Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Football: Pilot Point rolls past Whitesboro
PILOT POINT - It wasn't the state title defense they would have preferred, but Pilot Point's big three seniors gave the home crowd something to remember, nonetheless.
Quarterback J.P. Price, wide receiver Austin Balderas and running back Mason Guthrie combined for more than 500 yards of total offense and six touchdowns as Pilot Point (4-6, 2-3 District 9-3A) finished the 2010 campaign on a high note with a 42-9 win over Whitesboro (2-7, 1-4) on Friday night.
Price rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more, both to Balderas.
He completed 15 of 23 passes for 318 yards, including scoring strikes of 25 and 56 yards to Balderas. In all, Balderas hauled in eight passes from Price for 187 yards.
Guthrie added 142 yards rushing on 12 carries, including a 57-yard touchdown run, and caught three passes for 100 yards.
Pilot Point led 16-3 late in a sluggish second quarter but was able to capitalize on a fumble recovery at the Whitesboro 29-yard line with 53 seconds left in the half.
Three incompletions, a penalty and a 7-yard sack left Pilot Point with a fourth-and-3 at the Whitesboro 25 with two seconds left. Price found Balderas in the corner of the end zone as the clock ran out.
Whitesboro threatened to make it interesting when Jordan Gill scored on a 1-yard sneak to pull the visitors within 23-9 with three minutes left in the third quarter.
But Guthrie erased all doubt with his 57-yard touchdown run just 17 seconds later.
Pilot Point 42, Whitesboro 9
Whitesboro 0 3 6 0 - 9
Pilot Point 8 15 6 13 - 42
PP - J.P. Price 18 run (Austin Balderas pass from Price)
PP - Price 4 run (Price run)
W - Matt Hobbs 22 field goal
PP - Balderas 25 pass from Price (Ruben Martinez kick)
W - Jordan Gill 1 run (kick failed)
PP - Mason Guthrie 57 run (kick failed)
PP - Balderas 56 pass from Price (pass failed)
PP -Price 1 run ( Martinez kick)
First downs 10 21
Rushing 21-42 36-196
Passing yards 207 318
Passing 16-29-2 15-23-0
Punts-avg. 4-34 2-17
Penalties-yards 5-60 10-80
Fumbles-lost 3-2 1-1
Rushing - PP: Mason Guthrie 12-142, J.P. Price 24-54, W: John Wood 4-15, Collin Killcrease 3-13, Austin Purdum 7-11, Jordan Gill 7-3.
Passing - PP: J.P. Price 15-23-0-318, W: Jordan Gill 16-29-2-207.
Receiving - PP: Austin Balderas 8-187, Mason Guthrie 3-100, Jacob Lock 2-23, Austin Trinklein 1-6, Daniel Berry 1-2, W: Cody Grube 1-67, Garrett Hickman 8-66, John Wood 3-41, Cameron Clark 3-32, Matt Hobbs 1-1.