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Ellis County Football Friday: Week 4

This is an ongoing report and will be updated frequently through Saturday afternoon. Check back early and often!

(4-0, 1-0) WAXAHACHIE 39, (1-3, 0-1) Cedar Hill 21 — FINAL

The Indians made the short drive to face the (1-2) Cedar Hill Longhorns for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday. It was the District 11-6A opener.

Waxahachie led 20-14 at the half, despite being outgained 163 total yards to 143. The Indian defense then forced three second-half turnovers to build a 33-14 lead with 3:38 to play in the third quarter. Full recap+photos coming Friday night.

Cedar Hill had losses against Rockwall (56-21) and Southlake Carroll (31-6) sandwiched around a road win versus Arlington Martin (33-2). 


Waxahachie defeated Grand Prairie 24-3 in the Tribe’s final non-district tune-up. If you missed that recap, click here!

(0-3, 0-1) Killeen Ellison 18, No. 7 (4-0, 2-0) RED OAK 49 — FINAL

The District 5-5A Division I game is being played at Billy Goodloe Stadium in Red Oak. The Hawks led the Killeen Ellison Eagles 28-0 with 10:30 to play in the second quarter. The lead grew to 37-6 as the first-half clock dipped under 6 minutes. 


Reggie Moody Jr. accounted for over 420 total yards of offense and 6 touchdowns in a thrilling 38-34 overtime win against Lake Belton at Tiger Field in Belton. Moody Jr. was named the Methodist Midlothian Medical Center Player of the Week and also produced the Pearman Oil & LP Gas Play of the Week during the game televised nationally on ESPN2. 

(3-1, 2-0) MIDLOTHIAN 41, (1-2, 0-1) Waco 0— FINAL

Midlothian led 21-0 by the 4-minute mark of the first quarter.

Waco fell to (3-0, 1-0) Granbury, 17-14, in its 4-5A DI opener. 


The Midlothian Panthers opened District 4-5A Division I play with a 14-7 win against Killeen Shoemaker at Midlothian ISD Multipurpose Stadium. 

(2-2, 0-1) Corsicana 8, (1-2, 1-0) ENNIS 56 — FINAL

Ennis led 22-7 with 11:51 to play in the second quarter of the Battle of Chambers Creek at Lion Memorial Stadium. The Lions led 29-6 at the end of the first quarter of the rivalry game and District 5-5A Division II opener. 


Ennis trailed Colleyville Heritage, 10-7, at the half last Friday at Mustang-Panther Stadium in Grapevine. However, the non-district game was called and ruled a no-contest after lightning delays continued past 9:30 p.m.

No. 5 (4-0, 1-0) Midlothian Heritage 38, (0-4, 0-1) Burleson 7 — F/Thurs

The Midlothian Heritage defense held Burleson to 43 second-half yards in a 38-7 district-opening rout on Thursday.

Junior quarterback Carter Rutenbar accounted for…For the full recap, click here!


Midlothian Heritage defeated Waco La Vega 29-21 at Willie Williams Stadium in Waco.

(1-3) Life Waxahachie 21, (2-2) Wills Point 43 — FINAL

Wills Point led the non-district contest 22-7 with 10:08 (5:00) to play in the second quarter at Davis Field in Wills Point. 


Ferris took its first lead, 28-27, with just over 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter last Friday against host Life Waxahachie. The Yellow Jackets went on to win 42-27 to spoil the Mustangs’ homecoming festivities at Mustang Stadium. 

(3-1) Sunnyvale 37, (1-3) Ferris 19 — FINAL

Sunnyvale led Ferris 27-13 at the half at Yellow Jacket Stadium in Ferris. 


Ferris took its first lead, 28-27, with just over 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter last Friday against host Life Waxahachie. The Yellow Jackets went on to win 42-27 to spoil the Mustangs’ homecoming festivities at Mustang Stadium. 

(2-2) Palmer 27, (2-2) Rogers 34 — FINAL

The Rogers Eagles led the visiting Bulldogs, 7-0, as the first quarter closed at Merk Field in Rogers. Palmer took a 12-7 lead into the final 10 minutes of the first half.


Palmer trailed Palestine Westwood Panthers 25-22 with 3:09 to play in the second quarter at Bulldog Stadium. 

(3-0) Maypearl — BYE

The Maypearl Panthers enjoyed a week 4 bye week after a stellar 3-0 start to the season, which has seen the team outscore its opposition 159-15 under first-year head coach Marty Amrine Jr.


Maypearl built a 50-0 lead by halftime against Dallas A+ Academy at Roesler Stadium in Maypearl. The Panthers eventually shut down their offense and shut out the visiting Knights, 57-0. 

(0-4) Dallas Roosevelt Mustangs 12, (1-3) Italy 48 — F/Thurs

The Italy defense held the visiting Dallas Roosevelt offense to just 230 total yards in a 48-12 home win Thursday at Gladiator Field. The Mustangs rushed 27 times for 149 yards, while the Gladiator defense picked off a pair of Devaje Jackson passes. 

Italy begins District 7-2A play Friday against (3-0) Cross Roads. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. in Cross Roads.


Italy hosted perennial power Mart at Willis Field last Friday and quickly found itself in a 21-7 hole with 10:02 to play in the second quarter.

(1-3) Trinidad Trojans 18, (1-3) Avalon 65 — FINAL

The Avalon Eagles hosted the Trinidad Trojans at Eagle Field. The Eagles enjoyed homecoming festivities, which included Anna Sauers and Jake Ozymy being named the 2023 Avalon ISD Homecoming Queen and King during halftime. 


The Eagles fell to the Coolidge Yellowjackets 70-23 at Eagle Field in Avalon. 

(2-2) Milford 65, (4-0) Union Hill 67 — FINAL

Milford led the Union Hill Bulldogs 34-33 with 3:20 to play in the first half at Bass Stadium in Union Hill. 


Milford defeated Fellowship Academy out of Kennedale 48-38. The Bulldogs previously defeated Keene (57-0) in week one and fell to Aquilla (94-66) in week two.

(2-2) Wylie Prep Academy 56, (4-0) Ovilla Christian 59 — FINAL

Ovilla Christian trailed 42-26 at the half but soared back for the 59-56 homecoming win.


Ovilla Christian defeated Melissa CHANT HomeSchool 36-19. The Eagles have also defeated Holy Trinity Catholic (48-0) and Greenville Christian (71-26) in their return to 6-man football. 


For score or statistical corrections, shoot an email to Travis Smith at tsmith@elliscosports.com or find on social media at @Travis5mith. 

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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