Week four of Texas High School football featured some thrillers, a few upsets and some big-time out of town games.Here's a rundown of the games:
Tascosa 31 - Americas 28 - Sarah Farms Game of the Week by Steve Escajeda
Major Everhart’s 16-yard touchdown run with less than a minute to play gave Amarillo Tascosa (3-1) an exciting 31-28 victory over the Americas Trailblazers (3-1) Friday night.
The winning score came just a couple minutes after Americas tailback Aaron Dumas put the Trailblazers up 28-24 with a 1-yard dive.
Dumas, who came into the game as the State’s leading rusher, finished with 289 yards and two touchdowns. Dumas, a junior, has already topped with 1,000-yard mark in just four games.
Tascosa’s vaunted running attack was led by quarterback Joseph Plunk, who gained 242 yards and also had a couple scores.
Bowie 45 - Ysleta 7 by Jeremy Carranco
Senior quarterback Justin Diaz ran for three touchdowns and threw for two as the Bears routed Ysleta, handing the Indians their first loss on the season. The rout came as a surprise as the Indians were unable to get in any rhythm offensively with just 142 yards to Bowie’s 539.
Ysleta quarterback Adrian Jacquez threw four interceptions after just one interception in three games prior.With Bowie leading 18-0 near the end of the first half, Jacquez was able to connect with star receiver Lucas Flores for a 56-yard touchdown but on the next play, Bowie running back Willie Carrasco found Carlos Varela for an 83-yard halfback trick pass, stripping Ysleta of its only momentum of the night.
The lone score for the Indians was all the offense they could find as the Bears scored the game’s final 27 points.
Along with his three scores on the ground, Diaz totaled 53 yards on 12 carries and added 176 through the air, finishing 10-20.
Andrew Gallardo had a big night rushing for the Bears, adding 130 yards on 14 carries.
Jacquez finished just 11-28 for 136 yards and touchdown to go along with his four interceptions.
Both teams will be at home next week. Ysleta (3-1) will host Bel Air (2-2) while Bowie (2-1) carries important momentum against El Paso (0-3) to open district 2-5A play.
Parkland 56 - Chapin 9 by Jaime Chavez
Parkland running back Mark Obonan ran for four touchdowns as the Matadors routed the Chapin Huskies 56-9 Friday night at Irvin Memorial Stadium. Obonan scored on touchdown runs of 10, 3, 3 and 1 yard and rushed for 170 yards on 25 carries. Parkland quarterback Gabriel Herrera tossed a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score. Herrera was 17 of 27 for 249 yards passing and no interceptions. Chapin scored on a Michael Smith 5 yard touchdown run and an Isaac Bueno 38 yard field goal. The Parkland defense intercepted Chapin quarterback Ian Peterson 4 times. Parkland (4-0) hosts Socorro while Chapin (0-4) travels to Franklin next Friday.
Bel Air 62 - Horizon 17 by Isaiah Ramirez
Bel Air (2-2) defeated Horizon (2-2) 62-17 Friday night at Highlander Stadium and put up 62 points for the second straight game, after last weeks 62-0 drubbing over El Paso High.
Junior quarterback Adrian Parsons threw for seven touchdowns with zero interceptions and 248 yards, while sophomore wide receiver Adam Gomez caught four receiving touchdowns for the game. Senior running back Devyn Loray rushed for 135 yards and one rushing touchdown for the Highlanders.
The defense of the Highlanders stood out against the Scorpions allowing only three points through three quarters.
Horizon loses their second straight loss after last week's 56-17 loss against Eastwood High School.
The Highlanders have a ton of momentum heading into next week's matchup against Ysleta High School.
The Eric Sogin era is certainly underway in the Lower Valley after Bel Air finished winless last season and have now completed back-to-back standout offensive performances.
Eastlake 18 - Coronado 17 by Beau Bagley
Eastlake head coach Ruben Rodriguez showed just why Eastlake named him their new head coach earlier this year, using his longtime offensive coordinator experience to help the Falcons (1-3) storm back from a 17-10 deficit to top Coronado, 18-17. Falcons junior quarterback Orion Olivas scored on a short two-point conversion run, after a five yard touchdown run, in the fourth quarter, and later helped Eastlake run out the clock to preserve the victory. Olivas finished with 224 total yards, but was picked off three times. Coronado S Davis Burns had an interception along with a touchdown catch to help the T-Birds take the lead. Coronado (1-3) quarterback Ben Carney was 23-43 for 314 yards and two scores, but it was not enough. Next week, Eastlake hosts Pebble Hills while Coronado travels to Canutillo.
Del Valle 35 - Canutillo 3 by Brandon Cohn
Del Valle came into Lowenberg Stadium and stunned previously undefeated Canutillo 35-3 on Friday night, and in doing so, got their first victory of the season. The Eagles were without star running back Carlos Amato, who is out with an undisclosed injury which he received at Bel Air back on September 6. The Conquistadores came out poised as they scored on their first two possessions of the game to take an early 14-0 lead. READ MORE
Midland Lee 72 - Eastwood 26 by Adrian Broaddus
Midland Lee steamrolled over Eastwood on Friday night, seeing an exceptional outing from their quarterback Michael Serrano and wide receiver Loic Founoji. Serrano fired away six touchdowns and finished with 306 passing yards, while Founoji finished with six catches, 187 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
On the other hand, Eastwood quarterback Christian Castaneda was sidelined after injuring his right knee and was seen in crutches for the duration of the second half. The Troopers square off against Montwood next week at the SAC.
Austin 20 - Clint 7 by Joe Rodriguez
The Austin Panthers defeated the Clint Lions 20-7 to pick up their 3rd victory of the 2019 season on homecoming night. Fans in attendance saw a pair of teams that average over 325 yards rushing thus far this season but struggled to get much going offensively over the course of 48 minutes of play.
The lone standout from the night would have to be running back William Rodriguez III who rushed the ball 23 times for 127 yards and had a pair of touchdowns for Austin. A majority of that offensive production came in the second half to lock up the victory for the home team.
At the end of the night both teams combined produced a grand total of 229 offensive yards a far cry from the nearly 400 yards that each team has averaged individually thus far this season.
Up next for the Panthers is a home game against Andress while the Lions will host Chaparral.