Close to 500 yards gained on the ground Friday spurred the Hays Rebels to a 62-7 win over the crosstown rival Lehman Lobos at Shelton Stadium.
Hays (7-0, 5-0) wasted little time jumping out to a commanding 20-0 first quarter lead highlighted by an 80 yard touchdown run by running back Xavier Green.
The onslaught continued into the second frame as Green added two more rushing touchdowns, giving Hays a 34-0 advantage at intermission.
Xavier Green led all rushers with 186 yards on nine carries and three touchdowns in only one half of work. Hays’ Christian Garcia finished with 64 yards and two scores, while Rebel Bobby Green rushed for 48 yards and two touchdowns.
All told, Hays amassed 493 rushing yards on 60 carries, amounting to 91% of the team’s total offensive output.
Meanwhile, Lehman (1-6, 0-5) struggled to get the ball rolling from the get go. Five total turnovers, four of those coming from lost fumbles, stymied progress for a Lobo offense that only mustered 189 total yards.
Lobo miscues was the Rebels’ gain as Hays scored 34 of its 62 points off Lehman turnovers.
Even with second and third string players in the contest, Hays built a 55-0 lead in the fourth frame before the Lobos orchestrated their lone response.
A six yard touchdown run by Lobo quarterback Logan Travis capped off a three play, 75 yard drive that was aided by a key 67-yard run by Kanui Guidry.
Guidry led all Lobos with 78 yards rushing on four carries, while running back Keyshaun Williams finished with 73 yards on 13 carries.
Lehman quarterback Joey Guajardo went 4 of 8 for 24 yards and an interception, while Hays quarterback Durand Hill went 2 of 4 for 51 yards.