Blackwell and Highland both won on Friday, while Roscoe is still looking for its first victory of the still-young 2012 season.
Highland (1-2) picked up its first win with a come-from-behind 46-44 road triumph at Loraine. Michael Hyde’s 16-yard touchdown run tied it at 44 with 39 seconds left in the back-and-forth game and Hyde also kicked the PAT, giving Highland a dramatic win after the defense stopped Loraine on its last series.
Highland rushed for 339 yards of its 373 yards, but its only pass completion went for a score as Jacob Richburg hit a 34-yard toss to Gaga Soedarsono to tie the game at 30-30 early in the fourth quarter follow-ing Hyde’s extra point kick.
Hyde rushed for a team-high 173 yards and also had TD runs of 17, 8 and 1 yard. Shelby Howard was almost as effective as he ran for 129 yards, while hitting paydirt in the first quarter on a 1-yard run that gave High-land an early 8-0 lead over Loraine (0-3).
The host Bulldogs took their first lead, 22-16, near the end of the first half of the seesaw battle and went ahead 44-38 with 1:34 left to play until Highland came from behind one last time on Hyde’s fourth TD.
The game was tied four times in the second half alone before Hyde finally won it with his last PAT.
Highland’s defensive effort was paced by Hyde with seven solo tackles and four assists; Ron Covington with six solo tackles and an interception; Howard with five solo tackles and three assists; and Soedarsono with four solo tackles, two assisted tackles and a fumble recovery. Covington also rushed for 37 yards on six carries.
“Our kids have worked so hard,” coach Jeff Shelton said. “We did a good job of containing their running back (Garza) and we made some big defensive stops. Every single kid contributed to this win.”
Blackwell 50, Brookesmith 0
Blackwell, after failing to get a win on the field during the 2011 season, improved its 2012 mark to 2-1 as the Hornets recorded a domi-nating, mercy-rule victory at Brookesmith that was halted by halftime.
Blackwell ran a total of 11 plays, scoring on eight of them with Jayden Jones accounting for five touch-downs. Meanwhile, the defense recorded a shutout as Jones had 10 tackles to lead the way there as well. He also ran for 130 yards with scoring runs of 40, 15 and 30 yards, while also catching a 30-yard TD pass from Bennie Wester. On defense, he scored on a 15-yard return after inter-cepting a pass.
Mark Monroe had a 5-yard touchdown run, while Wade Allen caught a 30-yard scoring pass from Wester and also scored on a 10-yard interception return.
Other Blackwell defensive standouts were Monroe and Kaleb Edwards with six tackles; Franck Cano with five tackles and a fumble recovery; Allen with four tackles; and Cody Shamb-lin, Ted Chambliss and Chase Sorrells with three tackles apiece. Monroe ran for 25 yards on two carries and Cano had a 6-yard run for the Hornets, who led 24-0 after one period. Also, Wester was 2-for-2 passing for 60 yards and two TDs.
Miles 46, Roscoe 0
Roscoe fell to 0-3 after being shut out in Friday’s home game by Miles, which improved to 1-2.
Miles finished the game with 414 total yards while holding Roscoe to 72, and led 30-0 at halftime.
Roscoe’s leading offensive performer was quarterback Matthew Davila, who com-pleted 6 of 18 passes for 46 yards and also led the team with 19 yards rushing on two carries. Chris Deleon had two catches and Zack Longoria, Eduardo Gallegos, Vncent Pantoja and Jesus Leanos one for the Plowboys, and Gallegos also rushed for seven yards on five attempts.