EMORY — The Rains Wildcats dropped their second game in District 14-3A against the Crandall Pirates 44-20 on Friday night.
Rains (4-5, 1-2) scored the first touchdown of the game in the second quarter on a 14-yard pass from Ryan Ratliff to Dakota Miller to put the Wildcats up 7-3.
But Rains would not score again until the final quarter as Crandall (3-5, 1-2) ripped off 27 unanswered points, including a 48-yard touchdown scamper by Nathaniel Banks, and a 37-yard score by Michael Gati on a blocked punt early in the third quarter.
Ratliff ended the scoring drought for the Wildcats on a 1-yard keeper to start the fourth quarter, but a 1-yard touchdown run by Banks and a 47-yard fumble return for a score by Jon Rychlik would deepen the hole for Rains, 44-14.
Ratliff added one last score for Rains with a 9-yard toss to Justin Callahan to somewhat soften the ugly loss for the Wildcats.
Rains managed just 236 yards total offense to Crandall’s 362. Ratliff finished 4-of-8 for 41 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Jesse Hudson led the Wildcats on the ground with 109 yards on 15 carries.
Lone Oak 59,
Grand Saline 12
GRAND SALINE — Jake Williams threw for 203 yards and six touchdowns as the Lone Oak clinched a playoff spot with a 59-12 win on Friday over the Grand Saline Indians.
Williams was 10-of-12 passing including touchdowns of 21, 8 and 60 yards to Ryan Bayse, 6 yards to Chawn Cooper and 20 and 37 yards to Brent Loeffler.
Running back Devin Shaw also rushed for 175 yards on 12 carries for the Buffaloes, including a 21-yard run for Lone Oak’s first touchdown in the first quarter.
Shaw also returned an interception 35 yards for a score.
Trent Sikes also returned a punt 55 yards for a score.
Cody Hardin booted five conversions for the Buffaloes, who improved to 7-2 for the season and 4-1 in District 7-2A play.
Grand Saline, which remained winless at 0-9, got a 8-yard touchdown run from Lane Davis that was set up on a 54-yard pass from Jonathan LaPrade to Brant Thayer.
Thayer ran 9 yards for another Grand Saline touchdown set up by Cody Neal’s interception.