FROM STAFF REPORTS
Malik Gooden’s 89-yard kickoff returned helped McKinney North pull away for a 31-6 football victory over the Greenville Lions on Friday night at T.A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.
The Bulldogs were leading only 10-0 when Gooden returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown. The Bulldogs scored two more times to seal their second victory of the season against six losses.
Greenville, which lost a fumble and four interceptions, dropped to 0-8 with its 28th straight loss.
A Greenville fumble, recovered by McKinney North’s Anthony Lozoya, set up the Bulldogs for a 44-yard touchdown drive on their first possession. It took McKinney North seven plays to reach the goal line, four runs and three passes, including a 21-yard completion from quarterback Ben Dutze to wide receiver Gabe Constintine. Justin Jones capped off the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. Will Ashun’s kick made it 7-0 with 8:08 left in the first period.
A McKinney North fumble helped the Lions score their only touchdown with a 59-yard, seven-play drive. Marquist Davis got the drive started with an 18-yard run and then fired to Eric Quiroz for a 24-yard touchdown pass. Quiroz made a tough catch while being shadowed in the left side of the end zone. Davis tried to run for two points but was stopped short.
Rockwall Heritage 56,
Greenville Christian 6
David Chandler got the Greenville Christian School Eagles off to a fast start in Saturday’s six-man football game when he returned the opening kickoff 73 yards for a touchdown.
But the touchdown was called back for holding, pushing the Eagles back to their 6-yard line and GCS stayed in a hole the rest of the game, falling 52-6 at Eagle Field.
“If we’d have scored that first touchdown on that kickoff it might have set a whole different tone,” said GCS coach David Wombaker.
Heritage dominated the rest of the game, scoring on all seven of its possessions in the first half to outgain the Eagles 296-71 in total yardage.
GCS averted a shutout by scoring on a 48-yard pass from Chandler to Andy Henderson with 1:32 left in the first half.
Heritage answered that touchdown with a 13-yard TD pass from Garrett Blankenship to Jacob Edge on the final play of the half to bring an end to the game via the 45-point mercy rule.
CUMBY — Maud handed the Cumby Trojans a 38-8 loss in District 10-A football on Friday night at Frazier-Lawrence Field.
Luke Sartin passed 15 yards to Brandon Jones for Cumby’s only touchdown.
Sartin was 3-of-11 passing for 24 yards.
Jones led the Trojan rushers with 54 yards on nine carries and caught two passes for 18 yards.
Maud’s defense limited the Trojans to 101 total yards.
Cody Anderson and Brandon Gomez recovered fumbles to spark the Cumby defense.
Cumby is now 3-6 for the season and 0-3 in district play.
Maud is 4-4 and 2-0.
Caddo Mills 26
FARMERSVILLE — On a cold and windy Friday night the Caddo Mills Foxes fell 40-26 to the Farmersville Farmers in District 6-2A football.
Caddo Mills outgained Farmersville 403-257 in yardage but could not overcome a host of fumbles, penalties and big plays by the Farmers.
The Foxes fumbled on their first play, setting Farmersville up at the Caddo Mills 40. Farmersville quarterback Chris Stanley ran for two yards and then hit J’Tyus Clark with a 37-yard sideline pass to the 1-yard line. Sophomore Darren Pennington burst through for his first of three touchdowns on the night. Jesus Elizondo added the PAT to give Farmersville an early 7-0 lead.
A tough Farmersville defense to go with a fumble and a penalty forced a short Fox punt, giving the Farmers the ball again inside the Caddo Mills 40-yard line. Stanley went for the long bomb but Fox Damian Newby intercepted at the Caddo Mills 5-yard line.
Again, the Foxes could not move the ball and were forced to punt. Farmersville’s J.D. Davis blocked the punt and Andrew Simons picked up the loose ball and returned it to the Caddo Mills 20-yard line.
The Caddo Mills defense and held the Farmers at the 4-yard line.
Caddo Mills then went on a 96-yard, 12-play drive that ended with a Hayden Greene dive over the middle for the TD. A penalty forced a second PAT attempt which went wide.
