JOSHUA -- If you run and stop the run, you usually have a good chance to win. De Leon rode that formula to a 36-7 Class A Division I Region II victory over Cayuga on Thursday at Owl Stadium.

The Bearcats racked up almost 400 total yards -- all on the ground -- while holding Cayuga to 98 total yards. De Leon (8-3) faces Lindsay (5-5) next week in a 1A D-I Region II area playoff. Cayuga's season ends at 8-2.

Danny Cervantes led De Leon with 166 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, while Austin Sadberry ran 12 times for 96 yards and one touchdown. Robert Smith had 13 carries for 86 yards and a score. Josh Brownlee added 46 yards and one touchdown on five carries as the Bearcats did not attempt a pass.

Keshawn Jackson led Cayuga with 22 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown. John Venable had five carries for 16 yards. De Leon held Cayuga to five first downs and only 13 passing yards.

A costly mishap put Cayuga behind the 8-ball early when Jackson had a 70-yard touchdown run negated by a penalty.

Cayuga can look forward to the 2014 season coming off an eight-win campaign and welcoming back Jackson, who was only a junior in 2013. He finished the season with more than 1,860 yards and 27 touchdowns.

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Class A Division I Region II
Bi-district Playoff

De Leon 36, Cayuga 7

Owl Stadium, Joshua

Cayuga -- 0   0   7   0 —   7
De Leon -- 14   3   19   0 —   36

FIRST QUARTER
DEL — Auston Sadberry 11 run (Danny Cervantes kick), 2:12
DEL — Robert Smith 3 run (Cervantes kick), 0:16
SECOND QUARTER
DEL — Cervantes 22 FG, 0:16
THIRD QUARTER
DEL — Cervantes 2 run (kick failed), 7:18
DEL — Josh Brownlee 30 run (kick failed), 5:02
CAY — Keshawn Jackson 7 run (Drew Slater kick), 3:51
DEL — Cervantes 54 run (Cervantes kick), 3:39

                             CAY            DEL
First downs               5               18
Rushes-Yards        37-83         54-398
Passing                    13               0
Comp-Att-Int          4-12-1        0-0-0
Punts                      5-31.8       2-31.5
Fumbles-Lost             3-2            2-2
Penalties-Yards         4-40          6-50

Individual statistics
RUSHINGCayuga: Keshawn Jackson 22-60, John Venable 5-16, John Vickery 4-5, Jimmy Pitts 1-3, Frankie Aviles 1-1, Cota Wilburn 2-0, Payton Wallace 2-(minus 2). De Leon: Danny Cervantes 21-166, Auston Sadberry 12-96, Robert Smith 13-86, Josh Brownlee 5-46, Austin Gonzales 1-3, Robin Palmer 1-1, Trent Lindeman 1-0.
PASSINGCayuga: John Vickery 4-12-1—13. De Leon: none.
RECEIVINGCayuga: Keshawn Jackson 2-11, Payton Wallace 2-2. De Leon: none.

-- Game stats courtesy the Abilene Reporter-News