Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

November 3, 2013

Goldthwaite too much for Santo, 34-12

Area football

Mineral Wells Index


SANTO – Goldthwaite defeated the Santo Wildcats, 34-12, here Friday night in a District 5-A contest.

The loss drops the ‘Cats to 1-2 in district action and 6-3 overall.

“We lost to a very solid Goldthwaite team,” Wildcats head coach Randy Thornton said. “Our kids played hard and executed the game plan well, but it wasn’t enough to hang with the experience that Goldthwaite brings to that type of game.

“They are successful for a reason and have been doing it for a long time. We have some tough kids and I am proud of them as always.

“Our football program has made tremendous strides in a relatively short amount of time. We still are climbing that mountain though. We still have some work to do.

“We have another chance this week to go out and prove ourselves next week against a quality opponent in Hico.”

Quarterback Kyle Moore led the ‘Cats on the ground with 83 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. Running back Keith Chalker added 47 yards on five totes, and Grant Gilbert rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown.

The ‘Cats rushed for 178 yards and added 33 yards through the air. Defensively, linebacker Dylan Swinney led Santo with eight tackles, including six solo stops. Grant Read added five solo tackles, and Swinney also recorded an interception.

Santo will conclude district on Friday (Nov. 8) at Hico.

Gordon blows out Evant, 68-22

EVANT – Gordon scored early and often as the Longhorns defeated Evant, 68-22, here Friday night in a District 10 contest called by the six-man mercy rule.

The win raises the Longhorns’ district mark to 2-0 and 5-4 overall. The ‘Horn will conclude district play on Friday (Nov. 8) at home against Lingleville.

Strawn wins on forfeit

STRAWN – State-ranked no. 14 Strawn defeated Sidney on a forfeit but Throckmorton’s junior varsity provided the Greyhounds with competition here on Homecoming Night as the ‘Hounds strolled to a 62-12 victory.

The win raises the ‘Hounds’ District 12 mark to 2-0 and 7-2 overall.

Strawn will conclude district play on Friday (Nov. 8) at Moran.

Millsap falls in 6-2A tilt

MILLSAP – Scurry-Rosser ran past the Millsap Bulldogs, 47-14, here Friday night in a District 6-2A contest at Bulldog Stadium.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 1-5 in district play and 2-7 overall.

Millsap will conclude district play on Friday (Nov. 8) at Blooming Grove.

Electra downs Perrin in 8-A game

ELECTRA – Electra downed the Perrin Pirates, 41-21, here Friday night in a District 8-A game.

The loss drops the Pirates to 0-4 in district play and 4-5 overall.

Perrin will conclude district play on Friday (Nov. 8) at home against Petrolia.