FROM STAFF REPORTS
Lucas Lovejoy 46,
Nicholaas La Sane rushed for 173 yards and four touchdowns as Lucas Lovejoy spoiled Greenville’s homecoming, handing the Lions a 46-13 football loss on Friday night.
La Sane scored on bursts of 1, 1, 28 and 3 yards as the Leopards stayed undefeated for the season at 5-0 and undefeated in District 13-4A with a 2-0 mark.
The Lions remained winless at 0-5 and 0-2 following their 25th straight loss.
Sophomore running back Tavoris Anderson gave the Lions a lift in his first varsity appearance, rushing for 76 yards on 10 carries, scoring both the Lions’ touchdowns on runs of 12 and 40 yards.
Greenville’s quarterback Marquist Davis ran for 100 yards on 19 carries and was 2-of-7 passing for 16 yards. Matt Riskey, in a back-up role, was 1-of-6 passing for six yards.
Tyler Matthews wound up with 46 yards on nine carries for the Lions.
Van Alstyne 14
COMMERCE — The Commerce Tigers only managed eight yards through the air in the first half as the Van Alstyne Panthers held strong defensively.
But the Tigers proved to be too much for the winless Panthers, scoring 35 second-half points en route to a 35-14 victory.
The Tigers were unable to move the ball effectively with their first two drives, recording only two passing yards in the first quarter.
Van Alstyne pounded the ball down the field following a Tiger punt, but a huge sack by junior defensive lineman Demetric Jennings stalled the drive. Senior defensive lineman Cortez Crosby had a similar sack on the Panthers’ subsequent possession, forcing a second Van Alstyne punt as the first quarter expired.
The Tigers’ defense recorded the first takeaway of the game midway through the second quarter when it recovered a fumble on the Panthers’ 43-yard line, but Van Alstyne forced a three-and-out.
The Panthers scored the only points of the first half on their next possession, moving the ball on the ground with the help of a facemask penalty against Commerce. Senior running back Alex Cole bulled his way in from the one to put Van Alstyne up 6-0. The Panthers couldn’t convert the two-point attempt.
A combination of penalties and incompletions kept the Tigers out of the end zone, and an interception by junior quarterback Sam Wells ended any hopes of Commerce scoring in the first half.
Senior wide receiver/defensive back Buck Wilson started the second half well for the Tigers, intercepting Panthers quarterback Rob Santee on the first play. After two strong runs by senior Kalyn Smith and sophomore Robert Jackson, Wells connected with senior wide receiver Daryian Hubbard for a 44-yard touchdown strike to give the Tigers their first lead of the game, 7-6.
Wells finished with 161 yards, two TDs and one interception. Jackson rumbled for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Crosby recorded three tackles for loss.
The Tigers, now 3-2 for the season and 1-0 in District 6-2A play, travel to Sunnyvale next week. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
CELESTE — Celeste spotted Detroit an 18-0 lead and then mounted a comeback that came up just short in a 18-14 non-district football loss to the Eagles on Friday night.
Detroit keeps its non-district record perfect at 6-0 while Celeste falls to 3-3.
The Eagles’ first score of the night came on a 14-yard run by senior quarterback Devin Ervin with 9:59 left in the first half. The score was set up by an interception at the Celeste 38-yard line. Six plays later Ervin ran in from 14 yards out for the first score of the night. The Blue Devils’ Tim Herman intercepted a pass for the two-point conversion and Detroit led, 6-0, with 9:59 left in the opening half. The six-play, 30-yard scoring drive started following a Celeste interception.
Following a partially blocked punt Celeste took over at the Detroit 19-yard line. Seven plays later Celeste scored when quarterback Braden Morrow connected with Bryce Keiffer for six yards and a touchdown. Scott Collida ran in the two-point conversion to cut the lead to 18-8 with 4:58 left in the game.
Celeste’s defense, led by Jacob Smith, Alec Smith and Dalton Edge, came up with key stops throughout the game.
Morrow completed a throw to Kieffer for 19 yards and a touchdown with 46 seconds left. The pass for the two-point try failed, leaving the final count, Detroit 18, Celeste 14.
Rockwall Heritage 62,
ROCKWALL — Former Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state champion Rockwall Heritage blanked the Campbell Indians 62-0 in six-man football on Friday.
Heritage upped its season record to 4-1 while the Indians, who are a first-year program, dropped to 1-5.
“It was a tough night for us according to the final score,” said Campbell coach Tyler Smith. “But, believe it or not we made a positive step forward with our execution and keeping the turnovers to a minimum. They were a talented and physical team. Rockwall Heritage is, by far, the most talented team that we have faced this year. They have a great program and are at the top of their game. We are still building and concentrating on making positive strides in the right direction. We now have a clean slate, and we are very excited about starting district next week against Fannindel.”
NEVADA — Community celebrated homecoming with a 42-8 victory over the Rains Wildcats on Friday night.
Community improved to 4-2 for the season while the Wildcats dropped to 0-6.
