Highland and Roscoe both come up short in final games of the year
The Highland and Roscoe football teams were both involved in very competitive season-ending games, but lost close contests.Highland wrapped up on Thursday by losing to Hermleigh 59-48 in its final six-man game, while Roscoe lost 14-7 on Friday in its Class 1A 11-man game with Roby.Hermleigh 59,Highland 48HERMLEIGH — Highland led Hermleigh after each of the first three periods, but was outscored 12-0 in the final 10 minutes. Highland finishes 0-3 in district and 5-5 overall while Hermleigh ends at 1-2, 3-7.Ethan Wilson’s fourth scoring run gave Highland a 48-41 lead in the third quarter. Wilson had 111 yards rushing and scored on runs of 19, 8, 16 and 19 yards and also threw a 35-yard touch-down pass to Kevin Box.Michael Hyde ran for 145 yards for Highland includ-ing a 6-yard touchdown run and also had three extra point kicks plus a 19-yard catch, and Garrett Stewart had a 1-yard TD run. Hyde had four solo tackles and five assists, and Stewart had a fumble recovery.Roby 14, Roscoe 7ROSCOE — After a 7-7 tie at halftime, Roby (4-3 district, 4-6) scored on a 3-yard run by Sterling Dowden in the third quarter that held up as the winning score. For Roscoe, which ends 2-5 and 2-8, Vincent Pantoja scored the Plowboys’ only touch-down on a 5-yard run in the second quarter with Rafael Pantoja’s PAT kick tying the game at 7. Eduardo Gallegos had 30 yards rushing and Luke Rovig 27 to pace Ros-coe, while QB Cutter Davila threw for 146 yards on 14-of-27 passing. Shelton Toliver had six catches for 33 yards, while Jesus Leanos had four receptions for 59 yards and Landon Jones finished with two catches for 33 yards.The Plowboys’ top def-enders were Vincent Pan-toja with 10 solo tackles and five assists; Chris Deleon with seven tackles and three assists; Kevin Lavalais with seven tackles and one assist; Rovig with six tackles, one for a loss, one pass breakup and three assists; Eduardo Gallegos with six tackles and one assist; Brant Burnett with five tackles and two assists; Kane Peavy with four tackles and four assists; and Esteban Benivamondez with four tackles and three assists.