D.J. Johnson

Estacado quarterback D.J. Johnson uncorks a throw.

Canye Bracy

Estacado's Canye Bracy looks upfield for room to run.

CANYON -- West Plains’ offense came out clicking Thursday night and Estacado didn’t have an answer in a 35-14 loss at Happy State Bank Stadium.

The Wolves picked up their second win in a row and the second in program history by racing to a 21-0 halftime lead, led by quarterback Reid Macon and an efficient passing game. Macon passed for 213 yards and 4 touchdowns, one in each quarter.

The Matadors (2-3) got on the scoreboard early in the third quarter on Cedric Ross’ 28-yard run but couldn’t sustain momentum. West Plains answered when King Tallant hauled in a 46-yard scoring strike from Macon in the opening minute of the final period. The Wolves sealed the deal when Trae Ferrol pulled in his second TD pass with 2:56 left in the game.

Estacado tacked on a second score in the final minute when Devoryea Boyd snared a 10-yard pass from D.J. Johnson, the last of his 12 completions for 193 yards. Bobby Ross ran for 83 yards.

In their final tuneup for district play, the Matadors entertain Sweetwater next Friday at Lowrey Field.

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CANYON WEST PLAINS 35, ESTACADO 14

Estacado        0     0    7     7   --   14

West Plains    7   14    0   14   --   35

WP -- Crockett Henry 7 pass from Reid Macon (Joseph Estrada kick)

WP -- Jordi Hernandez 6 run (Estrada kick)

WP -- Trae Ferril 9 pass from Macon (Estrada kick)

ES -- Cedric Ross 28 run (Joseph Mata kick)

WP -- King Tallant 46 pass from Macon (Estrada kick)

WP -- Ferril 12 pass from Macon (Estrada kick)

ES -- Devoryea Boyd 10 pass from D.J. Johnson (Mata kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

                                 ES                  WP

First downs            15                   23

Rushing yards        60                  168

Passing                   193                213

Passes                    12-28-0          17-27-1

Total yards              253                381

Fumbles-lost           2-1                 1-1

Punts.-Avg.              4-35.5           4-38.5

Penalties-yards       5-40               6-50

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Estacado -- Bobby Ross 22-83, D.J. Johnson 8-(-) 46, Cedric Ross 2-23, Donivan Torrez 1-0; West Plains -- Breland Franklin 1-(-) 11, Hernandez 36-160, Macon 4-9, Gabriel Alvarado 3-12.

Passing: Estacado -- Johnson 12-28-0 193 yards; West Plains -- Macon 17-27-1 213 yards.

Receiving: Estacado -- Joshua Cubit 2-1, C. Ross 3-65, Boyd 6-115, Dee’Ondric Green 1-12; West Plains -- Ferril 6-89, Henry 3-18, Jedd Phillips 1-7, Tallant 4-78, Jensen Phillips 2-13, Hernandez 1-8.

Records: Estacado 2-3, West Plains 2-3. Up next: Sweetwater at Estacado, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30; West Plains at Hereford, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.