Longhorns run wild as Indians lose again


DJ Hollywood hands off to Jaden Watson (21).

Eric Speelman, Staff Writer

There was a stampede, so to speak, at Lumpkins Stadium on Friday as the Indians fell to the Cedar Hill Longhorns 78-28.

Waxahachie came out with the momentum, forcing a Cedar Hill punt on the fifth play from scrimmage. The Indian offense then drove deep into Longhorn territory before turning the ball over on downs. Seven plays later, Cedar Hill, who would never trail, struck for the first time and began to open the floodgates.

“In a situation like that, all you can ask for is that the kids play hard and play with class. We did that tonight,” head coach Todd Alexander told the Waxahachie Daily Light. “This is 6A football. You better get used to it real quick, especially in this district, because this is what you are going to play each week.”

Cedar Hill won the yardage battle with 456 yards to Waxahachie’s 322, despite Tribe signal-caller DJ Hollywood’s four touchdowns and 215 passing yards. Josh Sterns led the Indians’ receiving corps with 113 yards and two scores.

The Indians head into their bye week with a record of 1-4 on the year and 0-2 in district play. They will return to action October 12th against former 5A foe Mansfield Lake Ridge. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 PM at Lumpkins Stadium.