Week Three saw some truly insane scores out in the non-metropolitan areas of Texas. The West Texas schools apparently decided not to play defense in solidarity with the Texas Tech Red Raiders, and East Texas brought us one of the more ridiculous stat lines we’ve ever seen.
Abram Smith, Abilene Eagles
Smith rushed for five touchdowns in the first half of the Crosstown Showdown with Abilene Cooper and ended up scoring two more in the second half. The senior’s seven touchdowns are good for a school record. Abilene has produced some solid running backs over the past years, so anytime a school rushing record is broken, it’s a pretty big deal.
Jake Smith, Tyler TK Gorman Crusaders
The following statistics are not typos and actually happened, we assure you. Sophomore quarterback Jake Smith threw for 10 touchdowns and 693 yards in Gorman’s 91-71 regulation win over Ore City. That’s right, Smith threw for 10 touchdowns and 693 without the benefit of having extra time.
Nick Gerber, Levelland Lobos
The best game in Texas last Friday was the 77-76 overtime game between Andrews and Levelland. Andrews won after the Levelland two point conversion failed, but we’d be crazy not to point out Nick Gerber and his contributions. Gerber threw for nine TDs and ran for another, and amassed over 650 yards of total offense. The Lobos didn’t win the game, but it definitely wasn’t due to the play of Nick Gerber.