High School Football: Odessa Permian slips past Abilene Cooper; Clyde rocks Sweetwater
By Joey D. Richards, Abilene Reporter-News,2023-09-23
ODESSA PERMIAN 41, ABILENE COOPER 21
Permian: Juztyce Lara 21-168 3 TD rushing; Jakob Garcia 8-11-1—106 2 TDs
Cooper: Jaylen Parker 9-112 TD receiving
Highlights: Juztyce Lara ran for 168 yards and three TDs, including a 61-yarder, and Jakob Garcia threw for two more as Permian blasted Cooper in the non-district game Friday at Shotwell Stadium.
Lara ran for two TDs, including a 61-yarder, and Garcia threw an 11-yard TD pass to Carter Harris as the Panthers jumped out to a 20-6 lead in the first quarter and cruised to the victory.
Austin Cummins threw a 7-yard TD pass to Jaylen Parker, after the Cougars fell down 13-0, and Christian Rico ran 4 yards for a TD early in the second quarter for the Coogs to make it a 20-14 game.
But Riley Summerford returned a Cummins’ pick 96 yards for a TD late in the second quarter to give the Panthers a 27-14 halftime lead, and Lara ran for his third TD, a 2-yarder, for a 33-14 advantage with 10:16 left in the third quarter.
Zavian Alexander returned a Garcia pick 64 yards for the Coogs’ final TD, but Garcia came back to throw a 45-yard TD pass to Gage Murphy in the fourth quarter.
Records: Permian 3-2; Cooper 1-4
Next: Odessa High at Odessa Permian, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener); Wichita Falls Rider at Abilene Cooper, 6 p.m. Oct. 5 (district opener)
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CLYDE 41, SWEETWATER 7
Clyde: Blake Carr 9-13-1—93 2 TDs passing, 19-133 2 TDs rushing; Josh Hutton 12-108 rushing
Highlights: Blake Carr ran for 133 yards and two TDs and threw for two more as the Bulldogs blasted Sweetwater in the battle of unbeatens.
Carr threw TD passes to Daijon Booker and Landon Yates, while Fabian Gomez ran for two scores.
Records: Clyde 5-0; Sweetwater 4-1
Next: Clyde at Vernon, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener); Lubbock Estacado at Sweetwater, 7 p.m. Friday
BROWNWOOD 31, WACO CONNALLY 28
Connally: Keifer Sibley 31-171 3 TDs rushing
Brownwood: Ike Hall 24-135 4 TDs rushing, 6-17-0—85 passing
Highlights: Ike Hall’s fourth TD run, a 5-yarder in the fourth quarter, lifted the No. 7 Class 4A Division I Lions over the Cadets on Friday at Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood.
Keifer Sibley’s third TD of the night, a 43-yarder, gave Connally its first lead at 28-24 in the fourth quarter, before Hall’s score.
The team’s traded TDs in the first half, before Junior Martinez’s 38-yard field goal gave Brownwood a 17-17 halftime lead.
Records: Connally 3-2; Brownwood 5-1
Next: Springtown at Waco Connally, 7 p.m. Friday; Stephenville at Brownwood, 7:30 p.m. Friday
DISTRICT 4-2A DIVISION I
STAMFORD 63, WINTERS 0
Stamford: Christian Duran 7-11-0—150 2 TDs passing, 2-5 TD rushing; Cle Whitfield 3-55 3 TDs rushing, interception; Jared Brady 2-90 2 TDs rushing, interception; Drew Faulks 2-67 TD receiving; Quinten Pryor 2-88 TD receiving
Highlights: Christian Duran threw TD passes to Drew Faulks and Quinten Pryor and ran for another to lead the Bulldogs past the Blizzards in the league opener Friday in Winters.
Cle Whitfield also ran for three TDs, and Jared Brady ran for two more. Both also picked off passes on defense.
Records: Stamford 4-0, 1-0; Winters 0-5, 0-1.
Next: Olney at Stamford, 7 p.m. Friday; Winters at Cisco, 7 p.m. Friday.
