LOCKNEY — The Lockney Longhorns were back in the stampede mode again by coming out the gates with a strong first half lead of 28-7 en route to a 40-7 win over the Crosbyton Chiefs (3-4, 0-1) in their District 5-2A-II debut at Mitchell-Zimmerman Field on Friday. Lockney (6-1, 1-0) extends its winning streak to six in a row.

The Longhorns got off to a good start by scoring on the first possession with a good looking drive.

"We did not wait until the second half to turn up the intensity," said Lockney coach Cory McCombs. You could tell from McCombs' voice tone he was glad to see the surge come early for a change.

"I thought the O-Line had another good game. They do a very good job on technique. This is really an inexperienced group with three of the five not playing football last year," McCombs added.

Lockney's offensive line consists of senior Quinton Johnson at center; sophomore Andrew Hernandez and senior Eli Alvarez at the guards; plus sophomore Jisaih Lara and senior Jaime Garcia at the tackles.

McCombs has been pleased all season by their play. Friday, the offensive line paved the way for the Longhorns' running game to produce 232 yards and five touchdowns while also providing protection for quarterback Pablo Morales to pass for 142 yards and a score. Morales was impressive, completing seven of his eight pass attempts, plus he scored four touchdowns on runs of 10, 3, 2  and 1 yards.

The Longhorns' running game was pretty much by committee with seven different players carrying the ball, led by senior Nathan Cineceros with 11 carries for 86 yards and one touchdown (12 TDs for the season). Austin Rodriguez contributed 54 yards on just two carries. Ian Rodriguez and Elias Alvarez rushed for 37 and 36 yards respectively.

Lockney will now get a much deserved open date this coming Friday after playing seven consecutive games and two scrimmages on consecutive weeks without a break.


Scoring Summary
Crosbyton  -  0     7    0   0  -   7
Lockney     -  7   21  12   0  -   40

Records: Lockney (6-1, 1-0), Crosbyton (3-4, 0-1)

First Quarter
L - Pablo Morales 10-yd run (Josh Jiminez kick)

Second Quarter
L - Morales 24-yd pass to Jonathan Cienfuegos (kick failed)
L - Morales 3-yd run (Morales pass to Cienfuegos)
C - 34-yd pass (kick is good)
L - Nathan Cineceros 11-yd run (Jiminez kick)

Third Quarter
L - Morales 2-yd run (missed kick)
L - Morales 1-yd run (PAT failed)

Fourth Quarter
No scoring

Lockney Individual Stat Leaders
Pablo Morales - 142 yds passing, TD, 4 TD runs
Nathan Cineceros - 86 yds rushing, TD, 9 tackles, sack, TFL
Jesus Gonzales - Interception (9 on the season), 49 yds receiving
Austn Rodriguez - 54 yds rushing
Elias Alvarez - 36 yds rushing, Int.
Malaki Alvis - 48 yds receiving
Jonathan Cienfuegos - 24 yds rec, TD, 2-pt conversion
Ian Rodriguez - 37 yds rushing, Int.
Defense had 4 fumble recoveries and 3 interceptions (32 take-aways for the season)

District 5-2A-II results from Oct. 8
Lockney 40, Crosbyton 7
Ralls 68, Hamlin 0
Roscoe - open date

District 5-2A-II  standings and season records
Lockney - 1-0, 6-1
Ralls - 1-0, 5-2
Roscoe - 0-0, 5-1
Crosbyton - 0-1, 3-4
Hamlin - 0-1, 0-7

District 5-2A-II games on Oct. 15
Roscoe @ Ralls
Hamlin @ Crosbyton
Lockney - open date

Lockney's non-district opponents' results from Oct. 8 (in caps)
New Home (4-3) 27, ROPES (6-1) 25
FLOYDADA (2-4) 39, Tahoka (0-6) 7
Farwell (5-1) 55, BOYS RANCH (1-5) 12
PLAINS (4-3) 46, Iraan (1-4) 34
Crane (5-2) 69, COMPASS (0-7) 20
Clarendon (6-1) 58, MEMPHIS (1-6) 6