Football Friday Night Recap: Week 7 Wrap Up & Podcast
Week seven of high school football is in the books. Read up on all the featured games, recaps and view the standings.
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|Pebble Hills||2-1||0.667||106||61||3-3||0.500||186||148||1 W|
* Denotes district play
|Del Valle||5-2||0.714||263||172||1 L|
|El Dorado||3-4||0.429||200||216||1 L|
|Bel Air||2-5||0.286||208||266||3 L|
* Denotes district play
* Denotes district play
|El Paso||1-1||0.500||41||90||2-4||0.333||140||273||1 L|
* Denotes district play
|San Elizario||0-1||0.000||7||65||1-6||0.143||69||281||1 L|
|Mountain View||0-0||0.000||0||0||3-3||0.500||188||170||2 L|
Franklin 46 - Eastlake 22: Franklin dismantles Eastlake 46-22
By Alex Nicholas
Franklin quarterback Cameron Byrd accounted for six total touchdowns, while Cougar defensive back Ryan Woodruff picked off a pair of passes leading a complete dismantling of previously unbeaten Eastlake Friday night at Cougar Stadium.
Byrd threw for 280 yards, four touchdowns came via passes, and he added two more rushing touchdowns to flip an early Franklin deficit into a blowout win.
Eastlake led 10-6 with 7:26 left until halftime after a 27-yard field goal from Julian Melucci, but from there three costly turnovers and an efficient night from Byrd and a lights out performance by the Franklin defense turned the tide.
Franklin led 40-10 after Byrd hit Beau Sparks for a two-yard touchdown strike with 11:13 left in the game.
That score capped a stretch of 34 unanswered points by the Cougars including a highlight reel 78-yard touchdown on a screen play from Byrd to running back Miles McWhorter right before the end of the first half to give Franklin a 20-10 halftime lead.
McWhorter finished with 76 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown and added 90 yards receiving on the night. Sparks caught six catches for 99 yards and a pair of scores.
Elijah Uribe led Eastlake with 189 yards rushing, plus a rushing touchdown, and threw for 172 yards and a touchdown on 14-of-31 passing with those two costly interceptions.
Franklin takes over first place in District 1-6A with a 3-0 district record and won their 199th game in school history. The loss for Eastlake snaps a 13-game district win streak and marks their first district loss since 2018.
Canutillo 28 - Parkland 14: Eagles soar past Matadors in district opener
By Adrian Broaddus
For the first time in almost six years, the Parkland Matadors have lost a district game. Canutillo (6-1, 1-0) is continuing their fierce conquest of the season and topped Parkland (1-6, 0-1) in the opener of district play.
Both teams traded shots, with a 19-yard Canutillo touchdown pass from quarterback Devin Granados to running back LJ Martin, followed by a 17-yard rushing score by Parkland quarterback Erik Ortiz.
Granados scored before the half on a 5-yard scamper, while freshman corner Eduardo Carillo stole an interception to end the first half.
Following a scoreless third quarter, Canutillo defensive back Jeremiah Ramos intercepted another pass. Several plays later, Martin rushed from six yards out. Martin scored on the following Canutillo drive to end the game with three total touchdowns and 134 rushing yards.
The Eagles will now face Ysleta next week, while the Matadors look to get a district win against Horizon next Friday.
Andress 48 - Bel Air 42: Andress Holds on to Beat Bel Air 48-42
By Brandon Cohn
Andress had this game in the bag as they held a commanding 48-7 edge at the half, there was absolutely no way the Highlanders could come back and win, right? Bel Air said “NOT SO FAST!!” as they came out in the second half poised to pull off the improbable come from behind upset.
The Highlanders would score 35 unanswered points as they were led by RB Nicholas Chavarria who had a second half performance for the ages as he tallied three TD’s in the final two quarters of the contest. The no-huddle offense utilized by Bel Air thoroughly confused Andress, and the Eagles’ high flying offense suddenly became ice cold, which was the perfect combination for the Bel Air run.
A fumble late in the third quarter by Andress allowed Bel Air to cut the Eagles’ advantage to 48-28. The Highlanders would add two more scores in the fourth to make it a 48-42 game with just :42 seconds left. Bel Air attempted an onside kick, but Andress would recover ending the Highlanders’ hopes of completing the comeback.
Andress (5-0, 2-0 2-5A) had two players score three TD’s each as WR Jeremiah Cooper had two rushing and one receiving TD, while RB Malcolm Anderson also contributed with 3 TD’s. Bel Air (2-5) got an epic performance out of RB Nicholas Chavarria as he had 182 yards on 18 carries and 3 TDs.
Jefferson 55 - El Paso 0: Jefferson crushes upstart El Paso
By Jeremy Carranco
Jefferson showcased a dominating effort in front of it’s 2021 Hall of Fame inductees with a dominating 55-0 shutout victory over El Paso.
The Silver Foxes announced legend Andre Sessions, Joe Padialba, Frank Gamboa, Sergio Perez and the only head coach in Jefferson history to win a bi-district title, Carlos Lowenburg to it’s 2021 Hall of Fame class.
For the active Silver Foxes, Jefferson was led by Nathan Alcala who had four rushing touchdowns and two in the air. Arturo Rubio exploded for over 200 yards and two touchdowns.
El Paso was shell-shocked following two late comebacks in it’s last two games but will need to regroup after turning the ball over six times and unable to score on three red zone trips.
The Silver Foxes (5-2, 2-1) will have a bye next week before facing Austin on Oct. 29 in a very big game. Tigers (2-4, 1-1) will host Bowie who’s coming off its first win since 2019.
By Jaime Chavez
The Austin Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the Burges Mustangs 27-14 Friday night at Austin's R.E. McKee Stadium. Austin's Jayden Wilson scored on runs of 20 and 4 yards and rushed for 117 yards on 24 carries. Quarterback Luis Fernandez added at 2 yard TD run while teammate Oscar Azpeitia sealed the win with 95 yard interception return for a touchdown. Burges' Tavorus Jones scored on TD runs of 5 and 2 yards. Jones, battling the effects of the flu, was held to 20 yards rushing on 8 carries. Quarterback Andrew Rutledge, under pressure all night, was 3 of 9 for 57 yards passing and two interceptions. Burges (4-3, 2-1) hosts Andress next week in a key District 2-5A Division II showdown while Austin (3-3, 1-1) travels to Irvin.
Ysleta 42 - Hanks 14: Ysleta runs past Hanks in District 1-5A opener
By Steve Escajeda
The Ysleta Indians ran past, through and over the Hanks Knights defense Friday night on the way to a 42-14 win the District 1-5A opener for both teams.
Ysleta (4-3 overall) came into the game averaging only 79.8 yards per game on the ground, but thanks to Arath Gomez (144 yards) and Tommy Ringo (135), the Indians erupted for a season-high 291 rushing yards.
Ringo, who ran for two touchdowns, gained his yards on just 12 carries, giving him an 11.3 yards per carry average.
Quarterback Damian Contreras also helped the Indians’ cause by throwing for 137 yards and two touchdowns. He added a couple of short touchdowns runs.
Contreras’ two scoring throws were caught by Evan Martinez (4 catches for 83 yards) and Gavin Espino (3 for 74).
Ysleta’s defense, which had been allowing over 478 total yards per game, frustrated the Hanks offense all night, holding the knights to just 249 yards.
Hanks (1-6) sophomore quarterback Marcus Porras threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns. One of those scoring throws went to Erik Folkedahl, who caught five passes for 85 yards.
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