Football Roundup — Van Alstyne tops Krum in district opener
KRUM — Gavin Montgomery ran 20 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns and completed 11-of-17 passes for 90 yards and a score as Van Alstyne opened District 4-4A (II) play with a 43-13 victory against Krum.
Jaden Mahan finished with 16 carries for 57 yards and three touchdowns, Gavin Bybee added 13 carries for 71 yards, Jayden Karo caught a TD pass and Collin Reynolds totaled six receptions for 32 yards for Van Alstyne (3-4, 1-0), which has the district bye on Friday before hosting Celina on October 23.
Jake Cook had a touchdown catch and Jadon Hunter returned a blocked punt 41 yards for a score for Krum (2-3, 0-1), which plays at Celina on Friday night.
District 4-3A (I)
Brock 50, Whitesboro 7
In Whitesboro, Jacob Smith had an interception return for a touchdown for Whitesboro but top-ranked Brock pulled away from the Bearcats in district play.
Whitesboro (1-5, 1-2) plays at Pilot Point on Friday.
Cash Jones ran for three touchdowns for Brock (6-0, 3-0), which led 15-7 at half-time. The Eagles, who are tied for first place with Pilot Point and Boyd, host Ponder on Friday.
District 5-3A (I)
Pottsboro 2, Commerce 0 (forfeit)
Just hours before they were scheduled to host the Commerce Tigers, the Cardinals learned they would not be able to play due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Commerce program.
Since the District 5-3A (I) contest has been cancelled and there is no make-up date available between now and the end of the season, Pottsboro has been awarded a forfeit victory at a margin of a maximum 17 points in case of tie-breaker purposes.
The Cardinals are now 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the 5-3A (I) standings and will return to action at third-place Mineola on Friday.
Commerce drops to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in district play.
Rains 55, Howe 10
In Howe, Jordan Jones had a touchdown run for the Bulldogs but Emory Rains earned the victory in district action.
Kevin Flores added a 27-yard field goal for Howe (0-6, 0-3), which travels to Commerce on Friday.
Audie McAree had 13 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns and completed 8-of-10 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns for Rains (5-2, 1-2), which plays at Winnsboro on Friday night.
District 8-3A (II)
Gunter 29, Leonard 8
In Leonard, Hudson Graham ran 11 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns and was 7-of-13 passing for 112 yards and a TD as first-place Gunter defeated Leonard in district action.
Cole Lemons had three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown, Ethan Sloan added 109 yards and a TD on 12 carries and Logan Hubbard kicked a 39-yard field goal for Gunter (6-1, 3-0), which has the district bye on Friday before hosting Blue Ridge on October 23.
D.J. Brown ran 29 times for 153 yards and a touchdown for Leonard (2-2, 0-2), which plays at Blue Ridge on Friday night.
District 5-2A (I)
Lindsay 65, Tom Bean 0
In Lindsay, the Tomcats suffered a loss as co-leader Lindsay clinched a playoff spot with a victory in district action.
Tom Bean (1-5, 0-3) hosts Tioga on Friday.
Kolt Schuckers completed 18-of-24 passes for 406 yards and six touchdowns for Lindsay (7-0, 3-0), which travels to Alvord on Friday with the winner gaining sole possession of first place.
Grayson Christian 59, Texoma Christian 46
In Sherman, Hayden Turner had 128 yards and three touchdowns receiving and ran for 62 yards and a score during Texoma Christian’s non-district loss against Grayson Christian at TCS.
Kason Williams threw for 171 yards and three TDs and ran for a touchdown while Devin Blankenship and Michael Tan added TDs on the ground and Thomas Barnett picked up a sack and recovered a fumble for Texoma Christian (0-2), which hosts Rockwall Heritage on Saturday.