Skyline running back Peter Jenkins powers team to 9-5A title

A huge second half by running back Peter Jenkins powered Skyline to a 39-14 win over Lake Highlands and a share of the District 9-5A title.

Jenkins rushed 13 times for 234 yards and three touchdowns at Wildcat-Ram Stadium. At halftime he had two carries for seven yards.

Skyline, No. 8 in SportsDay's 5A area rankings, is 7-2 overall and 6-0 in district and can wrap up sole possession of the district title with a win over W.T. White next week.

Lake Highlands (6-3, 5-1) was also bidding for a share of the district title, but its offense could not find the end zone until the fourth quarter after Skyline built a 26-0 lead.

Skyline got on the board first with a 15-yard touchdown pass from DeVante Kincaid to Thomas Johnson with 8:30 left in the second quarter.

The score came at the end of a nine-play drive, with the key play being a 31-yard completion from Kincaid to Johnson to the Lake Highlands 21. The drive started after Skyline blocked a 39-yard field goal attempt.

After the touchdown, Lake Highlands went three-and-out and Skyline drove for another score. Kincaid found Travondre Rabon for a 25-yard completion, then Kincaid scrambled 14 yards to the Lake Highlands three.

Jenkins carried from there for a 14-0 Skyline lead.

Jenkins really got going in the second half, carrying on the first four plays of the third quarter for 68 yards and a touchdown. Jenkins' first carry of the second half went for 40 yards, which he followed with a 23-yard burst.

He eventually scored from 3 yards out for a 20-0 lead.

When Skyline got the ball back, Jenkins scored in two plays, the second a 65-yard gallop to make it 26-0.

Lake Highlands' DeVonte Sunwenghan caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Michael Ketchmark to cut Skyline's lead to 26-7. Sunwenghan later scored on a 6-yard run and finished with 20 carries for 125 yards.

Skyline scored twice in the fourth quarter with Rashard Samples catching a 19-yard touchdown pass and Joshua Wilkins tacking on a final score from 5 yards out.

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