Strawn 65

New Braunfels 56

Strawn was put to the test against New Braunfels Christian, but JW Montgomery had the answers as he rushed for 324 yards and six touchdowns while also throwing for two scores in a wild 65-56 win for the Greyhounds.

Montgomery connected on 9-13-1 passing for 161 yards, hitting Matthew Garcia for a 30-yard score and Luke Eli on a 51-yard touchdown. Jett Golden added a five-yard scoring run to the Greyhounds’ totals.

The No. 2 D2 Greyhounds have a real test in front of them this week at they travel to Milford to take on the No. 4 D1 Bulldogs which is undefeated at 4-0. 

Sanger 50

Mineral Wells 38

Mineral Wells jumped out to a 31-7 halftime lead only to see it all slip away in the second half as Sanger mounted a huge comeback to ring up a 50-38 win over the Rams Friday night.

The Rams (0-3) started on fire as quarterback Braden Fryer completed 10-11 passing for three touchdowns in the first two quarters. 

Mineral Wells marched the opening kickoff down the field on a sustained 75-yard drive capped by Fryers’ eight-yard scoring pass to Ethan Marsh. Tight end Landon Russell was Fryer’s next scoring target on a 21-yard scoring pass, and Brayden Hinojos made it a trifecta when he caught Fryer’s next touchdown strike for an eight-yard score.

Fryer’s three scores were sandwiched around a 36-yard field goal from Marvin Renteria who was on the mark on all three of his extra-point kicks in the half.

Cornerback Charles Carter gave Mineral Wells a 31-7 lead when he picked off a Rylan Smart pass and returned it 34 yards for a pick-six.

While the first half may have belonged to the Rams – the second half belonged to the Indians who bull-rushed for more than 300 yards on the ground with three running backs rushing for more than 100 yards each. 

As good as the Rams offense was in the first half it appeared Mineral Wells was going to run away with the contest; however, the Indians’ second-half adjustments led to four turnovers by the Rams.

The Rams were only able to come up with one touchdown in the second half as Tristan Gray broke free down the sideline and gathered in a 64-yard pass from Fryer.

The loss left coach Gerald Perry frustrated.

“I thought we came out the second half and the whole atmosphere on the sideline was like we thought it was over at halftime,” Perry said. “They made some changes after the half and we couldn’t block them when they were blitzing.”

The Rams now turn their attention to hosting Iowa Park for homecoming this Friday. Prior to the game five new members will be inducted into the Mineral Wells Athletic Hall of Fame.

Mineral Wells will then have a second bye-week in preparation for district play. Decatur has established itself as a front runner with a No. 6 ranking and coming off a 56-42 win over Graham, a team that beat the Rams 56-0. 

Gordon 56

Iredell 6

Hoss Rouse rushed for three touchdowns, Brandon Mahan threw three more, and Morgan Mahan notched three scores of his own on a run, pass reception and a fumble return as Gordon swamped Iredell 56-6 on the road Friday.

Mahan was a perfect 5-5 passing as he hit Tyler Wyatt and Charles Mowles for matching 32-yard touchdowns and M. Mahan on a 23-yard score.

Rouse’s longest touchdown run went for 54 yards as he turned eight carries into 127 yards and he scored on runs of 10 and 15 yards. M. Mahan did a little of everything as he scored on a 33-yard run, caught a 23-yard touchdown and returned a fumble for his third score.

The win improves the Longhorns record to 3-1 on the year, and things are starting to look interesting as Gordon makes its way toward District 10-1A play where Strawn and Gustine have also established 3-1 records. 

Gordon and Strawn meet in the final game of the regular season and could easily come into the game with matching records and playing for the district title.

Perrin-Whitt 62

Gold-Burg 6

Sammy Hernandez cranked out four rushing touchdowns, and Landon Draper had a pick-six as Perrin-Whitt stuck to the ground to crank out a 62-6 road victory Friday.

The Pirates jumped out to a 32-0 lead thanks to scores of 17 and 11 yards by Hernandez and a 11-yard scoring run by Kendal Armstrong. Draper’s interception return gave Perrin-Whitt a four-touchdown lead before Gold-Burg got their only touchdown on a 60-yard kickoff return.

The touchdown was the only blemish on the Pirate’s evening as Tyler Welch added a 20-yard touchdown and Adrian Peterson returned an interception to the house to put the game out of reach.

Perrin-Whitt is 3-1 on the year and its District 9-1A opponents Saint Joe are 3-0 and Bryson is 3-1. The Pirates started hot last year too but missed the playoff – something coach Ben Staggs and company are looking to avoid this year.

Millsap 31

Henrietta 7

Henrietta took a quick 7-0 lead, but it was all Millsap the rest of the way as Jace Davis was 13-16 passing while rushing for 127 yards 

and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs posted a 31-7 win Friday.

Basey Mitchell’s 11-yard scoring run got things started for Millsap and Davis scored on runs of 10, 48 and 26 yards to give Millsap a 25-7 lead. Birdwell added field goals of 28 and 46 yards to finish off the scoring for the Bulldogs.

Davis’ 127 yards came off just 14 carries while Mitchell pounded out 54 yards on 12 totes. Hunter Matthews led all receivers with five catches for 79 yards while Austin McBroom and Nathan Sykes had four receptions each for 37 and 34 yards respectively.

At 3-1 on the year, the Bulldogs are front runners with District 6-3A play just around the corner. Dublin is 3-1 while Comanche, Jacksboro and Tolar are 2-2. Millsap is looking for some payback after dropping three league games last year by a single point.

Eagle Christian 93

Community Christian 64

To the untrained eye, Eagle Christian probably looked ripe for the picking by Community Christian as a first-year program and entering the game Friday with a 1-2 record, but It was far from Bryce Frazier’s first rodeo, and the Waco private-school coaching legend rode his team to a 93-64 win against the Warriors.

Frazier led Parkview Christian Academy to the TCAL D2 six-man title in 2017 and much like Warrior’s coach Bryan Horton took up the task of establishing new teams from the ground up.

Community Christian jumped out to an 18-0 lead via three touchdown passes by Jackson Horton to Kameron Weiss for 25 yards and tosses of 79 and 13 yards to Luke Knowles. 

Horton lit up the scoreboard through the air as he tossed a career-high six touchdowns with five of them going to Knowles who also enjoyed a career-night with additional scores of 50, 30 and 18 yards. 

Mason James scored on runs of 17, and five yards and Elvis Lee had two touchdowns covering 55 and 32 yards. 

While Eagle Christian is a first-year program, it lined up several seniors against a young Warrior team that was unable to sustain its lead that slipped away in a 10-touchdown second quarter.

Santo 21

Rio Vista 12

Santo’s used a suffocating defense to completely shut down Rio Vista’s running game as the Eagles were held to minus 11 yards rushing as the Wildcats rang up a 21-12 win at home Friday.

The Wildcats raced out to a 14-0 lead as Jett Bryan scored on a two-yard run and Grant Nemeth added a second first-quarter tally on a five-yarder. Colby Farquhar added two of his three extra-point kicks for the full two-touchdown lead.

The Eagles squeezed out two scores in the second and third quarter covering a total of 13 yards, but still ended up with negative yardage for the game. Bryan added his second touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Bryan was the Wildcats’ leading rusher with 63 yards on 18 carries while Nemeth had 56 yards on 12 carries. Landon Fallin led the Santo defense with seven tackles including two for losses and six solo stops. Bryan also came up big on defense with five solos stops.

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