China Spring beats Gatesville in the Marquee Matchup

CHINA SPRING, Texas China Spring beat Gatesville 43-16 Friday night in the Week 9 Zimmerman Law Firm Marquee Matchup.

The Cougars scored early and often to take control of the game. Cayden Johnson threw three early touchdown passes, two to K.J. Peoples, as China Spring built a 28-3 lead over the Hornets.

Tyrick James finished off the Cougars' win in the second half with a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Steven Russo caught a TD pass for the Cougars and almost returned an interception for a touchdown as well.

China Spring and Gatesville are now tied in the district standings, one game behind unbeaten La Vega.