Roos notch first win at Homecoming Friday

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Weatherford not only celebrated Homecoming Friday night, they did it with a win against North Crowley, 14-6.

Though they trailed 6-0 at the half, the Roos defense stepped up in the third and fourth quarters and stopped the Panthers from padding their lead. That allowed the Weatherford offense to score two fourth-quarter touchdowns and win the game.

Weatherford next travels to Arlington Friday to face Lamar at Cravens Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Aledo alum Gray helps Texas beat TCU

A three-hour lightning delay and the return of TCU quarterback Casey Pachall couldn’t slow down Texas on Saturday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

The Longhorns (5-2, 4-0 Big 12) shut out TCU after a 3-hour, 6-minute delay and took advantage of three Horned Frogs turnovers to win handily 30-7 in front of a rain-soaked, hearty bunch of approximately 25,000 still in attendance when the game ended at 12:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

The Frogs (3-5, 1-4) were forced to punt on nine consecutive possessions, most coming after the long delay.

Texas scored 17 points off three turnovers, including a muffed punt in the fourth quarter when Sammy Douglas was blocked into Cam Echols-Luper and Texas recovered at the TCU 32. Anthony Fera’s 36-yard field goal stretched the Horns’ lead to 30-7 with 11:55 remaining in the game.

Texas outgained TCU 415 total yards to 246 and held an eight-minute advantage in time of possession. The Longhorns remain in position to win the Big 12.

Play resumed just before 11 p.m. with the Horned Frogs trailing 17-7 and 6:08 left in the first half.

After the delay, Texas added to its lead with 10 quick points.

Case McCoy connected with Johnson for a 43-yard pass and a pass interference call against TCU, plus a 16-yard run by former Aledo High School star Johnathan Gray set up Malcolm Brown’s second touchdown of the night, which capped an 89-yard, eight-play drive that put Texas up 27-7 with 9:20 remaining in the third quarter.

After the teams rode out the delay in their locker rooms, both offenses traded punts before the Longhorns connected on a 37-yard field goal to increase their lead to 20-7 just before halftime.

The game, Texas’ first at TCU since 1994, was suspended by officials at 7:50 p.m. Heavy rains and consistent lightning lingered for nearly three hours. Play was finally resumed at 10:56 p.m.

Halftime was abbreviated to a five-minute break and the teams didn’t leave the field. A crowd of 48,212, a record for the renovated stadium, was on hand before the weather delay. TCU opened up nearby Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for fans to take refuge.

- Stefan Stephenson

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