Blackwell tries for 3rd straight win on the road
This was supposed to be the week that Blackwell fi-nally got a home game after a pair of road games to start the season. However, the 2-0 Hornets will be making their longest road trip yet instead.Instead of hosting Rule, which called to cancel the teams’ game Tuesday, Blackwell will be going to Lingleville — which defeated Moran last week to match Blackwell’s 2-0 start to the season. Lingleville, which is located about halfway between Eastland and Stephenville, plays in Six-Man Division I but has faced only Division II competition so far. The Cardinals beat Moran 58-12 after defeating Rising Star 62-40 in their opener.Still, they figure to be a very good test for Blackwell, coming off an impressive 32-14 victory at Jayton and trying to build on its best start in several years. The Hornets were led on offense, as usual, by Jayden Jones who rushed for 148 yards and three TDs. Mason Magness and Franck Cano also scored for Blackwell, which under first-year quar-terback Matthew Lowry got revenge for a 56-30 loss last season. Jones also led Blackwell’s defense with 18 tackles while Magness had 15 stops, Cano 12, Ted Chambliss 11 and Lowry 10. Magness and Jones also had interceptions for Blackwell to preserve the victory.Blackwell still has four more games after this week to get ready for the start of District 8 play. The Hornets are scheduled to play Trent, also 2-0, in their home opener next week followed by another road trip on Sept. 27 to Blanket — which is also off to a 2-0 start. Blackwell is back home the next two weeks to face Veribest (1-1) and county rival Highland.