Blackwell, Highland romp

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Highland won its district opener in dominating fashion and Blackwell remained undefeated with an easy win Friday that wrapped up non-district play.
Blackwell 50,
Santa Anna 0
BLACKWELL — Victories just keep on piling up for Coach Clint Lowry’s Hornets, who improved their season record to 7-0 with a win over Santa Anna.
Brandon Brinkman threw for two scores, ran for two others and caught a pass from Michael Lowry, the team’s regular quarterback, for a touchdown. The pair were a combined 5-of-7 for 120 yards and four scores in the game, which was halted at halftime due to six-man football’s 45-point mercy rule. Lowry caught a Brinkman pass for a touchdown as well, and Cameron Coldiron caught Brinkman’s other TD pass, with Lowry’s other scoring toss going to Joel Guia. Blackwell’s other TD came on a 39-yard run by Peyton Hinckley.
Guia, in addition to his TD catch, had seven tackles for Blackwell plus a fumble recovery and interception. Coldiron also had a fumble recovery plus five tackles.
Hunter Perry collected a team-high 12 tackles while Lowry, Hinckley and Junior Guia had four, Brenden Scott three and Carson Sorrells two for the Hornets.
Highland 62,
Westbrook 13
WESTBROOK — Leading throughout, Highland needed less than three quarters to finish off Westbrook. It was the 6-1 Hornets’ fifth straight win since losing to Blackwell by three points in Week 2. All of the wins have been by 48 points or more.
Highland, which ran just 24 plays, finished with 313 yards to 142 for Westbrook. Highland was 5-for-5 passing, while rushing for 214 yards and eight scores.
El Sauer ran for a team-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns. Richard Fomby rushed for two TDs and Jacob Hamilton, Nolan Montgomery and Dakota Bowen one. Bowen was also on the end of a 65-yard TD pass from Sam Spaulding, who was 4-for-4 for 85 yards and caught a 14-yard pass from Sauer. Fomby, Montgomery and Dylan Jeffrey also caught passes.
Highland pulled away with a 28-7 second quarter to lead 42-13 at halftime after being up just 14-6 after one period, and added 20 more points on runs by Montgomery, Hamilton and Sauer to end the game with 4:07 left in the third quarter.
Bowen and Spaulding had six solo tackles to lead the Hornets. Hamilton (interception) and Montgomery were other standouts defensively.