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.