Roscoe, Blackwell, Highland take wins
Nolan County’s three high school football teams outside Sweetwater all came up with impressive wins Friday. Roscoe romped past Baird in its District 7-1A, Division II opener, while Blackwell beat a good Blanket squad on the road to remain undefeated and Highland picked up its second straight vict-ory by routing Trent.Roscoe 47, Baird 6ROSCOE — Roscoe also celebrated its homecoming in addition to the 41-point win, which evens the Plow-boys’ season record at 2-2.Roscoe built a 35-0 half-time lead over Baird (0-4), with three of the five touch-downs coming on passes from quarterback Cutter Davila to Shelton Toliver.Toliver (6 catches, 139 yards) had first-half scoring receptions of 35, 30 and 43 yards. Davila, who was 16-of-24 for 297 yards, also threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jesus Leanos in the opening half.Vincent Pantoja rushed for two touchdowns and 85 yards on just six carries, and Max Nemir (6, 56) scored the final Roscoe touchdown on a 40-yard run. The Plowboys finished with 457 yards of offense while holding Baird, which ran 17 more plays, to 241.Pantoja had six solo tackles and Zack Longoria nd Dillon Freeman four each to pace the defense as Roscoe equalled its win total for the last two seasons combined. The 47 points were a one-game season high, and the Plowboys carried a shutout — and 41-0 lead — into the third quarter until Baird scored its only touchdown.Roscoe will travel to Cross Plains this Friday.Blackwell 48, Blanket 34BLANKET — Blackwell improved to 5-0 — and 4-0 on the road — with Friday’s win over Blanket (3-2).The game was more one-sided than the final score indicates, as Blackwell led 36-6 at halftime and 48-14 after three periods until being outscored 20-0 in the final stanza.Blackwell’s senior quarterback, Matthew Lowry, almost had another perfect passing night after going 6-for-6 against Trent one week earlier. Lowry completed 8 of 10 passes for 110 yards and four TDs, with Franck Cano, Mason Magness, Ted Chambliss and Jayden Jones all catching a TD pass. Jones also ran for 183 yards and two scores, while Cano rushed for 136 yards and also had a TD run for the Hornets. Blackwell finished with 438 total yards. The team’s leading tacklers were Mag-ness with 15, Jones with 10, Kaleb Edwards with six and Chambliss with five. Black-well welcomes Veribest for its homecoming on Friday.Highland 63, Trent 14TRENT — Trent is being stung to death lately. One week after Trent’s 45-o loss to Blackwell, Highland’s Hornets got their own mercy-rule win over the Gorillas in a game that left both teams with 2-3 records. But while Trent has lost three straight after a 2-0 start, Highland has put together two straight wins after starting out 0-3.Highland led 19-6 after one quarter, but then really poured it on with 30 more points in the second period for a 49-14 halftime lead and closed out Trent with two third-quarter scores. Michael Hyde had 238 yards rushing with TD runs of 2, 5, 28 and 56 yards on just 10 carries. Shelby Howard scored twice, once on a fumble recovery and also on a 21-yard run, and Ethan Wilson also had two TDs, one on an interception return of 81 yards. Eli She-ton also scored on a 5-yard run. Highland had 358 yards rushing and 67 passing on two completions, both to Gaga Soedarsono. Howard had six solo tackles, Jon Basye and Hyde five and Soedarsono four, plus five assists and a sack. Hyde forced a fumble.Highland gets an extra day off before returning to action when it goes to Lueders-Avoca on Saturday.