The Foreman Gators and Dierks Outlaws banged heads Friday night on Ayers Field during a game that saw a combined total of 1,179 yards of offense.
The Gators prevailed in the conference game, 56-41, and imroved their overall record to 4-1 and 2-0 onconference.
The Outlaws are 2-3 overall with a 1-1 conference mark.
Dierks will travel Friday night to take on the Mineral Springs Hornets. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.
Foreman posted 615 yards of offense Friday night in Dierks with all of the total coming on the ground. They were led by Kolton Moore with 21 carries for 241 yards and three touchdowns, Tucker Hall with 25 carries for 184 yards and two TDs and Kyren Batey with nine carries for 155 yards and two TDs.
Hall failed to complete any of his six passes against the Outlaws.
The Outlaws split up their 564 yards of offense with QB Caleb Adams hitting 20 of 43 passes for 435 yards and three TDs while the ground game picked up 129 yards on 23 carries.
Lane Woodruff led the Outlaw rushers with four carries for 114 yards and one TD. Woodruff also pulled in five receptions for 100 yards. Jarrett Fox also had four catches for 162 yards and one TD and Jacob Sharp added eight catches for 138 yards and two TDs.
Cale Adams led the Outlaw tackle chart with 14 stops followed by Brayden Kirby with 10.
Dierks opened the game with a fumble that the Gators turned into seven points and were down by those seven points after the first period. The Dierks defense responded in the second quarter with a big stance and got the hometeam back in the game when it forced a failed fieldgoal attempt to set the Outlaws up at the 17. On the next play, Wooduff scampered 83 yards for the score and Guillermo Sanz kicked the game to a 7-7 tie.
Foreman responded with their own big run two plays later when Batey broke a 64-yard TD run. The fieldgoal attempt was blocked by Fox to hold the Foreman lead to 13-7.
The Outlaws’ next drive went 80 yards in six plays and was capped by Sharp’s six-yard run. Sanz’ kick fell short to knot the score at 13-13.
Dierks’ defense forced a Gator punt on the next possession but a few plays later the offense fumbled the ball away at the Foreman 47. The Gator drive was stalled when Caleb Adams intercepted Hall and moved the ball to the Foreman 14. Four plays later, Peyton Frachiseur scored from two yards out and Sanz’ kick put the Outlaws up 20-13 with 12 seconds left in the first half.
Foreman opened the second half with a drive capped by a 38-yard TD run and a kick that again tied the game, 20-20.
Foreman’s defense turned the Outlaws back on the next drive and the Outlaw defense returned the favor on the next possession to set the offense back up at the Dierks 26. Caleb Adams hit a wide-open Sharp on the fifth play of the drive and Sharp scored from 69 yards out. Sanz’ kick was good for a 27-20 lead with 4:52 left in the third period.
Another big play from Foreman, this time a 67-yard TD run, tied the game at 27-27 with 4:27 left in the third.
The Gators moved ahead 34-27 on their next possession with just under one minute left in the third quarter.
The pass-heavy Outlaw offense narrowed the lead to 34-33 when Adams hit Fox in a slant route that was good for a 65-yard TD. The kick failed and the one-point lead carried over into the fourth quarter.
The Gator offense amassed 22 points in the fourth quarter while the Outlaws were held to eight to set the 56-41 final.