Caddo Mills 21
CADDO MILLS — Caddo Mills Foxes dropped another heartbreaking game on Friday night.
This time it was to the visiting Farmersville Farmers 27-21 and cost the Foxes any chance at a playoff spot for this year.
Farmersville (5-3, 3-1) dominated the first half, taking a 20-0 halftime lead. The Farmers controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage and rolled up 235 total first half yards while holding the Foxes to only 37 yards.
Farmer running back Darrin Pennington scored on runs of 3 yards and 1 yard in the second quarter while quarterback Cole Anderson added a touchdown on a 15-yard run. A personal foul for a chop block cost Farmersville on one PAT as the 34-yard attempt was wide left.
Pennington led all rushers for the night with 107 yards on 21 carries. Anderson added 83 yards on 11 totes. Anderson was 13-of-27 passing for 224 yards with one TD and two intercceptions.
Caddo Mills (3-6, 2-3) opened the second half with a different attitude and put the Farmers in the hole with a 47-yard punt to the 7-yard line. The Fox defense forced a three and out and David Chandler returned the punt 40 yards to the five. Two runs by quarterback Erik Richards got the Foxes on the scoreboard. Andrew Taylor added the first of three PATs and Caddo Mills had closed to 20-7 with 7:53 left in the 3rd quarter.
The Farmers intercepted a Richard pass at the Farmersville 23. Anderson then found Andrew Simons for 62 yards and then hit Caleb Tyford for a 16-yard scoring pass and went up 27-7.
Lone Oak 20
LONE OAK — Winnsboro won a battle for first place in District 7-2A football, beating the Lone Oak Buffaloes 29-20 on Friday night.
With the victory the 6-2 Red Raiders are alone in first place in 7-2A at 4-0.
Lone Oak, now 6-2 overall, dropped to second place with its 3-1 district record.
Cassidy Fetty was crowned football sweetheart for Lone Oak in pre-game ceremonies.
Lone Oak was moving the football on its opening possession on runs of 6 and 4 yards from Trent Sikes, a 7-yard completion from Jake Williams to Ryan Bayse and a 6-yard run from Devin Shaw but the Buffaloes lost a fumble.
It took the Red Raiders just three plays to score, when quarterback Sheyan Thompson dashed 45 yards for the score with 8:47 left in the first quarter.
Winnsboro then drove in for the touchdowns, getting runs of 14 and 7 yards from Tedrick Shepherd and a 31-yarder from Thompson before Santoy raced for a 22-yard touchdown, building Winnsboro’s lead to 13-0.
The Red Raiders extended their lead to 16-0 with a 32-yard field goal by Will Villalobos 32-yard field goal.
Lone Oak went on a six-play drive to start the third quarter, moving the football with runs by Shaw and Bayse, a completion from Williams to Brent Loeffler and a 23-yard run by Sikes. Shaw then rushed in from 1 yards out to make it 16-6 7:50 left in the third quarter.
The two teams traded turnovers, including Loeffler’s fumble recovery and Quinton King’s interception, before the Red Raiders went up 23-6 with a 55-yard scoring drive topped off by Thompson’s 1-yard run. Julio Olivarria kicked the extra point and Winnsboro led 23-6 with 1:59 left in the third quarter.
Lone Oak cut the lead to 23-14 on its next possession as Loeffler rushed in from 2 yards and Williams threw to Sikes for the two-point conversion.
On Winnsboro’s next possession, Thompson, Shepherd and David Santoy would carry for big yardage before Thompson powered in for the touchdown from the 3-yard line with 5:40 left.
Lone Oak the margin to 29-20 with 3:13 left on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Williams to Loeffler.
Thompson carried 19 times for 173 yards and three touchdowns for Winnsboro and Santoy rushed 9 times for 55 yards.