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Football roundup: Aubrey rallies late for victory over Community

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AUBREY — A 21-point fourth quarter propelled Aubrey to a come-from-behind 38-28 victory against Nevada Community on Friday night in the District 5-4A opener at Chaparral Stadium.

The Chaparrals (5-1, 1-0) got touchdown runs from quarterback Taylor Swarbrick (14 yards) and running backs Pablo Vera (35 yards) and Spencer Neumann (2 yards) in the fourth quarter. Aubrey trailed 21-17 going into the fourth and scored on Swarbrick's keeper with 11:10 left to take the lead. Vera's touchdown pushed the lead to 10, 31-21, with 5:10 left.

After Community quarterback Colby Warren's 30-yard touchdown pass to running back Justin Ebarb cut Aubrey's lead to three with 4:01 left, the Chaps answered with Neumann's touchdown to seal the game with 55 seconds left. The big play on the game-clinching drive was a Swarbrick 40-yard keeper to the Community 12.

Aubrey travels to Bonham next Friday.

Pilot Point 45, Callisburg 7

CALLISBURG — Callisburg scored on its first play from scrimmage, and then Pilot Point totally shut down Callisburg en route to a 38-point victory.

Callisburg's Eli Parker went on a 68-yard scamper around right end for the first touchdown of the game. After that, the Pilot Point defense held Callisburg to 18 total yards the rest of the game, while Pilot Point's offense rolled up 486 yards of offense. Quincy Kemp rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns while Jacob Pitts rushed for 102 yards and one touchdown.

Pilot Point (2-4, 1-0) quickly answered the Callisburg score as Kemp ripped off a 32-yard run followed by a 43 yard run by Pitts, and with 4:24 left in the first quarter, Pitts rushed 7 yards for another score. Kemp found Ty Hellman on a two-point play, and Pilot Point led 8-7. The Bearcats struck again on their next possession as Pitts hit Kemp on 55-yard touchdown strike, Jaime Tavera's PAT was good and Pilot Point led 15-7.

In the second quarter, it was more Pilot Point. Roy Brown rolled 19 yards for a touchdown about two minutes in, and Kemp hit Pitts for the two point conversion to make it 23-7. At the 7:12 mark, Pilot Point held Callisburg on a fourth-and-1 play at the Wildcat 36. Kemp then scored on a 3-yard run with 4:23 left in the half, and Kemp's pass to Tyler Williams was good for the two point conversion as Pilot Point led 31-7. 

The Bearcats scored twice more before half on a 4-yard run by Hellman and a 35-yard pass from Pitts to Javin Bruce for the 45-7 lead.

The Bearcats will be at home Friday to play Whitesboro.

Brock 53, Ponder 14

BROCK — The Brock Eagles, after a sluggish first quarter, got things in order and erupted for 25 second quarter points to open District 4-3A play.

Brock (5-1, 1-0) led 7-0 after the first quarter before racking up 25 second quarter points to build a 32-6 halftime lead. Ponder's Mason Durrett got the Lions (2-4, 0-1) on the scoreboard in the second quarter on a 32-yard run.

Durrett, who finished the night with 107 yards rushing on 24 carries, scored again in the third quarter on a 1-yard run, but Brock scored twice in the third quarter and once more in the final frame.

Ponder finished the night with 198 yards of offense, with 175 of that on the ground. Noah Bean had 27 yards on seven carries, and Kaden McEwen had 25 yards on 12 carries.

Brock rolled up 498 yards in total offense with a balanced attack, 259 yards rushing and 239 passing.

Ponder will be at home Friday to host Boyd.

Liberty Christian 31, Dallas Parish Episcopal 26

DALLAS — Liberty Christian's Andre Washington rushed for 287 yards on 20 carries and scored three times to lead the Warriors.

Liberty led 7-6 after the first quarter, thanks to a 64-yard scoring run by Washington. In the second quarter, Liberty got a 39-yard field goal from Cameron Butler, and Grant Sawyer caught a 20-yard scoring strike from Nate Hayden to open up a 17-6 halftime cushion.

Washington scored both of Liberty's touchdowns in the second half on runs of 65 and 80 yards while the Warriors defense held off the Panthers.

Liberty (4-2, 2-1) finished the night with 392 yards of total offense, 304 of that on the ground. Parish Episcopal finished with 456 yards, 420 through the air. The Warriors picked off four passes, which helped secure the victory. 

The Warriors will be at home Friday to play Addison Trinity Christian.

Calvary 58, Ovilla Christian 57

OVILLA -- The Calvary Lions had their most productive night of the season offensively but it almost was not enough as Calvary had to hold off Ovilla Christian for a 58-57 victory.

In a game that went back-and-forth from the start, it came down to Jacob Helzer's two-yard run with 3:48 left in the game and Beck Hillman's extra point kick that gave the Lions the one-point victory.

Calvary finished with 463 yards in total offense, 371 of that on the ground. Ovilla finished with 478 yards.

Helzer had another huge night for the Lions (4-3) with 278 yards rushing on 27 carries and four touchdowns, caught two passes for 46 yards and one touchdown and completed three-of-three passes for 46 yards and one touchdown.

PJ Orr got the scoring start for Calvary with a 36-yard TD run early in the opening quarter. Moments later Helzer scored his first TD on a 14-yard run as Calvary trailed 16-14 after the first quarter.

Calvary scored three times in the second quarter on a five-yard run by Orr, Helzer caught a 45-yard TD pass from Hillman and Helzer hit Carter Listi with a 20-yard scoring toss that gave the Lions a 36-32 halftime lead.

Calvary was held to 22 second half points, all on runs by Helzer of 34, 4 and 2 yards and two extra point kicks by Hillman.

Calvary has a bye next week before hosting Watuage in two weeks.