The Gatesville Hornets nearly blew a 30-13 halftime lead but stopped Mineral Wells' two-point conversion try with 20 seconds remaining and held on for a 30-29 win on Friday in Mineral Wells.
The regular-season schedule hits its midpoint this week, and almost every area team in competition has a winning record.
Gatesville's Rayshon Smith ran for 268 yards and five touchdowns as the Hornets won a shootout with Godley 56-42 on Friday in Gatesville.
Area teams experienced a lot of heartache last week.
Ellison senior Aaron Crittenden rewrote the record books last week, when he won the Waco Invitational championship.