Week two 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:
Parkland 24 - Austin 21 (Sarah Farms Game of the Week) - Jaime Chavez 

The Parkland Matadors ran their record to 2-0 by holding off the Austin Panthers 24-21 Friday night at Austin's R.E. McKee Stadium. Parkland quarterback Gabe Herrera threw a pair of touchdown passes and scored on a four-yard run. Alexis Mata added a 23-yard field goal to seal the win. Herrera was 14-of-22 for 228 passing yards and no interceptions.

Austin quarterback Daniel Orozco fired a 59-yard touchdown pass to Marco Avalos and added a two-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. Parkland will host Jefferson next Friday while Austin (1-1) will head to the SAC on Thursday to take on Socorro.

Montwood 59 - Eastlake 56 - Steve Escajeda

Montwood senior tailback Chris Ramos rushed for 206 yards and scored five touchdowns, the last one coming with 5:28 remaining in the contest to help cement the Rams’ 59-56 victory over the Eastlake Falcons Friday.
Montwood (1-1) quarterback Sebastian Galvan had a big night, completing 22 of his 33 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns.
The Rams led 45-28 at halftime, but Eastlake (0-2) kept battling back on the strength of Orion Olivas’ arm. The junior quarterback threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns. Mathew Jones and Blas Compean each had two touchdown receptions for the Falcons.
The victorious Rams will next travel to Midland Lee on Friday night, while Eastlake will look for its first win of the season at Burges on Thursday.

Burges 43 - Riverside 7 - Jeremy Carranco 

It was an all-around effort as five Mustangs found the end zone helping Burges crush visiting Riverside 43-7 on Friday night.

Burges quarterback Audwin Caldwell passed for 193 yards and a touchdown while carrying for 101 yards and a score. Robert Hall carried the ball seven times for 91 yards and two touchdowns while Tavourus Jones and Dominick Serna each found the end zone on the ground.

Jones also caught a touchdown along with Josh Hew Len for the Mustangs.

The Rangers totaled just 175 yards to the Mustangs’ 472 as the senior quarterback Issac Marrufo struggled for Riverside, finishing just 7-of-21 for 53 yards with three interceptions. The Rangers got a six-yard touchdown from Alexis Mijarez in the third quarter to prevent the shutout.

Burges (1-1) gets a much-needed win after its heartbreaking 41-40 loss at Parkland last week in overtime, they’ll host a win-hungry Eastlake (0-2) on Thursday. Meanwhile, Riverside (1-1) will host undefeated Fort Stockton (2-0).

El Centro (CA) Central 34 - Del Valle 21 - Adrian Broaddus 

It was the Michael Sullivan show for Central—three catches for 67 receiving yards, including a 52-yard receiving touchdown, a 33-yard rushing touchdown and a 17-yard punt block recovery for a touchdown—that catapulted the Spartans to a 34-21 win over Del Valle. Central featured six running backs in this game and had a balanced attack to beat out the home Del Valle squad.

The Conquistadors weren't able to escape three turnovers on the night—interception, fumble and blocked punt. Next week, Del Valle will face Hutto on the road, while Central will take on Calexo.

Jefferson 24 - San Elizario 6 - Jack Lutz

After a dismal 2018 campaign that saw Jefferson garner just a single win, the Silver Foxes knew an opportunity when they saw it Friday night at San Elizario. Receiver Ian Torres-White caught two balls for scores and Arturo Rubio added a 29-yard putaway touchdown run late as the Silver Foxes got past the home-standing Eagles for a second straight season in a 24-6 victory.

Jeff quarterback Nathan Alcala fought through a third-quarter foot injury, finishing 8-of-13 passing for 135 yards to direct the offense.

Torres-White’s 64-yard, third-quarter reception handed the Foxes a 14-0 edge. The win was their first since a Sep. 7, 2018 overtime win versus the same San Eli team. Since-graduated quarterback Hector Cantu ran in from a yard out to hand his club a 12-6 overtime victory in that one.

Next up for Jefferson (1-1), undefeated Parkland at The Bull Ring. San Eli (0-2) visits Cathedral Friday night at Burges
Hanks 45 - Bowie 23 - Beau Bagley 

Baty-Simmang Stadium had it all Friday night—big plays, special teams returns for scores and especially touchdowns.

Hanks (2-0) defeated Bowie 45-23. The Bears (1-1) started the scoring when quarterback Justin Diaz hit Julian Hernandez for a 58-yd touchdown, but the lead was short-lived. The Knights reeled off 26 straight points to take a 26-7 halftime lead. The big play came from quarterback Aaron Molina, jotting senior receiver Mykal Blanco for an 82-yard score.

Molina finished 10-22 for 191 yards and two scores. Blanco finished with five catches for 160 yards and one TD. Blanco is 341 yards shy of the El Paso city receiving record set by Eastwood’s Richie Rodriguez in 2015. Bowie was led by QB Justin Diaz, who was 10-24 for 228 yds and three scores. Next week, Hanks travels to Fabens while Bowie travels to Clint.

Horizon 17 - Socorro 10 - Joey Pennisi

Horizon walked a treacherous high-wire before eventually emerging unscathed against a hungry Socorro. A blocked punt deep in its own end in a knotted game looked like certain doom for the home team. But the defense held and the offense followed up with its best drive of the night at the most important of times, Raul Salas grabbing an 18-yard scoring pass with just 10 seconds left in the game to keep Horizon unbeaten.

