Tigers Fall to Midland Lee in District Opener Tigers Fall to Midland Lee in District Opener

The Tiger football team ran into the hottest team in District 2-6A to open up league play last Friday, and the visiting Midland Lee Rebels lived up to their early success and beat the Tigers 51-15 in both teams’ district opener.

Skyler Newsome had a big night for FHS with two touchdowns of more than 80 yards. On the first, a trick play, fellow receiver Jordan Maden caught a lateral pass from quarterback Jess Hoel and then connected with Newsome downfield for an 80-yard score. Newsome would strike again in the third quarter thanks to a perfectly thrown ball from Hoel that led to an 83-yard TD.

Colton Brown added fireworks early for the Tigers with the return a blocked extra point for a two-point conversion.

FHS (3-3, 0-1) is back on the road this Friday when the Tigers travel to Midland High. Kickoff from Grande Communications Stadium in Midland is at 7:30 p.m.

MIDLAND LEE 51, FRENSHIP 15

Lee              20   17    7     7   —   51

Frenship      9     0     6     0   —   15

First Quarter

L – Josh Traylor 9 run (kick blocked), 10:33

F – Colton Brown kick block return conversion, 10:33

L – Traylor 39 run (John Thompson kick), 6:34

F – Skyler Newsome 80 pass from Jordan Maden (Cage Jones kick), 2:31

L – Felix Hinojosa 13 run (Thompson kick), 1:06

Second Quarter

L – Thompson 23 FG, 9:29

L – Sheldon Bass 32 pass from Hinojosa (Thompson kick), 6:17

L – Loic Foungi 10 pass from Hinojosa (Thompson kick), 2:07

Third Quarter

L – Traylor 48 run (Thompson kick), 10:44

F – Newsome 83 pass from Jess Hoel (conversion failed), 9:00

Fourth Quarter

L – Traylor 16 run (Thompson kick), 11:54

FRENSHIP STATS

First downs: 12

Rushing yards: 89

Passing yards: 273

Comp.-att.-int.: 18-39-2

Fumbles-lost: 0-0

RUSHING: William Bayouth 13-58, Daniel Garland 2-13, Cooper Scott 1-8, Jordan Maden 2-7, Skyler Newsome 1-7, Jess Hoel 8-2, Tanner Higgins 1-(-6)

PASSING: Jess Hoel 10-26-1-141, Tanner Higgins 7-12-1-52, Jordan Maden 1-1-0-80

RECEIVING: Skyler Newsome 4-168, Jordan Maden 4-38, Cooper Scott 3-30, Drew Hocutt 2-26, William Bayouth 3-13, Jonathan Hargrove 2-(-3)

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