Lavy, while Wooten was 4 of 5 for 101 yards through the air.
Rising Star (0-2), coming off a 54-6 Week 1 loss to Blanket, produced just 88 yards — 65 through the air and 23 on the ground — with one fumble, the game’s only turnover.
Alex Teplicek completed 7 of 17 passes for 65 yards as Jakob Carnley grabbed three receptions for 30 yards. Teplicek also rushed for 15 yards and David Martinez added 12 on the ground.
Next week, Mullin hosts Cranfills Gap (0-2), which dropped a 46-0 decision to Evant Friday night, while Rising Star welcomes Panther Creek (2-0), which is coming off a 46-0 victory over Trent.