This time when it came to making a long road trip, the Tascosa Rebels were prepared when it really counted.

Two weeks after suffering a loss to Brownsville Hanna in San Antonio, Tascosa hit the road again to go to Midland to open District 2-6A play Friday night. The Rebels took the lead in the first quarter and never looked back, rolling to a 36-20 victory over Midland High to get off on the right foot in district.

Midland took a 7-3 lead in the first quarter on Suddin Sapien's 20-yard touchdown run, but Tascosa (4-2, 1-0 in district) struck back, scoring 33 unanswered points to take control of the game.

King Doerue, who verbally committed to play for Purdue two days earlier, gave the Rebels the spark they needed with a 66-yard touchdown run which gave them the lead for good. Doerue ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries, leading three Tascosa rushers with at least 100 yards.

Quarterback Joseph Plunk ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries and threw a touchdown pass. Ayden Noriega ran for 128 yards on only five carries.

Midland is now 2-4 and 0-1.

 

Tascosa;9;13;14;0;—;36

Midland High;7;0;0;13;—;20

T—David Lopez FG 28

MHS—Suddin Sapien 20 run (Ivan Campos kick)

T—King Doerue 66 run (kick failed)

T—Joseph Plunk 9 run (Ruiz kick)

T—Doerue 3 run (pass failed)

T—Plunk 10 run (Ruiz kick)

T—Brandon Sanders 22 pass from Plunk (Ruiz kick)

MHS—Sapien 1 run (Campos kick)

MHS—Campbell Keithley 27 pass from Sapien (pass failed)

;Tascosa;Midland High

First downs;26;19

Rushing;532;129

Passing;52;180

Total yards;584;309

C-A-I;3-9-0;12-24-0

Punts;3-30.7;5-41.2

Fumbles-lost;0-0;1-1

Penalties-yards;7-77;5-35

 

Hereford 56, San Angelo Lake View 7: Hereford meant business in the final game before district play, as the Whitefaces jumped on Lake View from the start and didn't let up in rolling to an easy win.

Seth Dixon, the Panhandle's leading rusher, set the tone for Hereford (5-1), running for the Herd's first four touchdowns as Hereford stormed to a 35-0 halftime lead. Dixon ran for five touchdowns.

It was a dominant effort by Hereford, who had 553 yards of offense, with 435 coming on the ground. The Herd rolled up 29 first downs.

Hereford held Lake View (1-6) to 246 yards, as the Chiefs didn't score until 1:04 remained in the game.

Dumas 55, Big Spring 0: Like Hereford, Dumas also tuned up for District 3-4A Division I play with a rout at home, crushing Big Spring.

The Demons (5-2) were in high gear offensively, rolling up 407 total yards and 27 first downs. Dumas quarterback Spencer Williams continued to show his development by running for 100 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and threw for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Dumas gave up on 207 yards to Big Spring.