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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Lady Rams draw Graham in first round playoff series
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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.
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