District 3-5A Division II: Week 5 Report

Brownwood 53, Wylie 21 — The Bulldogs led the Lions 14-13 at halftime, but four second-half interceptions allowed coach Sammy Burnett’s squad to pull away for its first win over Wylie since 2010.

The margin was still one score (27-21) entering the fourth quarter, which Brownwood opened with a 65-yard pass from Tommy Bowden to Zach Strong to go up 34-21 and steal all the game’s momentum.

Brownwood outgained Wylie 594-348, pounding out 504 yards on the ground. Bowden led that effort, rushing for 226 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries while hitting five of 11 passes for 90 yards and another score. Running back Bailey Hicks paced Wylie with 70 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, while receiver Hayden Keidl caught five passes for 53 yards and a score.

Lubbock Cooper 40, Clovis (N.M.) 2 — The Pirates improved to 5-0 with their most dominant win of the season to date.

Cooper led its out-of-state foe 26-2 at halftime and cruised after that to enter its open date — and the district race after that — undefeated and as the clear favorite in 3-5A DII.

Dumas 33, Wichita Falls Rider 7 — The Raiders’ offensive woes continued Friday as they mustered just one fourth-quarter touchdown in their fourth consecutive loss.

Rider, which scored just 23 points combined during that skid, will try get things solved during its bye week before hosting Wylie (0-5) for its district opener Oct. 12 at Memorial Stadium.

Lubbock Estacado 21, Wichita Falls High 9 — The Wolves’ offense, which was looking prolific in the early going this season, dried up last week.

After averaging 36.5 points through its first four games, winning two of those contests, Wichita Falls High managed just three points before the fourth quarter in Friday’s loss to the Class 4A Matadors.

Wolfforth Frenship 34, Randall 27 — Randall’s encore performance to an unexpected win over Amarillo High saw the Raiders return to the loss column for the fourth time in five weeks.

The Tigers built a 34-7 halftime lead and held on for dear life in the second half to send Randall into league play on a losing note.

Hereford 37, Plainview 0 — The Bulldogs’ extreme struggles on both sides of the ball continued last week, when they were shut out for the second time in five games.

Plainview (1-4) averaged just 3.5 points per game in four nondistrict losses, dropping those games by an average margin of 33.3 points.

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