Small school roundup: Bushland soars past Dalhart; WT High fends off Stratford


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Bushland quarterback Jared Thomas (14) threw for 334 yards with seven touchdowns in a 61-8 win over Dalhart on Friday. [Keirstyn Kelley/ Press Pass Sports]

Bushland exploded for 41 first half points on its way to a convincing 61-8 victory against Dalhart on Friday night at Falcons Stadium.

The Falcons are now 2-0 on the year while the Golden Wolves fall to 1-1.

Bushland put up 17 points in the first quarter then turned on the gas for a 24 point second quarter. Quarterback Jared Thomas has a career night in the win, throwing for 334 yards and seven touchdown passes. Skyler Jaco hauled in two scores on plays of 60 and 46 yards.

Bushland 61, Dalhart 8

Dalhart  8 0 0 0 —  8

Bushland 17  24 13 13 7 — 61


B—Baylor Gillispie 32 FG

B—Jake Orcutt 5 pass from Jared Thomas (Gillispie kick)

D—#23 3 run (two point conversion good)

B—Skyler Jaco 60 pass from Thomas (Gillispie kick)


B—Brody Sutterfield 85 pass from Thomas (Gillispie kick)


B—Baylor Gillispie 30 FG

B—Jaco 46 pass from Thomas (Gillispie kick)

B—David Russell 22 pass from Thomas (Gillispie kick), 0:31


B—Orcutt 32 pass from Thomas (Gillispie kick)

B—Jaylin Marshall 58 pass from Thomas (Gillispie kick)


B—Coleman Junell 14 run (Gillispie kick)

Dalhart Bushland

First Downs 18 15

Rushing Yards 174 77

Passing Yards 155 334

Total Yards 329 411

C-A-I 16-32-4 12-22-1

Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0

Punts 3-22 1-52

Penalties 5-50 3-30

Canadian’s Bill Koetting goes in for a touchdown against River Road on Friday night. [Alan Hale/ For Press Pass Sports]

Canadian routes River Road

After a serious contest against West Texas High, the Canadian Wildcats were more in control this week beating River Road in their home opener 42-14 Friday night at Wildcats Stadium.

River Road (0-2) seemingly had no answer for a relentless Canadian team on either side of the ball.

The Canadian offense rolled in the first half, acquiring 42 unanswered points . Senior quarterback Grant McCook led the charge, completing 11 passes for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Running back Jake Kreihbiel added two touchdowns in the big home-opening win.

The No. 3-ranked Wildcats improve to 2-0.

Canadian 42, River Road 14

River Road 0 0 0 14 — 14

Canadian  21 21 0 0  — 42


C–Jake Kreihbel 3 run (Edgar Salazar kick good), 10:11

C–Grant McCook 2 run (Salazar kick good), 8:29

C–Jake Kreihbel 7 run (Salazar kick good), 5:25


C–Grant McCook 1 run (Salazar kick good), 7:05

C–Saul Escamilla 2 return (Salazar kick good), 4:35

C–Bill Koetting 5 pass from Grant McCook (Salazar kick good), 2:16


RR–Brandon Belcher 25 run (Lance Welps run good), 11:03

RR–Elliot Brown 22 pass from Lance Welps (Pass failed), 4:33

River Road Canadian

First Downs  6 14

Rushing Yards  107 147

Passing Yards  52 152

Total Yards  159 299

C-A-I  2-10-0 16-28-1

Fumbles-lost  1-0 1-1

Punts-Avg. 8-28  2-37

Penalties-Yards  6-40 6-50

West Texas High quarterback Avian Cruz runs up field against Stratford on Friday night at E.L. Sam Bass Stadium. [Tucker Stroud/ For Press Pass Sports]

Early start propels West Texas High over Stratford

As predicted, the West Texas High, Stratford game was be one for the books, as the Comanches defeated the Elks in a 32-27 nailbiter at E.L. Sam Bass Stadium on Friday night.

The Comanches have had two hard-fought games in back to back weeks, after putting up an impressive fight against the Class 3A powerhouse Canadian and defeating a tough Stratford Elk team.

