FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Lucas Lovejoy Leopards celebrated homecoming with a 48-7 football victory over the Greenville Lions on Friday night.
The Leopards, who spoiled Greenville’s homecoming last year, made sure the Lions wouldn’t return the favor as they outgained Greenville 450-209 in total yardage. Lovejoy had a balanced offense with 243 yards rushing and 207 passing as the Leopards upped their season record to 3-2 and District 13-4A mark to 1-1.
Greenville running back Tyler Matthews topped the 100-yard rushing mark for the third straight week, rushing for a game-high 129 yards on 20 carries.
Matthew Riskey started at quarterback for the Lions, completing nine of 20 attempts for 78 yards.
Spencer Gilbert II, moved from quarterback to wide receiver, caught six passes for 52 yards for the Lions, who dropped to 0-5 for the season and 0-2 in district play.
Lone Oak 49,
KEMP — Lone Oak scored early and often in a 49-20 victory over Kemp on Friday night.
The Buffaloes were powered by Devin Shaw on the ground, who had 14 carries for 132 yards and one touchdown; and Jake Williams through the air, who converted 11 of 20 passing attempts for 251 yards and five TDs.
Williams connected with Chawn Cooper on a 15-yard strike for the game’s first points. Two more Williams touchdown passes followed before Kemp managed to put 7 up on the board with a 90-yard kickoff return by Calbert Hukill.
Lone Oak quickly regained momentum with a 7-yard scoring run by Trent Sikes. Shaw followed up with a 47-yard run to put Lone Oak up 35-7.
Williams completed a 57-yard bomb to Ryan Base, who finished with three catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns, and then connected with Cooper again for a 20-yard touchdown to give the Buffaloes a 49-7 lead.
EMORY — Rains (3-3) overcame 14 straight Community (2-4) points to defeat the Braves, 40-28.
The Wildcats got off to a 16-point lead in the first quarter, thanks to touchdown runs by Jesse Hudson and Dakota Miller. The Braves put points on the board in the second quarter on two touchdown passes from Jordan Graham to Chae Dexter and Connor Wiser.
Miller scored on a 78-yard run in the second quarter, and Hudson helped the Wildcats pull away in the third quarter with touchdown gallops of 8 yards and 26 yards.
Rains gained a whopping 420 yards on the ground and only completed two passes all game. Community had 225 yards through the air. The Wildcats’ rushing attack helped them overcome 13 penalties in the game.
CUMBY — Cameron Walker and Devan Harris both scored two touchdowns while rushing for 162 and 139 yards, respectively, to give the Boles Hornets (6-0) a 32-7 victory on Cumby’s (1-5) homecoming.
Tyler McCrery and Grace Campbell were crowned homecoming king and queen during the halftime ceremonies.
Three minutes into the contest Harris broke free on a 90-yard scoring run, but it was called back due to a clipping penalty.
Cumby took only seven plays to drive 67 yards with Travis Taylor connecting with Nick Foles on a 16-yard scoring strike. Chandler Waters converted the point after to give Cumby a 7-0 lead with 5:18 remaining in the first period.
Boles put together a 12 play, 69-yard, scoring drive culminating with Cameron Walker’s 10-yard TD run. The kick failed and Cumby held a narrow one-point lead.
Van Alstyne 24,
VAN ALSTYNE — In a tightly contested game, the Commerce Tigers threw a costly interception in the final minutes as Van Alstyne held on for the 24-17 victory on Friday night.
Junior quarterback Alex Phillips led the Panthers with 188 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries, allowing Van Alstyne nearly twice the time of possession of the Tigers and gaining key first downs at the end of the game to run out the clock.
Commerce scored first on a 19-yard field goal by junior Luis Martinez with 6:28 left in the first quarter.
After trading possessions, Van Alstyne answered with a field goal of their own early in the second to tie it at 3.
The Tigers got a spark with a great return followed by a 41-yard strike from quarterback Sam Wells to receiver Demetric Jennings to take a 10-3 lead with 8:10 left in the half.
