Hoskins’ giant night leads Pioneers to .500 mark

Behind the play of Tyler Hoskins, the North Central Texas Academy Pioneers reached the .500 mark for the first time this season with Friday’s 84-49 victory at Wichita Falls Christian.

Hoskins rushed 22 times for 288 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught a pass for an 18-yard touchdown as the Pioneers improved to 4-4 overall and 1-1 in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Six-Man Division II District 2.

He also posted seven tackles and an interception on defense.

Drayton Williams also had a big night all-around for the Pioneers. He caught two passes for 62 yards and a touchdown, returned a kickoff 62 yards for a score, and had seven tackles.

The Pioneers’ record is misleading. Their losses have been to University Interscholastic League powers Zephyr, Blum and Lingleville, along with Wichita Falls Notre Dame, the No. 1 team in the state in TAPPS Six-Man Division II.

NCTA is ranked second in TAPPS Six-Man Division II.

NCTA 84, WF Christian 49

NCTA leaders


Rushing – Tyler Hoskins 22-288, 6 TDs; Elias Demissie 8-64, TD.

Passing – Jared Dodson 7-11-1, 168 yards, 3 TDs; Demissie 1-1-0, 22 yards; Drayton Williams 1-1-0, 13 yards.

Receiving – William Wayman 2-81, 2 TDs; Williams 2-62, TD; Hoskins 1-18, TD.


Tackles – Demissie 13, Hoskins 7, Williams 7, Wayman 5, Cale Dodson 4.

Interception – Hoskins.