It was an exciting match-up for the two teams, as Stratford’s late game surge nearly resulted in a comeback victory over the Comanches.

Senior receiver Jaykob Hernandez was a do-it-all performer for the Comanches totalling 13 catches, 80 yards, and two touchdowns. Hernandez also had a big score late in the fourth that gave WT High some breathing room, extending the lead to 32-20 with 1:40 to play.

Stratford’s Walker McBryde threw for 251 yards and two scores.

The Elks fall to 1-1 overall. The Comanches are now 1-1.

West Texas High 32, Stratford 27

WT High  14 6 0 12  — 32

Stratford  0 14 0 13  — 27


WT—Aaron Deluna 2 run (Cruz pass complete to Lantelme), 6:41

WT—Avian Cruz 3 run (PAT no good), 0:17


S—Ty McBryde 16 pass from Walker McBryde (kick failed), 6:29

WT—Jonah Villanueva10 pass from Cruz (kick failed), 0:17

S—Ty McBryde 20 pass from Walker McBryde (2-point conversion good), 0:06


WT—Jaren Adams pass from Cruz(kick failed), 5:03

S—Walker McBryde 3 run (kick good), 3:35

WT—Hernandez 20 pass from Cruz (kick fail), 1:40

S—Britt McQuitty 4 run (kick failed), 0:52

WT High Stratford

First Downs 17  11

Rushing Yards  172 100

Passing Yards  169 251

Total Yards  341 351

C-A-I  12-18-0  17-24-0

Fumbles-Lost  0-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards  8-75 6-45


Pampa upset bid falls short to Estacado

It was a matchup of two great offenses that did not disappoint. But in the end Pampa’s upset bid fell short to Lubbock Estacado, 30-24, on Friday night at Harvesters Stadium.

The Harvesters (0-2) were able to get ahead early in the game scoring two first quarter touchdowns.

It was the defense that struggled, allowing a score in every quarter against Estacado. In the end, the running back tandem of Jay’lon and Jeremiah Dobbins proved too much for the Harvester defense, as the two Estacado stars delivered on four touchdown carries. The Matadors improve to 2-0 overall.

Perryton gets past Childress

In a tough defensive matchup, the Perryton Rangers were able to defend their home turf with a 22-14 win against Childress on Friday night.

Perryton improves to 1-1 overall while the Bobcats fall to 0-2.

Rangers do-it-all player Kenny Ramirez was clutch, kicking three field goals of 45, 27 and 26 yards, giving Perryton all nine of its first half points.

in the second half, Ramirez also punched in a touchdown on an 8-yard pass from Ethan Kerl. Kerl was 13-of-20 for 177 yards and a TD. Ramirez had 3 catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Panhandle rolls past Memphis

It was a quick night of work for the Panhandle Panthers in a 50-7 blowout win against Memphis at Cyclones Stadium on Friday.

The Panthers (2-0) opened the game up with a 28-0 first quarter lead. Quarterback Wesley Jones threw for 252 yards and four touchdown tosses. Receiver Zach Wood caught three balls for 102 yards and a score.

Memphis (0-2) mustered 44 yards of offense in the loss.

Vega rolls in the 54th meeting of Oldham County Championship

Vega’s spectacular run game was able to dominate the Roughriders during a 61-0 thumping on Friday night in Boys Ranch.

The Longhorns relied on a run game that piled up 309 yards on the night. They finish this one with six touchdowns on the ground, led by Riley Tiemann who had 25 carries for 150 yards and a score.

Vega now leads in the Oldham County Championship series 29-24-1.

Gruver blanks Sunray

The Gruver Greyhounds are off to a 2-0 start thanks to a 54-0 shutout against Sunray on Friday at Greyhounds Stadium.

The Greyhounds totaled 468 total yards to Sunray‘s 41 offensive yards

Oklahoma commit and Gruver senior QB Jalin Conyers threw for 199 yards with two scores and rushed for 112 yards and three more TDs.

Sunray falls to 0-2.

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