But with the first half winding to a close, Van Alstyne mounted a six-play, 36-yard scoring drive capped with a 4-yard run by Phillips.
The Panthers scored on the first possession of the second half on a seven-play, 57-yard drive and another short touchdown run by Phillips to take a 17-10 lead after the extra point.
DETROIT — The Celeste Blue Devils lost Friday night’s game to the Detroit Eagles in overtime, 27–20.
Celeste dropped to 3-3 for the season, the same record for the victors.
The first quarter went scoreless and the Blue Devils had marched the ball to the Eagles 34-yard line when the Eagles defensive back picked off a Blue Devils pass and ran it back 66 yards for an Eagle touchdown. The Eagles attempted a PAT but the ball missed to the right.
On the ensuing kickoff the Blue Devils kick receiver Jace Pallan ran back the kick 80 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Nathan Butcher converted the PAT to put the Blue Devils up by one.
The Blue Devils defense held the Eagles to a three and out and scored on their next possession with a quarterback keeper in which Marco Santos reversed the field and ran in a 19-yard touchdown. Butcher’s kick was true bringing the score to Celeste 14, Detroit 6. That score would remain to the half.
In the third quarter the Blue Devils drove the ball deep into Eagle territory but fumbled at the Detroit 29-yard line. The Eagles recovered the fumble and drove the ball 71 yards on eight plays, scoring a touchdown with a 3-yard quarterback keeper. The Eagles tied it up 14-14 with a two-point conversion pass.
On the next possession the Blue Devils drove the ball 65 yards to the Eagle 10-yard line and attempted to kick a 27-yard field goal but Butcher’s kick fell short.
With six minutes left in the fourth quarter the Eagles pinned the Devils deep with an unreturned punt inside the Celeste 20-yard line. The Eagles held and forced the Blue Devils to punt.The punt was blocked and the Eagles pulled ahead to 20–14 on a touchdown run by their quarterback.
With just over two minutes left on the clock the Blue Devils rallied back with a touchdown of their own on a 10-play, 63-yard drive. Celeste needed the extra point to win but a bobbled snap and hold caused the kick to fly right. The game would go into overtime tied at 20.
Detroit scored a touchdown and extra point on its possession but the Blue Devils failed to convert on a fourth and goal.
Rockwall Heritage 28
CAMPBELL — The Campbell Indians edged out a tough Rockwall Heritage squad 29-28 at home on Friday night to advance to 2-4 on the season heading into district play.
Chris Wilson had touchdown tosses of eight and four yards to Bailey Ferguson and Colby Gore, respectively. He finished with 50 yards total on 6-14 passing. Jacob Camp went 7-15 for 64 yards and a pair of scores, one on a two-yard toss to Daniel Mothersell and the other on a one-yard keeper.
Wilson led Campbell in rushing with 64 yards and Mothersell recorded 62 yards on the ground.
McKinney North 42,
Royse City 13
ROYSE CITY — The McKinney North Bulldogs downed the Royse City Bulldogs 42-13 in both teams’ second game of District 13-4A play.
This was McKinney North’s first district win and Royse City’s first district loss.
The game featured 850 yards of offense, but the advantage was McKinney North’s as it racked up 522 yards in the contest.
Trey Smith scored first for McKinney North on a 7-yard run.
Royse City answered with a 1-yard touchdown by quarterback Jackson Watts, but that was as close as it would get.
McKinney North then scored three unanswered touchdowns to give the Bulldogs a 28-6 halftime lead.
After haltime, North’s Ronald Jones went to work scoring three touchdowns and rushing for 123 yards on just 11 carries.
Royse City’s Watts scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in the final quarter and Blain Hickman kicked the extra point as the North Bulldogs settled in by tacking on a 8-yard touchdown run by quarterback Ben Dutze with 11:15 to play in the game.
McKinney North had twin 100 yard rushers as Trey Smith gained 105 yards on 12 carries.
Royse City’s Jackson Watts carried the football 31 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
POTTSBORO — Farmersville was unable to hold on to first half lead and ended up losing 24-17 to Pottsboro in District 6-2A Division I.
