High Island 65, Chester 0
High Island needed to run only 17 plays of offense Friday night to take down Chester (1-6) by a 65-0 count in six-man play.
The game was called at halftime via the 45-point mercy rule.
Nate Jackson paced the Cadinals’ (6-2) offense with five touchdown runs.
QB Derek Demoss was 3-for-3 passing with all receptions going for touchdowns. Kole Rodriguez, Kade Meyers and Milo Malinchalk each hauled in one scoring pass.
On defense, Meyers had an interception and recovered two fumbles, while teammate Melvin Isaacks returned an interception for a touchdown.
The Cardinals play again at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 for their homecoming game against Leverett’s Chapel.
Legacy Prep Christian 34,
Bay Area Christian 7
Bay Area Christian fell in a deep first-half hole Friday night that the Broncos couldn’t crawl out of in a 34-7 road loss at Legacy Prep Christian Academy in a TAPPS District 6-III contest.
The homestanding Lions (6-1) led 27-0 at halftime and added another score in the third quarter to build an insurmountable lead.
Bay Area (5-3) got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter when Matthew Merritt crossed the goal line on a 5-yard run.
“Magnolia was a really good team,” Bay Area head coach Les Rainey said. “We were down some guys tonight and I was proud of the effort we gave against a tough team.”
The Broncos play again next Friday at home against The Woodlands Christian Academy.
Alvin 27, Clear Falls 24
Clear Falls saw a late lead vanish on a pair of costly mistakes that led to a last-minute field goal by Alvin on Friday in a 27-24 District 24-6A loss.
The Knights (1-5, 0-5) led 24-21 with 3 minutes to play before a pair of turnovers resulted in a pair of Yellowjacket (3-4, 1-4) field goals, the last a game-winner from 28 yards with 17 seconds remaining.
Clear Falls receiver Brandon Woodson finished the game with 130 yards on seven catches and touchdown receptions of 36 and 37 yards.
Quarterback Gavin Esquivel was 18-for-33 passing for 215 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Knights also got a score when Cam Davis tossed a 30-yard touchdown to Dan Dishman on a halfback pass.
Clear Falls returns to district play at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at home against Dickinson.
Clear Springs 42,
Clear Brook 7
The Clear Springs offense was firing on all cylinders Friday night with the one-two punch of Todd Hudson on the ground and Peyton Sawyer in the air driving the Chargers to a 42-7 District 24-6A victory over Clear Brook.
Hudson finished the contest with 174 rushing yards on 23 carries and four touchdowns on runs of 24, 18, 17 and 5 yards for Clear Springs (5-2, 4-1).
Sawyer had five receptions for 126 yards, including a 69-yard scoring catch.
Clear Brook (4-3, 2-3) avoided the shutout late in the fourth quarter when Jaizac Garcia ran in from 18 yards out with 3 minutes to play.
Wolverines standout 6-foot-5 receiver Caleb Chapman finished the game without a catch.
Clear Springs cornerback Christian Waller had an interception and safety Devin Johnson recovered a fumble.
The Chargers return to district play next Friday at Friendswood.
Hitchcock 60, Hardin 0
The Bulldogs ran all over Hardin on Friday night and dominated both sides of the ball in a 60-0 District 12-3A DI victory.
Hitchcock (4-3, 3-0) amassed 516 yards of offense — all on the ground — and limited the Hornets (4-4, 0-3) to only 44 yards.
Pacey Jones led Hitchcock’s ground attack with 164 yards on seven carries, including touchdown runs of 64 and 32 yards. Davin Preston scored on rushes of 42 and 11 yards and finished the game with 60 yards on six tries.
Xavian Hampton added 67 yards on seven carries with a score, Drevian Archibald ran five times for 56 yards and a touchdown, Shemar Johnson scored on a 38-yard run in his only carry and Deonza McCardell had two carries for 25 yards and a score plus an interception on defense.
John Paul Lowe contributed with 43 rushing yards on six attempts and Tyger Turner ran seven times for 38 yards.
The Bulldogs play again next Friday at East Chambers (5-2, 3-0) in a battle for first place in district.
— Jim Levesque
Santa Fe 34,
Fort Bend Willowridge 14
The Santa Fe Indians won the turnover battle, 3-0, and completely ran all over the Willowridge Eagles in a big win at Joe Raitano Field on Friday.
A 27-yard touchdown pass from Indians quarterback Nathan Kruger to receiver Austin Lamb in the second quarter got Santa Fe on the scoreboard first, but Willowridge managed to keep the game close in the first half as the Indians held that same 7-0 lead at the halftime intermission.
A 64-yard TD run by Tristian Cundiff in the third quarter gave Santa Fe a 13-0 cushion, and then the Indians completely blew the game wide open in the fourth quarter.
Nicholas McDonald raced 68 yards to the end zone for a 20-0 lead, Rey Montemayor hauled in a 2-yard pass from Kruger for a 27-0 lead, and then a 32-yard TD reception by Josh Blankenship from Kruger put the final touches on the late offensive explosion.
Willowridge managed two late-game scores on a Christian Carter 7-yard TD run and a 17-yard TD pass from Vaughnte Frederick to Lidarian Carter, but the Santa Fe lead was simply insurmountable at that point.
The Indians racked up 221 rushing yards in the game led by McDonald (eight carries, 113 yards, one TD) and Cundiff (five carries, 69 yards, one TD). Kruger had 119 passing yards, three passing TDs and 39 rushing yards.
Blankenship (two receptions, 38 yards, one TD) and Lamb (three receptions, 37 yards, one TD) were Santa Fe’s leading receivers.
On defense, Landon Thompson had an interception, Ethan Sonnier and Tyler Martin each recovered a fumble, and Cayden Peterson had a sack and tackle for loss.
Up next for the Indians (5-2 overall, 3-2 in District 23-5A) will be a tough one against first-place Manvel at Alvin Memorial Stadium.
— James LaCombe
Editor’s note: Information on the O’Connell game was not immediately available.