Lone Oak 29
WINNSBORO — On the chilliest night of the season so for, the Lone Oak Buffaloes could not heat things up, dropping their second district game of the season to the Winnsboro Red Raiders, 58-29.
Lone Oak received the opening kickoff and drove the ball well on their first possession. Quarterback Kyle Crow marched the team down to the 23-yard line and then found Ty Tolleson on a corner route for the touchdown and then went right back to him for the two-point conversion for the early 8-0 lead.
Tolleson rushed for 122 yards on 16 carries and all four Buffaloes touchdowns. Crow was 15-of-23 for 158 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Winnsboro had 427 total yards of offense on the night, led by Tebbetts who accounted for 271 of those yards and three touchdowns.
Lone Oak, now 5-3 for the season and 2-2 in district, plays at home next against Grand Saline.
Winnsboro is now 5-3 and 4-0.
Quinlan Ford 27,
EMORY — The Quinlan Ford Panthers fenced in the home team Rains Wildcats Friday night, 27-0.
Quinlan, now 6-3, racked up 424 yards offensively and held Rains, 0-8, to 116 yards.
The Panthers got on the board for the first time with 1:29 left in the first period after a drive which included runs from James Silkey, Taylor Sikorsky and Weston McCluskey. Silkey ended up scoring from six yards out, and Sikorsky’s PAT was good, making it 7-0 to end the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Kaden Wallace salvaged a high snap, having to drop back 20 yards to nab it. While Rains defenders were closing in, he found Taylor Sikorsky open near the line of scrimmage and completed the pass; Sikorsky ran 40 yards to score and then added the two-point conversion, giving his team a 15-0 lead at half.
In the third period, Rains drove to the Quinlan 30 before being stopped.
The Panthers ended up scoring two more times, with James Silkey on a 61-yard TD run, and Mason Welch from three yards out.
Silkey had 12 rushes for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Wallace was 1-for-2 for 40 yards and one touchdown.
Sikorsky rushed 16 times for 162 yards and got the two-point conversion, as well has getting the 40-yard touchdown reception.
Marquel Spigner rushed 10 times for 26 yards for Rains, and Jesse Hudson nine times for 24 yards.
Wylie East 56,
Royse City 14
ROYSE CITY — The Wylie East Raiders did just that as they raided Royse City ISD Stadium and handed the Royse City Bulldogs a 56-14 drubbing on Friday night.
With a total of 1,049 yards of offense between the two football teams, the 70 total points scored should be expected.
However, Wylie East totaled 657 of those yards and quarterback Garrett McCain accounted for a majority of that total. McCain threw four touchdown passes and completed 21 of 30 passes for 340 yards. Raider running back Jabari Anderson also rushed for 210 yards in the game that probably killed any chances of the Bulldogs returning to the State playoffs in 2012. Receiver Marcel Ateman also recorded nearly 200 yards receiving and caught three touchdown passes in the game.
Royse City accumulated plenty of yards in the contest, but just could not cross the goal line because of missed opportunities and turnovers. Senior running back Sam Rushing carried the football 24 times for 150 yards rushing and junior quarterback Jackson Watts tucked the ball away and ran for 140 yards on 15 carries and scored the only two touchdowns for the Bulldogs in the game.
CAMPBELL — The Campbell Indians, playing their inaugural year of football and celebrating their first-ever homecoming game Friday night, beat the Bloomburg Wildcats, 45-26 in six-man action on Friday night.
“I cannot be more proud of this group of young men than I am tonight,” said Campbell coach Colby Smith.
Scoring touchdowns for the Indians were Jacob Camp, Daniel Mothersell and Scotty Green.
Camp had five carries for 41 yards and a touchdown, and was 4-of-7 passing for 47 yards and one touchdown.
Daniel Mothersell ran for 80 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries.
Green had three rushes for 48 yards and a touchdown, and two catches for 17 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 44-yard kickoff return.
