Class 6A-5A roundup: Randall snaps losing skid; Tascosa, Caprock suffer district losses
Randall’s JaKobe Norman runs upfield against Plainview on Friday night during the Raiders District 3-5A Division II contest. [Keirstyn Kelley/ Press Pass Sports]
Randall Raiders snapped a nasty five-game losing streak while keeping their playoff hopes in tact with a 38-20 win against struggling Plainview on Friday night at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.
In a must-win District 3-5A Division II game the Raiders move to 1-1 in district and 2-5 overall. It’s Randall’s first victory since beating Midland High 35-16.
The Raiders broke out of their offensive funk over the last month by racking up 463 total yards, running for 236 and throwing for 227.
Running back Brayden Beck carried the load on his shoulders. Beck had a career performance rushing for 189 yards on 25 carries.
Quarterback JaKobe Norman followed with 227 passing yards with a touchdown pass.
Receiver Brandon Ellison benefited from Norman’s effort catching four passes for 123 yards, including a 63-yard strike from Norman for a late touchdown.
Plainview fell to 1-6 and 0-2.
Randall 38, Plainview 20
Plainview 7 0 7 6 — 20
Randall 7 3 14 14 — 38
R—Brayden Beck 1 run (Juan Garcia kick)
P—Zabrin Duncan 3 pass from Michael Rhoades (Barron Williams kick)
R—Garcia FG 21
R—Beck 74 run (Garcia kick)
R—Brandon Ellison 2 run (Garcia kick)
P—Malik Owens 28 pass from Rhoades (Williams kick)
AC—Izaiah Clark 30 pass from Thompson (Castillo kick), 2:54
R—Beck 1 run (Garcia kick)
P—Owens 34 pass from Rhoades (kick blocked)
R—Ellison 63 pass from JaKobe Norman (Garcia kick
First downs 14 17
Rushing 76 236
Passing 156 227
Total yards 228 463
C-A-I 15-27-1 8-11-0
Penalties-yards 3-24 9-80
RUSHING—Plainview: Triston Flores 1-41, Peyton McNutt 9-25, Rhoades 10-11. Randall: Beck 25-189, Ellison 6-28, Norman 3-12.
PASSING—Plainview: Rhoades 15-27-1-152. Randall: Norman 8-11-0-227.
RECEIVING—Plainview: Owens 5-75, Kole Mayberry 3-25, Duncan 2-17. Randall: Ellison 4-123, Tavion Combs 1-62, Mason Tupin 1-25.
Permian downs Tascosa in District 2-6A clash
Odessa Permian’s Malachi Medlock breaks away from a Tascosa defender for big yards on Friday night at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. [Tim Dennis/ For Press Pass Sports]
Tascosa fell behind in the first half and never recovered falling to District 2-6A rival Odessa Permian in frustrating fashion, 35-27, on Friday night at Ratliff Stadium.
Tascosa (5-2, 1-1 in district) opened the game marching down the field, taking a 6-0 lead on fullback Parker Settle’s 2-yard scoring run. But the only lead Tascosa had the entire night.
Permian’s (4-3, 2-0) run game was a lethal as the Rebels, as the Mojo piled up 324 rushing yards as a team in the victory.
Running backs Malachi Medlock and Alex Rose both scored on first quarter runs to put the Panthers up 14-6 and they never trailed from that point forward.
Tascosa quarterback Joseph Plunk did all he could to keep his team in the game. The speedy senior finished with 243 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries, including touchdown runs of 75 and nine yards
Permian finished with two 100-yard rushers, as quarterback Easton Hernandez ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns and Medlock had 139 yards and two scores.
Odessa Permian 35, Tascosa 27
Tascosa 13 0 7 7 — 27
Permian 21 7 0 7 — 35
T—Parker Settle 2 run (kick failed)
P—Malachi Medlock 9 run (Roberts kick)
P—Alex Rose 9 run (Roberts kick)
T—Joseph Plunk 75 run (Max Burleson kick)
P—Easton Hernandez 4 run (Roberts kick)
T—Darius Sanders 6 run (Max Burleson kick),
P—Malachi Medlock 2 run (Carson Roberts kick)
T— Plunk 9 run (Max Burleson kick)
First Downs 20 16
Total Yards 427 357
Rushes-Yards 47-407 51-324
Passing Yards 20 33
Passing 2-5-0 1-2-0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts-Avg 3-42 4-44.5
Penalties-Yards 3-35 2-15
Rushing— Tascosa: Joseph Plunk 26-243, Darius Sanders 6-63, Max Burleson 3-45, Parker Settle 9-25, Bowden Jones 1-2, Jaiton McMorris 2-21, Dayton Estrada 1-8. Permian: Easton Hernandez 21-149, Malachi Medlock 22-139, Alex Rose 7-27, Terran Limuel 1-9
Passing— Tascosa: Joseph Plunk 2-5-0—20. Permian:Easton Hernandez 1-2-0—33.
