Lone Star Gridiron

Week 5 Highlights — Longview Wins Easily, Bronchos Best Team In Odessa

Games of the week:

Odessa 26, Odessa Permian 7

Odessa led by thier swarming defense (4 Ints for the game) held a 19-0 lead a halftime. Permian tightened it up to 19-7 early in the 3rd but Odessa settled down and got the victory. This was the 51st meeting between these two long-time rivals. Permian still holds a commanding 43-7-1 series lead.

Longview 45, Sulphur Springs 0

It was a showdown (or was supposed to be ) of the Current #1 team vs. the Pre-Season #1 team but Longview routed Sulphur Springs in front of a full house at Lobo Stadium. Longview extended their winning streak in district games to 30. They are now the front runners for the district 13-4A title after beating Texarkana last week. Longview rolled to 521 total yards of offense. What is even more impressive is that Longview's top two tailbacks didn't play. Tyler McCray and Da'Cedric Hunt didn't play because of disciplinary reasons. A big Lone star Gridiron salute goes out to coach John King for wanting to do what is right (sitting star players for disciplinary reason) instead of just saying dont do that again and now go help us win this big game. Sulphur Springs averaged 34.4 points per game coming in, but the Lobos limited the Wildcats to 212 total yards while running up and down the field for 521 yards on their own.

Graham 49, Bridgeport 48

Bridgeport led this one 42-35 going into the 4th quarter but Graham behind Quarterback Case McCoy took a 49-42 lead late in the game. Bridgeport was able to score a TD and went for the extra point to send the game into OT. Graham’s Ethan Hiser blocked the PAT though and Graham came away with a 49-48 win. McCoy had a spectacular night throwing for six touchdowns and 369 yards. The teams combined for 38 first downs and 992 yards of offense to go with the 14 touchdowns and 97 points.

Highlights:

12 of the top 25 1A teams were idle
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16 of the top 25 2A teams were idle
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#30 1A Wheeler Running Back Michael Gainer ran for 280 yards and scored four TDs in a 53-0 shutout of #180 2A Amarillo Highland Park
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#22 4A Aledo Sophomore Running Back Johnathan Gray ran for over 200 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns in a 38-12 win over #55 4A Saginaw Boswell
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#10 2A Blanco Running Back Layton Dworaczyk ran for 127 yards and returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 22-0 shutout of #149 2A Comfort
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#64 5A Arlington Lamar Running Back Ja'Terian Douglas ran for 339 yards and six TDs in a 56-27 victory over #161 5A Arlington Sam Houston
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#10 1A Itasca Running Back Desmond Guy ran for 232 yards and scored three TDs on only seven rushes as they defeated #144 1A Hubbard 34-20
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#60 3A Wimberley Running Back Dennis Smith ran for 327 yards and scored four times in a 62-3 romp over #174 3A Ingram Moore
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#3 1A Goldthwaite had allowed only 13 points all season before giving up 17 to #19 1A Mart in a 21-17 victory
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#116 2A Hempstead beat #226 4A Austin Reagan 54-14. Hempstead's enrollment is 356 while Austin Reagan's enrollment is 965..over 600 more students!!
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#38 2A Godley Quarterback Riley Good threw for 187 yards and four TDs and ran for 129 yards and a TD and had an interception on defense in a 53-20 victory over #42 3A West
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#28 2A Melissa and #66 2A Leonard has only given up a total af 76 points combined this year. Thats why it was such a surprise that the two teams combined for 56 points in Melissa's 35-21 victory.
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#3 3A Giddings Running Back/Defensive Back Corey Brite led his team to a 62-14 win over #135 3A Waco Robinson by running for a TD, catching two TD passes and intercepting a pass on defense
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#30 4A Waxahachie rushed for nearly 400 yards on 54 attempts in their 48-23 victory over #21 4A Ennis
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#187 5A Victoria Memorial Quarterback O.J. Hughes led his team to a 55-34 win over #207 5A South San Antonio as he ran for 288 yards and six TDs
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#13 4A Denton Ryan has now won their last two games by combined 104-7
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#106 5A Plano West Running Back Sean Ballard had over 400 yards of offense rushing, receiving and returns, including 227 yards and five TDs rushing on only 11 carries as Plano West beat #146 5A McKinney Boyd 84-40
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#237 5A Molina hasn't scored on #4 5A Dallas Skyline in four years including this years loss 65-0

