In Travis, Rosebud-Lott bounced back from its first loss of the season by outlasting Thrall in an offensive shootout.
Three Cougar ball carriers rushed for more than 100 yards. Rosebud-Lott running back Moses Fox led the bunch with 125 yards on six carries and a 30-yard touchdown. Quarterback Zane Zeinert contributed 121 yards on nine carries and reached the end zone three times. But it was utility back Jamarquis Johnson who really hurt the Tigers. Johnson produced 103 rushing yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 79 yards and another score from Zeinert.
In just half a season, Rosebud-Lott (4-1) has eclipsed its win total from all of 2019 and 2020 combined. The Cougars also avenged a 25-6 loss to Thrall last season.
Rosebud-Lott opens district play a Thorndale on Friday.
Longtime Waco sportswriter and Texas Tech graduate Chad Conine is the author of "The Republic of Football: Legends of the Texas High School Game" and "Texas Sports: Unforgettable Stories for Every Day of the Year," among other titles.