Zephyr outlasts Gorman, 81-70; San Saba remains undefeated with 47-6 triumph over Snook

RICHLAND SPRINGS — For the first time in Richland Springs’ storied six-man history, the Coyotes broke the century mark in points, defeating Austin Royals by a 112-65 count Friday night.

Richland Springs’ previous record for points in a game was 98, scored in the Coyotes’ 2007 state championship victory over Rule. 

The victory, which was the third in a row for Class A Division II No. 6 Richland Springs (3-1) under first-year head coach Thomas Tipton, featured a combined 1,048 yards of total offense and nine turnovers between the two teams.

After spotting Austin Royals (2-2) the first two touchdowns, Richland Springs grabbed a 16-14 edge by the end of the first period. The Coyotes then scored at least 30 points in each of the final three periods. Richland Springs’ 15th touchdown of the night was scored with 3:54 left in regulation, enforcing the 45-point mercy rule.

The Coyotes finished with 552 total yards — 320 passing and 232 rushing — with three turnovers, while Austin Royals tallied 494 yards — 374 through the air and 122 on the ground — with six giveaways.

Matthew Rigdon completed 13 of 18 passes for 308 yards with eight touchdowns and one interception, while also rushing for 114 yards and three more scores for the Coyotes.

Leading receivers included Jared Martin, who caught five passes for 152 yards with four touchdowns, while Kelton Tippie added three grabs for 68 yards and a score, Josiah Beam finished with three grabs for 42 yards and two touchdowns, Cameron Parham hauled in two touchdown catches covering 30 yards and Jayden Bryant caught a 20-yard pass to go along with his 12-yard scoring toss.

Parham chipped in 95 yards rushing with a touchdown, while Griffin Rigdon ran for 23 yards and returned two kickoffs of 65 and 63 yards for scores. 

Next week, Richland Springs ventures to undefeated Evant (4-0), which knocked off Blum, 59-52 in overtime, Friday night. 




GORMAN — The Zephyr Bulldogs stretched their win streak to three games with an 81-70 road victory over the Gorman Panthers Friday night.

Zephyr (3-1) produced 455 yards of total offense, with 366 rushing yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 89 passing yards and two more scores.

Devin Williams rushed for a team-high 276 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries, while Jerrick Woodcock chipped in 59 yards and a score. Michael Seider chipped in 12 yards with a trip to the end and J.P. Gowin rushed for 9 yards and a touchdown.

Seider also connected on 5 of 9 passes with Williams hauling in a 43-yard scoring reception while Austin Deavers made a 21-yard touchdown catch. J.P. Gowin finished with two grabs for 23 yards.

Williams also scored on a 66-yard kick return.

Defensively, the Bulldogs forced eight fumbles and recovered four, including a 62-yard return for a touchdown by J.P. Gowin, who tallied nine tackles with five forced fumbles. Williams added 10 tackles and caused a fumble and Tanner Jones also tallied 10 tackles. Elliot Gowin created and recovered two fumbles and Walter Simpson pounced on a loose ball as well. 

Next week, Zephyr visits May (4-0), which is coming off a 39-31 victory over Fort Worth THESA.


San Saba 47, Snook 6


GEORGETOWN – The points and victories continue to pile up for the San Saba Armadillos, who kept their flawless record intact with a 47-6 victory over the previously-undefeated Snook Blue Jays Friday night in neutral site action.

San Saba (4-0) amassed 411 total yards — 240 rushing and 171 passing — en route to a 34-0 halftime advantage.

Sean O’Keefe completed 10 of 14 passes for 139 yards and three touchdowns. Eli Salinas finished with three grabs for 61 yards and one touchdown, Ruben Parra hauled in two receptions for 44 yards and a score and Joseph Watson caught a 13-yard scoring reception.

Salinas also rushed for 116 yards with a trip to the end zone, O’Keefe added 64 yards and a rushing score, Carter Turner finished with 48 yards on the ground and a touchdown and Clayton Pierce scored on a 3-yard rush.

Defensively, Erik Argote recorded 18 tackles with six for loss followed by Sakima Herrera with 11 tackles and six for loss, and Watson, Abel Martinez, Junior Jaimes and Risien Shahan with six tackles apiece.

Next week, San Saba shoots for a fifth straight victory as it hosts Ingram Tom Moore (4-0), which is coming off a 34-10 victory over Center Point.




TOLAR — In a game moved up a day due to the threat of thunderstorms, the Goldthwaite Eagles were hammered by the Tolar Rattlers, 48-0, Thursday night.

Goldthwaite (1-3) was limited to 86 yards of total offense — 94 yards passing and negative-8 rushing on 29 carries. The Eagles also turned the ball over twice on a pair of interceptions.

Tolar (2-2), meanwhile, manufactured 453 total yards with 356 coming on the ground. The Rattlers lost one fumble.

Drew Hermesmeyer completed 18 of 30 passes for 90 yards with two picks. T.J. Watson caught nine passes for 40 yards, Dusty Partin tallied three grabs for 27 yards and Grayson Moore finished with three receptions for 27 yards. Mitchell Hopper rushed for a team-high 20 yards for the Eagles. 

Tolar quarterback Kannen Adams rushed for 133 yards and three scores and completed 7 of 12 passes for 97 yards and another touchdown.

Next week, Goldthwaite visits Hamilton (3-1), which suffered its first loss at Early, 48-7, Friday night.


Other scores

(No info reported)

Blanket 1, Three Way 0, forfeit

Veribest 65, Brookesmith 41

Comanche 36, De Leon 0

Sidney 32, Cranfills Gap 26

Bronte 68, Santa Anna 18

Lometa 66, Mullin 20 

Robert Lee JV 40, Rising Star 32