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.
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Lady Rams rally to beat emotional Graham squad, 10-7
It took a sixth inning rally to do it, but the Mineral Wells Lady Rams (25-7) earned their first victory of the playoffs, Thursday night at Kessler Field, beating the emotionally-charged Graham Lady Blues, 10-7, to go up 1-0 in a best-of-three series.
Lady Rams draw Graham in first round playoff series
The regular season is in the rearview mirror and, as head coach David Tarver expected, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams will play a best-of-three series with the Graham Lady Blues to start the Class 3A, Region 1 and 3 softball playoffs.
With the score tied at four and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Tuesday night at Pratt Field, sophomore McCain Mason stepped up to bat with the bases loaded.
Santo girls place eighth at regional golf tourney
BAIRD – The Santo Ladycats golf team ended their season on a positive note last week, battling the elements to play some of their best golf of the season en route to an eighth place finish at the Region 2-1A Tournament at Shady Oaks Golf Course in Baird.
Graford Track: two 'Rabbits race to regionals
TRENT – The Graford boys and girls track teams were in action, Thursday, at the area track meet in Trent, where two Jackrabbits qualified to advance to the regional round in two different events.
Rams earn district championship with 5-4 walkoff win over Castleberry on senior night
For the third time in the past four years, the Mineral Wells Rams are district champions.
Rams host Castleberry with first place at stake
It all comes down to this. The Mineral Wells Rams' district championship dreams rest on their final District 6-3A game against the Castleberry Lions.
Wildcats still in the hunt
SANTO – The Santo Wildcats baseball team took a major step toward a possible district championship, Saturday, when they handed the Albany Lions their first district loss of the season in a 13-5 victory.
MW golf seasons end at regionals
LUBBOCK – The District 6-3A champion Mineral Wells Rams and Lady Rams golf teams saw their seasons come to an untimely end last week at the Region 1-3A tournaments on Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock.
How sweet it is
The Mineral Wells Rams have climbed another mountain. After besting Kennedale for the first time in over a decade on their home field in the last week of March, the Rams (16-10, 7-2) swept their season series with the vaunted Wildcats, earning a 6-2 win in front of a home crowd, Friday night, to once again put themselves alone atop the District 6-3A standings with one game left to play.
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