Blackwell gets 1st district win
Blackwell got into the win column in District 8, Division II Six-Man football for the first time Friday, but Nolan County’s other two area schools were on the short end of onesided losses.Blackwell 48, Lohn 0BLACKWELL — In its final home game of the year, Blackwell needed just one half to win by the 45-point mercy rule while improving to 1-1 in district and 4-5 for the season.Jayden Jones (165 yards rushing) ran for three scores and also caught a touch-down pass for Blackwell, and Ethan Andrews (4-of-7, 106 yards) also threw TD passes to Mark Monroe and Cody Shamblin. The Hornets are now tied with Panther Creek for second place in District 8 and the teams will meet this Friday in Panther Creek, with the winner securing a berth in the state playoffs.Franck Cano (23 yards rushing) had a scoring run for Blackwell’s other touch-down against Lohn, while Wade Allen had three PAT kicks for the Hornets.Blackwell led 28-0 after one quarter and scored 20 more points in the second, and posted its second shutout. The top tacklers were Ted Chambliss with 10, Kaleb Edwards with nine, Cano with eight and Monroe, Jones and Mason Magness with seven each. Magness also intercepted a pass while Edwards recor-ded a sack.Ira 52, Highland 2IRA — Highland (5-4 overall) suffered its second straight loss in District 7, Division I and was elimin-ated from the playoff picture by Ira (8-0), the No. 3-ranked team in the state in Six-Man. Ira — which held High-land to a first-quarter safety and 136 total yards in a mercy-rule victory — and Rotan will meet this Friday to decide the district play-off seeding while Highland ends its season by hosting Hermleigh (2-7, 0-2).Highland cut Ira’s advan-tage to 14-2 on a Hornet tackle in the end zone by Jacob Richburg, but was unable to score again.Richburg and Ethan Wil-son were a combined 7-of-15 passing for 57 yards. Michael Hyde was responsible for catching all seven passes, and he and Shelby Howard ran for 43 and 36 yards, respectively. Hyde also had a team-high four tackles and Wil-son three, all of them solos. Hamlin 58, Roscoe 7HAMLIN — Roscoe (2-7, 2-4) was match on Friday for Hamlin (6-0, 7-2), which did most of its damage in the first half that ended with the Pied Pipers enjoying a 48-7 advantage.Hamlin is tied for the dis-trict lead with Albany. The teams meet in a first-place District 7-1A, Division II 11-man showdown Friday. Both teams have sewed up playoff berths.Hamlin out-gained Ros-coe 432-259 even though both teams ran 80 plays. Luke Rovig scored Roscoe’s only TD on a 3-yard run in the first quarter and Rafael Pantoja’s kick cut Hamlin’s lead to 14-7, but the Plow-boys didn’t score again.Rovig led Roscoe with 95 yards rushing on 16 carries and he also completed 10 of his 20 passes for 47 yards. His favorite target was Shelton Toliver, who had six catches for 31 yards. Zack Longoria ran for 56 yards and Eduardo Gallegos 36. Roscoe plays host to Roby this Friday to end its year.