Week one is in the books for 806 High School Football and there were a lot of things that caught my attention. Let’s recap week one and point out some of those occurrences along with top performers and teams of the past week!
How about the Steers! Corey Stancell had 136 receiving and another 76 on the ground in Farwell’s impressive victory over New Deal, 27-21! The Steers will get a great home test Friday against Vega, who won by 34 against Bovina, 54-20. Floydada also had a superb win over Ralls, Wellington beat a team from Oklahoma and Stratford put it on Spearman.
My surprise outcome had to be Panhandle’s 56-6 win over Clarendon on Friday. That was a eye-raiser, and Coach Dane Ashley and quarterback Landyn Hack have it rolling early as they prepare to take on Friona Friday!
SHALLOWATER THUMPS MONAHANS:
Shallowater and Monahans were tied at 13 going into halftime and the Mustangs outscored the Loboes, 34-14 in the second half to put a win on the board for Coach Vincent; guys, Shallowater has a special team this season and will be playing in late November and early December, again! Canadian also beat Seminole, OK to start their campaign for another title by double-digits.
River Road defeated Roosevelt, Brownfield blew out Post and Littlefield defeated Muleshoe in the War on 84 with a 28-7 victory that saw Wildcat Safety Major McNeese haul in three interceptions as part of Littlefield’s defense that forced seven turnovers! Idalou’s Clay White also got his first victory as the Head Coach of the Idalou Wildcats with a 38-20 win over Sweetwater.
ESTACADO PERSEVERES IN GREAT WIN:
The Matadors started their Saturday afternoon game as bad as any team could’ve with a fumble inside the ten that Midland Greenwood converted into a touchdown and then threw an interception on the very next possession inside the ten that the Rangers punched in for a touchdown as well to make the game 14-0 with eight minutes left in the first quarter. The Matadors, led by Bobby Ross’ 142 rushing yards tied the game late in the second half at 14 with a Ross rushing touchdown.
In the fourth quarter, Estacado found themselves down 24-14 with nine minutes left before 2024 Wide Receiver and Safety, Devoryea Boyd, took a 47-yard pick-six to the house to close the Rangers lead to 24-21. The Matador defense came up big and forced a punt back to their offense and Devoryea caught an unbelievable 37-yard touchdown catch to give the Mats’ the lead, 28-24 with a minute left in the contest.
That’s when Estacado 2024 CB, Deeondric Green closed the deal with an interception in the endzone; his second on the day that secured Coach Blaylock’s first win as Estacado’s Head Coach! Denver City also defeated Borger in Overtime and Plainview, led by Karomo Collins’ 150 all-purpose yards and a score, dominated Levelland, 42-3 on their Senior Night
CORONADO OUTLASTS FRENSHIP:
If you ask Coronado Head Coach DJ Mann about the game he would tell you it was sloppy, but a win is a win and they’ll take it. The Mustangs jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter before the Tigers amassed some offense and actually had a few chances to win this game, or at least tie it as the defense kept them close as long as they could. Jett Carroll had three total touchdowns in the game and looked sharp in his first game of his Senior Campaign. One thing of note: Coronado’s defense is very good!
Monterey played their hearts out in a 42-39 loss to Odessa in Overtime. How about Monterey’s Hebrew Hunter who had eleven catches for 237 yards and a touchdown in the contest and Jayden Hibbler scored twice in the ground as well. The Plainsmen will play Thursday night to start the Week two action against Abilene Wylie; a team that beat them least year despite an unbelievable game from their tailback Trenton White; who is now on the Army football team doing his thing for Westpoint! Caprock put it on Hereford in a 54-7 win, Midland Legacy was too much for Amarillo in their 47-21 victory and Tascosa defeated Palo Duro, 35-7 on Thursday.
How about Lubbock-Cooper with the 27-8 win over Dumas after facing a little adversity during the first half; a half that saw the Pirates down, 8-0 until some adjustments were made in the recess. In the second half, Lubbock-Cooper scored 27-unanswered points for the win and now will get ready for their rivals from Frenship who come to Woodrow Friday Nighy for a huge game! Lubbock High had a great win over El Paso Socorro, 41-8! That was an impressive and dominating performance from the Westerners and it was much-needed for their program! Things are looking up in Westerner Country!
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