REDWATER, Texas — Daingerfield scored 35 unanswered points in the second half as the Tigers defeated Redwater Dragons, 35-20, in Distict 10-3A football game Friday night at Dragon Stadium.
The win moves the Tigers to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in district play. Redwater drops to 1-6 and 0-3.
The Dragons held a 10-0 halftime lead before the Tigers put on an offensive show in the final two quarters.
Redwater's Korben Singletary kicked a 25-yard field goal with 3:26 showing in the opening stanza and Preston bullied his way into the end zone for a 1-yard scoring run with 7:52 left in the second quarter. Singletary's kick made it 10-0 Dragons over the stunned Tigers.
However Daingerfield woke up the second half.
Zaylon Jeter got Daingerfield on the scoreboard with 6:09 remaining in the third with a 2-yard TD run. Five minutes later, Jeter hooked up with Coby Wright on a 9-yard TD pass, and Jeter tacked on the 2-point conversion to give Daingerfield the lead for good.
Daingerfield led 14-10 heading to the final period when Martez Allen scored on a 16-yard run to extend the lead. Ismael Allen later picked up a fumble and rambled 89 yards for a touchdown and a 28-10 lead with 6:20 left in the contest.
The Tigers put the game away with a 12-yard TD run from Jayden Wallace.
Redwater plays at Prairiland and Daingerfield hosts Paul Pewitt next Friday.
Tatum 44, Atlanta 20
ATLANTA, Texas — After an explosive first quarter that produced 47 points between the two teams, the Tatum defense pitched a shutout the rest of the way as the Eagles bumped off the Atlanta Rabbits.
Tatum (4-1, 2-1) led 27-20 after one frame, but Atlanta (1-7, 1-2) was blanked the rest of the way.
The Eagles took a 13-0 lead on a 8-yard touchdown pass to Ty Bridges and a 25-yard interception return for a TD by Daymien Smith, but Atlanta cut the deficit to 13-7 on a 67-yard scoring jaunt by Caleb Hamilton with 7:33 left in the opening quarter.
The teams traded scores over the next two minutes, with Smith scoring in on a 1-yard run and Atlanta countering with a 6-yard TD pass from Justin Pierce to Ashton Harper.
Atlanta added a 60-yard interception return for a score by Kameron Dickerson with 49 seconds left to tie things at 20-20, but the Eagles got a 65-yard TD blast from Ty Hollins to end the explosive quarter with a 27-20 lead.
Smith scored on a 20-yard run and Malone added a 3-yard TD run in the third for the Eagles, and Omar Rodriguez booted a 20-yard field goal in the third to make the final 44-20.
Atlanta visits New Boston and Tatum will host Jefferson next week.
LINDEN, Texas — Ryan Harris rushed for one TD and caught a TD pass, Milo Morrison rushed for three scores and the Beckville Bearcats rolled the District 9-2A win over Linden-Kildare.
Harris completed all four of his pass attempts for 40 yards, carried seven times for 129 yards and a touchdown, caught two passes for 66 yards and a TD and added a 2-point conversion for Beckville. Morrison carried 11 times for 91 yards and three touchdowns and added two catches for 26 yards.
J'Koby finished with six carries for 139 yards and a TD.
Beckville (5-3, 3-1) is open this week. Linden-Kildare (1-5, 1-2) will visit Big Sandy.
Paul Pewitt 35, DeKalb 6
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas — Running back Deiontray Hill rushed for 229 yards and four touchdowns, and the Paul Pewitt defense forced four turnovers to propel the Brahmas over DeKalb.
Hill carried 30 times, an also played a big part on defense with an interception, a pass broken up, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The Brahmas move to 4-2 overall and stay undefeated in District 10-3A play at 3-0. The Bears slip to 5-2, 1-2.
Hayden Green added a TD run for Paul Pewitt. Dalton Vissering was 5-for-5 on extra points, and defensive lineman Kendrell Webster had six tackles and returned an interception 35 yards.
The Bears' touchdown came in the fourth quarter when quarterback A.J. Burgin passed 47 yards to Ramaj Vaughn. The extra point was blocked.
DeKalb will entertain Hooks and the Brahmas will visit Daingerfield on Friday.
AHS freshmen advance
TEXARKANA, Ark. — Arkansas High's freshman volleyball team will advance in the Conference 5A-South tournament after defeating Camden Fairview in two sets this week.
The Lady Backs won 25-13, 25-13. Hailey Sherk led Arkansas High with eight points, Ainsley Richardson followed with seven. Jenna Dupree lead the team with two kills and a couple of saves.
The Lady Backs will play Monday in Magnolia.