MIDLOTHIAN — Stephenville, the No. 1 staff in Class 4A Division I and the category’s defending champion, gained a shootout towards Midlothian Heritage 49-42.
The Yellow Jackets led 35-14 at halftime earlier than Midlothian Heritage outscored them 28-14 within the fourth quarter. Fortunately for Stephenville, the staff’s cushion was sufficiently big.
Senior quarterback Ryder Lambert went 19-for-29 passing for 278 yards and 5 touchdowns. His prime goal was Payton Poston, who caught seven passes for 117 yards and 4 scores.
Tate Maruska, Stephenville’s beginning working again, rushed for 177 yards and a landing.
Stephenville has gained 17 video games in a row, relationship again to final yr, when the Yellow Jackets went 16-0 and defeated LBJ Austin within the state title sport. The Yellow Jackets hit the street once more in Week 2, when they’ll face Everman.
Albany 19, Trinity Christian 15
At Albany, after falling behind early, the Albany Lions, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A Division II, regrouped to earn a 19-15 win over Trinity Christian.
The Lions trailed 7-0 at halftime however thrice within the second half to flee with the house win.
Although factors got here at a premium, Albany’s offense performed relatively effectively. The Lions averaged 6.6 yards per play, recording 364 whole yards of offense.
Working again Coy Lefevre excelled on the bottom, speeding for 127 yards and a landing on 13 carries. Adam Hill additionally ran effectively, posting 80 yards and a landing.
Within the pocket, senior quarterback Cole Chapman accomplished 11 of 18 passes for 94 yards and a landing.
Albany’s street doesn’t get a lot simpler in Week 2, because the Lions hit the street to face Dublin, a top quality staff from Class 3A Division II.
Haskell 27, New Dwelling 7
At Haskell, Haskell regarded spectacular in its opener, beating New Dwelling 27-7.
HHS led 14-7 at halftime earlier than outscoring the Leopards 13-0 within the second half to drag away.
As a staff, Haskell ran for 262 yards and the offense posted 390 whole yards.
Maybe much more spectacular, Haskell held New Dwelling to 98 whole yards and solely 10 speeding yards. Haskell pressured three turnovers and held the Leopards to 0-for-6 on third downs.
Haskell, which dropped from 2A Division I to 2A Division II within the latest realignment cycle, will battle close by rival Stamford on the street in Week 2. Stamford earned a 38-0 win over Hamlin to start out the season.
Early 34, Bangs 20
At Bangs, after a gradual begin, Early awakened within the second half to earn a double-digit win over Bangs.
Bangs led 14-7 within the second quarter earlier than the Longhorns outscored the Dragons 27-6 the remainder of the way in which.
Early posted 471 whole yards of offense, 242 of which got here on the bottom. The Longhorns’ protection additionally pressured three takeaways and restricted Bangs to 1-of-13 on third down.
Although they didn’t maintain their lead, the Dragons holding it shut with Early ought to be praised.
Early is without doubt one of the most skilled groups within the Large Nation and is a favourite to win District 2-3A Division II. It’s spectacular that Bangs ran effectively — averaged greater than 11 yards per carry — towards a protection as stout as Early’s.
Cisco 41, Clyde 13
At Cisco, Cisco took the lead within the second quarter of the Loboes’ opener towards Clyde and by no means regarded again, successful 41-13.
The Loboes outscored the Bulldogs 35-6 within the closing three quarters.
Time of possession was a difference-maker, as Cisco held the ball for 30:54, whereas Clyde had it for 17:06.
The Loboes additionally ran the ball a lot better than the Bulldogs.
On 52 makes an attempt, the Loboes totaled 352 speeding yards – 6.8 yards per carry. Cisco’s Hunter Lengthy and Trenton Huston mixed for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Clyde, alternatively, ran for simply 25 yards as a staff.
Ranked No. 10 in Class 2A Division I, Cisco seems to be one among a number of stellar Large Nation groups in 2A, together with Hawley, Coleman and Albany. The Loboes get one other robust take a look at in Week 2, once they face Wall, a 3A Division I squad with a robust probability to win its district.Whereas Cisco ran away with the opener, Clyde confirmed promise in a number of areas, significantly by way of the air. Quarterback Blake Carr accomplished 18 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns. His main goal was Garis Grey, who caught 4 passes for 107 yards.
Clyde will hope to regroup towards Eastland in Week 2.