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Vernon vs. Gainesville

The Vernon Lions lost their season opener at Big Spring 36-14 last Friday. It was close at half, as the Lions trailed 18-14. Christian Ochoa led Vernon with 14 carries for 92 yards and a TD.

Vernon’s Christian Ochoa breaks loose for a gain against Big Spring. Mark Lytle/Vernon Record

Vernon will be back in action on Friday at home, against Gainesville, with kickoff at 7 p.m. Tickets must be prepurchased at the VISD transportation center on Main Street.

Gainesville leads the all-time series 10-7. The Lions last win in the series was 28-21 in 2018.

Vernon lost at Gainesville last season by a 55-24 score. The Lions will be no stranger to Gainesville’s top returning weapon. Christopher Feagins is back as a senior at running back. Last year he had touchdown runs of 58 and 52 yards

The Leopards lost at home last week to the Caddo Mills Foxes by a 42-20 score. The Leopards secondary struggled with the Foxes deep passing game, giving up passing scores from 75 and 36 yards.


Northside hosts Rule

Northside’s Matthew Brooks outruns the Patton Springs defense for a 72-yard score, the first TD of the 2020 season for Northside.
Daniel Walker/Vernon Record

The Northside Indians topped Patton Springs 42-34 in the season opener last Thursday. Matthew Brooks got things started as he outran the defense down the sideline for a 72-yard first quarter touchdown. Northside will host Rule this week. It was originally scheduled as a road game, but was changed on Monday to be played at Northside at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The Bobcats won 42-41 in their opening game against Wilson, last week.

Eagles in neutral game Thursday

The Chillicothe Eagles lost to the Hedley Owls, 47 -44  last Friday night. Alex Guffey led the Eagles with 15 rushes for 152 yards and two touchdowns.

The Eagles will be in action in a  neutral site game at Hedley against Darrouzett on Thursday. They lost 67-0 to Wildarado last week.

Chillicothe’s Julian Vasquez scores a touchdown for the Eagles in the season opener against Hedley.
Daniel Walker/Vernon Record

Crowell with a Bye

Crowell topped Baird 58-12 in the season-opener on Friday, ending the game in the 3rd quarter. The game was tied 6-6 after one quarter, and it was 36-6 at half. Wildcats quarterback Seth Bearden completed 6 of 9 passes with 151 yards and five TDs.

The Crowell Wildcats have a bye this week  and their next game is scheduled as hosting Richland Springs on Sept. 11.

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