DISTRICT 4-2A DIVISION I
HAWLEY 45, ANSON 0
Anson: Corey Layne 10-60 rushing
Hawley: Keagan Ables 16-21-0—350 5 TDs passing, 5-40 rushing; Landon Sykora 8-92 TD rushing; Diontay Ramon 6-212 3 TDs receiving, eight tackles, three for loss; Chandlin Myers 4-93 TD receiving; Diego Stovall 10 tackles, five for loss; Cayden Moss 10 tackles, nine solo
Highlights: Keagan Ables threw for 350 yards and five TDs, including three to Diontay Ramon, as the defending Class 2A DI champs bounced back from last week’s loss to No. 1 2A DII Albany.
Chandlin Myers and Camden Ables each caught TD passes, while Landon Sykora ran for another Bearcat TD.
Records: Anson 2-2, 0-0; Hawley 2-2, 0-0
Next: Colorado City at Anson, 7 p.m. Friday; Hawley at Colorado City, 7 p.m. Oct. 6
DISTRICT 4-2A DIVISION I
CISCO 36, COLORADO CITY 7
Cisco: Kannon Orsagh 11-13-1—120 2 TDs passing; Gus Hart 15-93 TD rushing; Dillon Silva 6-83 2 TDs receiving, 6-70 TD rushing
Colorado City: Camron Urias 22-85 TD rushing
Highlights: Kannon Orsagh threw TD passes of 44 and 25 yards to Dillon Silva, and Silva also ran 23 yards for a TD to power the Loboes in the league opener.
Gus Hart also ran for TDs of 5 and 1 yard as Cisco picked up its first win of the season.
Camron Urias got a 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter as the Wolves avoided the shutout 36-0.
Cisco held Colorado City to 120 total yards, while rolling up 305 total yards, including 185 rushing.
Records: Cisco 1-4, 1-0; Colorado City 1-4, 0-1.
Next: Winters at Cisco, 7 p.m. Friday; Colorado City at Anson, 7 p.m. Friday
DISTRICT 5-2A DIVISION I
COLEMAN 46, GOLDTHWAITE 33
Coleman: Jadin Jackson 18-112 2 TDs rushing; Brayden Torres 12-15-1—211 2 TDs passing, 6-49 2 TDs rushing; Hunter Lackey 2-79 2 TDs receiving
Goldthwaite: Ethan Deeds two TDs passing, one rushing; Luke Sanderson two TD catches, 46-yard fumble return for TD
Highlights: Brayden Torres threw TD passes of 18 and 61 yards to Hunter Lackey and ran for two more to spark the Bluecats, who led 24-13 after the first quarter en route to the victory in the district opener in Goldthwaite.
Records: Coleman 4-1, 1-0; Goldthwaite 2-3, 0-1
Next: San Saba at Coleman, 7 p.m. Friday; Goldthwaite at De Leon, 7 p.m. Friday
SNYDER 56, BIG SPRING 13
Snyder: Easton Stewart 22-26-0—226 4 TDs passing; Daenin Smith 17-128 2 TDs rushing; Ethan Rios 9-51 2 TDs rushing; Dom Dominguez 4-63 TD receiving
Highlights: Easton Stewart threw for 226 yards and four touchdowns – one each to Dom Dominguez, Ethan Rios, Hayden Foster and Chon Vasquez.
Daenin Smith and Rios each ran for two TDs as well to spark the Tigers.
Foster also had two of his team’s three picks, as the Tigers forced six turnovers.
Records: Big Spring 1-4; Snyder 3-2
Next: Seminole at Big Spring, 7 p.m. Friday; Snyder at Holliday, 7 p.m. Friday
ALBANY 31, COMANCHE 13
Albany: Chip Chambers 13-17-0—178 3 TDs passing; Adam Hill 25-138 rushing, 1-26 TD receiving; Branson Beal 5-54 TD receiving, 2-9 TD rushing
Highlights: Chip Chambers threw three TD passes, including a 57-yarder to Tyler Chapman, as the defending Class 2A DII champions deal Comanche its second straight loss – both to state-ranked teams.
