Stephenville (3-2) — The Yellow Jackets were idle on Friday.
However, they will open district play at home against China Spring on Oct. 12 having a full two weeks to prepare for it.
As one would expect, Krece Nowak (453 yards rushing, two TDs, 295 yards receiving , two TDs) as been the top “go-to” man for SHS thus far.
Brownwood (3-2) —The Lions were idle on Friday, but will see action in a crucial district opener at Gatesville on Oct. 12.
The loser of that game will be forced to go through the entirety of the district schedule with its back to the wall, needing two upsets or a three-way tiebreaker to see postseason play.
Going into district play, QB Tommy Bowden has been as good as advertised, rushing for 478 yards and 11 scores and throwing for 1,031 yards and six more TDs.
China Spring 63, Houston St. Thomas 35 — China Spring’s Erik Hart rushed for 305 yards and five touchdowns to lead CSHS to a win over St. Thomas (1-5).
Freshman QB Brayden Faulker also had a big night, hitting 15 of 17 throws for 290 yards and three scores to help the Cougars improve to 4-2 in their final non-district game.
Leading 42-35 late in the third quarter, China Spring closed on a 21-0 run to blow the game open.
Waco La Vega 56, Texarkana Liberty Eylau 19 — Fifth-ranked La Vega (4-2) closed its non-district slate with an easy win over Eylau that saw the Leopards pound out 360 yards rushing.
Five different Leopards posted scoring runs on the night.
Liberty Elylau fell to 1-5.
Glen Rose 59, Gatesville 23 — Glen Rose quarterback Cameron Griffin threw for 275 yards and spread six touchdown passes among five different receivers in a lopsided road win.
Gateville managed 292 yards in total offense, led by Tahje Miller, who had touchdown receptions of 31 and 26 yards.
Glen Rose improved to 4-2. GHS slipped to 2-4.