Brookesmith wins fifth straight, May streak at four

Derrick Stuckly dstuckly@brownwoodbulletin.com
Keith Cross (77) scored on a 17-yard reception for May in Friday night's 48-0 victory over Zephyr. [File photo by Steve Nash]

BROOKESMITH — The Class A Division II No. 9 Brookesmith Mustangs inched closer to matching their best start since 1996, improving to 5-0 with Friday's 66-16 homecoming thrashing of the Paint Rock Indians.

Brookesmith produced 286 yards of total offense, with 257 yards coming on the ground, while giving up 151 yards — 94 rushing and 57 passing — to Paint Rock (1-4).

Tyler Williford finished with a team-high 116 rushing yards, Johnathan Willoughby added 71 yards and three touchdowns, Avery Williford chipped in 61 yards and three scores and Holden Bolt rushed for a 9-yard touchdown.

Through the air, Willoughby completed his lone pass attempt to Randall Williams for a 29-yard touchdown.

The Mustangs also scored on a 45-yard kick return by Williams to start the game, a 50-yard interception return by Tyler Williford and a 25-yard fumble return by Avery Williford.

Willoughby led Brookesmith with nine tackles while Bradley Darrow contributed eight.

Next week, Brookesmith looks to equal the 6-0 start from 1996 as the Mustangs venture to Lometa (1-4), which is coming off a 56-54 loss to Gorman.

May 48, Zephyr 0

ZEPHYR — The May Tigers picked up their fourth consecutive victory, and second in a row against a Brown County foe, with Friday night's 48-0 road triumph over the Zephyr Bulldogs.

May (4-1) compiled 262 yards of total offense — 241 rushing and 21 passing.

Blake Harrell rushed for a 62-yard touchdown, Isidro Salinas contributed 57 yards and a touchdown, Kaden Halk added 50 yards and scored twice, Lane McGinn racked up 35 yards and reached the end zone and Rory Bustamante finished with 31 yards and a score. Ethan Self also chipped in a 7-yard carry.

Through the air, Bustamante completed both his pass attempts for 21 yards — a 17-yard scoring reception by Keith Cross and a 4-yard grab by Seth Johnston.

Defensively standouts for the Tigers were Chris Flenniken (7 tackles, 2 tackles for loss), Salinas (6 tackles), Halk (4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss), Brian Kunkel (4 tackles), Harrell (3 tackles and an interception), Bustamante (2 tackles, 2 tackles for loss), McGinn (1 tackle and a fumble caused), and Cross (1 tackle).

Zephyr (1-4) suffered its third loss in a row and was shutout for the second consecutive week.

Next week, the Bulldogs will attempt to bounce back at Stephenville Faith (3-1), which is coming off a 54-41 victory over Johnson County Sports Association. Meanwhile, the Tigers target a fifth straight win as they welcome Newcastle (2-3), which hammered Forestburg, 63-12, Friday night.

Gordon 64, Blanket 16

BLANKET — The Class A Division II No. 13 Blanket Tigers were dealt their second consecutive defeat Friday night, as the No. 11 Gordon Longhorns rolled to a 64-16 victory.

Gordon (4-1) tallied its fourth consecutive win as it limited Blanket (3-2) to 56 yards of total offense — 31 passing yards and 25 rushing yards — and forced five turnovers. The Tigers created a pair of takeaways, but gave up 324 yards — 192 on the ground and 132 through the air.

Kameron Spivey rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown and completed 1 of 4 passes for a 31-yard touchdown to Tyler Simpson.

Hector Castaneda led Blanket with nine tackles followed by Spivey, Trenten Varner and Tanner Isom with seven each, and Simpson and Logan Wheeler with five apiece.

Next week, Blanket will attempt to halt its skid as Santa Anna (1-4), which is coming off a 52-0 triumph over Mullin, visits for homecoming.

Mason 28, Comanche 7

COMANCHE — Tied with the reigning Class 2A Division I state champions heading into the fourth period, the Comanche Indians yielded three touchdowns as the Mason Punchers emerged with a 28-7 victory Friday night.

Comanche (2-3) manufactured 185 yards — 168 rushing and 17 passing — against the Mason (3-2) defense. Luke Wilson picked up 61 yards on the ground, Logan Wilkerson added 41, Oscar Rios chipped in 31 and Cash Cook ran for 15 yards and a touchdown.

Through the air, Hudson Welch completed 2 of 4 passes for 17 yards as Aaron Suniga caught a 12-yard pass and Blanton Gunter hauled in a 5-yard reception. Cook was 0 for 3 through the air with a pair of interceptions.

Ricardo Sanchez and Matthew Gonzales led Comanche with six tackles apiece while Wilkerson and Jorge Rios added five each.

The Indians are off next week and begin defense of their District 6-3A Division II championship Oct. 11 at Jacksboro.

Hamilton 35, Goldthwaite 20

GOLDTHWAITE — The Goldthwaite Eagles carried a six-point lead into the fourth quarter, but the Hamilton Bulldogs tallied the final three touchdowns of the game to notch a 35-20 road victory Friday night.

The win was the fourth in a row for Hamilton (4-1), while Goldthwaite (1-4) suffered a third straight defeat.

The Eagles limited Hamilton to 211 total yards — 174 rushing and 37 passing — while producing 295 yards — 166 on the ground and 129 through the air.

Jackson Patrick completed 7 of 11 passes for 129 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while rushing for 19 yards. Nick Jones led the Eagles with 45 rushing yards while Weldon Krause added 34. Jaxon Wootton caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown, Cason Guthrie grabbed a 23-yard scoring toss and Dusty Partin hauled in a 22-yard reception.

Krause led Goldthwaite with six tackles followed by Angel Morales and Jordan Simon with five each and four apiece from Patrick, Partin and Slade Sutherland.

Goldthwaite is off next week then begins District 7-2A Division I action against No. 4 San Saba (5-0) in the annual “Battle of the River.”

OTHER SCORES

(No info reported)

San Saba 55, Ingram Tom Moore 6

Coleman 49, Grape Creek 8

Santa Anna 52, Mullin 0

Three Way 28, Sidney 27

Rochelle 56, Rising Star 21