The Pampa Harvesters (2-7, 0-3) hosted the Dumas Demons (3-5, 1-1) in the third game of District 3-4A play on Friday night. The weather was unusual for a late October day with high temperatures reaching 90 degrees. There was no wind and it was a great night for football in Texas after the sunset with temperatures dropping into the 60s.
Dumas won the toss and deferred to the second half so Pampa would receive the opening kickoff.
Pampa opened with a nice 14-yard pass from Senior Brant Hill to Junior Bryce Lynn for a first down. Hill and Lynn connected again for one yard on the next play. Sophomore Isaac Almanza ran for two yards on the next play but it was followed by an incomplete pass which forced a punt.
Dumas drove down on their drive and scored in 2:52 to take a 7-0 lead with 7:43 to go in the first quarter. Pampa’s ensuing drive went three-and-out and Dumas began at the Pampa 34-yard line and scored two plays later to take a 14-0 lead with 5:59 to play in the first quarter.
The Harvesters’ third drive of the game began with three straight runs by Almanza for six, three, and eight yards. The drive ended with an interception.
The Demons drove down the field quickly to score and make it 21-0 with 58 seconds to play in the first quarter.
Almanza began the next drive with a 33-yard run and a first down for Pampa. The teams traded penalties as the first quarter came to a close. On a third-and-long, Hill found Sophomore Jose Alonzo for a 34- yard touchdown strike with 11:34 to play in the first half. After the extra point by Sophomore Jeremiah Davis, Pampa trailed 21-7.
The Harvesters had a surprise onside kick and recovered to steal a possession from the Demons. Pampa turned it over on downs after recovering the onside and Dumas took over with 10:39 to play in the half.
The Harvesters forced Dumas to punt. The teams traded punts as Pampa had a huge pass play called back due to offsetting penalties by both teams.
Junior Judsen Hancock intercepted Dumas at the Pampa 24-yard line to give the Harvesters the ball back. Unfortunately, the Harvesters’ drive did not take advantage of the turnover with another interception of their own. Dumas took over with 4:30 to play in the half and the score sitting at 21-7 Demons.
The Demons quickly scored again to take a 28-7 lead with 2:32 to play in the half.
Pampa looked to have another promising drive with a 13-yard run by Almanza for a first down before the drive stalled out. Dumas took over with 1:30 to play in the half after using their timeouts to get the ball back and try to score one more time before the end of half.
The Demons went down quickly and scored again with 22 seconds remaining until half to take a 35-7 lead.
Halftime: Dumas 35, Pampa 7.
There was no band performance at halftime due to both bands heading to Abilene for their Area Marching Contest which takes place today. Good luck to the Pride of Pampa Band!
Dumas began with the ball in the second half and the Pampa defense forced a turnover-on-downs deep in Pampa territory. Pampa’s next drive ended up being a three-and-out.
On a third-and-long Dumas connected for a deep pass play and touchdown to go up 42-7 with 6:21 to go in the third quarter.
The Demons scored again to take a 49-7 lead with 0:27 seconds to go in the third quarter. Pampa’s drive didn’t go anywhere and Dumas took over with 11 minutes to play in the game and the 49-7 lead.
Dumas ate a bunch of clock with a six minute drive and scored to take a 56-7 lead with 5:06 to play in the game.
Both teams continued to just run the clock out to get the game over.
FINAL: Dumas 56, Pampa 7.
Isaac Almanza had 94 yards rushing in the game. Brant Hill had a touchdown pass to Jose Alonzo for 34 yards. Bryce Lynn had two catches for 15 yards.
Other District Score
Canyon took the win over Randall 48-7.
The Harvesters head into the bye week next week. They will be back in action next Friday night to face the Canyon Eagles in Canyon. The game will kick off at 7 pm in Canyon at Happy State Bank Stadium on November 3rd.