JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
CEDAR PARK — The Marble Falls High School football team lost 60-14 to Cedar Park High in a District 25-5A contest Oct. 24.
“We played hard,” Mustangs head coach Matt Green said. “We got physically beat. I mean that in a positive way. Our kids played hard, they played aggressive. We’re just not that strong, not that fast and not that physical of a team yet.”
Green said it was too early to sort out the playoff picture because he was waiting for the results of the other contests.
The Timberwolves (5-2 overall, 3-2 district) scored on all five of their first-half possessions to take a 47-7 lead at the half.
They leaned heavily on senior running back Thomas Hutchings, who scored on touchdown runs of 10 and 96 yards. He finished with eight rushes for 195 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half.
Cedar Park senior running back Myles Cheatum had two touchdown runs of 10 and five yards. Senior kicker Yobani Orduno hit a 37-yard field goal.
The only first-half score for the Mustangs (4-4, 2-3) was on a 37-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Brennen Wooten to senior tight end Hanner Shipley on fourth-and-8.
The Mustangs’ other seven first-half possessions ended with three punts, a turnover on downs, a fake punt that was unsuccessful, a fumble at the end of the first half.
Senior running back Royale Brown added an 86-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for Marble Falls.
Brown finished with seven carries for 116 yards and a touchdown, while Shipley caught four passes for 78 yards and a score. Wooten completed 10 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown, all unofficial.
The Timberwolves controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Green noted Hutchings was a factor as a linebacker as well. He used his speed to disrupt the Mustangs’ offense.
“You have to account for him,” Green said. “We have done some really good things. I’m proud of our kids. At the same time, we have work to do.”
Marble Falls travels to Leander Vandegrift for another district game Oct. 31. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
CP — Myles Cheatum 10-yard run (Yobani Orduno kick), 8:40
CP — Cheatum 5-yard run (Orduno kick), 4:36
MF — Hanner Shipley 37-yard touchdown pass from Brennen Wooten (David Salinas kick), 2:38
CP — Davis Fiala 43-yard pass from Jake Pokorney (Orduno kick), 2:03
CP — Thomas Hutchings 10-yard run (Orduno kick), 1:50
CP — Pokorney 8-yard run (Orduno kick), 10:14
CP — Orduno 37-yard field goal, 6:24
CP — Hutchings 96-yard run (Orduno kick), 2:50
CP — Amir Alzer 8-yard run (kick missed), 9:57
MF — Royale Brown 86-yard run (Salinas kick), 11:06
CP — Hayden Craig 1-yard run (Orduno kick), 4:48
MARBLE FALLS — first downs, 14; total net yards, 249; rushes-yards, 21-149; passing, 15; completions-attempts-interceptions, 10-30-0; fumbles-lost, 1-1; penalties-yards, 7-55
CEDAR PARK — first downs, 19; total net yards, 426; rushes-yards, 42-369; passing, 101; completions-attempts-interceptions, 5-6-0; fumbles-lost, 1-1; penalties-yards, 7-44
RUSHING – (Marble Falls) Brennen Wooten 3-(-14), Jacob Metcalf 1-10, Royale Brown 6-117-1 touchdown, Daven Manning 8-29, Tyler Ryan 3-7. (Cedar Park) Jake Pokorney 4-13, Jordan Meredith 3-14-1 touchdown, Jack Grimm 1-8, Amir Alzer 6-43-1 touchdown, Hayden Craig 2-5, Myles Cheatum 4-18-2 touchdowns, Tyler Lavine 3-22, Garrett Yero 8-43, Thomas Hutchings 9-196-2 touchdowns, Tommy Lavine 2-6
PASSING – (Marble Falls) Brennen Wooten 10-30-155-1 touchdown. (Cedar Park) Jake Pokorney 3-3-61-1 touchdown, Amir Alzer 2-3-40
RECEIVING – (Marble Falls) Metcalf 2-35, Cooper Lawson 1-6, Eric Cauble 2-28, Hanner Shipley 4-78-1 touchdown, Tyler Ryan 1-8. (Cedar Park) Pokorney 1-3, Jordan Meredith 1-19, Davis Fiala 1-43-1 touchdown, Jack Grimm 1-37, Tommy Lavine 1-(-1)