Pioneers closing on playoffs


The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers moved above the .500 mark Friday with a 62-12 victory against Fort Worth Covenant Classical in the Pioneers’ final home game of the season.

The game was called at halftime because of six-man football’s mercy rule. They jumped out to a 40-0 lead after the first quarter and iced the contest in the second quarter.

Tyler Hoskins had another big game running the ball for the Pioneers (5-4), carrying a dozen times for 173 yards and three touchdowns.

Elias Demissie accounted for a touchdown in three different ways. He rushed for a score, threw for a TD, and caught a TD. He also accounted for 124 yards of total offense.

In addition, he led all tacklers with seven and recovered a fumble on defense.

Jared Dodson threw for three touchdowns.

Also, Drayton Williams returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown.

The Pioneers finish the regular season at home against Brownwood Victory Life. A win qualifies them for the playoffs in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Six-Man Division II.

NCTA 62, Covenant Classical 12

FWCC 0 12 – 12

NCTA 40 22 – 62

(Game called at halftime because of mercy rule)

NCTA leaders


Rushing – Tyler Hoskins 12-173, 3 TDs; Elias Demissie 6-52, TD.

Passing – Jared Dodson 4-6, 96 yards, 3 TDs, 1 int.; Demissie 2-3, 22 yards, TD.

Receiving – Demissie 2-50, TD; William Wayman 2-46, 2 TDs; Cale Dodson 1-17, TD.


Tackles – Demissie 7, C. Dodson 4, Hoskins 3, Drayton Williams 3.

Interceptions – Williams 1 (returned 54 yards for a TD), C. Dodson 1.

Fumble recovery – Demissie 1.