From start to finish, Gainesville dominated the border war.
Even without star receiver David Moore, the Leopards rolled up 275 yards rushing and a bevy of yards after contact to defeat Ardmore 27-8 Friday at Noble Stadium.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Leopards (3-0) scored 20 points in the second to effectively put the game away before halftime. Running back Johnathan Mendez finished with a game-high 124 yards on just six carries, including touchdowns of 13 and 80 yards.
Ardmore's lone score came on a 1-yard run by Andrew Clark with 3 seconds left in the final period. The Tigers benefitted from 12 Gainesville penalties, but struggled to convert in the red zone.
Jeff Surrell paced Ardmore with 120 yards rushing on 17 carries. Ardmore finished its non-district schedule 1-2.
Davis 12, Heritage Hall 0
DAVIS — Class 2A No. 3 Davis played lockdown defense, and Alec Hetherington and Blake Summers found the end zone to defeat Class 3A No. 8 Heritage Hall on Friday.
Hetherington scored from 17 yards out in the second quarter, and Summers added a 5-yard TD run in the fourth to push the Wolves (3-0) past last year's 3A state semifinalists.
Davis enters district play unbeaten for the first time since 2009.
Plainview 34, Valliant 0
Plainview rolled up 494 offensive yards Friday night in a shutout of Valliant.
The Plainview defense was equally dominant, holding the Bulldogs to just 123 offensive yards.
Plainview's Austin Carrera scored on touchdown runs of 11 and 13 yards in the first quarter. Indians quarterback Taber Jordan hit Chase Brooks for a 9-yard touchdown toss, and James Bowker scored on a 5-yard run in the second to give Plainview a 28-0 halftime lead.
Brandon Nowell added a 14-yard TD run in the third quarter.
Jordan led the Indians with 191 all-purpose yards (99 rushing, 92 passing). Nowell had 77 rushing yards on three carries and three receptions for 55 yards.
Dickson 39, Tishomingo 6
DICKSON — Chris Bamberg had a banner second quarter that led the way for the Comets to stay unbeaten.
Bamberg, who was held out of the first quarter for disciplinary reasons, came in fresh and raring to go, rushing seven times for 80 yards and three touchdowns before halftime. He also connected on 4-of-5 first-half passes for 89 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown strike to Tyler Peoples.
Bamberg finished the scoring for Dickson (3-0) in the third quarter with a 42-yard touchdown pass to Brent Shelton.
Doron Lovett led Tishomingo (0-3) with 21 yards on three carries before leaving the game with an injury.
Fox 34, Alex 30
FOX — William Lovely came up with a strip and fumble recovery with a little more than two minutes to go to seal up a victory for Fox against Alex on Friday.
Page 2 of 2 - The two teams were tied 22-all at halftime.
"Overall, the team effort was outstanding," Fox coach Brent Phelps said.
Taylor Townsend scored on a 3-yard run, and Seth Argo and Keaton Argo caught touchdowns of 10 and 14 yards, respectively, for the Foxes. Lovely added a 38-yard TD run and a 25-yard TD catch.
Keaton Argo paced the Foxes with 99 yards receiving.
Sulphur 27, Marlow 15
SULPHUR — Ryan Rackley rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and Ty Crenshaw passed for two TDs to give Sulphur its first win.
The Bulldogs led 20-0 at halftime on a 3-yard Rackley run, and passing scores of 11 and 19 yards by Crenshaw to Tye Brown and Nick Magruder, respectively.
Nate Johnson added 73 yards on 10 carries for Sulphur (1-2), which outgained Marlow 252-75 on the ground.
Madill 42, Bethel 21
BETHEL — Paten Bond and Christian Gentis each went over the century mark rushing for Madill in a blowout of Bethel.
Bond rushed for 104 yards on 15 carries, while Gentis had 103 yards on just nine rushes.
Bond scored on runs of 44, 10, 18, 4 yards all in the first half, and added a 9-yarder after the break. Gentis added a 45-yard TD run in the second quarter.
Madill (3-0) led 35-7 at halftime before Bethel added two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter.
Ringling 29, Marietta 8
RINGLING — Jackson Dillon made his mark on the ground and through the air as Ringling powered through Marietta.
The University of Memphis commit scored on a 32-yard touchdown rush in the third quarter and also tacked on a 65-yard touchdown reception in the fourth.
Slade Stewart was the leading rusher for the Blue Devils, picking up 82 yards on 17 carries.
Kingston 48, Wilson 0
WILSON — Jared Hayes and String Lewis each had two rushing touchdowns for Kingston.
The Redskins held Wilson to 53 total offensive yards, including a paltry seven yards rushing.
Hayes also got into the action through the air, completing a 14-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Burleson.
Other games: Frederick 55, Lone Grove 0; Wynnewood 62, Healdton 0.