HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Tigers too much for Lobes in quarterfinal matchup

SWEETWATER The Monahans Loboes carried the momentum of a 10-game winning streak into their state quarterfinal playoff game with Glen Rose on Friday.

It was Glen Rose, however, that hit the ground running.

The Tigers scored 21 points in the opening 5:02, and never looked back on the way to a 62-14 win at the Mustang Bowl in Sweetwater.

No. 9-ranked Glen Rose (13-1) advances to the Class 4A Division II state semifinals against No. 1 Carthage next Friday at the Ford Center in Frisco.

Monahans (10-4) saw the end of a memorable season in which it overcame an 0-3 start to win a district title and three playoff games.

“It’s been a heck of a grind, but our kids have battled their tails off every week, and we made it here,” Monahans head coach Fred Staugh said. “We came up short tonight, but it was still a tremendous season for these seniors and this group. They’re great kids and we love them to death.”

Glen Rose scored the first nine times it touched the ball, racking up 655 yards of offense, including 478 yards on the ground.

Tigers quarterback Hudson White had 219 rushing yards by halftime. He finished with 238 yards on the ground with three TDs, and he was 11-of-18 passing for 177 yards and three TDs.

While Glen Rose came out blazing fast, Monahans’ offense had a pair of three-and-outs to start the night, and the Loboes were quickly staring at a 21-0 deficit.

“We knew if we could get a fast start and maybe get a surprise early, we might put a little doubt in their mind,” Glen Rose head coach Cliff Watkins said. “We were able to get the fast start like we wanted offensively and defensively, and it kind of gave us the momentum early.”

Glen Rose scored four more times in the second quarter highlighted by a 31-yard TD run by White on the final play of the first half to give the Tigers a 49-7 lead at halftime.

Monahans was averaging nearly 44 points per game entering the contest, and the Loboes were coming off a 62-55 shootout win over Godley last week, but Glen Rose proved to be too tall of a mountain to climb.

“They’re explosive offensively, and they’re fast and physical on defense. Credit to them for what they’re doing over there,” Staugh said of Glen Rose.

Monahans junior quarterback Cheno Navarrette led the Loboes with 17 carries for 87 rushing yards and a TD, and he was 11-of-18 passing for 105 yards. He threw a 4-yard TD pass to Bryan Bejarano on the opening drive of the second half.

Glen Rose running back Sean Dodson had 15 carries for 150 yards and a TD, all in the second half.


Class 4A Division II Regional Championship

Friday, Mustang Bowl, Sweetwater


Score by quarters

Glen Rose 21 28 13 0 62

Monahans 7 0 7 0 14


Scoring summary

First Quarter

Glen Rose: Adrian Sanchez 50 pass from Hudson White (Jorge Mendoza kick), 11:04

Glen Rose: Ian Bailey 24 pass from White (Mendoza kick), 8:22

Glen Rose: White 33 run (Mendoza kick), 6:58

Monahans: Cheno Navarrette 2 run (Edwin Santos kick), 2:04

Second Quarter

Glen Rose: White 1 run (Mendoza kick), 11:39

Glen Rose: Sanchez 11 run (Mendoza kick), 7:07

Glen Rose: Josiah Groeneweg 54 run (Mendoza kick), 3:10

Glen Rose: White 31 run (Mendoza kick), :00

Third Quarter

Monahans: Bryan Bejarano 4 pass from Navarrette (Santos kick), 6:30

Glen Rose: Sean Dodson 4 run (Mendoza kick), 5:18

Glen Rose: Colton Andress 6 pass from White (kick failed), 1:02


Team Statistics

Glen Rose Monahans

First downs 30 15

Rushes-Yards 38-478 38-172

Passing 177 105

Comp-Att-Int 11-19-0 11-18-0

Punts-Avg 0-0 6-36.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-1

Penalties-Yards 5-55 1-5


Individual statistics


Glen Rose: Hudson White 16-238, Braulio Silva 3-19, Adrian Sanchez 1-11, Tristan Black 1-5, Josiah Groeneweg 1-54, Sean Dodson 15-150, Canyon Evans 1-1.

Monahans: Cheno Navarrette 17-87, Adan Saucedo 6-19, McClay Ortega 2-10, Cole Pittman 4-16, Bryan Bejarano 1-9, Xander Scurlock 1-(-1), Gadiel Rubio 3-16, Ty Davis 3-19, TEAM 1-(-3).


Glen Rose: Hudson White 11-18-0—177, Canyon Evans 0-1-0— 0.

Monahans: Cheno Navarrette 11-18-0—105.


Glen Rose: Tristan Black 1-10, Adrian Sanchez 3-79, Camden Raymond 3-30, Ian Bailey 2-48, Colton Andress 2-10; Monahans: McClay Ortega 5-69, Nathan Wessels 3-13, Bryan Bejarano 2-15, Adan Saucedo 1-8.