It only seems as though the North Central Texas Pioneers extended their scrimmage schedule.
The Pioneers ran roughshod over a second consecutive opponent Friday. This time the victim was Killeen Memorial in a 60-13 rout that was the Pioneers’ home opener.
Memorial was outmanned, both physically and literally. Their team was so shorthanded they only fielded six players — the obvious minimum for a six-man game.
“It was an overall team effort against a shorthanded Killeen Memorial team,” first-year North Central Texas coach Kirby Rasco said.
For a second straight week the game was called early because of six-man football’s 45-point mercy rule. Last week the Pioneers won 66-18 over San Antonio Lutheran in a game played at Cherokee. This week, in front of the home crowd, North Central Texas made short work of their opponent again, with the game being called at halftime.
Running back Josh Torres carried three times for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while William Wayman carried three times for 82 yards — including a 77-yard scoring run.
Quarterback Angel Tercero completed six of his eight passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns.
On defense, freshman Matt Torres continued his torrid start to his high school career, posting 11 tackles.
This is the second consecutive season in which the Pioneers have easily defeated Memorial. They won 89-43 last season.
Killeen Memorial 0 13 — 13
N. Central Tx. 36-24 — 60
Josh Torres 3-76 yards 2 TDs; William Wayman 3-82, 1 TD.
Angel Tercero 6-8, 156 yards, 3 TDs; Jared Dodson 2-3, 1 TD.
Elias Fekadu 3-142, 3 TDs; Caleb Finley 1-17, 1 TD.
Matt Torres 11, Cale Dodson 8, Daniel Nzeakor 7.
N. Central Tx. record — 2-0.