The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

September 29, 2013

Royse City spoils Greenville Lions' homecoming


Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Turnovers haunted the Greenville Lions in a 30-14 homecoming football loss to the Royse City Bulldogs on Friday night.

The Lions threw four interceptions, lost one fumble and also fumbled in the end zone leading to a safety as they remained winless for the season at 0-4.

Royse City scored 23 points off two Greenville turnovers, plus the end zone fumble, to snap a nine-game losing streak and go 1-3 for the season in the District 13-4A opener.

It was the Lions’ 34th straight loss though Greenville outgained Royse City 270-190 in total yardage and had a 19-13 advantage in first downs.

Greenville Christian 38,

Campbell 33

  CAMPBELL — Greenville Christian School rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Campbell 38-33 in six-man football on Friday.

  Quarterback Will Martens led the GCS comeback. Andy Henderson caught three touchdown passes. Brandon Nail ran for a pair of touchdowns.

 GCS improved to 3-2 for the season.

Jacob Camp produced three scoring plays for 1-4 Campbell, including a 38-yard pass to Daniel Mothersell and a 9-yard touchdown toss to Chris Wilson.

Boles 35,

Detroit 14

  QUINLAN — The Quinlan Boles Hornets ran over the Detroit Eagles 35-14 at Kevin Kiper Memorial Stadium Friday night on homecoming.

  Boles is now 5-0 for the season while Detroit falls to 2-3.

  Ross Bostick was crowned homecoming king and Mallory Lee was crowned homecoming queen.

  Boles scored first as Devan Harris raced 38 yards for a touchdown to put the Hornets. Harris carried 17 times for 222 yards and two touchdowns.

Celeste 45,

Blue Ridge 28

  BLUE RIDGE — The Celeste Blue Devils, trailing by 16 points at the half, engineered a second half comeback Friday night that left the Blue Ridge Tigers stunned by a 45-28 loss. 

  The Blue Devils scored 32 unanswered second half points to bring their record to 3-2 on the season.   They face the Detroit Eagles next week on the road.

  Blue Ridge, now 1-4, received the opening kickoff and scored on a 65-yard drive capped by a 6-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Ty Agan to wide receiver Brevin Wiggins.

  Celeste linebacker Keith Lynch set up the Blue Devils’ first touchdown with an interception. The Blue Devils scored on a 24-yard touchdown run by running back Traylon Phillips but missed the extra point.

Farmersville 51,

Sunnyvale 48

  FARMERSVILLE — Farmersville’s Erik Patino nailed a 19-yard field goal with just seconds left to beat Sunnyvale 51-48 in the District 6-2A Div. I opener.

  Farmersville (3-2, 1-0) outscored Sunnyvale (4-1, 0-1) 31-27 in the second half, after trailing 21-20 at the end of two quarters.

  Both offenses got off to a quick start and both teams continued to trade scores for most of the game.

  Farmersville’s Cole Anderson and Sunnyvale’s Ryan Cottingame each had 70-yard touchdown tosses in the second quarter.

  Darrin Pennington contributed to the fourth quarter scoring onslaught by Farmersville, with touchdown runs of 76 and 17 yards. Each team finished with more than 500 yards of total offense.

Van Alstyne 35,

Caddo Mills 27

  CADDO MILLS — Van Alstyne feasted on four Caddo Mills turnovers to take a 35-27 victory and go 3-2 for the season in the District 6-2A opener on Friday night at Ed Locker Stadium.

  Caddo Mills, now 1-4, took the opening kickoff at its own 31 and went on a time-comsuming, 18-play drive behind the running of quarterback Erik Richards and running back David Chandler.

  Twice in this drive the Foxes went for the first down on fourth and one and again on fourth and two. Richards had a pass tipped at line of scrimmage and then caught by lineman Matt Coker for five yards to the Van Alstyne 15. Richards then found Dan Willner for the 15-yard touchdown at the 2:52 mark of the first quarter. Andrew Taylor added the PAT.

  Caddo Mills held the Panthers and started another long drive which ended at the Van Alstyne 33 when the Foxes lost a fumble. The Panthers then went a scoring drive behind the running of Terry Lawrence and quarterback Alex Phillips. Lawrence got the touchdown on a 26-yard burst over the right side with 7:18 left in the half. Matt Perez made the first of five PATs to tied the score at 7-7.

Caddo Mills had another drive covering 67 yards to score with 22 seconds to go in the half. Richards got the last yard with a push over the middle of the line. Taylor again added the PAT to put the Foxes up 14-7 at halftime.

North Lamar 38,

Quinlan Ford 24

  QUINLAN — Senior quarterback Jacob Cowling tossed a couple late fourth-quarter touchdown passes, lifting the North Lamar Panthers over the Quinlan Ford Panthers, 38-24, at Hobart Lytal Field on Friday night in a rematch of last season’s bi-district playoffs.

  Quinlan (3-2) bounced back to the knot the contest up at 24-24 as Weston McClusley darted in from 31 yards out at the 11:51 mark of the fourth quarter. That capped off seven-play drive that went 62 yards,

  Both teams were unable to move the ball on their next possessions and then North Lamar went ahead for good. Cowling hooked up with Devin McDonald for a 43-yard touchdown strike. However it was wiped due to a taunting penalty. Two plays later, North Lamar reached the end zone through the air as Cowling connected with Tyler Carter from 23 yards out.

  Ford threated to even the contest as the Panthers drove to the North Lamar 15 on runs by Daulten Beierschmitt, Jon Humphries and Chandler Schwing. Quinlan’s drive stalled and ended on a fumble.

North Lamar (2-3) sealed the win again through the air as Cowling hooked up with Samacki Walker for a 86-yard strike with 1:59 left in regulation.

  The difference in the contest was through the air as North Lamar amassed 241 yards and Quinlan Ford was unable to record a completion,

Leonard 29,

Wolfe City 13

  LEONARD — Ryan Reid Nixon rushed for 143 yards and Solomon Titus picked up 130 as the Leonard Tigers defeated the Wolfe City Wolves 29-13 on Leonard’s homecoming.

  In the first period both teams drove into enemy territory, but the period ended scoreless.

  The Tigers put together a 61-yard drive, but was stopped on the Wolves’ 7. Ty McKinney booted a 25-yard field goal at the 6:44 mark of the second quarter to give the Tigers 3-0 lead.

  The Wolves put together 76-yard scoring drive. The key play was a 30-yard pass completion from Brandon Fisk to Hunter Bostick. Darrell Wooten then scored on a 10-yard run. Justin Wilkinson kicked the point-after to give the Wolves a 7-3 lead.

  With 42 seconds left in the half Nixon connected on 17-yard touchdown pas to Titus. McKinney’s point-after was good and the Tigers led 10-7 going into the half.