WOLFFORTH — Hereford took the ball after the opening kickoff, marched 75 yards down the field and into the end zone on just five plays and then forced a three-and-out from Frenship to open Friday’s District 4-4A game.
After that drive, it looked like Hereford was going to give Frenship headaches. Looks can be deceiving.
Frenship responded with 35 straight points en route to a 70-34 pounding of the visiting Whitefaces, racking up 579 yards of total offense.
“One touchdown, we’re not going to panic over that,” Frenship coach Brad Davis said. “We had a lot of football left. They scored on their first drive. We didn’t. We had to punt. ...We just needed to settle down and play our brand of football.”
The Whitefaces refused to go away, however, and the Tigers battled them well into the third quarter before finally putting the game out of reach.
Senior Cade Davis, watching his team struggle to contain Hereford’s offense, stepped up on the Herds’ second drive and made a key interception to give Frenship the ball at midfield. One Trevor Lloyd strike and three D’Maujeric Tucker runs later, the Tigers got on the scoreboard, and Hereford didn’t find the end zone again until the third quarter.
After the teams traded turnovers to begin the second half, Tucker exploded for a 75-yard touchdown run on Frenship’s first play of the drive.
Hereford responded quickly, when Ja’Deion High turned Jacob Pesina’s pass into a 50-yard touchdown. The teams continued to exchange blows, but Frenship’s defense made key stops and forced three second-half turnovers to solidify the victory.
Hereford can take away some positives from this game on both sides of the ball, but the Herd’s head coach, Don DeLozier, knows his team must play more consistently if it wants to win consistently.
“We just wound up talking about executing like we’re supposed to execute,” Delozier said. “We didn’t do that in the first half. In the second half, we did to an extent, but not good enough to crawl back in the ball game because they’re a good football team.”
Hereford (2-6, 2-0) will look to build on their recent successes next week against Plainview.
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