The clubs swapped field goals in a 3-3 first half before Anthony Rojas pulled in a nine yard pass from Horizon sophomore quarterback Jacob Quijas to take the lead. But Socorro running back Damian Williams answered with a fourth-quarter, 26-yard snag to even things at 10-10, setting the scene for the late dramatics.

Horizon will put that now 2-0 record on the line, hosting 0-2 Eastwood. Socorro, winless since 2015, now 0-2 under first-year head coach Anthony Hinsley, gets ready for 1-1 Austin in a 4 pm kickoff Friday afternoon at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex.

Clint 35 - Irvin 14 - Isaiah Ramirez 

The Clint Lions (2-0) defeated the Irvin Rockets (0-1) 35-14 putting together not only an exceptional display through their running backs but through the air as well. For a Clint program that compiled just 226 receiving yards last season, putting up 128 in just one outing shows how they plan to be a balanced squad this year.

Senior running back Isaac Rosales rushed for 102 yards on 10 carries and made two trips to the end zone on the ground for the Lions.

Junior running back Gael Lopez complimented a nice one-two punch for the Lions at running back for the Lions rushing for 42 yards on six carries and had two rushing touchdowns of his own.

After losing 1200 yard rusher in Sebastian Barraza to graduation these Lions are graced with another solid running attack this season but that’s not all.

Clint got the job done through the air as well with senior quarterback Taylor Nunez throwing for 128 yards and one passing touchdown.

The Rockets never seemed to launch for Irvin as they mustered just 93 yards on the ground but they did meet the end zone twice off a one-yard rushing touchdown by junior quarterback Yeremiah Yhisreal and off a five yard rushing touchdown by senior running back Dominic Stiverson through the first two quarters.
The Rockets would be held scoreless the rest of the game. Clint will take on Bowie next week at home while Irvin will hit the road to take on Ysleta.

Mountain View 30 - Silver City 7 - Michael Cuviello 

Junior dual-threat quarterback Chris Gamboa threw for 186 yards and ran for another 100 yards as he took the Lobos on his back against the Fighting Colts of Silver City.

Gamboa played a part in every touchdown the Lobos scored, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another two. An errant early pass into the endzone resulted in an interception for Gamboa that led to an 80-yard scoring drive for Silver City.

From that point on, it was all Mountain View and Gamboa as they scored on a 40-yard touchdown pass to senior Brandon Ramirez and an 86-yard touchdown pass to senior josh Pacheco. Gamboa contributed two running touchdowns of 49 yards and 20-yards to shut the door on Silver City.

San Angelo Lake View 27 - Fabens 7 - Joe Rodriguez

San Angelo Lake View defeated Fabens 27-7 Friday night making the over 400 mile trip to far west Texas worth it. The win gives the Chiefs their first 2-0 start since 1996.

While both offenses struggled to fire over the course of the night, it was Lake View who was able to put together a total of 397 yards offensively at the end of the day to mark the difference in this one.

Individually, no one marked a bigger difference than wide receiver and defensive back Johnny Espinosa. The senior had 4 receptions for 105 yards, caught two touchdown passes and had 2 interceptions. Espinosa was definitely the difference-maker last night.

Up next for Lake View will be a home game against Snyder while Fabens will host Hanks next week.

Canutillo 53 - Bel Air 30 - Brandon Cohn 

In a game that saw both teams combine for more than 80-points and was filled with non-stop action, Canutillo defeated Bel Air at Highlander Stadium 53-30 to improve their mark to 2-0 on this young season.  Bel Air blinked and was down 26-7 heading into the second quarter thanks to some nifty running by Eagles' star back Carlos Amato and their stifling defense which has been exceptional early on. READ MORE

 

Franklin 49 - Odessa Permian 28 - Adrian Broaddus

Despite getting trolled by Odessa Permian on social media, the Franklin Cougars maintained composure on a Thursday night in Odessa and rolled over MOJO 49-28. Even though the Panthers only returned a combined five players on both sides, it's always an eyebrow raiser when an El Paso team beats Permian. Franklin senior quarterback Danny Walther is a gunslinger, while their senior linebacker David Powers is a destroyer on defense. Franklin became the first team since Montwood (2012) to beat Odessa Permian.

Plano East 49 - Eastwood 28 - Adrian Broaddus 

Coming off a 62-0 loss to Americas last week, there was some uncertainty on how Eastwood would fair against Plano East at the Frisco Star. To add to the adversity that the Troopers faced this week, they lost former star wide receiver Eddie Cruz, when Western New Mexico officials reported that the 18-year-old had drowned over Labor Day weekend. They played for El Paso and they played for Eddie. At one point, the game was as close as 29-20 in Plano's favor. In the end, Plano won 43-28 at the Star, but Eastwood played inspiring football in a game that meant a lot more than just football.

Andress 15 - Chapin 0 - Adrian Broaddus

In a Thursday night rivalry game, Andress used its defense to stop Chapin twice in the red zone, as they used a monstrous 78-yard touchdown run by senior Travon Ware and a 13-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Jeremiah Tosky to Jeremiah Cooer to blank Chapin 15-0. Although the Huskies have been shut out for the first two games of the season (lost 48-0 to Midland Christian last week), Chapin sophomore quarterback Mason Standerfer has potential to improve throughout the year with his cannon of an arm.

Other finals:

  • Ysleta 56 - El Paso 14
  • Americas 35 - Midland Christian 28
  • Midland 43 - Pebble Hills 42