The Calallen Wildcats continued their winning ways Friday night, defeating longtime rival Tuloso-Midway 42-7 to move Wildcats head coach Phil Danaher into a tie for second on the Texas high school football history all-time wins list (394) with former Brownwood coach Gordon Wood.
Tuloso-Midway (4-3, 1-2 district) came face to face against undefeated Calallen (5-0, 2-0) in Friday night's game at Warrior Stadium. Both teams took the field wearing pink bands in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Wildcats saw action early in the first-quarter when a touchdown by Calallen was made only two minutes in. But it was during the second-quarter when the Wildcats truly dominated.
Wildcat No. 10, Derek Sheible, made a 2-yard run, scoring only a minute into the quarter. No. 33, Austin Revels, completed the two-point conversion, bringing the score to 14-0. Later, another Calallen touchdown by No. 21, J.D. Savanich and a completed two-point conversion kicked off a scoring spree that seemed to prove the permanence of Wildcat dominance. With only 14 seconds left in the first half of the game, Wildcat No. 7, Stevie Velasquez scored after successfully completing a 5-yard run, followed by a good field goal by No. 87, Trent Wilson.
Tuloso-Midway's seeming lack of defense left them trailing the Cats, 29-0 as the first half came to a close.
Both teams waded through the third-quarter, until Warriors No. 5, Marc Reyes intercepted a Wildcat pass, and began Tuloso-Midway's show of good defense against the driving Wildcats. Three minutes into the fourth, Calallen scored another touchdown, but it was quickly returned by Tuloso-Midway, when Warrior No. 31, Matthew Dickson made a successful 33-yard run to score their first and only touchdown of the game.
With just over four minutes left in the fourth, Calallen made one final touchdown, and the game ended with the Wildcats winning, 42-7.
Tuloso-Midway has a bye week, and then the Warriors return on Friday, Oct. 25 in an away game to face Gregory-Portland.