AZLE – Azle Christian defeated the Community Christian School Warriors, 84-38, here Friday night in a TCAF District 3 contest.
The loss evens the Warriors’ overall mark to 4-4 and 0-1 in district play.
Azle Christian jumped out to a 34-0 lead before the Warriors got on the board with a 38-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Brazeal. The big block on the TD run came form Joby Bradshaw.
Azle Christian led 42-8 at the half before the CCS offense, led by Brazeal, got on track.
Brazeal threw a short pass to Bradshaw who turned the play into a 45-yard touchdown, then Brazeal followed with TD runs of 10, 48 and 35, respectively.
“Isaiah played his brains out,” CCS head coach Bryan Horton said. “He was very good, but so was Azle (Christian) on offense.
“But I was impressed with our guys for not giving up after trailing by 34 points early.
“We played hard all the way through.”
However, Azle Christian matched the Warriors’ scores in the second half to seal the win.
CCS will continue district play on Friday (Oct. 25) against El Paso Immanuel Christian in Sterling City.
De Leon downs Santo, 28-14
De Leon – De Leon outlasted Santo, 28-14, here Friday night in a District 5-A (Division I) contest.
The loss evens the Wildcats’ 5-A mark to 1-1 as Santo drops to 6-2 overall.
“This was a tough loss for us,” Wildcats head coach Randy Thornton said. “De Leon did a great job of controlling the tempo of the game on offense and defense.
“Turnovers proved costly for us tonight which is usually the case in an evenly matched ball game.
“We could not get their offense off the field in the second half and could never get ourselves in a tempo when we had the ball.
“It was a frustrating night from that standpoint. We will head into a much needed open week and regroup.
“We will look forward to coming out of the open week and the challenge of competing for a playoff spot.”
With Santo leading 14-7 at the half after a one-yard touchdown run by Keith Chalker and a 65-yard spring to pay dirt by Grant Gilbert (with kicker Edie Valenzuela booting both PAT kicks), De Leon scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to take the win.
Santo quarterback Kyle Moore led the ‘Cats on the ground with 98 yards on seven carries, with Gilbert adding 86 yards on seven totes. Chalker finished with 28 yards on 10 carries.
The Wildcats will have an open date next week and continue district play on Nov. 1 at home against Goldthwaite.
‘Horns blow out Moran
GORDON – Gordon scored early and often as the Longhorns ran past Moran, 59-0, here Friday night in a non-district six man contest.
The win raises the Longhorns’ record to 3-4.
The ‘Horns ran just eight offensive plays, but scored on seven of them.
“I was happy with how physical we played,” Gordon head coach Joe Kostiha said. “Any time you score on seven of eight plays that means your offensive line is blocking well.
“Seth Wheeler may have scored three touchdowns, but he was also one of our best blockers. Brandon Gonzales also stood out as far as blocking was concerned.
“Defensively, we played pretty well, and Chase Coffman and Garrett Collins played well. Collins has been a rock for us defensively all year.”
Wheeler caught a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another.
Also scoring rushing touchdowns for the ‘Horns were Humberto Estrada, Caleb Johnson, Jeremy Jorgensen and Jacob Wigington.
Gordon will open District 10 six man (Division I) play on Friday (Oc. 25) at Gustine.
Perrin falls at Muenster
MUENSTER – Muenster defeated Perrin Pirates, 36-0, here Friday night in a District 8-A (Division II) game.
The loss drops the Pirates to 4-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.
Rice outlasts Millsap
MILLSAP – The Millsap Bulldogs outlasted Rice Consolidated, 19-9, here in a District 6-2A (Division II) tilt.
The win evens the Bulldogs’ district record to 2-2 and 3-4 overall.
Millsap will continue district play on Friday (Oct. 25) at home against Dallas Life.
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Kennedale edges out Lady Rams, 3-0, on senior night
The Lady Rams wanted this one. Bad. But despite a brilliant defensive effort that kept the game locked at 1-0 until the final frame, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams found themselves so close, yet so far away from a district championship, falling to the second-ranked team in the state, the Kennedale Wildcats, for the second time this year, 3-0, Friday night.
Kennedale edges out Lady Rams, 3-0, on senior night
Despite a brilliant defensive effort that kept the game locked at 1-0 until the final frame, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams found themselves so close, yet so far away, falling to the second-ranked team in the state, the Kennedale Wildcats, for the second time this year, 3-0, Friday night.
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13 Rams, Lady Rams advance to regionals after solid Area Track Meet
SPRINGTOWN – Track and Field season marches on for the Rams and Lady Rams of Mineral Wells High School, who will send 13 athletes to the Regional Track Meet in Lubbock, April 25-26, after a strong showing at the District 5 and 6-3A Area Track Meet in Springtown, Wednesday.
Get your brooms out
SPRINGTOWN – Nobody said it would be easy. But despite an energized opponent and a rowdy hometown crowd that lived up to its reputation, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams (24-6, 8-1) made the best of their long-awaited final trip to Springtown and beat the rival Lady Porcupines, 16-5, on senior night, Tuesday.
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Area baseball, softball: Santo Wildcats begin push for first, Perrin Lady Pirates clinch third place
As the window of the regular season creeps ever closer to an end, teams all across the state are making the final push for the playoffs with a lucky few in hopes of improving their final playoff seed. Locally, the Santo Wildcats (9-6, 8-3) of the baseball diamond and Perrin-Whitt Lady Pirates (12-7, 6-4) softball team are no exception.
Santo, Perrin send 58 to Area Track Meet
SANTO – The Santo Wildcats hosted the District 11-1A Track Meet last Thursday with great results for local thinclads.
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