Zephyr stays undefeated; Brookesmith, Goldthwaite, Coleman tally first victories; Richland Springs notches third straight win; San Saba rallies late
MAY — In a battle of unbeaten Brown County Tiger teams, Class A Division I No. 11 May kept its perfect record intact with a 54-8 road victory over Blanket Friday night.
May (4-0) yielded its first points of the season, but has still outscored its foes 218-8 thus far. The victorious Tigers finished with 445 yards of total offense — 257 rushing and 188 passing. May also won its 15th consecutive regular season game dating to 2015.
Wyatt Mote completed 6 of 10 passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns while Jacob Brown also hurled a 53-yard scoring strike on his lone pass attempt. Preston Johnston hauled in two catches for 78 yards and a touchdown, Brown added two grabs for 48 yards with a trip to the end zone, Tyler Wheeler and Gage Keckler caught touchdown passes for 27 and 25 yards, respectively, and Dalton Self made an 11-yard reception.
On the ground, Weston Chambers led the charge with 81 yards on two carries, Brown rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown on two attempts, Mote added 41 yards and a score on a pair of totes, Daniel Salinas finished with 35 yards and a touchdown on three caries, Self added 28 yards and a touchdown on three attempts and Johnston rushed for 15 yards on two carries.
Defensively for May, Salinas recorded a team-best five tackles with a fumble caused and a fumble recovered. Keckler also tallied five tackles trailed by Johnston, Chambers and Jaden Baker with four apiece and Austin McAbee with one tackle, one fumble caused and one recovered.
Stats for Blanket (3-1) were not available.
Next week, Blanket will attempt to bounce back as it hosts Brookesmith (1-3) — coming off a 54-8 win over Trent — at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, while May welcomes Waco Vanguard (4-0) — which defeated Temple Holy Trinity, 75-42, in Week 4 — at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Zephyr 66, Santa Anna 6
ZEPHYR — The Class A Division I No. 8 Zephyr Bulldogs remained undefeated with their most lopsided win to date, 66-6 over the Santa Anna Mountaineers Friday night.
Zephyr (4-0) generated 369 yards of total offense — 293 yards on the ground with five touchdowns and 76 yards through the air with three more scores.
Mason Rogers rushed for 102 yards, Nicholas Moody finished with 77, Hunter Williams added 52, William Simpson churned out 50 and Kason King ran for 12 yards — and all five Bulldogs scored one touchdown each.
Through the air, King was 4 of 4 for 51 yards and three touchdowns — two to Devin Williams, who caught three passes for 38 yards, and a 13-yard scoring toss to Moody. Hunter Williams also connected with Robert Clark on a 25-yard completion.
Defensively, Moody led Zephyr with eight tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. J.P Gowin added seven tackles, King finished with six and a sack, Clark tallied four and recovered a fumble and Michael Seider finished with three and also pounced on a loose ball.
Stats for Santa Anna (0-4) were not available.
Next week, Zephyr hits the road for the first time at Lingleville (1-3), which knocked off Rising Star, 55-35, Friday night. Santa Anna, meanwhile, seeks its first win at win Cherokee (0-3), which fell to Jonesboro, 73-26, Friday night.
Brookesmith 54, Trent 8
TRENT — The Brookesmith Mustangs notched their first victory under new head coach Scott Edmondson Friday night, blasting the Trent Gorillas, 54-8.
Brookesmith (1-3), which had not scored in its first three outings, produced seven touchdowns and 262 yards of total offense — 231 rushing and 31 passing — while holding Trent (0-4) to just 45 yards, all on the ground, and forcing a pair of turnovers.
Mason Brummett led the charge for the Mustangs with 131 rushing yards and four touchdowns — from 30, 34, 22 and 30 yards out. Johnathan Willoughby added 36 yards and a touchdown on the ground while Randall Williams rushed for 32 yards and reached the end zone once.
Holden Bolt threw a 31-yard touchdown to Ryder Nelson on Brookesmith’s lone pass completion.
Defensively, Nelson finished with seven tackles including three for loss, while Bolt and Willoughby also notched seven tackles. Cody Mazurek added six tackles with two for loss and Brummett chipped in a half dozen tackles as well.
Next week, Brookesmith shoots for a second straight win at Blanket (3-1), which is coming off a 54-8 loss to May, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Richland Springs 67,
Austin Hill Country 16
RICHLAND SPRINGS — The Class A Division II No. 4 Richland Springs Coyotes chalked up their third consecutive victory Friday night, rolling past Austin Hill Country, 67-16.
