WICHITA FALLS — Azle’s Trevor Boiles gave his team the lead twice, but the versatile junior and his Hornets offense couldn’t quite solve the Wichita Falls High School defense a third time in a 19-14 loss Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
Boiles opened the game with a touchdown reception for a 7-0 Azle lead and then moved to quarterback late in the second quarter to lead a clinical 76-second touchdown drive for a 14-10 halftime lead.
But the Coyotes’ Dwight Ross had an interception for a touchdown in the third quarter, and Wichita Falls (3-2, 2-0 District 5-4A) held on for the victory.
Azle, playing without leading passer Jamie King, had a 16-9 edge in first downs and a 220-207 edge in total offense.
But after Ross picked off sophomore Sean Townsend on the first possession of the second half, the Hornets (2-3, 0-2) never advanced inside the Coyotes’ 17-yard line the rest of the night.
Coyotes coach Danny Russell said the battle with Azle “was the most physical game we’ve played all year. They came after us.”
Robert Williams led Wichita Falls with 86 yards rushing on 19 carries while O.J. Clark accounted for the Coyotes’ only offensive TD with an 8-yard catch from Eric Butler in the first quarter.
Wichita Falls kicker Chance McWhorter added field goals of 39 and 42 yards.
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