Class 6A-5A roundup: Tascosa clinches 6A playoff spot; Sandies cruise, miscues doom Caprock


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Tascosa’s Logan Nance (26) hurdles an Odessa High defender during a District 2-6A game against the Bronchos on Friday night. [Ben Powell/ Odessa American]

Tascosa Rebels shook off a shaky first half to get out of Ratliff Stadium with a 31-15 victory against Odessa High, clinching a District 2-6A playoff berth Friday night.

Tascosa got a lot more than expected from the Bronchos (2-7, 0-4), holding on to a 10-9 halftime lead.

The second half was a different story, as the Rebels (6-3 overall, 2-2 in district) took over with their powering ground game.

Running back Jaiton McMorris opened the second half with his second touchdown early in the third quarter to give the Rebels a 17-9 lead.

Tascosa eventually wore down the outmatched Bronchos, on a Major Everhart 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, set up when quarterback Joseph Plunk converted a fourth down on a run.

Plunk was his stellar self rushing for 153 yards on 20 carries that included a fourth quarter TD.

Tascosa’s run game finished with 411 rushing yards on the night.

Tascosa 31, Odessa High 15

Tascosa 7 3 14 7— 31

Odessa High 6 3 6 15

First Quarter

T—Jaiton McMorris 4 run ( kick good) 9:04.

OHS—Jovanni Flotte 63 pass from Dre Cobb (kick failed).

Second Quarter

T— 23 FG, 10:47.

OHS—FG Camilo Nicolas 24, 0:09.

Third Quarter

T—Jaiton McMorris 15 run (kick good), 10:48.

OHS:Michael Salas 2 run (pass failed), 5:05.

T—Major Everhart 55 run (kick good)

Fourth Quarter

T—Joseph Plunk 15 run (Jasean Barrow run), 2:22.

Tascosa Odessa High

First Downs 21 16

Total Yards 472 294

Rushes-Yards 52-411 34-188

Passing Yards 61 106

Passing 4-7-0 5-14-3

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1

Punts-Avg 2-29.0 2-43.0

Penalties-Yards 7-85 4-25


Rushing— Tascosa:Joseph Plunk 20-153, Major Everhart 4-95, Darius Sanders 6-68, Parker Settle 11-35, Jaiton McMorris 4-30, Logan Nance 3-28, Chance Jones 1-5, Team 3-(-3).Odessa High: Dre Cobb 8-74, Senjun McGarity 13-64, Michael Salas 11-51, Cade Mendoza 1-4, Jovanni Flotte 1-(-5).

Passing— Tascosa:Joseph Plunk 4-7-0—61.Odessa High:Dre Cobb 5-13-2—106, Jovanni Flotte 0-1-1—0.

Receiving— Tascosa:Darius Sanders 1-24, Logan Nance 1-21, Brandon Sanders 1-11, Parker Settle 1-5.Odessa High:Jovanni Flotte 2-67, Nathan Calvery 1-15, Derrick Walton 1-13, Senjun McGarity 1-11.

Sandies stay unbeaten in 2-5A D1

Amarillo High’s Caden Mincey and Cooper Paetzold celebrate after a touchdown on Friday night against Lubbock High. [Ikechukwu Dike/ Hub City Preps]

Amarillo High won its incredible 43rd straight game against the Lubbock High Westerners dating back to 1972 in a 65-20 rout at PlainsCapital Park-Lowrey Field on Friday night.

Amarillo High stayed undefeated in District 2-5A Division I at 5-0, improving to 7-2 overall.

The Sandies dominated the Westerners, building a 48-6 halftime lead.

Quarterback Will Maynard finished another solid night with 289 total yards, 49 of those on a touchdown run right before half.

He was also 9-of-11 passing with 222 yards and two touchdowns.

Amarillo High will host undefeated and No. 9-ranked Abilene Cooper (9-0, 5-0) for the outright district championship at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Amarillo High 65, Lubbock High 20

Amarillo 13    35    7      10 —     65

Lubbock 6      0      14    0    —     20

AMA – Blake Bedwell 2 run (AJ Villar kick), 10:26

AMA – Davin Lemmons 7 pass from Will Maynard (kicked failed), 7:54

LUB – Rodney Hunter 3 run (kick failed), 4:20

AMA – Caden Mincey 70 pass from Maynard (Villar kick), 10:06

AMA – Bedwell 1 run (Villar kick), 7:30

AMA – Braylon Milligan 72 interception return (Villar kick), 2:49

AMA – Evan Newkirk 48 interception return (Villar kick), 2:33

AMA – Maynard 49 run (Villar kick), :00

AMA – Brock Wade 5 run (Villar kick), 10:24

LUB – Hunter 2 run (William McNamara kick), 8:34

LUB – Owen Fuambu 55 pass from Brandon Smith (McNamara kick(, 1:43

AMA – Lemmons 7 pass from Wade (Noah Conger kick), 7:23

AMA – Conger 26 FG, 3:30

Monterey puts dent in Rock’s playoff hopes

Monterey receiver Tyrie Tipton runs after a catch against Caprock at Dick Bivins Stadium on Friday night. [John Moore/ Press Pass Sports]

The Caprock Longhorns saw an opportunity to clinch a Class 5A Division I playoff spot slip through their fingers in a lopsided 62-27 loss to Lubbock Monterey on Friday at Dick Bivins Stadium.

