CRAWFORD — The fourth-ranked Pirates flashed their big-play capability in stampeding the Longhorns in a nondistrict game.
Crawford (3-0) flipped the field in a hurry all night, scoring touchdowns of 47 yards (on a Breck Chambers run), 52 yards (on a Luke Torbert pass). The Pirates had the game well in hand by halftime, up 37-0.
Chambers ran for 7-yard score late in the first half and Camron Walker dented the end zone two times on 12-yard runs in the blowout win for the Pirates. It was the first shutout of the season for Crawford, which has yielded only 12 points in three games.
Axtell dropped to 1-2 with the loss.
Photos: High school football Week 3 around Waco, Central Texas
Lorena's Kasen Taylor runs past Gatesville defenders on his way to a 48-yard touchdown during first-quarter action Friday night at Leopard Field.
Gatesville's Logan Edwards catches a pass in front of Lorena's Reed Michna during first-half action Friday night. Lorena shut out Gatesville, 54-0.
Lorena's Colton Dale breaks free from Gatesville's Hayden Mooney in Friday's game at Lorena. The Leopards led 34-0 at halftime and went to a 54-0 victory.
Lorena's Kasen Taylor breaks up a pass intended for Gatesville's Carson Brizendine during first-half action in Lorena on Friday night. The Leopards shut out Gateville, 54-0, on homecoming night in Lorena.
Lorena running back Reed Michna runs past Gatesville's Lawson Mooney during first-half action Friday night in Lorena.
China Spring's Sebastian Trevino runs upfield past Brownwood's Noah Barron, with blocking help from teammate Kyle Barton, left.
China Spring's Tre Hafford got the Cougars on the scoreboard early against Brownwood's Quentin Thompson, hauling in a 15-yard touchdown pass for the game's first score Friday night.
China Spring's Kyle Barton broke a tackle by Brownwood's Case Markham, left, and scored from 39 yards out in the first quarter Friday night.
China Spring's Major Bowden, left scores past Brownwood's Elias Huerta-Doud in the second quarter. Bowden's 40-yard touchdown run gave the Cougars a 36-7 lead.
China Spring's Greg Salazar, left, along with teammates Jaylen Trotter and Tristan Exline, pull down Brownwood's Konlyn Anderson in the first half of Friday's game at China Spring.
China Spring quarterback Major Bowden leaps over Brownwood's Case Markham for a first-half touchdown.
China Spring's Kyle Barton, right, celebrates his first-half touchdown with Tre Hafford against Brownwood Friday night.
Waco High quarterback Thomas Chandler, right, fights off Killeen’s Cameron Gee in the first half at WISD Stadium.
Waco High quarterback Thomas Chandler, right, fights off Killeen's Cameron Gee in the first half.
Killeen's Emory Arthur is tackled by a host of Waco High defensive players in the first half Thursday night at Waco ISD Stadium.
Waco High's Earnest Ware runs past Killeen's Aaron Barnwell on Thursday night at Waco ISD Stadium.
Killeen running back Emory Arthur, left, runs past Waco High’s Reggie Lewis for a touchdown Thursday night at Waco ISD Stadium.
Waco High's Thomas Chandler rolls out past the Killeen defense in the second half Thursday night at WISD Stadium.