Wolfe City 25
WOLFE CITY — Devan Harris rushed for a game-high 285 yards and four touchdowns as Quinlan Boles Hornets held off the Wolfe City Wolves, 29-25, to clinch a playoff berth Friday night at Howard Stadium.
Boles can clinch the top seed in District 8-A Division I with a win at home against winless Honey Grove next week. However, Wolfe City needs James Bowie to defeat Celeste to get in and the Wolves will have the week off.
Wolfe City (5-5, 2-2) carried a 19-15 lead going into the final quarter, but Boles erupted with a stellar performance.
Boles (8-1, 2-1) converted a interception into a six-play drive that led to Harris touchdown run of nine yards and a successful two-point try gave the Hornets the lead for good at 22-19,
After a Wolfe City 2-yard punt, Boles cashed in again on an incredible Harris’ touchdown run of 42 yards that gave the Hornets a 10-point cushion with more than 10 minutes left.
The Wolves threatened to cut into the lead, but one drive stalled out at the 38 and another ended at with an interception near the goal line.
Hunter Bostick gave Wolfe City some hope with a 60-yard punt return with 2:19 remaining.
FARMERSVILLE — Farmersville jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 42-14 win over Commerce on Senior Night.
The Farmers improved to 6-3 and wrapped up second-place in District 6-2A Division I with a 4-1 mark. The Tigers dropped to 1-8 and 0-5 in district play.
Farmersville was up 28-0 at halftime after scoring 14 points in the first and second quarters.
Darrin Pennington scored on runs of 1, 26 and 48 yards, and Andrew Simons went in from a yard out.
The Farmers had 259 total yards, 237 yards rushing and 32 yards passing on nine first downs. Commerce had only 61 yards on five first down conversions.
Farmersville scored once in the third on a Cole Anderson run and prior to that Commerce’s Bran Kelley returned the Farmers’ lone punt 66 yards for the touchdown.
Both teams traded scores in the fourth quarter.
Finding the end zone for Farmersville was Simons on a 14-yard run and Commerce’s Kelley went in from short distance.
Farmersville finished the game with 428 total yards on 15 first downs.
Top gainers were Simons (136 yards), Pennington (165) and Anderson (133).
After being called up from junior varsity for the stretch run Chase Hacker had 13 yards, Keishaun Harris totaled four and Lucas Hernandez chipped in nine.
Commerce was held to 168 yards on 11 first downs. There longest gain of the night was provided by the special teams on a 66-yark kickoff return that went for a touchdown.
Kelley finished with 62 yards and Tyran Wilson totaled 54 yards.