DAINGERFIELD, Texas—Hooks climbed atop the District 7-3A, Division II standing by itself with a 33-20 win over Daingerfield Friday at Mickey Mayne Tiger Stadium.
The Hornets led 19-6 at halftime but trailed 20-19 in the fourth quarter. Malik Estell scored his second rushing touchdown and third TD of the game with 1:30 left, and Montrell Estell returned an interception 76 yards for the icing on the cake as Hooks (4-4, 3-1) handed the Tigers (3-4, 2-1) their first loss in district play.
Montrell Estell also had a 7-yard TD run, Malik added scoring runs of 5 and 16 yards and caugfht a 3-yard strike from Connor Brice.
For Daingerfield, Reggie jeter had an 8-yard TD run, and Kieston Rushing ran 15 yards for a score and returned a punt 62 yards for another.
Malik Estell had eight rushes for 79 yards, and Montrell caught two balls for 54 yards.
Redwater 22, New Boston 15
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Austin Warlick put Redwater on the board first with a 1-yard run, and the Dragons hung on to their 22-8 halftime lead to defeat the Lions in a District 8-3A matchup.
John Michael Russ hit paydirt from five yards out to give Redwater a 14-0 lead in the second.
Philip Sissons had a 6-yard TD run for New Boston with 1:23 left until the half.
Redwater drove down the field and scored on a 1-yard run by Peyton Davis. Davis punched in the 2-point conversion with no time left in the half.
Kyler Murphy sailed down the field and scored a 30-yard touchdown for the Lions in the fourth quarter. It was the final score of the game.
The Dragons totaled 238 yards of offense, while New Boston amassed 272. The Lions fumbled three times and lost two.
Redwater is 4-2 and 1-0, while New Boston is 2-4 and 0-1 in district.
Paul Pewitt 50, DeKalb 22
OMAHA-NAPLES, Texas—Paul Pewitt defeated DeKalb in a District 7-3A match-up.
The Brahmas (4-3, 2-1) were led by quarterback Lucas Hungerford who was involved in six touchdowns during the course of the night.
Looking at the halftime score, the game's outcome may not have been expected as it was 29-22 Brahmas when the first half came to a close.
Hungerford ended the night rushing 13 times for 148 yards for 2 touchdowns, and passing for a total of 227 yards and throwing four TD passes.
Paul Pewitt's LaBrandon Webster ran in one TD from three yards out, and caught another from Lucas Hungerford, a 12-yard fling.
TyShun Mitchell played his part for the Brahmas, adding six extra-point kicks, and scoring receptions of 46 and 16 yards. Nick Garrett also connected with Hungerford for a 20-yard TD pass.
The Bears were led by JaQuan Jackson who rushed 31 times for 287 yards of Dekalb's 353 total rushing yards.
Job Bautista and Justin Hill were defensive standouts for Paul Pewitt helping to keep the Bears scoreless in the second half.
Jefferson 48, Hughes Springs 28
JEFFERSON, Texas—T.Q. Jackson had three receiving touchdowns, and Jefferson held off a second-half surge by Hughes Springs in a District 8-3A, Div. I game.
Trey Hodge threw three scores for the Bulldogs (5-2, 2-0) and ran for another.
Alex Bruce rushed for 157 yards and a score and passed for 60 yards and a 25-yard TD to Zach Anderson for the Mustangs (3-4, 0-2). Bo McEntire added 110 yards and two touchdowns, and Tony Kemp had 66 yards and a score.
Jefferson built a 26-14 lead at halftime and was up 48-20 after three. Bruce and McEntire each had a scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Rivercrest 66, Linden-Kildare 34
BOGATA, Texas—Linden-Kildare was no match to District 9-2A, Division I front-runner Rivercrest as the Tigers fell to the Rebels by 32 points.
Rivercrest remains unbeaten at 7-0 overall and 2-0 in league while the Tigers slips to 3-4, 0-2.
The two teams were deadlocked 12-12 at the first break before breaking away 22-8 in the second quarter to take a 34-20 halftime lead. The hosts completed the rout by outscoring L-K 32-14 in the final two periods.
L-K's Marty Johnson figured in on all four Tiger touchdowns. He ran for a 10-yard TD, caught an 8-yard scoring toss from Ja'Kevian Rose, and also passed for scores to Rose (16 yards) and Cortez Peterson (13 yards).
Rivercrest was led by Lucah Strickland, who run for three touchdowns (2, 1, 2 yards) and added a pair of 2-point conversion runs. He also passed to Morgan Tabb for a 28-yard TD.
The Rebels rolled up 527 yards total offense, including 391 on the ground while L-K had 328, with 228 coming via rushing.
Maud remained unbeaten in District 9-2A, Division II play with a 45-18 win over Detroit.
In another game involving Northeast Texas area teams, it was Ore City 35, Queen City 13.