Billy Rios, in addition to getting eight tackles, forced two fumbles to spark the Indians’ defense, which also got three sacks from Colby Gore, two from Green and a forced fumble and fumble recovery by Mason Mothersell. Junior Vasquez also recovered a fumble as the Indians upped their season record to 2-6. Bloomburg dropped to 0-7.
LEONARD — The Leonard Tigers fought a valiant battle against the Tigers of Gunter, leading 14-13 at the half, but finally fell by a score of 28-17 in a showdown for the District 7-2A lead on Friday night.
Cade Cruce scored the first two touchdowns, giving Gunter a 13-0 lead in the first period.
Leonard responded when Blake Hicks connected with Dylan Monck on a 50-yard scoring pass. Hicks had 50-yard run called back due to a penalty.
Leonard next put together a 47-yard drive capped by Monck’s 5-yard touchdown run. Ty McKinney kicked his second extra point of the night to give Leonard a 14-13 lead.
McKinney’s 43-yard punt nailed Gunter at its 14-yard line. Gunter then had an 86-yard touchdown drive ending with a 1-yard J. Bailey run. The two points were good, giving Gunter a 21-14 lead at the end of third period.
Leonard’s Hicks broke free on a 47-yard run to the Gunter 11-yard line. Leonard couldn’t move the ball, but scored anyway when McKinney kicked a 34-yard field goal. This brought the score to 21-17 with 9:17 left in the contest.
Gunter finalized the scoring with a Cruce 3-yard run.
Hicks finished the night with 116 yards on 15 carries and threw for 116. Bradley Dills had four receptions for 42 yards, Monck had one for 50 and Austin Kitchens had two for 21.
Wolfe City 17,
James Bowie 14
WOLFE CITY — Darrell Wooten rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries as the Wolfe City Wolves won 17-14 over the James Bowie Pirates at Don Howard Stadium Friday night in high school football action.
Hannah Cherney and Cheyanne Lake were named football sweethearts and Ryan Raney was named Mr. Football in pre-game ceremonies.
After a scoreless first quarter, Wolfe City struck with 10:23 left before halftime as Brandon Fisk completed a 11-yard touchdown pass to Malik Gaffney. Justin Wilkinson kicked the extra point and the Wolves had a 7-0 lead.
Fisk completed five of 13 passes for Wolfe City and threw for a touchdown.
HOWE — The Commerce Tigers pitched a shutout game against the Howe Bulldogs Friday night, with a final score of 46-0.
Junior receiver Bran Kelley helped propel the Tigers with three touchdowns in the first half. He scored on catches of 49 yards and 33 yards and also on a 53-yard scoring run.
Senior Buck Wilson notched a 23-yard touchdown reception as well and senior running back Kalyn Smith added a 4-yard touchdown run to make the halftime score 33-0 Commerce.
Commerce scored twice more in the second half on Howe mistakes, with a 1-yard run from junior quarterback Sam Wells and a 36-yard catch by sophomore receiver D’Lance Sharp.
Wells ended the game 13-of-20 passing for 221 yards and four touchdowns.
Honey Grove 56,
HONEY GROVE — After a 70-yard touchdown pass in the first minute, Honey Grove went on to outscore the Celeste Blue Devils 56-7 on Friday night.
After each team had a series end in a punt, the Blue Devils then started at their own 20 and drove to the Honey Grove 19, but failed to convert on a fourth down.
Warrior Demontrae Finney then ran 58 yards to score and made the two-point conversion.
On the ensuing kickoff, Celeste’s Tim Herman received and ran it to the Honey Grove 45, where he fumbled but teammate Bryce Keifer picked up the ball and ran it in to score. Blake Garcia’s kick made it 14-7 in the first period.
The rest of the game was dominated by the 7-0-1 Warriors, who led 35-7 at the half.
Blue Devil Running back Traylon Phillips was injured and came out of the game in the second half with a knee injury; his status unknown.
Celeste, 3-6, has a bye next week and then plays James Bowie, which lost to Wolfe City Friday night 17-14.