Canadian routs Randall
Canadian put on arguably its most impressive performance of the season leaving Randall wondering what hit them during a 56-21 rout on Friday night at Wildcats Stadium.
Stepping up a class, the No. 5-ranked Wildcats from Class 3A Division II, jumped all over Class 4A Division I Randall, from the start opening a 21-0 lead in the first three minutes of the first quarter.
Canadian opened the game scoring on its third play on a Julian Dominguez 28-yard run. On the next two possessions, the Wildcat offense continued to blister the Raiders and in a hurry on a Trace Mitchell 24-yard TD run, followed by a Camren Cavalier 27-yard scoot for a score. Canadian scored on its first five possessions to take an eye-opening 42-7 lead over Randall by halftime.
Canadian went on for the lopsided victory with numbers telling the story as the Wildcats had an incredible 743 total yards to the Raiders 147.
To make matters worse for Randall (4-2), the Raiders couldn’t move the ball being held to one first down in the first half and getting a total of seven for the contest.
Cavalier was stellar in the victory going 20-of-29 for 370 yards with four touchdown tosses and ran for 91 yards with two more scores. Mitchell and Preston Miller were dominate on the outside. Mitchell snagged 10 catches for 133 yards with a touchdown and ran for another. Miller had six catches for 157 yards and three scores.
The Wildcats end the non-district schedule at 3-2 and have outscored their last two opponents Perryton and Randall 112-35. Randall heads to district play at 4-2 overall.
Bushland soars past Riverside
The Bushland Falcons continued its season long roll by blasting previously unbeaten El Paso Riverside 56-14 at home on Friday night.
The No. 6-ranked Falcons wrap up non-district an unblemished 6-0 while Riverside suffers its first loss at 5-1.
Riverside had come back from a 14-0 deficit to tie the game up, 14-14, midway into the second quarter. But from that point forward the Falcons took over on both sides of the ball taking complete command scoring 42 unanswered points.
The Falcons racked up 532 yards of offense and held Riverside to 239. Bushland quarterback Dawson Jaco picked a part the defense going 25-of-36 for 283 yards with three touchdowns. Wide receiver Tate Butcher hauled in eight catches for 111 yards that included a 13-yard TD. Butcher also registered a defensive touchdown. Running back Ivan Soto went over the century mark for a second straight game chewing up 121 yards on 16 carries with a pair of rushing TDs.
Dalhart uses strong second half to down Levelland
Dalhart stayed undefeated at home using a big second half to take down Levelland 33-24 on Friday night.
The Golden Wolves trailed 10-6 at halftime, however, outscored the Lobos 27-14 in the final two quarters to get the victory. Dalhart is now 3-2 overall while Levelland falls to 1-5.
Kade Crosby had a huge performance catching five passes for 185 yards with a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback Kyler Read went 8-of-19 for 230 yards with both touchdown tosses to Crosby, Read added 63 yards rushing with two more scores. Running back Luis Favela toted the rock 18 times for a game-high 184 yards.
Muleshoe stays hot
Muleshoe stayed red hot winning its fifth game in a row knocking Brownfield from the ranks of the unbeaten thanks to a 39-37 victory at home.
The Mules close out non-district with a 5-1 mark. Brownfield suffers its first loss on the year falling to 5-1.
Muleshoe fell behind 23-18 at halftime but took control with 13 unanswered second half points. Muleshoe returned an interception for a score to go up 25-23, then flashy receiver Irvin Torres caught an 18-yard TD pass from Nathan Martens extending the advantage, 32-23. When the Cubs cut the lead 32-31, the Martens to Torres connection worked once more for a 10-yard fourth quarter score putting Muleshoe up 39-31. Marten was efficient going 12-of-15 for 139 yards with the two TD tosses. Torres made nine total catches for 109 yards with two scores and running back Daniel Sianez ran hard for 172 yards on 25 carries with two touchdowns, one of those going for 77-yards.
Friona beats up Slaton
Friona snapped a two-game losing spell with a 42-26 home win over Slaton.
The Chieftains move to 2-3 overall. Slaton stays winless at 0-6.
Friona broke the game open with 20 third quarter points to take a commanding 34-20 lead. Mario Bautista went for 78 yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns. Teammate Alexis Rivas chewed up the Tiger defense with 123 yards on the ground on only nine carries with two scores.
Boys Ranch knocks off Wheeler
It was a very successful non-district campaign for the Boys Ranch Roughriders. Boys Ranch will enter district carrying much needed momentum after getting a 28-12 home win over Wheeler on Friday night.
Quarterback Isaiah Brown did a little bit of everything for the Roughriders (4-2). Brown went 9-of-14 through the air for 71 yards and three touchdown passes. On the ground, Brown piled up 171 yards on 32 carries. Tommy Ruble tacked on 78 yards on 18 carries, and Greyson Hagar caught four passes for 51 yards and a score. Linebacker Rowdy Barnes racked up 10 tackles with three of those for a loss and forced a fumble.
Wheeler (1-4) was led by Jesus Enriquez who had 100 yards rushing on 11 totes.
Sunray smokes Roscoe
Sunray ended its non-district schedule by putting up some stunning numbers in a 47-14 blasting of Roscoe at Lubbock-Cooper on Friday night.
The Bobcats offense was a juggernaut led by quarterback Armando Lujan. Lujan torched the Plowboy secondary going 36-of-64 throwing for 472 yards with five touchdowns. The sophomore also used his feet for 81 yards and punched in two more scores. Lujan spread the ball around nicely as Tanner Van Dyk benefited with seven catches for 106 yards and four touchdowns. Damian Barragan caught 12 passes for 141 yards, Kagan Davis tallied nine catches for 124 yards and Dawson Bennett made five catches for 76 yards with a TD.
Sunray improves to 5-1 overall. Roscoe falls to 3-2.
Gruver gets by River Road
It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but the Gruver Greyhounds came away with a third straight win by sneaking past River Road with a late field goal for a 9-6 home victory on Friday.
The Wildcats (2-4) led a slugfest 6-0 at halftime. The Greyhounds (5-1) finally got on the board in the third quarter when quarterback Mason Gibson found Briggs Satterfield on a 10-yard pitch and catch, tying the game 6-6 after a failed conversion. This matchup stayed tied until the four-minute mark of the fourth quarter when Saul De Santiago broke up the tie driving through a 24-yard field goal lifting Gruver to a 9-6 lead. The Greyhounds defense held on from that point forward. Gibson passed for 106 yards with a touchdown, teammate Pratt McLain piled up 62 yards receiving with 39 rushing yards and was key on the defensive side with 11 tackles.
Vega finds win column
Vega snapped a nasty four-game losing skid by knocking off previously unbeaten Olton at home, 21-13, on Friday night.
The Longhorns finish the non-district at 2-4 getting their first win since Week 1. Olton suffers its first loss falling to 4-1.
Vega came out of the gate fast jumping out to a 21-0 advantage before the Mustangs tried to rally back with two second half scores. The Vega defense was superb limiting Olton to 212 yards, and (-) 25 yards rushing while the Longhorn offense finished with 350 yards. Do-it-all quarterback Joaquin Segovia took to Olton chewing up 188 yards on 19 carries with a touchdown. Teammate Jose Silerio added 14 totes for 101 yards with a score of his own.