The Dumas Demons went on the road for the first time this season. After coming off a big win at home, the Demons battled the Longhorns from Caprock High School in Amarillo and the team came up big once again.
The Demons scored 27 points in the first half and 21 in the second half for a 48-28 victory over the Longhorns.
The defense started things off in the first quarter when Cade Cox got a tackle in the end zone for a safety. The Demons were up 2-0 with 7:02 on the clock in the first quarter.
On the next offensive possession, Bryan Mendoza got the carry and ran for five yards for the first touchdown of the game. A two-point try by Brayden Boggs-Rushing was good and put the Demons up 10-0.
Dumas scored again just over a minute later on a touchdown pass from Spencer Williams to Juan Romero. Ah Lee Yart kicked the extra point and put Dumas up 17-0 with 3:55 left in the first quarter.
On Caprock's next possession, a 74-yard touchdown play put Caprock on the board. With the extra point, Dumas led 17-7 with 2:31 left in the first quarter.
Just seconds into the second quarter, Williams rushed for four yards for a score. Another extra point by Yart and Dumas extended the lead to 24-7 with 11:54 to go in the second.
Both defenses stepped up and kept the offenses out of the end zone. The next score would come off the foot of Yart as he put the ball through for a 32-yard field goal.
At the half, Dumas led 27-7.
In the second half, the Dumas defense kept Caprock off the scoreboard. However, the Demons were not done scoring. With 7:17 left in the third quarter, Jacob Mares rushed for four yards for the touchdown. The extra point was good and Dumas was up 34-7.
The Longhorns scored first in the final quarter and cut the lead 34-14.
However, the Demons answered back with a 71-yard touchdown run with 9:36 on the clock. The extra point made the score 41-14.
Seconds later, Caprock scored on a 89-yard kickoff return. The point after was good and score was 41-21 with 9:24 remaining.
Each offense struggled to score again for the next few minutes of the game.
Then, Williams rushed for another score with 1:45 left in the game. Yart's extra point kick was good, which put the Demons on top 48-21.
Caprock was still not done as they scored on a 15-yard pass play with 47 seconds left. They kicked the extra point for a 48-28 score.
Dumas had 386 total yards and 67 plays to Caprock's 325 and 59 plays. They had 21 first downs and converted 4-of-14 third downs and 2-of-3 fourth downs.
Williams completed 11-of-22 for 147 yards and a touchdown with zero interceptions. He rushed for three yards on 12 attempts and reached the end zone twice.
Receiving for the Demons were Cito Rodriguez, who caught two for 43 yards; Victor Chavez with two for 31 yards and Louis Ortiz, who had three receptions for 27 yards.
Mendoza and Mares each caught a pass for 26 and five yards, respectively. Romero picked up 15 yards on two receptions and a score.
Leading the ground attack were Mendoza with 16 carries and 137 yards and two scores; Mares with nine carries and 64 yards and a touchdown; and Rodriguez, who picked up 29 yards on six carries. Javier Martinez and Damian Orozco each touched the ball once and picked up five yards and one yard, respectively.
Defensively, the Demons had five penalties for 32 yards. Dallan Dill led with nine tackles and one sack. Josh Turner contributed six tackles. Martinez had five tackles on the night. Caleb Suggs had four tackles. Cade Cox came in with three tackles, while Charles Barnes and Rodriguez each had two. Diego Falcon, Jacob Pinales, Davin Gates and Boggs-Rushing each had a tackle in the game.
Yart punted six times for 249 yards with three inside the 20-yard line. He made 1-of-1 field goals and had five extra points.
Mendoza had two punt returns for 47 yards and Mares had a return for 17. Suggs returned three kicks for 75 yards.
The Demons return home Friday, Sept. 13, for a Friday night lights matchup with Wichita Falls High. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Demon Stadium.