The Stephenville Yellow Jackets (8-0, 3-0) are undefeated and ranked second in the state in 4A. They are coming off a dominating performance Friday night (10/22) over Waxahachie Life High School (1-7, 0-3). The Jackets did not allow the Mustangs to score until a single touchdown in the last quarter.
The Yellow Jackets had seven touchdowns and 487 total yards again Life. Of those 487 yards, 202 were in the air and 285 were on the ground with Sophomore Tate Maruska accounting for 176 of those rushing yards. Junior quarterback, Ryder Lambert threw for 202 yards, spreading the ball out to several receivers including Sr. Coy Eakin for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Stephenville had 7 total touchdowns, 4 receiving and three rushing touchdowns, winning 49-6.
The Stephenville defense stood firm and almost completely shut out Life. There were 4 sacks of the quarterback and an interception by Jr. Payton Poston. Not to be outdone, Jr. Jack Barkley caused a fumble which was recovered by Sr. Alex Deleon.
The Jackets will travel to Midlothian to face the Heritage Jaguars (6-2, 2-1), who are in third place in district play. The Jaguars are coming off a 40-28 loss to second place in district, Waco La Vega last week and are looking to upset the Jackets on Friday. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m.
Photos by CHERYL HATTON
The Dublin Lions (7-1, 3-0) continue to roll. Last Friday night, the Lions visited the Merkel Badgers (3-5, 0-3) and came away with another win, 28-20. The Lions Jr. quarterback, Chris Teten completed 18 of 29 passing for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Teten also had a rushing touchdown but was -11 for total yards on 8 carries. Sophomore Cameron Patton led the Lions on the ground with 10 carries for 31 yards and Sr. Christian Ramirez led in receiving yards with 128 yards on 7 catches. On defense, the Lions held the Badgers to 280 total yards, caught an interception and forced two fumbles for recoveries.
The Lions will now travel to Millsap on Friday to face the 3-5 Bulldogs at 7 p.m.
Photos from the 10/15 game by JESSIE HORTON
The Hico Tigers (4-5, 1-2) are coming off a tough loss in Santo (8-0, 2-0), 34-14. The Tigers, who are in third place in District 8, 2A, were able to hold their own until after the half when the Wildcats ran away with the game. That means both Albany and Santo are undefeated this season, but Albany has the advantage over Santo according to the rankings. Now, Hico is looking to turn it around as they travel up Highway 6 to Meridian (1-7, 0-2) were they will face the Hornets at 7 p.m. Friday night.
De Leon’s Bearcats continued a tough 0-8 season last week as they hosted the San Saba Armadillos (2-6, 2-1) and lost 14-45. Without a district win so far, the Bearcats are sitting in sixth place, but the ‘Cats are looking to change all that as they travel to Winters (1-6, 0-3) with kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday night.
The Lingleville Cardinals (6-1, 2-0) are on a six-game win streak and are now sitting at second in District 13, 1A behind undefeated May (9-0, 3-0). The Cards beat the Santa Anna Mountaineers Friday night 56-8 at the half and Baird lost to May 36-82, putting Lingleville in second. Now the Cardinals will face the Baird Bears (5-2, 1-1) this week and the May Tigers next week. Kickoff is in Baird Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
Photos by JESSIE HORTON & MARIA SANCHEZ
The Three Way Braves (3-6, 0-3) are looking to recover from a hard loss to the Gordon Longhorns (7-1, 2-0) last Friday, 13-70. The Braves have it difficult in District 11, 1A, with Strawn, Gordon and Gustine sitting in first, second and third respectively, and are in a battle with Bluff Dale for fourth. While the last two weeks have been difficult for the Braves, they are looking to turn things around and are hosting the Bluff Dale Bobcats (4-3, 0-2) Friday evening with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
The Bluff Dale Bobcats (4-3, 0-2) faced a tough Gordon Longhorn team (6-1, 1-0) Friday (10/15) and were shut out 54-0 at the half. The Bobcats had bye week to recover and strategize as they look for their first win of district play when they face the other Erath County team in District 11, 1A-2, Three Way (3-5, 0-2).
Stephenville FAITH (3-6, 2-3) brought home a victory from Dallas on Friday against the CHANT Chargers, 102-72. FAITH sophomore Travis Robertson completed 8 of 10 passes for 120 yards and four touchdowns. Robertson also lead the team in rushing with 735 yards on 26 carries. The Knights will travel to Round Rock on Friday to face the NYOS Jaguars (1-8, 0-1) at 7:30 p.m.