District 5-3A Div. II Week 10 Report: Eastland, Dublin, Jacksboro still vying for league crown

Eastland 45, Merkel 21 — Keaton Hicks and Cooper Wright combined for 257 yards passing and two TDs to help Eastland improve to 4-5 overall and 3-1 in district play. 

Isaiah Burns led Merkel with 112 yards rushing and a score. Joey Zink added 75 yards passing, including a pair of TD strikes. 

The Mavericks will meet Dublin (7-2, 3-1) on the road next Friday with a possible league title in the balance, depending on the outcome of the Jacksboro’s home date with Millsap.  

Millsap 44, Dublin 41 — The Bulldogs piled up 464 yards in total offense and forced a pair of Dublin turnovers to hand the Lions their first district loss. 

Chris Teten led Dublin with 345 yards passing and five TDs. 

Trailing 32-13 at the break, the Lions (7-2, 3-1) rallied with a 26-13 second half but fell short.  Millsap improved to 4-5 and 2-2.  

Jacksboro 41, Comanche 34 — The Tigers held off Comanche for a critical district win that kept Jacksboro’s district title hopes alive.  

The game was equally important for Comanche, which is pursuing a playoff seed. 

The Indians will face Merkel (3-6, 0-4) next week with a chance to land a fourth seed if Millsap falls to Jacksboro. 

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