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WOLFE CITY – The Wolfe City Wolves overcame sloppy first half filled with numerous penalties and several turnovers to explode for 28 third quarter points as they crushed the Bells Panthers, 42-6, Friday night at Howard Stadium.
“We didn’t play well in the first half because the kids were nervous; we did much better in the second half,” Wolfe City head coach Travis Smith said. “We will get better.”
Wolfe City (1-0) reached pay dirt on its first four possessions of the second half. Bells was held to six yards of total offense in the first 12 minutes of the second half, while Wolfe City accumulated 196 yards.
Wolfe City amassed 405 yards of total offense with the majority coming on the ground while overcoming 11 infractions for 120 yards.
The Wolves entertain the Tomcats of Tom Bean at home next week for 7:30 p.m. tilt.
COOPER — Cooper showed Farmersville why the Bulldogs are ranked in the Top 10 in Class 2A Div. II on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.
The Bulldogs rode the running game to a 42-7 win in both teams’ season openers.
Cooper (1-0) scored on its first three possessions of the game on a 90-yard kick off return from Darmarcus Robinson and runs from Tanner Phifer and Kasey Leatherwood of two and 22 yards.
They tacked on another touchdown early in the second on a 45-yard reception by Robinson from Leatherwood.
Farmersville (0-1) drove the ball down to Cooper’s five, but the drive stalled when Andrew Simons was stopped as time ran out in the first half.
Farmersville scored its lone touchdown of the game at the 10-minute mark of the third quarter.
Jaelon Clark broke free for a 35-yard touchdown catch from Cole Anderson. Erik Patino added the point after.
Cooper countered on the following drive on a 24-yard run from Mims.
The Bulldogs closed things out with a Ira Franklin 36-yard scoring scamper.