Waco La Vega 42, Stephenville 24 — Down 14-0 at halftime, the Yellow Jackets rallied to pull within four in the third quarter, but that was as close as they’d get in an 18-point loss to the No. 3 Pirates.
Gavin Rountree’s 19-yard touchdown run made it a 14-10 game with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, but La Vega answered in the final minute of the period to go back up two scores, before outscoring Stephenville 21-14 in the fourth.
In addition to his TD run, Rountree had scoring passes to Coy Eakin (28 yards) and Trace Morrison (75 yards) to lead the Stephenville offense. But the Jackets (3-4, 1-1) couldn’t keep up with the Pirates (5-1, 2-0), who gained 462 of its 594 yards on the ground.