11-3A, DII

■ NEW DIANA 21, WASKOM 14: WASKOM — New Diana spotted Waskom an early lead, but scored 1 unanswered points and held on for a 21-14 win in the district opener for both teams on Friday.

Josh Reeves put Waskom (1-4) on the board early in the second quarter with a 3-yard TD run, but the Eagles answered with a 20-yard TD pass from Gage Shields to Darren Maines with just 48 seconds left in the half.

Shields hit Zane Freeman on a 75-yard TD pass with 7:25 left in the third period, and Terry Simon later raced 75 yards for a touchdown to give the Eagles a 21-6 lead with 2:32 left in the third.

Reeves capped the scoring for Waskom with a 1-yard run in the final seconds.

New Diana (4-1) and Waskom are both idle next.

7-3A DI

■ JEFFERSON 42, NEW BOSTON 24: JEFFERSON — The Jefferson Bulldogs remained unbeaten and kept New Boston out of the win column for another week with a 42-24 victory on Friday.

The Bulldogs (5-0, 1-0) left little doubt in this one, scoring the game’s first 28 points and leading 28-8 at halftime.

Kenneth Bell scored on a 3-yard run to open the scoring, and Kylan Thomas did the rest in the first half with TD runs of 7, 30 and 51 yards. Landon Fuquay booted all four extra points.

New Boston’s lone TD in the first half came on a 3-yard run by Kevon Thompson with 2:16 left.

Dee Black got into the scoring act for Jefferson early in the third with a 72-yard TD run. After Kyle Atkinson tossed an 8-yard TD pass to Cadan Blass for the Lions, Travon Johnson bolted 39 yards for the Bulldogs to make it a 42-16 contest.

Matt Dunn capped the scoring for the Lions with a 2-yard run with 1:40 left in the game.

Jefferson visits Hughes Springs on Friday. New Boston hosts Atlanta.

11-2A DI

■ LINDEN-KILDARE 29, HARLETON 21: LINDEN — LaDavion Johnson put the finishing touches on a big night with a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown as time expired, lifting the Linden-Kildare Tigers to a 28-21 win over Harleton.

The win moves Linden-Kildare to 2-3 while Harleton drops to 3-2.

Linden-Kildare took a 22-21 lead with 33 seconds left in the third quarter on a 5-yard TD run by Nate Holloway, and then sealed the win with Johnson’s pick six.

The Tigers led 6-0 early after a 51-yard TD pass from Trey Schuler to Red Tyson, but Harleton countered with a 32-yard TD run by Cole Ring and a 7-yard TD run by Hunter Wallace to lead 14-6.

Johnson scored on a 32-yard run for the Tigers, but again Wallace found the end zone — this time from 20 yards out — as the Wildcats built a 21-1 cushion.

Holloway’s touchdown run and a 2-pointer by Johnson gave the Tigers the 22-21 lead.

Linden-Kildare will visit Garrison and Harleton hosts Timpson next week.

from staff reports