The Boyd Yellowjackets couldn’t get past the first round of the consolation bracket Friday morning at the state 7-on-7 tournament.
Quanah knocked off the Yellowjackets 54-34 to end their third straight appearance at the College Station event.
Boyd finished 1-3 at the tournament.
Boyd coach Brandon Hopkins said the team competed throughout the event and gained valuable experience.
“Overall it was a good tournament,” Hopkins said. “It was a good experience, and we got four extra games in that we wouldn’t have.”
Boyd was a late addition to the event, getting the invite last week after another Division II dropped out.
The Yellowjackets took advantage of the opportunity, winning their opener against Comanche Thursday 33-32.
It turned out to be the team’s lone win. The Class 2A Boyd squad struggled against Class A La Villa, falling 48-21. Quarterback Blake McDonald, who is taking over the job after the graduation of two-year starter Jared Cate, was picked off three times in the loss.
In their final pool game, the Yellowjackets fell to District 18-3A favorite Navasota 28-7.
“We didn’t play bad against Navasota,” Hopkins said. “To hold them to 28 points is good. We couldn’t get the offense going.”
After three games in the heat Thursday, the Yellowjackets struggled to bounce back Friday morning against a Quanah team they had beat earlier this year at the Wichita Falls qualifier.
“This time we didn’t execute,” Hopkins said.
McDonald was picked off once by the Quanah defense.
Hopkins said his quarterback played solid throughout the tournament.
“He made some good throws,” Hopkins said.
The Yellowjackets will have two weeks to rest before firing up fall workouts Aug. 6.