FERRIS — The Godley Wildcats received big plays in all three phases of the game to pull away for a 35-7 win Friday at Ferris.
With the win, Godley improved to 4-4 overall and 1-1 in District 5-4A Division II play while the Wildcats also improved to 7-2 against the Yellow Jackets since the 2012 season.
After Godley held a 14-0 lead at halftime, Ferris cut the deficit in half midway through the third quarter on a 16-yard touchdown run by Nate Aguinaga to make it 14-7.
Ferris got the ball back with a chance to tie the game, but Godley's Parker Priddy came up with a clutch interception, then the Wildcats reclaimed a two-score lead on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Caden Burke to Kolby Bartlett to give Godley a 21-7 edge with 13 seconds left in the third.
Godley put the game away in the fourth quarter with big plays from its defense and special teams.
After Godley nose guard Collin Black forced a fumble, Jesse Torres scooped up the loose ball and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown and a 28-7 lead with under 8 minutes to go.
Less than 2 minutes later, Godley super sophomore Drew Coleman slammed the door shut on Ferris with a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown.
In the first quarter, Burke put Godley on the board with a three-yard touchdown run, then the Wildcats made it 14-0 in the second quarter on a 31-yard pass from Burke to Coleman.
Godley has a bye before hosting Hillsboro in what is likely to be a showdown for second place. Hillsboro lost to Glen Rose, 47-0, on Friday.