WALNUT SPRINGS – Kopperl’s 44-point first half was enough for the Eagles to hang on for the 44-38 win over the Hornets Friday.
Kopperl (2-1) has already matched its season win total from a year ago.
Cruz Chavez passed for three TDs and Ben Muniz rushed for 164 yards and one score as Walnut Springs (0-3) fought back from a 44-20 halftime deficit to pull to within a TD with less than a minute to play.
Crawford 48, Meridian 7
CRAWFORD — Crawford nearly pitched a shutout but, more importantly, picked up the win.The Pirates were up 34-0 before Meridain scored in the third quarter.
Early 39, Bruceville-Eddy 29
EDDY – D.J. Weaver had another standout game at quarterback for the Eagles, but it wasn’t enough to top Early’s balanced attack.
Both teams tallied 20 first downs, but Early nearly doubled up Bruceville-Eddy (1-2) in passing yardage, 170 to 97.
Weaver did all he could to keep the game close, rushing for a game-leading 105 yards.
Texas Wind 37, Somerville 26
SOMERVILLE — Tanner Ledford ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, gusting Texas Wind to a double-digit road win over the Yeguas.
Wind (3-0) showed some nice offensive balance. Isaac Shaw ran 10 times for 98 yards and two TDs, while Johnny Escoto and Josiah Ibarra also found paydirt.
Abbott 62, Hill Country Christian School of Austin 16
AUSTIN — Abbott finished with 462 yards rushing as the Panthers defeated Hill Country Christian School of Austin to move to 2-1 on the season.
Nolan Kaska led Abbott’s ground attack with 152 yards and a touchdown, while Kadyn Johnson and Matthew Urbanovsky each had 125 yards and three scores.
Defensively, Jared Pavelka led the way for the Panthers with 16 tackles as Abbott held the Knights to 256 yards of total offense.
Royse City 23, Connally 8
ROYSE CITY — Royse City took a 7-0 lead with five minutes to play in the first quarter and never looked back en route to a 23-8 victory over Connally.
Connally got on the board with a safety late in the first quarter. The Cadets never scored a touchdown in this contest with the rest of their points coming from field goals.
West 48, Ranchview 14
WEST — Nathan Gerik went 7 for 10 for 146 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions as West defeated Ranchview.
Romeo Hernandez had two receptions that both went for touchdowns and 74 total yards. Meanwhile, Paeton McFarlin led the rush attack with 86 yards, followed by Kain Klish with 79.