Community Christian School raised its overall mark to 4-3 after the Warriors ran past Hill School, 65-25, Friday night in a private, six-man non-district game at Miller Stadium.
Isaiah Brazeal scored three touchdowns, including on a kickoff return, and Joby Bradhsaw ran two kicks back for TDs.
Although CCS led 25-6 at the half, Warriors head coach Bryan Horton felt the team played “a little flat.”
“We were not sharp ikn the firts half,” Horton said. “But by the middle of the third quarter we started to play well as a team, and I am proud that the guys stepped it up in the second half.”
Levi Knowles scored three touchdowns on the ground, and Sammy Brazeal had TD runs of two and five yards.
“Levi was running extremely well,” Horton said. “He had good blocking up front, and Brandon Bolt had some key blocks that helped spring Levi.”
CCS will open district play on Friday (Oct. 18) at Azle Christian.
Santo stuffs San Saba, 48-35
SANTO – . Santo running backs Keith Chalker and Grant Gilbert each rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 48-35 victory over San Saba here Friday night in the District 5-A (Division I) opener.
With the win, Santo raises its over all record to 6-1 and 1-0 in district play.
Chalker, who rushed for a game-high 187 yards, scored on runs of 2, 35 and 59 yards, while Gilbert, who finished with 169 yards, reached the end zone on carries of 18, 20 and 76 yards.
“The kids played extremely hard,” Wildcats head coach Randy Thornton said. “It was a great high school football game and ultimately a huge win for our program.
“We had a three-touchdown lead at half and let them come back in the second half, but we hung tough and were able to come away with a victory.
“San Saba is a solid program and I feel fortunate to get the win.
“Hats off to our players. They put together a very gritty and determined effort. I am proud of them and happy for them.”
Quarterback Kyle Moore added a TD run of 91 yards, and kicker Edie Valenzuela was 6/7 on PAT attempts.
Moore rushed for 142 yards, giving Santo three rushers who eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the contest.
Defensively, linebacker Dylan Swinney led the ‘Cats with seven tackles, with Colton Edwards adding six and Zamorris Cannon finished with five.
The Wildcats will continue district play on Friday (Oct. 18) a DeLeon.
Munday slips past Perrin, 27-21
PERRIN – Munday slipped past the Perrin Pirates, 27-21, here Friday night in a District 8-A (Division II) contest.
The loss drops the Pirates to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in district play.
Perrin will continue district play on Friday (Oct. 18) a Muenster.
Millsap falls at Mildred
MILDRED – Mildred defeated the Millsap Bulldogs, 70-14, here Friday night in a District 6-2A (Division II) contest.
The loss drops Millsap to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in district play.
The Bulldogs will continue district action on Friday (Oct. 18) at home against Rice Consolidated.
Strawn wins big, 52-7
STRAWN – Strawn had little trouble in a 52-7 victory over Brookesmith here Friday night in a six man non-district game.
The win raises the state-ranked No. 11 Greyhounds to 5-1.
Strawn will continue non-district play on Saturday (Oct. 19) against Marfa at Garden City.
Gordon rolls to win
GORDON – Gordon rolled to a 80-7 victory over Huston Academy here Friday on Homecoming Night in a six man non-district contest that was called on the 45-point mercy rule.
The win raised the Longhorns’ overall record to 2-4. Gordon will conclude non-district play at home on Friday (Oct. 18) against Moran.
- Local Sports
FWIW: Good, clean hate – Ranking the area's best rivalry games of the 2014 football season
By CLINT FOSTER
Football season is fast approaching and with it those glorious games between teams that love to hate each other, which we call rivalries.
I'm speaking, of course, about sports hate – the only beautiful kind. It's the stuff built on history and tradition that inspires simply the fiercest and most entertaining games of every season.
Palo Pinto County and the surrounding area have no shortage of fierce football rivalries.
The University Interscholastic League's realignment often causes new rivalries to be born and old ones to be rekindled. But which rivalries are the area's very best for 2014? The one's you circle your calendar for and make sure you don't miss.
I can think of at least 10.
So, for what it's worth, here's my list of the area's best, can't-miss football rivalries of the upcoming 2014 season.
Local Bowlers Roundup set for first weekend of August
Mineral Wells Women's Bowling Alliance invites you to join them Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountaineer Lanes for their second annual Bowlers Roundup. The event will feature snacks, tips from the pros, information on league bowling and two hours of great exercise.
Something in the water
Mineral Wells is well known as the home of Crazy Water, and by all accounts the city's swim team went absolutely berserk in their one and only home meet of the summer on Saturday.
Throughout the summer, the Mineral Wells Rams have been hard at work preparing for football season.
Hooks and Slices 7/11
In the Holiday Hills Country Club Guys and Dolls tournament, locals Denny and Sherry Hall turned in rounds of 77 and 73 to take first place in the opening round and second place on Sunday in the fourth flight. George and Linda Hutton turned in two solid rounds to place both days. The twosome shot 71 and 72 to take first place on Saturday and second place on Sunday in the second flight.
GRAPEVINE – The Mineral Wells High School cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleaders' Association's cheer camp in Grapevine two weeks ago and proved that spirit will definitely be high at every Rams and Lady Rams sporting event this coming school year.
Millsap selects Lee as new head volleyball coach
MILLSAP – The board of trustees at Millsap ISD recently announced their hire of Denise Lee as the new head volleyball coach for Millsap High School.
Waldrum leads the way in MW's latest swim meet
TROPHY CLUB – The Mineral Wells Water Moccasins city swim team took to the pool once again June 28 and showed valiant effort against some tough competition at its latest meet in Trophy Club.
As I've written the last two weeks, Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine is on shelves and, more importantly, in my office. Can you tell I'm excited for football season?
Burke, Carter, Fisher among young standouts at early MW summer track meets
Two meets are in the books for the Mineral Wells Summer Track Club and already many young athletes have risen to the top alongside their varsity counterparts as the apparent track stars of the future.
- More Local Sports Headlines
- FWIW: Good, clean hate – Ranking the area's best rivalry games of the 2014 football season