Records: Albany 5-0; Comanche 3-2
Next: Miles at Albany, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener); Comanche at Millsap, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener)
EASTLAND 21, JIM NED 19
Jim Ned: Aiden Ellis 23-121 TD rushing; Brayden Shipman 11-106 TD rushing
Eastland: Isaiah Hays 259 yards, TD passing; Preston Rose 4-127 TD receiving
Highlights: Eastland stopped Jim Ned on a two-point conversion late in the game to upset the No. 7 a 3A Division I team in the state.
Isaiah Hays threw for 259 yards and a TD, while Cayden Alford ran for two TDs to spark the Mavericks to their first victory.
Aiden Ellis and Brayden Shipman each ran for TDs for Jim Ned.
Records: Jim Ned 4-1; Eastland 1-4.
Next: Bowie at Jim Ned, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener); Jacksboro at Eastland, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener)
BRECKENRIDGE 36, BENBROOK 28
Breckenridge: Camden Escalon 15-17-0—224 3 TDs; Sawyer Wimberley 23-126 rushing; Alexis Franco 5-80 2 TDs receiving, interception; Brilee Bernal 7-62 TD receiving; Joseph Juneau 4-6-0—20 1 TD passing; Jaxson Escalon 13 tackles (eight solo), blocked kick
Benbrook: Collin Thompson 11-18-0—215 2 TDs passing, 9-86 TD rushing; Kade Cross 3-101 2 TDs receiving
Highlights: Camden Escalon threw for 224 yards and three TDs as the Buckaroos eased past the Bobcats in the non-district game in Benbrook
Records: Breckenridge 3-2; Benbrook 4-1
Next: Iowa Park at Breckenridge, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener); Benbrook at Hillsboro, 7 p.m. Oct. 6.
MERKEL 34, COAHOMA 27
Coahoma: Jaidyn Vineyard 18-168 3 TDs rushing; Boyd Cox 11-27-0—168 TD passing
Merkel: Maddox O'Malley two TDs passing, one rushing; Conner Willyerd 2 TDs rushing
Highlights: Connor Willyerd’s second touchdown of the night, a 6-yarder with 2:14 left in the game, proved to be the game-winner for the Badgers.
Maddox O’Malley threw TD passes of 15 and 24 yards to Kaden Blubaugh and C.J. Walcott, while Willyerd had a 10-yard TD run as the Badgers led 27-0 with 11:12 left in the third quarter.
Boyd Cox threw a 40-yard TD pass to Austin Perkins, and Jaidyn Vineyard ran for TDs of 60 and 6 yards – the latter to pull the Bulldogs within seven (27-20) with 7:09 to play in the game.
But Willyerd’s TD sealed the win before Vineyard got his third TD – another a 6-yard run with 49 seconds remaining.
Records: Coahoma 3-2; Merkel 4-1
Next: Coahoma at Littlefield, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener); Merkel at Dublin, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener)
NEW HOME 22, ROSCOE 15
Roscoe: Jace Arnwine 14-22 101 yards 2 TDs passing; Seth Wilcox 7-66 2 TDs receiving
Highlights: New Home, ranked No. 3 in Class 2A DII, fought off the Plowboys to remain unbeaten in the non-district game in New Home.
Records: Roscoe 3-1; New Home 5-0
Next: Junction at Roscoe, 7 p.m. Friday; New Home at Seagraves, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (district opener)
KNOX CITY 51, CROWELL 6
Knox City: Bryson Callaway 6-9-0—135 2 TDs passing; Cameron Hernandez 5-94 2 TDs rushing; Devin Guillory 2-71 TD receiving, 1-13 TD rushing
Crowell: Austin Hernandez 19-72 TD rushing
Highlights: Bryson Callaway threw TD passes of 47 and 40 yards to Tristin Baxter and Devin Guillory as the No. 2 Class 1A DI Greyhounds crushed the Wildcats.
Caleb Arrieta ripped off a 52-yard TD run, and Cameron Hernandez added TD runs of 9 and 75 yards to spark Knox City.
Guillory had a 13-yard TD run, and Nicholas Trevino threw a 3-yard TD pass to Ryan Shaver to end the game on the 45-point mercy rule in the third quarter.
Records: Crowell 4-1; Knox City 5-0.
Next: Turkey Valley at Crowell, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Knox City at St. Jo, 7:30 p.m. Friday
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