LOMETA — The Class A Division II No. 8 Blanket Tigers collected their first shutout and second victory of the 2019 campaign Friday night, rolling past the Lometa Hornets, 47-0.
Blanket (2-0) limited Lometa (1-1) to just 42 yards of total offense — 22 passing and 20 rushing — while forcing three turnovers.
Offensively, the Tigers generated 294 yards, including 262 on the ground, and coughed up the ball only once.
Logan Wheeler rushed for 120 yards and five touchdowns — covering 31, 9, 2, 4, and 20 yards — and completed a 31-yard pass to Hayden Rogers, who led Blanket with two catches for 32 yards.
Hector Castaneda contributed 77 yards on the ground and a 15-yard score while Tyler Simpson rushed for 64 yards and also scored from 15 yards away.
Defensively, Tanner Isom led Blanket with seven tackles, including five for loss and a sack. Castaneda added five tackles with two behind the line of scrimmage, Simpson finished with four, Wheeler tallied three and Brady Furry was credited with a pair of tackles.
Next week, Blanket opens its home schedule against Lingleville (1-1), which is coming off a 36-30 victory over Three Way.
Brookesmith 68, Panther Creek 14
VALERA — The Class A Division II No. 11 Brookesmith Mustangs scored at will en route to their second straight victory, 68-14 over the Panther Creek Panthers.
In a game moved to Thursday night due to a shortage of referees, the Mustangs finished with 208 total yards — all on the ground — while holding Panther Creek to 11 total yards with a pair of turnovers.
Tyler Williford rushed for 111 yards and four touchdowns from 19, 15, 27 and 38 yards out; Clayton Adame added 56 yards including a 50-yard score; Johnathan Willoughby finished with 41 yards and two trips to the end zone from 8 and 20 yards away; and Avery Williford scored on a 9-yard run, his lone carry.
Defensively, Willoughby tallied nine tackles, Avery Williford contributed seven and Randall Williams finished with five tackles, including three for loss, and two fumble recoveries. Gabriel Salinas-Navarro and Bradley Darrow added five tackles apiece as well.
Panther Creek's two touchdowns came on 60 and 65 yard kick returns by Keaton Beets.
Next week, Brookesmith (2-0) hosts Evant (2-0), which toppled Cranfills Gap, 52-21, Friday night.
May 60, Cherokee 0
MAY — The May Tigers picked up their first victory of the season Friday night, opening the home portion of their schedule with a 60-0 thrashing of Cherokee.
May (1-1) needed just 183 yards of total offense against Cherokee (0-2) to get the job done as the Tigers also scored on a 40-yard punt return and a 55-yard interception return — both by Tyler Wheeler, who picked off two passes in the game.
Kaden Halk rushed for 54 yards and two scores, Isidro Salinas chipped in 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Aaron McGinn tacked on 24 yards with a trip to the end zone. Alexis Mejia added 17 yards and Luke McKenzie rushed for 3 yards.
Through the air, Ethan Self completed 3 of 4 passes for 35 yards and two touchdowns — a 15-yarder to Chris Flenniken and a 5-yard grab by Wheeler. Halk also caught a 15-yard pass.
Defensively, Flenniken led the way with nine tackles, including four for loss; Halk added six; Salinas chalked up five with three for loss; McGinn notched four; Brian Kunkel and Javien Carbajal collected two each; and Self made one tackle.
Next week, May visits Lometa (1-1), which is coming off a 47-0 loss at Blanket.
Zephyr 54, Granbury NCTA 0
ZEPHYR — Playing their first home game of the season, the Zephyr Bulldogs made their initial appearance in the win column following a 54-0 trouncing of Granbury NCTA.
Zephyr (1-1) led 14-0 after one quarter and put the game away at halftime with a 40-point second period. The Bulldogs finished with 198 yards of total offense — 184 rushing and 14 passing — while NCTA (0-2) netted negative-41 total yards on 31 snaps, including negative-68 rushing, with three turnovers.
Mason Rogers rushed for 158 yards and six touchdowns covering 25, 27, 4, 10, 2, and 4 yards. Jayden Millican added a 3-yard touchdown carry while Garit Durbin contributed 20 yards, Orin Kern rushed for 6 and Cisco Taylor chipped in 2.
Through the air, J.C. Mangus completed his lone pass attempt to Cole Miller covering 14 yards.
Defensively, Rogers returned an interception for a touchdown while Kern recovered a fumble and picked off a pass. Kern led the way with seven tackles while Rogers, Millican and Jason Kyle logged five apiece.
Next week, Zephyr ventures to Water Valley (2-0), which hammered Veribest, 72-28, Friday night.
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Comanche 31, Breckenridge 28 (OT)
San Saba 59, Harper 0
Goldthwaite 36, Junction 27
Mullin 60, Trent 36
Rochelle 69, Santa Anna 20
Robert Lee 34, Sidney 20
Moran 54, Rising Star 6