Big school roundup: Tascosa snags road win; Hereford takes down Caprock
Tascosa quarterback Joseph Plunk (5) runs through a hole against Abilene High on Friday night at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. [Daniel Youngblood/ For Press Pass Sports]
Tascosa made a long road trip worth it, coming away with a hard fought 19-14 win against a challenging Abilene High squad at a hostile Shotwell Stadium on Friday.
The Rebels trailed a defensive 14-13 game with 9:30 to play in the contest. With the ball at the Eagles 4-yard line, quarterback Joseph Plunk called his own number, going in for a touchdown and putting Tascosa up for the eventual game-winning score of 19-14. Plunk picked up where he left off last season, running the ball 30 times for 156 yards.
Despite completing a pass, the Rebels put up 371 yards on the ground as a team while holding AHS to 244 total yards.
Tascosa is 1-0 on the year, the Eagles are 0-1.
Tascosa 19, Abilene High 14
Tascosa 3 3 7 7 — 19
Ab. High 0 7 0 7 — 14
Rushing— Joseph Plunk 30-156; Darius Sanders 7-57.
Passing: Eric Abbe 2-10-1-44.
Rushing: Phonzo Dotson 18-152.
Receiving: Tre Phillips 1-38.
Hereford’s Xavier Gonzalez runs in for a touchdown against Caprock on Friday night at Dick Bivins Stadium. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
Hereford rolls over Rock
The Hereford Whitefaces gained a measure of revenge from last year with a convincing 41-21 win over Caprock at Dick Bivins Stadium on Friday.
Hereford opened up a scoreless game thanks to a 20-7 second quarter. Two scores came on big plays from Xavier Gonzales on a 44 yard run and Isayah Hernandez on a 63 yard catch from Richard DeLeon.
Gonzales had a monster game piling up 177 yards on the ground and two scores.
The Whitefaces are 1-0 on the year while the Longhorns fall to 0-1.
Hereford 41, Caprock 21
Hereford 0 20 14 7 — 41
Caprock 0 7 0 14 — 21
Rushing: Gonzalez 17-177
Passing: Britt Cave 13-of-18-0-260.
Receiving: McCracken 5-129.
Rushing: Putnam 18-74.
Passing: DeLeon 11-30-2-170.
Receiving: Hernandez 2-63.
Frenship blanks Amarillo High
It wasn’t the opener that Amarillo High was hoping for.
The Sandies offense sputtered most of the night in a 31-0 shutout to Frenship at Peoples Bank Stadium in Wolfforth.
The offense didn’t get anything going, mustering 167 yards of offense on the evening.
Frenship quarterback Donovan Smith threw for 340 yards while running back William Bayouth piled up 114 rushing. Frenship is 1-0, AHS falls to 0-1.
Frenship 31, AHS 0
Amarillo High 0 0 0 0 —
Frenship 3 14 14 0 — 31
Passing: Will Maynard 9-24-0-67.
Rushing: Maynard 13-23
Receiving: Blake Bedwell 4-28.
Passing: Smith 29-43-0-340
Rushing: William Bayouth 13-114.
Receiving: Drew Hocutt 10-93
Dumas dominates Perryton
Dumas shook off a slow offensive start for a 51-20 route of Perryton in the season opener at Demons Stadium.
It appeared to be a slow night for the Dumas, which couldn’t find the end zone the entire first quarter.
After a sluggish start that saw the Demons actually trail 7-0, off a quarterback Spencer Williams pick six, Dumas shook off the early season jitters, lighting up the scoreboard for 42 points between the second and third quarter.
Junior running back Jacob Mares had a career night rushing 18 times for 118 yards with two TDs.
Dumas 51, Perryton 20
Perryton 7 0 0 13 — 20
Dumas 0 21 21 13 — 51
Passing: Ethan Kerl 5-17-1-42.
Rushing: Brayden Klafka 3-38.
Receiving: Klafka 1-21.
Passing: Spencer Williams 8-13-2-64.
Rushing: Jacob Mares 18-118
Receiving: Nathan Strack 1-73