It was a game that lived up to its billing.
West Texas High rallied from a 23-12 fourth quarter deficit to stun the Gruver Greyhounds 34-29 on Friday night at Greyhounds Stadium.
The Comanches scored 22 unanswered over the final 10 minutes of the game, taking a lead they'd never relinquish for the thrilling win.
The Comanches are now 3-0 on the year as the Greyhounds fall to 2-1.
Gruver took a comanding 23-12 lead into half, and held it heading into the fourth quarter. With 10 minutes to play, quarterback Keegan Kelp was intercepted by Comanches defender, Jaren Adams, who returned it for the pick six, cutting the deficit to 23-20.
On the following possession for WT High, quarterback Avian Cruz found Jonah Villanueva for a 25-yard score, as the Comanches took a 26-23 led with 8:53 to play. WT High then went up by 11, when Cruz ran for a 9-yard TD.
Gruver did cut the lead, 34-29, on a 22 yard pass from Kelp to Fernando Valdez with 4:53 to play. the two-point conversion wasn't good, so the Greyhounds elected an onside kick.
Gruver got the kick, however, weren't able to convert.
West Texas High 34, Gruver 29
West Texas High 0 12 0 22 — 34
Gruver 8 15 0 6 — 20
G—Creed Spivey 66 pass from Keegan Kelp (Jalin Conyers run)
WT—Avian Cruz 12 run (conversion failed)
G—Spivey 50 pass from Kelp (Conyers run)
WT—Rocky Reiswig 5 run (conversion failed)
G—Connor Haynes 9 pass from Kelp (Ermilio Acosta kick)
WT—Jaren Adams interception return (conversion failed)
WT—Jonah Villanueva 25 pass from Cruz (conversion failed)
WT—Cruz 9 run (Cruz run)
G—Valdez 22 pass from Kelp (conversion failed)
Canadian 32, Perryton 10: The Canadian Wildcats got the best of Perryton in the Highway 83 rivalry with a 32-10 victory Friday night at Wildcats Stadium.
Canadian quarterback Casen Cavalier was the difference in the ball game. Cavalier was superb through the air, going 19-of-26 for 236 yards with three touchdowns.
On the ground, Cavalier also did damage with his feet. The senior ran for 108 yards on 21 carries with TD runs of 16 and 3-yards.
Cavalier's main target on the night was senior standout Garrison McCook. McCook hauled in eight catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns of 38 and 40 yards.
The No. 3-ranked Wildcats are 3-0 on the season, while Perryton falls to 0-3.
Canadian 32, Perryton 10
C—Bill Koetting 3 pass from Casen Cavalier (kick fail)
C—Cavalier 16 run (conversion failed)
C—Garrison McCook 38 pass from Cavalier (conversion failed)
P—Ryan Davis 8 run (Kenny Ramirez kick)
C—McCook 40 pass from Cavalier (McCook kick)
P—Ramirez 30 FG
Wellington 28, Abernathy 6: In another highly anticipated small school matchup, the Wellington Skyrockets defeated the Abernathy Antelopes in convincing fashion Friday night at Powell Field in Wellington.
The No. 5-ranked Skyrockets broke a scoreless tie when Arturo Tellez put Wellington on the board with a 4-yard run.
On the last play of the half, It was Tellez giving Wellington insurance on a 15-yard touchdown catch from JoJo McKnight with 0:00 left on the first half clock. That put Wellington up 14-0.
In the third quarter the Skyrockets added two more scores, one from Jalen Roland on a 10-yard run, then Tellez scored his third TD on a 29-yard scoring pass from McKnight.
Abernathy quarterback Bryson Daily did not play in the key contest due to an unknown injury, really slowing down the Antelopes offense.
Wellington moves to 3-0 on the year. Abernathy falls to 2-1.
Wellington 28, Abernathy 6
W—Arturo Tellez 4 run (Seven Wilbur pass from JoJo McKnight), 11:30
W—Tellez 15 pass from McKnight (conversion failed), 0:00
W—Jalen Roland 10 run (conversion failed), 8:00
W—Tellez 29 pass from McKnight (John Holcomb pass from McKnight), 1:37
A—Malachi Laredo 48 pass from Ryan Sandoval (conversion failed), 6:32
Spearman 54, Sunray 0: Spearman dominated Sunray Friday night at Lynx Stadium.
The win will keep Spearman (3-0) undefeated, as Sunray (0-3) continues to search for their first win of the season.
Malin Salinas led his team with 207 yards rushing, scoring four touchdowns. Reece Shields captured 94 yards rushing, adding one touchdown to the board in the 2nd quarter. Already up by 34 at half, Sunray did not seem to have a chance.
