GATESVILLE — First lightning struck. Then, disaster stuck.

Despite a pair of weather delays in the first half, Gatesville took a 14-7 advantage into an abbreviated halftime. The Hornets lost all control after returning to the field, though.

Cameron Yoe crossed the goal line on its first five possessions of the second half, and Gatesville could not keep pace, losing 41-21.

The Hornets (1-2) scored the game’s first points on a 17-yard run from senior Tyler Lewis, and Gatesville went ahead 14-7 on a 1-yard touchdown from Zach Mueller with 56 seconds remaining in the first half.

But the Hornets would not score again until less than 90 seconds remained in the contest.

Mueller recorded a team-high 85 rushing yards on 15 carries, while Lewis added 67 yards on nine carries.

The Yoemen (2-0) finished with 294 yards of offense, including 212 following halftime, while Gatesville had a pair of turnovers on downs and threw an interception in the second half.

Gatesville will look to bounce back Friday when they travel to Waco Connally.

Contact Clay Whittington at clayw@kdhnews.com

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