A win, and Caprock was a lock for a postseason berth, however, the Plainsman

took advantage of Longhorn miscues to reel off 42 unanswered points.

Caprock isn’t eliminated from the postseason quite yet. If the Longhorns can still clinch with a win at Lubbock Coronado on Thursday.

The game was close throughout the first half, with Caprock only trailing, 27-20, at half.

Monterey (4-5, 2-3) was able to secure the second half momentum, taking the opening drive 67 yards on seven plays for a score. That gave the Plainsman a 34-20 lead, and they’d never look back.

Caprock struggled, losing four fumbles on the night.

Plainsman quarterback Coreon Bailey had a great game, going completing 21-of-24 passes for 348 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 87 yards on 14 carries.

Lubbock Monterey 62, Caprock 27

Monterey 14 14 28 7 62

Caprock 7 13 0 7 — 27

First Quarter

C—Tarik Williams 7 run (Cason Polivoda kick), 8:48

M—M.J. Singleton 48 pass from Coreon Bailey (Rocky Ramos kick), 5:05

M—Donavaughn Hill 31 pass from Bailey (kick failed), 0:53

Second Quarter

M—Tyrie Tipton 31 pass from Bailey (Ramos kick), 10:27

C—Jose Reynoso 80 pass from Bryan Rodriguez (Polivoda kick), 7:34

C—Reynosa 29 pass from Richard DeLeon (run failed), 2:24

M—Ty Williams 2 run (Ramos kick), 0:38

Third Quarter

M—Bailey 5 run (Ramos kick), 10:12

M—Tipton 49 pass from Bailey (Ramos kick), 8:51

M—Zyion Martin 29 pass from Bailey (Ramos kick), 8:12

M—Damontrareis Lacy 4 run (Ramos kick), 2:33

Fourth Quarter

M—Williams 3 run (Ramos kick), 10:25C—Rodriguez 80 pass from DeLeon (Polivoda kick), 3:00

Monterey Caprock

First downs 27 19

Rushing 197 137

Passing 338 344

Total yards 535 481

C-A-I 21-25-0 20-33-0

Punts-Avg. 4-30.5 2-40.5

Fumbles-lost 1-1 4-4

Penalties-yards 5-45 10-69


RUSHING—Monterey: Lacy 13-61, Bailey 14-87, Singleton 2-9, Williams 10-59, Martin 1-(-2), Christian Combs 1-(-1), Ky’Shon Harris 5-(-18), Trent White 1-2. Caprock: Williams 11-69, Corbin Putman 20-69, DeLeon 1-(-6), Draven Solis 1-5.

PASSING—Monterey: Bailey 21-24-0-348. Caprock: Williams 17-30-0-155, Rodriguez 1-1-0-80, DeLeon 2-2-0-109.

RECEIVING—Monterey: Tipton 8-97, Singleton 7-128, Hill 2-43, Martin 2-53, Lacy 2-17. Caprock: Reynoso 9-203, Rodriguez 7-116, Isayah Hernandez 3-19, Devon Smith 1-6.

Rider uses big second half to down Randall

Randall quarterback JaKobe Norman scrambles away from a Wichita Falls Rider defender on Friday night at Kimbrough Stadium. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

The Randall Raiders offense didn’t take advantage of key opportunities that kept them from clinching a playoff spot in District 3-5A Division II on Friday night on Happy State Bank Field at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.

Wichita Falls Rider was able to close the game by scoring 23 unanswered points, that resulted in a 30-7 win over Randall, whose playoff fate is now up in the air going into the

Rider is now 5-4, 3-1 in district. Randall falls to 3-6, 2-2.

Randall, managed only 217 yards of offense. Brayden Beck continued to be a bright spot, has he had his third straight game rushing over 100 yards, with 109 yards on 24 carries.

Wichita Falls Rider 30, Randall 7

Rider 7 7 7 9 — 30

Randall 0 7 7

First quarter

WFR —Nick Darcus 3 pass from Jacob Rodriguez (Colson Welch kick)

Second Quarter

R—Patrick Perea 2 run (Juan Garcia kick)

WFR—Tre Byrd 9 run (Welch kick)

Third Quarter

WFR—Rodriguez 3 run (Welch kick)

Fourth Quarter

WFR—Ranse Radtke 35 pass from Rodriguez (Welch kick)


Rider Randall

First downs 22 14

Rushing 199 179

Passing 207 38

Total yards 406 217

C-A-I 16-29-0 6-15-1

Punts-Avg. NA

Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0

Penalties-yards 3-28 4-42

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