Team Milestones:

#61 4A Houston Yates played in their 500th all-time game vs #110 Houston Davis and came away with a 55-0 victory.
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#40 5A Harlingen celebrated their 900th all-time game vs. #149 5A Edinburg with a 39-0 win.

Coaching Milestones:

#12 1A Alto Head Coach Keith Gardner won his 50th game at Alto with a 35-0 victory over #129 1A Price Carlisle

Current Longest Win Streaks Through 2008

Wins - Team (District)
36 — Austin Lake Travis (25-4A) 7th place all-time...next up is Lufkin Dunbar, 1966-1968 (39 consecutive wins)
20 — Muleshoe (2-2A)
18 — Carthage (18-3A)
17 — Prosper (9-3A)

1A — The favorites won 30 of 37 games
2A — The favorites won 39 of 51 games
3A — The favorites won 28 of 33 games
4A — The favorites won 80 of 100 games
5A — The favorites won 80 of 106 games

Record Watch:

Caddo Mills Running Back Nate Jeffery scored 5 TDs in week #5 to bring his Career Touchdowns total to 109. He is now #9 all-time and he only needs 6 more to tie the 2A record held by #5 Rodney Thomas, Groveton, (115) 1987-90. Next up on the all-time list is JERRELL WILKERSON, SA Clark, 2002-04 (110)
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Denton Ryan Quarterback Scotty Young Young threw for five touchdowns during their 52-0 win over Denton to bring his total to 28 for the year. Graham Harrells single season touchdown record is 67
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North Richland Hills Birdville Quarterback Josh Dorman threw for another 4 tDs during their 62-35 win over Saginaw in week #5. This brings his total to 27 for the year. Graham Harrells single season touchdown record is 67
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Cayuga Traylon Shead rushed for 194 yards and scored four touchdowns during their 61-31 win over Overton. With 8,383 yards he has now moved into the #6 spot for Career Rushing Yards. The fifth spot is only 28 yards away -- 8,411-Robert Strait, Cuero, 1985-88. With his 4 TDs he now has 111 Career Touchdowns, he is #8 all-time. #7 is BRADLEY STEPHENS, McAllen Memorial, 2003-06 with 112
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Southlake Carroll was idle so kicker Cade Foster remains 16th all-time in Career PATs with 143. #15 is Jeff Pyatte of Gregory-Portland, 1972-74 with 145.
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Edgewood Wide Receiver Darrius Rogers caught 6 passes in their 25-21 loss to Kerens to give him 144 Career Receptions. This puts him in a tie for 67th all-time with HOWARD MORROW, Keller Fossil Ridge, (5A) 2003-04 and COYLIN GRIMES, Calvert, (1A) 1989-91.
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Graham Quarterback Case McCoy completed 21 passes in their 49-48 win over Bridgeport to give him 534 Career Pass Completions. This ranks him at #22 all-time. Next up is his brother Colt McCoy, Tuscola Jim Ned, 2002-04 -- 536.
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Cedar Hill Kicker Eduardo Camara kicked 2 field goals during their 47-32 win over South Grand Prarie. This now gives him 29 Career Field Goals which ties him for 13th all-time. He is tied with STEVEN COKER, Lufkin, 1999-01 and ANDY LOCKE, Austin Westlake, 1984-86.
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Round Rock Westwood Kicker Jordan Williamson kicked 2 field goals in their 34-14 win over Round Rock. This gives him 28 Career Field Goals which ties him for 15th all-time with JAIME HERNANDEZ, Lufkin, 2004-05

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