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Football: Sanger’s struggles continue in nondistrict loss

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By Matthew Postins / For the Denton Record-Chronicle

FRISCO — Mercifully, nondistrict is over for the Sanger Indians.

The Indians found themselves struggling again Thursday night, falling behind quickly before losing 51-21 to Frisco Lone Star on Thursday night at FC Dallas Stadium.

Sanger (0-6) will get two weeks to think about this loss before starting District 9-3A action against Gainesville on Oct. 18.

About the only good news to come out of Thursday’s loss is that the nondistrict season is now over and district action represents a fresh start.

Sanger had difficulty generating much offense in the first half. The Indians did score on their opening drive of the game, a 33-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Wyatt Broxson to wide receiver Brennan Bloom that tied the score at 7-7.

But that ended quickly, as the Indians’ defense proved unable to slow down the Rangers (5-1), while the offense committed two turnovers, punted twice and took a safety by halftime.

Lone Star scored on its first four drives of the game, in some cases knifing through the Indians in only a couple of plays, to take a 37-7 halftime lead.

Jordan Jones, who took over at running back for an injured Ramon Harris, burst through for a 55-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter to give the Rangers the lead for good, 14-7.

Jones ended up with 129 yards rushing on only 11 carries. Lone Star quarterback Will Campbell went 12-of-19 passing for 180 yards and three touchdowns. He didn’t play the second half.

Neither did Broxson, who threw for 104 yards on 5-of-11 passing along with an interception. He gave way to backup Brandon Mann, who played the second half. Mann went 2 of 5 for 15 yards and an interception, which was returned by Lone Star’s Sonny Maze for a touchdown.

The Indians did play better overall in the second half, scoring twice on a 6-yard touchdown run by Dylan Hennen and a 12-yard touchdown pass from Mann to Bloom. The Indians’ defense only gave up one second-half touchdown.

Hennen led the Indians with 55 yards on 19 carries. Bloom caught four passes for 62 yards, including the two scores.

 

Frisco Lone Star 51, Sanger 21

Sanger

7

0

7

7

21

Frisco Lone Star

28

9

7

7

51

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER

LS — Toure Stephens 22 pass from Will Campbell (Cameron Scott kick), 10:41

S — Brennan Bloom 33 pass from Wyatt Broxson (Kyle Johnson kick), 6:45

LS — Jordan Jones 55 run (Scott kick), 5:52

LS — Stevens 33 pass from Campbell (Scott kick), 2:28

LS — Jordan Ruby 8 pass from Campbell (Scott kick), :15

SECOND QUARTER

LS — Safety, quarterback tackled in end zone, 6:49

LS — Campbell 20 run (Scott kick), 6:22

THIRD QUARTER

LS — Sonny Maze 48 interception return (Scott kick), 8:47

S — Dylan Hennen 6 run (Johnson kick), 2:00

FOURTH QUARTER

S — Bloom 12 pass from Brandon Mann (Johnson kick), 9:24

LS — Austin De Leon 4 run (Scott kick), 7:37

 

TEAM STATISTICS

 

S

LS

First Downs

13

17

Rushing

42-103

34-265

Passing

7-16-2

12-21-1

Passing Yards

119

180

Total Yards

222

445

Fumbles-Lost

1-1

4-3

Punts-Avg.

6-36.0

3-22.7

Penalties

3-32

8-66

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — S: Derek Shelby 1-(-2), Wyatt Broxson 11-35, Dylan Hennen 19-55, Lance Hunter 4-4, Brandon Mann 5-20, Tanner Thomas 1-5, Team 1-(-14); LS: Ramon Harris 2-12, Jordan Jones 11-129, Will Campbell 1-20, CJ Encalade 14-62, Chase Moake 1-46, Austin De Leon 1-4, Team 4-(-8).

Passing — S: Broxson 5-11-1 104, Mann 2-5-0 15; LS: Campbell 12-19-1 180, Moake 0-2-0 0.

Receiving — S: Brennan Bloom 4-62, Thomas 2-60, Hennen 1-(-3); LS: Toure Stevens 2-55, Jordan Jones 3-54, De Leon 2-16, Jordan Ruby 3-35, Corey Craddock 2-20.