Receiving— Tascosa: Brandon Sanders 1-11, Major Everhart 1-9. Permian: Terran Limuel 1-33
Costly turnovers dooms Caprock in loss to Cooper
Abilene Cooper’s Dylon Davis returns an interception for a touchdown against Caprock on Friday night at Dick Bivins Stadium. [John Moore/ Press Pass Sports]
Caprock committed untimely turnovers and gave up the big play.
Those miscues helped Abilene Cooper remain undefeated as the Cougars went on for a 51-24 win on Friday night at Dick Bivins Stadium.
Caprock (2-5 overall) suffers its first loss in Disrict 2-5A Division I, dropping to 1-2. The No. 9-ranked Cougars stay perfect on the season at 8-0 and move to 4-0 in 2-5A Division I.
With both offenses off to sluggish starts, and the defenses playing solid, Cooper was able to take advantage converting Caprock interceptions into a 21-0 lead in the second quarter. The Longhorns were never able to get within double digits after that.
Cooper defensive back Dylon Davis made two first half interceptions. His first pick, set up the Cougars first score on a 15-yard run by Noah Garcia, giving Cooper a 7-0 first quarter lead.
Davis’ second interception was even more beneficial, taking a Tarik Williams pass 71 yards the other way for a touchdown.
Davis tallied three interceptions during the contest setting Cooper’s new school-record for interceptions in a season with 10.
Trailing 21-3, the Longhorns got the ball to start the second half and went 80 yards on seven plays, aided by a face mask penalty, as Corbin Putman finished the drive with a 1-yard run to cut it to 21-10.
But three plays after the ensuing kickoff, Cooper quarterback Aidan Thompson hit Daelin Campos on a wheel route and Campos did the rest himself, taking it 61 yards for a touchdown to stretch the lead to 27-10.
It was all Cooper from that point forward.
Running back Noah Garcia ran for 177 yards including a school-record 96-yard TD run to open the fourth quarter.
Abilene Cooper 51, Caprock 24
Cooper 14 7 13 17 — 51
Caprock 0 3 14 7 — 24
AC—Noah Garcia 15 run (Trey Castillo kick), 8:52
AC—Dylon Davis 71 interception return (Castillo kick), 6:13
AC—Isaiah Boutte 20 interception return (Castillo kick), 11:01
C—Cason Polivoda FG 27, 5:03
C—Corbin Putman 1 run (Polivoda kick), 10:11
AC—Daelin Campos 61 pass from Aidan Thompson (kick failed)
C—Bryan Rodriguez 20 pass from Tarik Williams (Polivoda kick), 3:31
AC—Izaiah Clark 30 pass from Thompson (Castillo kick), 2:54
AC—Garcia 96 run (Castillo kick), 11:37
AC—Davis 59 run (Castillo kick), 10:58
AC—Castillo FG 25, 7:57
C—Rodriguez 1 pass from Richard DeLeon (Polivoda kick), 1:27
First downs 12 21
Rushing 256 80
Passing 155 224
Total yards 411 304
C-A-I 7-19-0 21-46-5
Punts-Avg. 5-45.8 5-32.8
Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-1
Penalties-yards 12-28 4-34
RUSHING—Cooper: Garcia 14-177, Jessus Menjivar 6-37, Thompson 1-(-6), Noah Bjorlie 3-(-14), Campos 1-3, Davis 1-59. Caprock: Putman 20-60, Williams 7-9, Draven Solis 5-11.
PASSING—Cooper: Thompson 7-19-0-145. Caprock: Williams 16-39-4-184, DeLeon 5-7-1-40.
RECEIVING—Cooper: Marcus Gomez 2-18, Garcia 1-8, Campos 2-91, Clark 2-38. Caprock: Rodriguez 12-95, Isayah Hernandez 6-88, Jose Reynoso 3-41.