Saint Jo vs Gold-Burg
The Saint Jo Panthers traveled to Gold-Burg on Friday as both Montague county teams and former district opponents competed.
The Panthers won easily against the young Bears team 52-0 in a game that was done at halftime.
Saint Jo did all of its damage running the ball racking up 227 yards on the ground and scoring all seven touchdowns on the ground. Connor Thompson scored three, while Logan Brawner and Eli Jones each scored two. On defense Jones also intercepted a pass and Pepe Gam recovered a fumble. Gam also converted five of his seven kicks.
The Bears struggled to gain consistent yards on offense. Will Hodges led the team with 18 yards rushing and intercepted a pass on defense. Big negative plays made sustaining drives a challenge.
The Nocona Indians were able to bounce back after an ugly opening game loss with a win at Venus on Friday
The Indians earned Coach Rick Weaver his first career win as a head coach with a 40-20 win against the Bulldogs.
After a slow first half that saw Nocona lead 13-6, Venus cut the lead to 13-12 early in the third quarter. The Indians offense started rolling, both in the air and on the ground as they scored 27 points in the second half to win 40-20.
Carter Horn threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns, one to Jason Sparkman and the other to Chandler Fenoglio. Fenoglio also had a good day running the ball as he led the team with 104 yards rushing and one touchdown. Juan Rico scored the other touchdown on the ground.
Nocona hosts Ponder on Friday for its Triennial homecoming. The Lions come into the game after suffering a big loss to Indians district opponent City View.
The Forestburg Longhorns traveled to Wichita Christian on Friday night.
The private school Stars came out on top in a high scoring 104-71 game. Despite the loss, it was the first complete game the Longhorns had played in since two seasons ago. Even more impressive is that Forestburg played the majority of the game with only seven players due to injuries and player discipline.
Zach Bradley led the team with six touchdown passes and four running touchdowns. Coach Trey Cumby was proud of the good things he saw from his offense and the fight he saw from his team even as they were running on fumes by the end of the game.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.