Blackwell (4-0) romped past Trent 45-0 on Friday to stay unbeaten, while Nolan County’s other six-man team — Highland — finally broke through for their first win of the season by outscoring Sands 56-42.
Blackwell 45, Trent 0
BLACKWELL — After playing its first three games on the road, Blackwell fin-ally got some home cooking and needed just one half to beat Trent (2-2) by the 45-point mercy rule.
Blackwell led 24-0 after one quarter and added 21 points in the second stanza, while running just 11 plays before play was halted.
Senior quarterback Mat-thew Lowry had a perfect night passing (6-of-6, 191 yards and four TDs) for the Hornets. His scoring throws went to Mason Magness (65 yards), Wade Allen (48 yards), Jayden Jones (21 yards) and Matthew Meyer (13 yards), and he also com-pleted two passes to Ted Chambliss for 44 yards.
In addition, Jones rushed for 67 yards and two scores on just four carries, while Lowry had a 17-yard run.
“We had our ‘A’ game to-night,” said Blackwell coach Clint Lowry, whose team is back on the road this week to take on Blanket.
Highland 56, Sands 42
HIGHLAND — Three straight weeks of frustration ended for Highland as the Hornets (1-3) got their first victory while handing Sands (3-1) its first defeat.
Highland jumped out to a 16-0 lead on Sands, but soon found itself in a back-and-forth struggle.
Sands took its first lead (30-28) in the final minute of the first half, but Ethan Wilson put Highland back on top (36-30) when he scored on a 12-yard run to end the half. Sands tied the game twice in the third period at 36-36 and 42-42, but Highland pulled away in the fourth quarter on Wilson’s 11-yard TD run and a 66-yard pass from Jacob Richburg to Seth Wood.
Richburg also threw a 34-yard pass to Gaga Soe-darsono, who also caught a 46-yard scoring pass from Wilson. Richburg (8-of-15) and Wilson (1-of-2) threw for a combined 227 yards and three touchdowns, while Michael Hyde rushed for 93 yards and two scores. Wilson (10 carries, 50 yards) also ran for two TDs.
Hyde, Shelby Howard and Soedarsono all had two catches and Wood, Wilson and Kevin Box one. High-land visits Trent this week.