Spearman 54, Sunray 0
Sunray; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0
Spearman; 20; 14; 13; 9; 54
SP- Milan Salinas 99 run (conversion failed)
SP- Salinas 25 run (Arturo kick)
SP- Cristian Valles 42 pass from Reece Shields (Arturo kick)
SP- Shields 5 run (Arturo kick)
SP-Salinas 25 run (Arturo kick)
SP- Salinas 55 run (kick failed)
SP- Kalem Lopez 1 run (Arturo Kick)
SP- Brenen Thompson 1 run (Arturo kick)
Stratford 51, Guymon, Okla. 0: The Stratford Elks galloped past Guymon on Friday night with a commanding 51-0 shutout.
The Guymon Tigers rolled into Stratford hunting for their first win of the season, but the Elks dominate running game could not be stopped.
The Elks began the game with a 20 yard touchdown from junior running back Iuden Romero who racked up 304 yards of total offense and three touchdowns on the night.
The Tigers could not overcome the 25 point deficit going into halftime, and the Elks rolled on to their second shutout of the season.
Stratford (2-1) will travel to Spearman next week as they try to extend their winning streak to two games.
S - Iuden Romero 20 run (kick no good)
S - Abraham Villeges 47 run (conversion failed)
S - Ty McBryde 18 pass from Walker McBryde (Juan Quintaro kick good)
S - Romero 6 run (kick no good)
S - Britt McQuitty 17 run (Quintaro kick good)
S - Romero 35 run (kick no good)
S - W. McBryde 7 run (Quintaro kick good)
S - McQuitty 40 run (kick failed)
Clarendon 18, Wheeler 12: Clarendon was able to hold off a tough fight from Wheeler in a battle of Class 2A Division II schools Friday night at Broncos Stadium.
Th Broncos stay undefeated on the year at 3-0, as Wheeler drops to 1-2.
Clarendon's Ryan McCleskey gave the Mustangs defense trouble with 132 yards on 28 carries. Preston Elam made two touchdown grabs on three catches for 26 yards.
Clarendon 18, Wheeler 12
Wheeler 0 6 6 0; 12
Clarendon; 6; 12; 0; 0; 18
C- Dalton Benson 1 run (kick failed)
C- Preston Elam 21 pass from Noab Elam (conversion failed)
C- Elam 5 pass from Elam (conversion failed)
W- Punt block recovery in end zone (conversion failed)
W- Heston Marshall 62 pass from Gustavo Andrade (kick failed)
Tulia 37, Sanford-Fritch 14: The Tulia Hornets stung the Sanford-Fritch Eagles on Friday night with a 37-14 victory at Eagle Stadium.
The Eagles put the first points on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run and a 2-point conversion that gave them a first half lead.
The Hornets quickly answered back with a 22 yard and 75 yard touchdown from senior quarterback Shawn Kelly and took a narrow lead into halftime.
The third quarter saw a passing touchdown from Kelly followed by another rushing touchdown in the fourth.
The nail that sealed the Eagles coffin was a 50 yard interception return for the final score of the game.
The Hornets look to extend their winning streak as they travel to Sunray to take on the Bobcats at Bobcat Stadium.
Tulia 37, Sanford-Fritch
F - Caden Farmer 1 run. (Brody Williams 2-pt conversion)
T - Kye Basaldua 6 run. (kick no good)
T - Shawn Kelly 22 run. (conversion failed)
T - Kelly 75 run. (conversion failed)
T - Aaron Barrientez 14 pass from Kelly. (conversion failed)
F - Farmer 6 run. (kick no good)
T - Kelly 39 run (Berrientez kick good)
T - 50 interception return. (kick no good)
Farwell 42, Olton 21: The Farwell Steers left the Olton Mustangs in the dust on their way to a 42-21 victory at Steers Stadium on Friday night.
The Mustangs were able to find the endzone first with an 80 yard touchdown pass from Jack Allcorn to Jayden Leathers and were able to prevent the Steers from scoring in the entire first quarter.
The Steers (2-1) bounced back in the second and put the ball in the hands of junior quarterback Leo Ruiz who had three touchdowns on the night.
Coming out of halftime, the Mustangs were trailing by 14 and two quick Olton touchdowns tied the game up going into the fourth quarter.
The Mustangs were not able to continue their momentum and gave up 21 points in the final quarter and sent them home searching for their second win of the season.
The Mustangs hope to bounce back next week as they host Bovina at Memorial stadium.
Farwell 42, Olton 21
O - Jayden Leathers 80 pass from Jack Allcorn. (Nabor Vega-Canchola kick good)
F - Leo Ruiz 1 run. (Jose Rodriguez kick good)
F - Ruiz 6 run. (Rodriguez kick good)
F - Jose Rodriguez 39 pass from Leefe Actkinson. (Rodriguez kick good)
O - Zane Gunter 2 run. (Vega-Canchola kick good)
O - Aldo Vasquez 45 pass from Allcorn. (Vega-Canchola kick good)
F - Actkinson 17 run. (Rodriguez kick good)
F - Sterling Henderson 55 pass from Actkinson. (Rodriguez kick good)
F - Henderson 23 pass from Ruiz. (Rodriguez kick good)