The Coyotes (3-1) scored 26 points in the first quarter and added 41 more in the second as the game ended at halftime via the 45-point mercy rule.
Richland Springs finished with 309 yards of total offense — 263 rushing and 46 passing — while allowing 182 yards, with 103 coming through the air.
Walker Tippie rushed for 108 yards and two scores of 43 and 58 yards, while Hutton Lusty chipped in 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground from 55 and 36 yards out.
Tippie, on his lone pass attempt, threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Burkhart, who also scored on a 17-yard run and kick returns of 51 and 54 yards. Cameron Parham added a 29-yard touchdown run and Landon Burkhart scored on a 2-yard carry.
Defensively, Parham led the Coyotes with 8.5 tackles including 2.5 for loss with a sack, Lusty finished with 7.5 tackles, three for loss and two sacks, and Lane Shannon added five tackles with a sack.
Next week, Richland Springs welcomes Round Rock Concordia (2-2), which knocked off Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills, 40-12, Friday night.
Goldthwaite 32, Junction 12
JUNCTION - The Goldthwaite Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak and earned their first victory of the season Friday night, 32-12, over Junction.
Goldthwaite (1-3) finished with 357 yards of total offense, including 300 rushing, while allowing 297 yards to Junction (1-3), with 263 coming through the air. The Eagles also forced a pair of turnovers and gave up the ball once.
Quaid Seward rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns to pace the Goldthwaite offense, while Leo Garcia added 71 yards on the ground with a trip to the end zone. J.P Gibbard scored on a 2-yard carry as well.
Drew Hermesmeyer completed 6 of 9 passes for 57 yards. Isaac Chavez led all Eagle receivers with three catches for 41 yards.
Next week, Goldthwaite opens District 7-2A Division I action at home against undefeated Hamilton (3-0), which downed Thorndale, 24-22, Friday night.
Comanche 34, Academy 6
ACADEMY - The Comanche Indians rebounded from their first loss of the season and rolled past the Little River-Academy Bumblebees, 34-6, Friday night.
Comanche (3-1) compiled 363 yards of total offense — 257 on the ground and 106 through the air —and overcame a pair of turnovers.
The Indians scored on a 35-yard pass from Bronte Hermesmeyer to Trevor Higginbotham, runs of 2 and 31 yards by Kade Mercer, 13 yards by Colton Roberts and 10 yards by Joseph Gilligan.
Academy (2-2) managed only an 11-yard touchdown run by Rian White in the third period, which cut Comanche’s lead to 14-6 at the time.
Next week, Comanche ventures to Eastland (3-1), which suffered its first loss, 31-7 to Wall, Friday night.
Coleman 28, Brady 19
COLEMAN — The Coleman Bluecats recorded their first victory, and first points, of the season Friday night, knocking off the Brady Bulldogs, 28-19.
Coleman (1-3) finished with 284 yards of total offense behind a balanced attack that included 158 yards rushing and 126 passing.
The Bluecats allowed 268 yards as Brady (0-4) picked up 242 yards on the ground.
Devonte Roberson rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns while Denton Allen added 56 rushing yards and two scores for the Bluecats.
Allen also connected on 5 of 10 passes for 126 yards. Trotter Harris led Coleman with two grabs for 67 yards while Jett Allen hauled down two receptions totaling 57 yards.
Next week, Coleman seeks its first win streak of 2017 as the Bluecats visit Clyde (2-2), which fell to Cisco, 45-24, Friday night.
San Saba 33, Cross Plains 32
CROSS PLAINS — The San Saba Armadillos scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally and stun the Cross Plains Buffaloes, 33-32, Friday night.
Trailing 32-20 at the start of the fourth period, San Saba (2-2) cut the deficit to 32-26 on a rushing touchdown with 11 minutes left.
Then, with only three minutes remaining, another rushing touchdown pushed the Armadillos in front.
Cross Plains (2-2) raced out to a 19-7 lead after one quarter but was limited to just two touchdowns the rest of the game, and no points after the third period.
Additional information was not available at press time.
Next week, San Saba begins the District 7-2A Division I slate at home against Valley Mills (0-4), which fell to Blooming Grove, 31-14, Friday night.
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Veribest 56, Mullin 0
Lingleville 55, Rising Star 35
Cranfills Gap 50, Sidney 34