Week five of Texas High School football featured some thrillers, a few upsets and the final week of non-district games. Here's a rundown of the games:

Andress 40 - Austin 7 Sarah Farms Game of the Week by Beau Bagley 

Eric Pichardo said it was "guts versus talent," and the Austin coach should know, his team fielding just 24 players. The Panthers (3-2, 0-1) guts were strong but not enough, falling at home to Andress 40-7.

Eagles (4-1, 1-0) quarterback Jeremiah Tosky was 16-of-30 for 221 yards and four touchdowns, two of them to senior receiver Camryn Rice, who finished with six receptions for 112 yards and those two scores.

Austin built themselves as a power run team, but amassed only 35 total rushing yards on the night. Isiah Witterstauter, sidelined the last two games with a leg injury, finished with 15 carries for just 20 yards. Andress run game was led by Travon Ware with 85 yards on 12 carries. Andress will host Burges next week, while Austin travels to Jefferson.

Del Valle 50 - Hanks 21 by Jaime Chavez 

The Del Valle Conquistadores won their second game in a row by defeating the Hanks Knights 50-21 Friday night at Conquest Stadium.

Del Valle quarterback Sebastian Carr threw four touchdown passes. He was 11-of-18 for 170 yards passing and no interceptions. Running back Joel Serrano rushed for 144 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 22-yard touchdown run. Hanks quarterback Aaron Molina was 14-of-22 for 174 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions. Molina was sacked four times by the Del Valle defense. His main target, Mykal Blanco, had 8 catches for 122 yards and a 38-yard touchdown reception.

Del Valle (2-3) will take on El Dorado in two weeks while 3-1 Hanks hosts Parkland, also in two weeks.

Parkland 53 - Socorro 3 by Jeremy Carranco 

Gabriel Herrera passed for 385 yards and four touchdowns as Parkland cruised past visiting Soccoro 53-3 on homecoming night.

The Matadors dominated the game from start to finish to send the Bulldogs to their 42nd straight loss, a mark that dates back to 2015.

Jesus Sandoval passed the 1,000-yard mark receiving in his career with seven receptions for 120 yards on the night. Donta Hayes grabbed three touchdowns and 148 yards on six receptions. Angel Mendez also had a touchdown with 39 yards on two receptions.

Sophomore running back Mark Obonan added to Parkland’s attack with 14 carries for 136 yards and a touchdown.

Soccoro constantly rotated its offense but was led by quarterback Leyva Brown who rushed the ball 17 times for 97 yards. Issac Rivera hit a 25-yard field goal at the start of the second quarter for the Bulldogs, their only score.

Both teams will be off next week before starting district play on Oct. 11. Parkland (5-0) will travel to take on Hanks (3-1) and Soccoro (0-5) will host Pebble Hills (3-2).

Franklin 42 - Chapin 0 by Steve Escajeda

Devyn Clark returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and it was all Franklin from there, as the Cougars routed the Chapin Huskies 42-0 Friday night.

The victory was the fifth of the season without a loss for Franklin, while Chapin fell to 0-5.
Quarterback Danny Walther completed 14-of-22 passes for 283 yards and four touchdowns. Three of those TD passes were to wide receiver Gabe Stonewall, who caught eight passes for 190 yards.

Michael Haack caught a touchdown pass and Clark added a 77-yard punt return to round out the scoring.

Montwood 49 - Eastwood 30 by Brandon Cohn

The Montwood Rams hosted a short-handed Eastwood Troopers squad that was without star QB Chris Castaneda and prevailed in a high scoring affair 49-30. The Rams took a 7-3 lead into the second quarter thanks in part to an 18-yard touchdown run by running back Chris Ramos. Eastwood attempted to fill the void of not having starting qurterback Castaneda by flip-flopping between backups Aidan Garcia and Andrew Martinez. READ MORE

Canutillo 35  - Coronado 14 by Adrian Broaddus

On a rainy evening at Lowenberg Stadium, Canutillo dominated the ground game and handled Coronado 35-14. The Eagles didn't have running back Carlos Amato but still got nice production on the ground, totaling for 260 rushing yards on the night. Joaquin Carrasco led the way on 17 carries for 119 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. Coronado's offense struggled on the night, turning the ball over three times. On defense, the Thunderbirds did have two takeaways on two forced fumbles by John Filley.

Coronado will face Montwood in two weeks for 1-6A action, while Canutillo will take on Ysleta to kick off district play.

Riverside 34 - Cathedral 3 by Mike Flores

Behind 330 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, the Riverside Rangers ran past the Cathedral Irish, 34-3, at Tom Work Riverfront Stadium on Friday.

The Rangers used an array of rushers against the Irish, as Riverside recorded seven rushers on the night. However, it was their quarterback Isaac Murrufo who led the rushing attack. Murrufo recorded 234 total yards - 135 on the ground and 99 through the air. He was also responsible for two of his team’s scores.

For Cathedral, it was not just a rough night on the defensive end - the offense had their troubles, too. The Irish turned the ball over four times (two interceptions, two fumbles), and killed any momentum they ever had going.
Two of the turnovers resulted in points for Riverside, including one a 5-yard pick-6 by Alexis Mijarez.

Cathedral’s offense got going a little too late to make the game competitive. Their offense picked up 86 of their total 185 yards in the fourth quarter when the game was well out of reach.

With the win, Riverside grows to 3-2 on the season and will travel to Horizon next week, while Cathedral falls to 1-4, with St. Mathews next on their schedule.

Bel Air 55 - Ysleta 48 by Joe Rodriguez

Bel Air scored a touchdown with less than 10 seconds to go to get their 3rd victory of the 2019 season defeating Ysleta 55-48. Adrian Parsons found Fernando Castillo in the end zone from 5 yards out for his sixth touchdown pass of the game that would end up to be the game winner for the Highlanders.

Ysleta’s effort to get back into the fight was what turned this game into a shootout. The Indians found themselves down 27-0 after the first quarter. The game eventually ended up being tied 48-48 with less than 5 minutes to go.

Both quarterbacks were fantastic on Friday night at the Reservation. For Ysleta, wide receiver and running back Lucas Flores found himself at the quarterback position for the first time this season where he ended up going 19 for 23 for 291 yards, 5 touchdowns and one interception in 3 quarters of play.

Flores performance was only to be outdone by Bel Air’s Parsons who went 29 for 46 for 426 yards and 6 touchdowns.

This one was one for the ages on the Reservation.

Up next for each team will be a bye week. The Indians will resume their season with a road game at Canutillo, while Bel Air will visit Chapin.


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