BROOKESMITH – The Class A Division II No. 11 Brookesmith Mustangs are off to a 3-0 start as they handed the reigning Class A Division I District 15 champion Evant Elks their first loss of the season, 40-30, Friday night.
A 13-point underdog according to sixmanfootball.com, Brookesmith (3-0) scored the first two touchdowns of the game and held a 16-6 advantage at halftime. Evant (2-1) eventually whittled the deficit down to 34-30 late in the fourth period, but Tyler Williford's 6-yard touchdown run secured the victory for the Mustangs.
Brookesmith overcame five turnovers and finished with 291 yards of total offense, all on the ground, while Evant generated 282 yards — 234 rushing and 48 passing — and gave the ball away twice.
Tyler Williford rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns, Avery Williford chipped in 83 yards including a 38-yard scoring scamper, and Johnathan Willoughby contributed 58 yards and a 4-yard touchdown that opened the scoring. Randall Williams scored on a 50-yard kick return for the Mustangs, which made the score 28-14 midway through the third quarter.
Defensively, Willoughby finished with 13 tackles included three for loss, Bradley Darrow, Holden Bolt and Avery Williford each collected a dozen and Tyler Williford tallied 11 takedowns.
Next week, Brookesmith ventures to Veribest (1-2), which is coming off a 50-0 loss to Westbrook.
Blanket 57, Lingleville 0
BLANKET — In their home opener, the Class A Division II No. 8 Blanket Tigers recorded their second straight shutout victory and third win in a row overall, 57-0 over the Lingleville Cardinals.
Blanket (3-0) put 23 points on the board in the first period and added 29 more in the second to enforce the 45-point mercy rule at halftime. The Tigers ran just 12 plays and amassed 167 yards — 95 rushing and 72 passing.
Lingleville (1-2) finished with negative-15 yards of total offense, 17 through the air and minus-32 on the ground. The Cardinals also lost a pair of turnovers.
Kameron Spivey completed both his pass attempts for touchdowns of 49 yards to Logan Wheeler and 23 yards to Hector Castaneda. Wheeler also ran for 40 yards and a score, Spivey chipped in 30 yards on the ground and a touchdown and Castaneda added 17 yards and another trip to the end zone.
Defensively, Castaneda's nine tackles were a team-best trailed by Tanner Isom with eight and Tyler Simpson with five.
Next week, Blanket hosts the May Tigers (2-1), who flattened Lometa, 64-14, Friday night.
May 64, Lometa 14
MAY — The May Tigers continued to pile up the points as they improved to 2-1 on the season with a 64-14 throttling of the Lometa Hornets Friday night.
May (2-1) produced 474 yards of total offense against the Lometa (1-2) defense, including 319 rushing yards and 155 passing yards.
Blake Harrell led the ground attack with 131 yards and two touchdowns, Isidro Salinas added 121 yards and two scores, Kaden Halk chipped in 62 yards and a touchdown, and Aaron McGinn and Lane McGinn each rushed for 3 yards.
Through the air, Harrell completed 4 of 7 passes for 105 yards and four touchdowns, Seth Johnston was 2 of 2 for 37 yards with a scoring toss, and Ethan Self connected on 1 of 2 passes for 13 yards.
Tyler Wheeler grabbed two receptions for 49 yards — both touchdowns – while Salinas finished with two catches for 59 yards and a trip to the end zone. Chris Flenniken and Johnston added scoring receptions of 17 and 10 yards, respectively.
Defensive standouts for May included Salinas (9 tackles, 2 passes defended, and 2 tackles for loss), Flenniken (8 tackles, a fumble recovered, and 1.5 tackles for loss), Brian Kunkel (6 tackles, a fumble caused, and 3 tackles for loss), Halk (5 tackles), Harrell (4 tackles, an interception, and a fumble caused), Lane McGinn (4 tackles, and 1.5 tackles for loss), Wheeler (1 tackle, and an interception) and Johnston (1 tackle).
Next week, May ventures to Class A Division II No. 8 Blanket (3-0), which hammered Lingleville, 57-0, Friday night.
Richland Springs 50, Aquilla 46
AQUILLA — For the second year in a row, the Class A Division II No. 5 Richland Springs Coyotes avoided an upset at the hands of the Aquilla Cougars.
After rallying for a 47-44 home victory last year, Richland Springs scored the winning touchdown with 1:14 left in Friday's 50-46 triumph over Aquilla.
With Richland Springs trailing 46-42, Zane Cupps — who finished with 101 yards rushing — scored on an 8-yard carry with 1:14 to go.
The Coyotes (2-0) jumped out to a 12-0 lead early, but Aquilla (0-3) drew even at 28 by halftime and grabbed a 40-34 lead with 2:25 remaining on an 11-yard touchdown run by Brandon McIntyre.
Richland Springs finished with 429 yards of total offense — 267 rushing and 162 passing — but turned the ball over twice. Aquilla generated 297 yards, with 271 coming on the ground, with one turnover.
Matthew Rigdon completed 9 of 14 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns for the Coyotes, while rushing for 141 yards and three more scores.
Deklyn Chandler caught three passes for 49 yards and a touchdown, Josiah Beam added three grabs for 42 yards with a trip to the end zone and Griffin Rigdon hauled in a 35-yard scoring reception. Wade Appleton also caught a 28-yard pass for the Coyotes.
Defensively, tackle leaders for the Coyotes were Matthew Rigdon and Lane Shannon with 6.5 each, while Augustine Oyervides added 5.5.
Next week, Richland Springs hosts Austin Royals (1-2), which coming off an 87-60 loss to Marble Falls Faith Academy, for homecoming.
Coleman 20, Goldthwaite 6
COLEMAN – The Coleman Bluecats picked up their first victory of the season Friday night, scoring all their points in the first half of a 20-6 win over the Goldthwaite Eagles.
Coleman (1-2) compiled 247 yards of total offense — 215 rushing and 32 passing — and did not commit a turnover. Goldthwaite (1-2), meanwhile, generated 212 yards — 166 on the ground and 46 through the air — with no turnovers as well.
Quarterback Corbin Rosales scored on a 1-yard dive and Gage Sikes added a 12-yard touchdown carry as the Bluecats led 14-0 after one quarter. Rosales added his second touchdown from 4 yards out in the second period.
The only points for Goldthwaite were in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard scoring toss from Grayson Moore to Cason Guthrie.
Rosales rushed for 56 yards and passed for 32 for Coleman, while Sikes added 32 yards on the ground.
Jackson Patrick finished with a game-high 72 yards on the ground for Goldthwaite, while Moore threw for 46.
Next week, Goldthwaite travels to Tolar (1-2), which is coming off a 19-18 home loss to Early. Meanwhile, Coleman has its bye week as District 4-3A Division II action begins Sept. 27 at home against Grape Creek (1-2).
Clyde 34, Comanche 0
CLYDE — The Comanche Indians tumbled to 1-2 on the season as the Clyde Bulldogs tallied their second win in a row, 34-0, Friday night.
Comanche mustered just 75 yards of total offense — 44 rushing and 31 passing — and five first downs on 43 snaps, an average of 1.7 yards per play.
For Clyde, Dylan Neuman hurled touchdown passes of 82 yards to Jax Roam and 34 yards to Christian Deal, while rushing for scores from 8 and 2 yards out. Bo Baker also chipped in a 40-yard touchdown carry.
Next week, Comanche makes the short drive to De Leon (1-2), which suffered a 31-7 loss to Dublin Friday night.
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Water Valley 56, Zephyr 48
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Gustine 44, Rising Star 20
Cranfills Gap 59, Mullin 12
Moran 34, Sidney 18