Pottsboro (5-1, 2-0) outscored Farmersville (3-3, 1-1) 21-7 in the second half at Jim Henderson Memorial Stadium.
Farmersville was up 10-3 at halftime. Both teams traded scores to start the third quarter.
Pottsboro tied it at 17-all on fumble recovery and scored what would end up being the game-winning touchdown on a Kory Waller 33-yard reception from Zane Pritchett. Waller tacked on the extra point.
The final score came on the heels of an onside kick recovery.
Farmersville had a chance to tie the game at 24-all with 0:46 left in the fourth quarter, but quarterback Cole Anderson was stopped on fourth and two from the Pottsboro 6-yard line.
Anderson finished 9-of-16 for 123 yards and a touchdown. Darrin Pennington and Anderson shared the load on the ground for Farmersville, with Pennington recording 86 yards on 15 carries, and Anderson finishing with 66 yards on 16 carries.
Quinlan Ford 21,
QUINLAN — The Quinlan Ford Panthers won on the road against Bonham 21-19 on Friday night in a tight back-and-forth contest.
Both teams were held scoreless after one quarter of play, but traded scores in the second as Ford (4-2) took a 7-6 lead into halftime.
Panthers Logan Lane and Gavin Ellis both got a piece of a Bonham punt late in the fourth quarter, and Ford was able to hold on for the win.
Jon Humphries recorded 20 carries for 92 yards and a pair of scores for the Panthers, while Dalton Beierschmitt led the squad with 102 yards on 13 carries. Weston McCluskey finished with 51 yards on six carries, including a 17-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Caddo Mills 41
SUNNYVALE — The Caddo Mills Foxes went calling on the Sunnyvale Raiders in the second game of district play in 6-2A and came away with a hard-fought 41-40 victory in overtime.
The Foxes go to 2-4 (1-1) on the season and the Raiders fall to 4-2 (0-2).
The Raiders opened the game with a 12-play, 74-yard drive finishing with a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Cottingame to his favorite receiver Josh Quinn. The PAT by Casey Crenshaw gave Sunnyvale the 7-0 lead.
The Foxes answered with a 10-play, 67-yard drive to tie the game with a 21-yard pass from quarterback Erik Richards to Chandler Brown. Andrew Taylor added the PAT.
In the second quarter Sunnyvale added another score with a 77-yard pass Cottingame to Demetrius Gray.
Caddo Mills went on a nine-play drive and scored on a 10-yard run by David Chandler. The Foxes went for two points but the run failed and Caddo Mills had closed to 14-13.
Wolfe City 16
WOLFE CITY — John Lewis rushed for a game-high 264 yards and five touchdowns as the Collinsville Pirates shocked the Wolfe City Wolves, 48-16, Friday night at Don Howard Stadium.
Collinsville (3-2) scored on six of the seven possessions in the first half and coasted from there. Lewis has remarkable first half with five scores and 241 yards.
The Wolves fumbled on their first play from scrimmage and the Pirates took advantage. It took Collinsville nine plays to get on the board with Conner Daley connecting with Tanner Petska for an 8-yard strike. Daley ran into on the two-point try giving Collinsville the lead, 8-0.
Lewis darted 60 yards and 18 yards for a pair of touchdowns expanding the lead to 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Lewis continued his stellar performance with runs of five and 72 yards that saw the lead increase to 35-0 late in the second.
Wolfe City (3-3) got on the board as Darrell Wooten ran it up the middle for 56-yard touchdown run. It was only second first down of the half for the Wolves. Justin Wilkinson hooked up with Tim Lloyd on the two-point try cut into the lead at 35-8.
Lewis did his magic one more time to dashing 51 yards untouched for another score to close an impressive first half.
Wolfe City put together a 13-play drive that covered 90 yards late in the fourth quarter. Brandon Fisk capped off the long drive by plunging in from yard out. Fisk connected with Hunter Bostick on the two-point try.
Collinsville amassed 550 yards with 423 coming on the ground, while Wolfe City had 215 total. The Wolves had 154 yards on the ground led by Wooten with 97.