Dumas quarterback Spencer Williams (9) delivers a touchdown pass in the the first quarter against Caprock on Thursday night at Dick Bivins Stadium. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
The Dumas Demons are making an early season statement that they are a serious contender, securing their second straight lopsided win of the season.
Dumas wasted no time jumping all over Caprock with 17 first quarter points on the way to a one-sided 48-28 victory Thursday night at Dick Bivins Stadium.
The Demons (2-0) have dominated both Perryton and the Longhorns, winning by an average of 24.5 points a game.
Caprock, the defending District 2-5A Division I champions, remain winless at 0-2.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dumas was able to sway the moment early in the first quarter off two costly Caprock mistakes.
After holding the Longhorns deep in their own territory, linebacker Cade Cox came free on a punt block, tackling punter Devin Smith in his own endzone for a 2-point safety.
Later in the first quarter, with Dumas now leading 10-0, things went from bad to worse for theLonghorns when they fumbled on a kickoff return allowing Dumas to recover inside the Longhorns 35-yard line.
Demons quarterback Spencer Williams made Caprock pay later in the drive connecting with Jacob Mares on a 9-yard scoring pass, putting Dumas up 17-0 with 3:55 to play in the first quarter.
Dumas never trailed, leading as much as 34-7 in the third quarter and 41-14 midway through the fourth.
The Demons defense made Caprock a one-dimensional football team. Dumas help Caprock to 95 yards of offense in the first half, with 21 of those yards coming on the ground. For the game Caprock put up 325 total yards but only rushed it 21 times for nine yards. Dumas also held the Longhorns to 4 of 15 on third downs.
Dumas running back Bryan Mendoza picks up 26 yards on a screen before getting pulled down by Caprock’s Isaiah Carrasco on Thursday night at Dick Bivins Stadium. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
STARS OF THE GAME
Dumas running back Bryan Mendoza rushed for a game-high 137 yards on 16 carries that included a pair of touchdown. Quarterback Spencer Williams managed a solid game, going 11-of-22 for 147 yards with a passing TD and two rushing scores. Defensively, linebacker Dallan Dill made nine tackles, seven of which were solo with a sack.
Caprock receiver Juan Reynoso caught a 74 yard score and had an 89 yard kickoff return. QB Richard Deleon tossed three touchdowns on 316 yards passing.
Dumas (2-0) plays host to Wichita Falls High at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.
Caprock (0-2) visits Lubbock Estacado at 7:30 p.m. at Plains Capital-Park Lowrey Field in Lubbock on Friday, Sept. 13.
Check out the highlights video below.
Dumas 48, Caprock 28
Dumas 17 10 7 14 — 28
Caprock 7 21 — 48
D—Devon Smith team safety, 7:09
D—Bryan Mendoza 5 run (Brayden Rushing run), 4:58
D—Jacob Mares 9 pass from Spencer Williams (Ah Lee Yart kick), 3:55
C—Juan Reynoso 74 pass from Richard Deleon (Cason Polivoda kick), 2:31
D—Williams 4 run (Yart kick), 11:54
D—Yart 32 FG, 3:28
D—Jacob Mares 4 run (Yart kick), 7:17
C—Fabian Morales 4 pass from Deleon (Polivoda kick), 10:19
D—Mendoza 71 run (Yart kick), 9:36
C—Reynoso 89 kick return (Polivoda kick), 9:24
D—Williams 2 run (Yart kick), 1:45
C—Bryan Rodriguez 20 pass from Deleon (Polivoda kick), 0:47
First Downs 21 13
Rushing Yards 239 9
Passing Yards 147 316
Total Yards 386 325
C-A-I 11-22-0 17-38-0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts-Avg. 6-41.5 5-40
Penalties-Yards 5-32 0-0
RUSHING—Dumas: Bryan Mendoza 16-137; Jacob Mares 9-67; Cito Rodriguez 6-29.Caprock: Corbin Putnam 13–18; Eli Martinez 3-3.
PASSING—Dumas: Spencer Williams11-22-0-147. Caprock: Richard Deleon17-38-0-316.
RECEIVING—Dumas:Rodriguez 2-43; Victor Chavez 2-31; Luis Ortiz 3-27; Mendoza 1-26. Caprock: Isayah Hernandez 4-104; Jose Reynoso 3-94; Bryan Rodriguez 7-77.