Community quarterback Jordan Graham threw for touchdowns of 18 yards and 81 yards to Connor Wiser, 4 yards to Chae Dexter and 62 yards to Corey Rogers.
Colton Hutchinson ran for a 3-yard touchdown and a pair of two-point conversions for the Braves.
Adrian Escandon also ran for a 13-yard Community touchdown.
Rains picked up a 1-yard touchdown run by Jesse Hudson and a two-point conversion run by Tyler Newsom.
Wolfe City 8
COLLINSVILLE — The Collinsville Pirates improved to 4-1 for the football season with a 44-8 win over Wolfe City on Friday night.
Brandon Fisk scored the Wolves’ only touchdown on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. Justin Wilkerson ran in for the two-point conversion.
Wilkerson led the Wolves with 97 yards rushing on 15 carries and caught three passes for 48 yards.
Cody Harbin ran for 27 yards on four carries.
Fisk was 7-of-13 passing for 65 yards.
Ryan Raney led the Wolves’ defense with eight tackles and a sack. Harbin and Hunter Bostick both had seven tackles and Bostick recovered a fumble for Wolfe City, which dropped to 2-4.
Lone Oak 54,
LONE OAK — The Lone Oak Buffaloes opened District 7-2A play on Friday night in convincing fashion, defeating the Kemp Yellow Jackets, 54-12.
The Buffaloes put up 34 unanswered points in the first half.
Lone Oak senior Ty Tolleson put the Buffs on the board early with a 1-yard touchdown run. After a punt by the Yellow Jackets on their next drive, the Buffaloes needed only two plays to go up by two scores. Kyle Crow took a quarterback keeper for 20 yards and Tolleson found the end zone again, this time on a 55-yard run.
Crow was 11 for 12 for 124 yards and two TDs and rushed for two TDs.
Jace Hart led the Lone Oak defense with 10 tackles.
Lone Oak (4-1, 1-0) will travel to Malakoff next week.
Caddo Mills 36,
CADDO MILLS — Daxx Hill ran for 174 yards om 22 carries and scored two touchdowns Friday night as Caddo Mills defeated Sunnyvale, 36-17, to stay undefeated in District 6-2A play.
Caddo Mills improved to 2-4 overall and 2-0 in district, while Sunnyvale dropped to 5-1 and 1-1,
The Foxes led 14-3 at halftime, after cashing in two of four first half turnovers by Sunnyvale to regain the lead for good.
Trailing 3-0, Hayden Greene scored on a 1-yard run with 8:56 left in the second quarter, after Jordan Bicknell‘s first quarter interception — the first of three picks by Caddo Mills.
Jacob Tillett then ran for a 15-yard score around the right end at 4:55 left in the in the first half to cash in the fumble recovery by Cody Munson. Hill’s second extra point made it 14-3 at halftime.
Sunnyvale dominated the third quarter but neither team scored.
Damian Newby had a 29-yard run, and Hill added scores of 11 and 49 yards, as Caddo Mills traded scores with Sunnyvale during the 36-point combined fourth quarter by the teams.
QUINLAN — The Quinlan Boles Hornets ran their record to 4-1 with a 43-0 shutout win over the Cumby Trojans at Kevin Kiper Memorial Stadium Friday. Cumby fell to 3-3 with the loss.
Ross Bostick, who rushed for 136 yards on 10 carries, scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 9:35 left in the first quarter that put the Hornets in front 6-0.
Ross Harris, who carried 10 times for 144 yards, rushed in for a Hornet touchdown with 1:59 left in the opening quarter and Cameron Walker ran in the two-point conversion to extend the Boles advantage.
For Cumby Luke Sartin carried six times for 23 yards, while Cody Anderson carried eight times for 47 yards.
Luke Sartin completed five of 11 for 114 yards for the Trojans.
McKinney North 35,
Royse City 21
McKINNEY — Two early mistakes by Royse City made the difference in the ball game as the Bulldogs fell to McKinney North, 35-21, Friday night under windy conditions at Ron Poe Stadium.
Royse City’s first turnover came on the first offensive play of the game when Jackson Watts threw an interception and Marc Bresnaham returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. Will Ashun’s extra-point kick was good to give McKinney North a 7-0 lead early in the game.
Royse City fumbled the ball on the next possession, and McKinney North recovered it on the Royse City 27-yard line. It took five plays for McKinney North to score off a 3-yard Ben Dutze rush. The kick was good for a 14-0 McKinney North lead with 7:45 remaining in the first quarter.
An 85-yard touchdown drive by McKinney North was capped by an 11-yard run by Dutze. Ashun’s kick was good to extend McKinney North’s lead early in the second quarter.
Royse City finally got on the board with 5:27 left in the second quarter, driving 75 yards for their first score, a 2-yard touchdown run by Samuel Rushing. The kick was blocked, leaving the score at 21-6.
McKinney North responded with a 79-yard drive that was topped by a 2-yard touchdown run by Dutze. The kick was good, extending McKinney North’s halftime lead to 28-6.