Santo’s offense was nearly flawless as the Wildcats rushed for 404 yards and opened District 6-2A with a solid 30-24 win over Electra.
Santo jumped out to a 13-7 first-quarter lead with big plays as Landon Fallin ran for the bulk of his game-high 166 yards on touchdown runs of 46 and 84 yards. The Tigers responded with a pair of rushing scores to knot the score at 13-13, but a sustained drive by the Wildcats capped by Eli Gann’s four-yard scoring run put Santo on top 20-13 at the half.
The big plays weren’t over for the Wildcats as Austin O’Hair (5-84) tacked on two more touchdowns with runs of nine and 46 yards.
The Wildcats’ defense was equally impressive and limited the Tigers to 285 yards. Santo stopped Electra twice on fourth down. Grant Nemeth added to the Wildcats’ rushing totals with 82 on 10 carries, and Gann had 69 yards on five attempts. As a team, the Wildcats rushed for 12.6 yards per carry.
Community Christian 66
Hill School 19
The Warriors blanketed the field when it came to pass defense and shut Hill School down as Jackson Horton threw for six touchdowns and 348 yards to lead Community Christian to a 66-19 win.
Luke Knowles was Horton’s main target as he turned seven receptions in three touchdowns and 186 yards. Kameron Weise caught two touchdowns and averaged 51.5 yards per reception on his scores.
Community Christian balanced its offense with 169 rushing yards as Mason James led the ground attack with 61 yards on just two carries. James, Horton, Riggin Parker and Weise all added rushing touchdowns to the Warriors’ numbers.
Jessie Rodriguez led the Warriors defense with seven stops, including seven solo tackles. The win moved Community Christian to No. 13 in the TCAF sixman.com rankings and improved the Warriors’ record to 4-3 for the year.
Perrin and Newcastle’s District 9-1A opener was separated by 30 yards and four points, and the Pirates were on the favorable end of both those statistics in a 41-34 thriller Friday night.
Perrin fell behind early before answering with Sammy Hernandez finding Raul Martinez for an eight-yard score. Newcastle moved out front again only to have the Pirates roar right back with Adrian Masterson scoring on a two-yard run.
A 60-yard kickoff return by Newcastle left the Pirates in a hole again, but Masterson’s second scoring run knotted the score the halftime at 22-22.
The Pirates took their first lead of the contest in the third quarter with Hernandez hooking up with Landon Draper on a 13-yard pass. Masterson’s third touchdown of the evening was the Pirates’ longest play of the night as Draper connected with him for a 63-yard touchdown pass.
The Pirates’ ability to keep drives going kept them in the contest as they were 5-8 on third down while allowing on one conversion by Newcastle. Perrin also stopped two fourth-down tries by the Bobcats.
Sammy Hernandez’s 107 yards rushing led the way for the Pirates, and he had 84 yards passing on 6-10 attempts and two scores. Landon Draper’s numbers were sparkling too as he was 2-3 passing for 103 yards and a touchdown.
Strawn’s best defensive strategy Friday night was to keep May’s big-play offense off the field but even running almost twice as many plays as the Tigers couldn’t stop a 71-30 loss.
The Greyhounds (4-3) fell behind 19-8 after the first quarter and were down 39-16 by halftime. The Greyhounds got on the scoreboard with a pair of one-yard scores by Lorenzo Garcia, but six turnovers limited any chances Strawn had.
Since losing JW Montgomery to injury, Strawn’s passing game has been limited, but Blaze Duncan provided some potential as he completed scoring passes of five and 32 yards to Luke Eli and Matthew Garcia.
Strawn ran 62 offensive plays to May’s 34. The Tigers made the most of their attempts with 441 totals yards to Strawn’s 319. The loss dropped Strawn from No. 3 in the sixman.com D2 rankings to No. 6.
Rio Vista 6
Millsap’s stingy defense kept Rio Vista out of the end zone when the Bulldogs’ offense failed to click early. Forcing four three-and-outs and denying the Eagles on fourth down led to a tight 14-6 District 6-3A D2 win.
The game came down to a thrilling final four minutes as the Eagles scored in the fourth quarter and then attempted an on-side kick that was recovered by the Bulldogs and fumbled back to Rio Vista on the next play.
Millsap’s defense held to force a fourth-and-10 situation, and an interception took away the Eagle’s chances. Rio Vista got the ball back with 10 ticks on the clock but couldn’t find the end zone.
Weston Moore set up the Bulldog’s first-quarter score when he picked off a Rio Vista pass, and Austin McBroom scored on the ensuing possession on a two-yard run.
Wesley Roger’s four-yard run with 10:51 left in play proved to be the winning score, but not until McBroom picked off a second interception for the Bulldog to stop the Eagles’ last real threat.
The Longhorns moved to No. 4 in the rankings as they improved to 6-1 with a 58-0 thrashing of Morgan.
No scoring or game stats were available.