Mineral Wells Index
PERRIN – Santo rushed for 363 yards as the Wildcats defeated the previously unbeaten Perrin Pirates, 41-0, here Friday night in a non-district tilt.
The win raises Santo’s record to 4-1, while Perrin stands at 3-1.
Santo got on the board in the opening period on a four-yard touchdown run by Garrett Nemeth. Nemeth would find the end zone again in the second quarter on a 20-yard sprint. In between the Nemeth TDs, Grant Gilbert blasted into the end zone from nine yards out as Santo led 21-0 at the half.
Santo reached the end zone twice in the third quarter, the first time on a 65-yard run from quarterback Kyle Moore and another on a two-yard blast by Keith Chalker.
Jayton Trammell closed the scoring on a seven-yard run to pay dirt.
“Perrin is a tough place to win at, and I feel we played extremely well on offense and defense,” Wildcats head coach Randy Thornton said. “We played our most complete game of the year. The team is getting better every week, and our focus is to improve each game.
“(Friday) we just did what we needed to do to get the win.”
Perrin will continue non-district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4) at Frost. Santo will continue non-district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4) on Homecoming Night.
Millsap 20, Rio Vista 0
By SALLY SEXTON
MILLSAP – Just a few weeks ago, the Millsap Bulldogs were at the tail end of a long losing streak. Now, the Bulldogs are on the verge of having a streak of a different kind, winning their second game in a row by beating Rio Vista Friday night, 20-0, in front of a Homecoming crowd. The win also puts the Bulldogs at 1-0 to start district.
“This was a special night, especially for our seniors on Homecoming,” head coach Kyle Coker said. “This was our first shutout in I don’t know how long and we’re excited to be 1-0 in district.”
The defense kept the Bulldogs alive in the first half, as the score would be 0-0 at halftime.
Millsap pulled its first big stop on Rio Vista’s first drive of the game, when the Eagles came up short on fourth-and-7 at Millsap’s 17-yard line.
The Bulldogs would force Rio to punt on its next two possessions before stopping them on another fourth down on Millsap’s 5-yard line.
“I’m proud of our defense and the way they played tonight,” Coker said. “They came up with some big stops to keep us in it.”
After back-to-back punts for the Eagles, Millsap got its first points, when Nick Lucia found Timothy Newberry for a 32-yard touchdown. Mitchell Coker’s point-after made it a 7-0 contest with three minutes to play in the third.
The Bulldogs widened the gap to start the fourth quarter, finishing up a long drive with a two-yard score by Andrew Tyson to make it 13-0. Millsap would have another chance moments later, when the special teams recovered the kickoff to get possession at Rio’s 27-yard line but the Bulldogs couldn’t convert on offense.
Five minutes later, however, they had their final score on the board, on another run by Tyson, this time for 21 yards, and Coker’s kick helped cement the Bulldog victory.
“We knew we were right there in the first half. We just couldn’t get over the hump,” Coker said. “I think we were a little flat from last week’s win, but we had some big plays that really got us going in the second half.”
CCS 53, Saint Jo 34
SAINT JO – Community Christian School outlasted Saint Jo, 53-34, here Friday night in a non-district contest.
The win evens the Warriors’ record to 2-2.
“I am very pleased with the win,” CCS head coach Bryan Horton said. “We took a W from a team that probably had a W marked on their schedule.
“We were able to force them out of their tight formation and made them pass, which is not one of their strengths
“I am proud of the guys. We took it to them early and got better as the game progressed. We were in our lement as we got to pound the ball with the lead.
“This was good experience for our team, and again, I am proud of them.”.
The Warriors led 18-12 at the half after touchdown runs by Levi Knowles (seven yards) and Isaiah Brazeal (eight yards) and a 40-yard pass from Joby Bradshaw to Brazeal.
The Warriors reached the end zone three times in the third quarter to take a 39-18 lead.
Knowles scored on a 45-yard run; Sammy Brazeal rewached the end zone on a seven-yard run; and Knowles scored again on a 19-yrd run.
Two conversions were also recorded by CCS in the third, the first on a Landon Payne pass to Sammy Brazeal, and another on a two-point kick by Bradshaw.
CCS added a pair of scores in the fourth period.
Isaiah Brazeal reached pay dirt on a 24-yard run followed by a Bradshaw PAT kick.
Knowles closed the scoring for the Warriors on a 10-yard TD run.
CCS will continue non-district play at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4) at Christian Life Private.