SWEETWATER — What had the appearance of a shootout early on turned into a rout on Thursday night as Brock overpowered Muleshoe in a Class 3A DI area round game at the Mustang Bowl.
Carson Finney caught two touchdown passes and intercepted three others and Brett Tutter rushed for 153 yards and three scores to lead Brock (8-4), which won its eighth straight game after an 0-4 start.
With both clubs trading two early touchdowns apiece in the first nine minutes of play and Brock clinging to a 15-13 lead, the Eagles blew the game open with 35 unanswered points and were never threatened beyond that point. The Eagles now advance to face the winner of Bushland (11-0) and Jim Ned (8-3) in the Region I-3A quarterfinals.
Muleshoe (8-4) was led by Nathan Martens, who threw for 132 yards and two scores.