High School Football

Tompkins tops Seven Lakes for first district win

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 9/22/23

“We needed and wanted this so much,” Blocker said. “It’s just good to get a win. This has been on our mind all week. We got back into a groove and payed like we should. We just have to keep building on that and get 1% better every single day.”

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Tompkins tops Seven Lakes for first district win


Tompkins needed a bounce back performance.

The Falcons started off district 0-2 this year, putting together strong performances at time, but being unable to put together a complete game, falling short in both games.

This week could have gone one of two ways for the Falcons. They could have been down on themselves after the losses or picked themselves back up to try and climb back into things in the district race. Every member of the team chose the latter and it led to big things with Tompkins (2-3, 1-2) coming out 42-0 winners over Seven Lakes (1-3, 0-2) on Thursday at Legacy Stadium.

“They didn’t live in that loss and they bounced back tonight, I’m proud of the guys for that,” said Tompkins head coach Todd McVey. “We had an opportunity to grow as a football team and these guys took it. We played a half last week and we grew and put together a full game this week. That’s part of the growth of this team. They’re still having to take that next step in some areas and I’m proud of them and the way they responded. The whole week of practice and today.”

The Falcons got back on track by getting some superb play from the teams defense and leaning on Caleb Blocker on offense, as the senior running back had a huge day, rushing for 159 yards and two touchdowns while also catching a touchdown to help Tompkins get back in the win column.

Tompkins got put in great position for their first drive, as Donovan Hudson made an interception which he brought back inside the Seven Lakes five-yard line on the opening drive of the game.

William Duncan got the Falcons on the board by hitting a 28-yard field goal and Blocker added to it on the Falcons next drive, running in a 43-yard score. Duncan hit another field goal, a 40-yarder, and Tompkins added another score while at the same time stopping a Seven Lakes drive late in the half, with Jhase McMillan intercepting a pass which he returned 75 yards for a touchdown. It was McMillan’s fourth interception of the season as he has made a big impact so far in his season year.

“A big thing we talked about this week was getting our eyes right,” McMillan said. “We struggled with that last week and so we had to come in and correct it. I knew that we would have a chance to make some plays tonight and I’m just glad I was able to jump that pass and take it back.”

Blocker added his second touchdown on the first play of the second half by running in a 74-yard touchdown before Justin Thierheimer threw a 17-yard touchdown to blocker to put the game away late in the third quarter. Dylan Rodriguez capped off the win in the fourth quarter with a 54-yard touchdown run.

A big thing for the Falcons was putting together four strong quarters. Last week against Cinco Ranch, Tompkins had a 21-point lead and played a good first half, but weren’t able to keep things going in the second half. That changed on Thursday where Tompkins never allowed Seven Lakes to get comfortable in the game.

“We got back to our core values,” McMillan said. “One of those is finish. We preached that all week and we did better at it tonight.”

Tompkins continues district play by taking on Taylor next, a game that will be of huge importance to both teams trying to battle for a playoff spot.

“We needed and wanted this so much,” Blocker said. “We had a difficult couple of weeks and it’s just good to get a win. This has been on our mind all week. We got back into a groove and payed like we should. We just have to keep building on that and get 1% better every single day.”

Tompkins 42, Seven Lakes 0

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First quarter

T: William Duncan 28 field goal, 5:28

T: Caleb Blocker 43 run (Dunan kick) 1:42

Second quarter

T: Duncan 40 field goal, 7:37

T: Jhase McMillan 75 interception return (Duncan kick) 3:57

Third quarter

T: Blocker 74 run (Pass from Justin Thierheimer pass to McMillan) 11:39

T: Thierheimer 17 pass to Blocker (Duncan kick) 8:38

Fourth quarter

T: Dylan Rodriguez 54 run (Duncan kick) 6:12

Team stats

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Individual Statistics

Rushing – Tompkins: Caleb Blocker, 12-159-2; Dylan Rodriguez, 4-59-1; Ronnie Quinn, 2-6; Seven Lakes: Barrett Hudson, 15-72; Jake Farris, 11-55; Jared Young, 14-11; Collin Mills, 1-(-7);

Passing – Tompkins: Justin Thierheimer, 4-9-37-1-0; Dylan Rodriguez, 1-1-11-0-0; Seven Lakes: Shaan Patel, 9-18-28-0-2;

Receiving – Tompkins: Caleb Blocker, 1-17-1; Rhys Phillips, 1-16; Juan Cordero Acavedo, 1-11; Dante Johnson, 1-4; Dylan Rodriguez, 1-0; Seven Lakes: Carter Hatten, 2-15; Kaiser Floyd, 1-8; Luke Robinson, 1-6; Barrett Hudson, 1-4; Davis Yates, 2-3; Ryan Fowler, 1-12; Peter Noonan, 1-(-6)

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