Friday night resulted in a pair of rough losses for Coldwater and Independence, as both teams dropped home games to H.W. Byers and Morton, respectively.
In Independence, Morton picked up its first win to improve to 1-3 on the season, defeating the Wildcats, 36-6. Coldwater, meanwhile, fell 50-14 to H.W. Byers, dropping to 0-3 on the season.
Morton led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter, before the Wildcats struck back with a touchdown of their own in the second quarter. The Panthers would add another score before the halftime break, adding a successful two-point conversion to take a 14-6 lead.
Both teams remained deadlocked until the start of the fourth quarter, when the Panthers scored 22 unanswered points to pull away for good, dropping Independence to 0-4 on the season.
Meanwhile, Strayhorn saw its non-region contest at Potts Camp enter a lightning delay after just five minutes of play. Both teams waited out the weather for two hours before the game was declared a no-contest.
This Friday will deliver a rivalry contest between Independence and Strayhorn (2-0), as the Mustangs are still seeking their first-ever win against the Wildcats. Kickoff of that contest is slated for 7 P.M. in Strayhorn.
Meanwhile, Coldwater will open up Region 2-1A competition this Friday on the road at McAdams. The Bulldogs are 0-4 on the season after losses to Sebastopol, Hamilton, Ethel and St. Andrew’s.