Stamford 90, De Leon 62 — In one of the most insane football games in Big Country history, Peyton Bevel was 21 of 33 for 789 yards and state records for passing yardage and touchdowns (12) to lead Stamford over the visiting Bearcats.
The Bulldogs (5-0), who built a 43-14 halftime lead, kept De Leon at bay with 906 yards in total offense on the night. Bevel was also SHS’ leading rusher with 65 yards, but it was his passing that defined the evening, with four different Stamford receivers — Trevaul Mitchell, Zach Duran, Trace Edwards and RJ Smith — all catching three TD passes.
De Leon (2-3) was led by QB Kevin Yeager, who threw for 355 yards and five TDs and rushed for 162 yards and three more scores.
To illustrate the insanity of this contest, consider that De Leon had 722 yards in total offense, yet lost by 28 points.
Early 46, Hico 21 — Early quarterback Ryan Trompler continues to have a hot hand, having finished this road win with 292 yards passing and three TDs.
All three scoring passes were to Timmy Smithson, who finished with six catches for 182 yards. Early improved to 4-1 with the win.
Hico (1-3), which rushed for 251 yards as a team, was led by Luc Hyles, who finished with 106 rushing yards and two scores.
Hamilton 53, Goldthwaite 14 — With Hamilton pounding out 480 rushing yards as a team, there was little GHS could do to counter it.
The Eagles went the aerial route, with Drew Hermesmeyer hitting 28 of 46 throws for 317 yards, but only one score.
Ian Nath was the big gun for Hamilton, with 249 yards rushing and three scores on 14 carries to lift HHS to 4-1.
Goldthwaite fell to 1-4.
San Saba 44, Ingram Moore 6 — The long-struggling Armadillos are on fire, winning their fifth straight game to remain unbeaten.
San Saba has already locked up the most wins it has seen in a season in six years and its best start since 1994.
This win also marked the second straight week the ‘Dillos handed a team its first loss of the year. Snook fell victim on Sept. 21, 47-6.
Rogers 24, Crawford 21 — Heath Schiller hit Kasey Kohring with what proved to be the game-winning TD pass from 33 yards out to lift Rogers (4-1) to a tough win.
Crawford (2-3) led 21-9 early in the fourth quarter.
Valley Mills 51, Meridian 13 — After an 0-2 start that saw them lose to still-unbeaten teams from Clifton and Santo, the Valley Mills Eagles have reeled off three straight wins.
The Eagles head into a bye week, with difficult a road date at Crawford slated for Oct. 12 to open district.