Week three 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:

Franklin 55 - Midland 21 - Adrian Broaddus

Franklin dominated both sides of the ball in this one, as senior quarterback Danny Walther threw for 190 passing yards and notched four passing touchdowns, including a pair to Michael Haack. The Cougars, who were without running back Pablo Gutierrez, still managed to have productivity on the ground game as Erwin Sutton rushed for over 200 yards with two rushing scores. Franklin moves to a perfect 3-0 on the year and will face El Dorado next Thursday at the SAC.

Parkland 49 - Jefferson 10 - Steve Escajeda 

The Parkland Matadors (3-0) scored touchdowns on their first five possessions in route to a 49-10 win over the Jefferson Silver Foxes (1-2) Friday night.

Johnathan Barton, who only carried the ball once in the second half, led the way with 164 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Quarterback Gabe Herrera completed 17 of his 24 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns. Jesus Sandoval caught seven passes for 187 yards and a touchdown.
Sophomore Antonio Rubio was the lone bright spot for the Foxes, rushing for 139 yards and scoring Jefferson’s only touchdown of the evening.

Austin 35 - Socorro 0 - Jaime Chavez

Pebble Hills 31 - Chapin 13 - Jaime Chavez

The Pebble Hills Spartans ran their record to 2-1 by defeating the Chapin Huskies 31-13 Friday night at the Socorro Student Activities Complex. Pebble Hills quarterback Sebastian Ochoa threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores. Ochoa was 20-of-28 for 308 passing yards and one interception.

Chapin running back Jacob Williamson rushed for 106 yards on 8 carries and scored on a three-yard touchdown run. Pebble Hills will host San Angelo Central next Friday while Chapin (0-3) takes on Parkland.

And in an early matchup at the SAC Friday afternoon, the Austin Panthers shutout the Socorro Bulldogs, 35-0, handing Socorro its 40th consecutive loss.
Eastwood 56  - Horizon 27 - Brandon Cohn 

On an evening where  Eastwood quarterback Chris Castaneda wore number 3 instead of his usual number 10 jersey to honor late teammate Eddie Cruz, the Troopers marched into the high desert of Horizon and thoroughly dominated the Scorpions 56-27.  It was a vitally important win for the Troopers who not only came in off of a hard-fought 43-28 loss to Plano in Frisco, but also had an 0-2 record, and faced a ret-hot Horizon squad who won their first two games of the season. READ MORE

Canutillo 27 - Mt. View 14 - Joe Rodriguez

No Carlos Amato was no problem for the Canutillo Eagles Friday night in Montana Vista as they defeated Mountain View 27-14. The star running back did not see any action in the third game of the season for the Eagles in a game where the final score does not indicate the disparity in performance between the two schools.

Canutillo executed a balance attacked on the night rushing for 147 yards and passing for 83. The total of 230 yards was well under the 365 offensive yards the team averaged in the first two games of the season, but it was enough to get the job done and earn them the win.
Up next for the Canutillo Eagles will be a home game against Del Valle Conquistadores, while the Moutain View Lobos will travel to the far lower valley to face Tornillo.

Cathedral 17 - San Eli 9 - Mike Flores 

Behind a 200-plus rushing yard game, Cathedral ran past San Elizario, 17-9, at Baty-Simang Stadium on Friday night.

It was Cathedral’s two-headed monster of Gustavo Deandar (100 rushing yards) and Zach Deitch (79) that proved to be too much for the visiting Eagles. The two combined for 179 of the team’s 201 rushing yards on the night on 30 team carries (6.7 average).

Along with a strong rushing attack, the Irish showed their grit on the defensive side of the ball as their defense scored twice against San Elizario.

Down 3-0 midway through the second quarter, Cathedral’s playmaking linebacker Jordan Strathmann blew past the San Eli offensive line to force a safety. But Cathedral’s defense was not done yet. The Irish defense forced San Eli’s Junior Saucedo to throw three interceptions, including a costly pick-6 from the sophomore Ulises Duran right before the half to change the entire momentum of the game.

The victory was Curtis Crane’s first as the Irish head coach.

Now at 1-2 on the season, Cathedral will travel to Fabens next week, while San Elizario (0-3) will host Irvin.

Ft. Stockton 38 - Riverside 7 - Jeremy Carranco 

Fort Stockton scored 27 points off seven Riverside turnovers in a 38-7 victory Friday night at Riverfront Stadium.

The Panthers outgained the Rangers 466-228 in total yardage.

Fort Stockton was led by Eithan Ibarra with 143 yards on 16 carries in an overwhelming rushing attack as four other Panthers totaled 30+ yards each.

Dominic Aguilar kicked a 32-yard field goal early in the game and later added two touchdowns, a 71-yard touchdown pass to Derek Hernandez and a 49-yard rushing touchdown.

Riverside was led by wide receiver Aaron Aguilar who had 91 yards on five receptions and a touchdown. With seven turnovers on the night, the Rangers have now turned the ball over 11 times in their last two games.

A lightning delay in between the first and second quarters delayed the game for 55 minutes with Fort Stockton leading 2-0 after a safety from a blocked punt.

Following the delay and a Fort Stockton score to go up 13-0, Aguilar and Riverside closed the gap to 13-7 with a 36-yard touchdown reception from backup quarterback Frank Estrada.

The Panthers would then go on to outscore the Rangers 25-0 the rest of the contest.

Both teams will be on the road next week.

Fort Stockton (3-0) will travel to take on Lake View (3-0) in a battle of unbeatens while Riverside (1-2) is at Jefferson (1-2).

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