By BRAD KEITH
GRANBURY (August 19, 2016) — Stephenville rattled off four straight touchdowns to dominate the early phases of scrimmage play, then held off 5A Granbury, 4-2, at Johnny Perkins Field Friday.
The first-team defense was especially dominant during the controlled phase of the scrimmage, allowing just a couple first downs on two seven-minute possessions by Granbury.
Easton Jones fired touchdowns of 15 yard and 45 yards to Blake Aragon with a 15-yard scoring strike to Mason Holstein coming between them. Second-team defenseman Gage Graham also found the end zone, scooping up a Granbury fumble and rumbling 35 yards for the score.
Granbury scored late in the controlled phase with its second-team offense, then the Pirates scored a short rushing touchdown and controlled the Stephenville offense to win the one-half game simulation, 1-0. The teams played two 15-minute quarters with a running clock.
Stephenville travels to Cleburne to open its season at 7:30 p.m. next Friday. Granbury opens against Fort Worth Western Hills.