FERRIS — The Ferris Yellowjackets welcomed the Godley Wildcat to Jackets Stadium for their 2017 homecoming. Unfortunately, the Yellowjackets could not contain the Godley offense.
The Wildcats racked up 514 total yards of offense to Ferris' 296 and put a damper on the homecoming celebrations, defeating the hosts 48-21.
For the Yellowjacket faithful, there was little left to cheer for by the time Yair Gonzalez and Ruth Colmenero were named the 2017 Ferris High School Homecoming King and Queen.
The Yellowjackets took the opening kickoff and promptly went three and out.
The first play from scrimmage from the Godley Wildcats resulted in quarterback Jason Faulkenberry tossing a 68-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Grimes for a 7-0 lead with 9:37 on the first-quarter clock.
The Yellowjackets caught the ensuing kickoff on their own 40-yard line and marched down the field — only to turn the football over on downs
Grimes then finished a Godley drive with a 17-yard touchdown run to take the lead 14-0 lead with 4:56 left in the first quarter.
After a second Ferris punt, Grimes caught another Faulkenberry touchdown pass, this time from 15 yards, for a 21-0 Godley lead early in the second quarter.
Once again Ferris turned the football over on downs, giving the Wildcats the ball at midfield. Two plays later, Faulkenberry hooked up with Grimes for a 44-yard touchdown, their third, to push Godley ahead 28-0 with 5:08 left to go in the second quarter. Godley added another score and missed the extra point and took a 34-0 lead into the locker room.
The third quarter started out much like the first half did as Godley took the opening kickoff and marched down the field and capped it off with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Faulkenberry to Mapes for a 41-0 lead. The fourth quarter ended with another Wildcat touchdown and a 48-0 lead.
Yellowjackets held the Wildcats on four downs take over the ball at their own 33-yard line on the first drive of the fourth quarter and took over the football at Godley 38-yard line.
Damien Edwards then scampered in for a 38-yard touchdown run to pull Ferris to 48-7. The Yellowjackets defense then recovered a fumble on Godley 32-yard line and, two plays, later Riley Fagan hit Matthew Nunez for a 31-yard touchdown pass.
A little later in the quarter, Fagan completed a pass to Edwards to start a drive and ended the drive in the same fashion. The 20-yard touchdown pass capped the scoring on the evening with the Wildcats winning, 48-21.