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Week 1 Thursday roundup: Berkner, Woodrow Wilson roll; Wilmer-Hutchins holds off Conrad
Rich. Berkner 42, North Crowley 6
RICHARDSON — Richardson Berkner routed North Crowley at Wildcat Ram Stadium behind more than 300 rushing yards, including 184 from quarterback Yedidiah Louis.
North Crowley was held to less than 100 yards of total offense behind a blistering defensive effort from the Rams’ front line.
North Crowley quarterback Josh Price finished 7 of 17 for 58 yards and an interception.
Berkner scored seven points in the first quarter before adding 20 more points in the second. Jaylon Terrell, Louis, Fred White and K’Lon Green all had rushing touchdowns for Berkner. Luke Russell caught on 18-yard touchdown pass from Louis. North Crowley didn’t get on the board until the fourth quarter when Price took it in himself from 13 yards out. The ensuing extra-point attempt was blocked, a microcosm of the Panthers’ misfortune all game. With the loss, North Crowley falls to 0-2. Berkner remains unbeaten at 2-0 heading into next week’s matchup against Southlake Carroll.
Woodrow Wilson 49, FW Eastern Hills 27
Piers Christian threw for three touchdowns and rushed for one as he helped Woodrow Wilson break a 14-14 halftime tie as it rolled to a 49-28 victory. Christian completed 13 of 18 passes for 156 yard and rushed for 65 as his team improved to 2-0 on the season. Teammate Shaquille Dottin rushed for three scores and hauled in a scoring pass to help lead the offense to 333 yards. Eastern Hills (0-1) was led by Shabravious Howard who rushed for 175 yards and two scores to help keep his team close.
Four miscues cost Eastern Hills 28 points, three on bad snaps on punt attempts and the other on a fumble. Andre Plata had Woodrow Wilson’s other touchdown a 24 yard pass from Christian. Plata finished with six receptions for 62 yards. Dottin scored on runs of 9 and 7 and 50 yards, while Christians scoring run was from 37 yards out.
Wilmer-Hutchins 34, Conrad 26
Monterius Dukes threw for 208 yards and three touchdowns to lead Wilmer-Hutchins to a 34-26 victory over Conrad in a non-district contest at Franklin Field.
Dukes connected on a 32-yard touchdown pass to Keyshawn Henderson with 8:12 remaining to secure the triumph for Wilmer-Hutchins (2-0).
Winzor Young, coming off a 210-yard rushing performance in Week 0, gained 125 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, including a 7-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter that snapped a 20-20 tie for Wilmer-Hutchins, a 3A school that controlled play for much of the night against the 4A Conrad (1-1).
Trailing 20-0 entering the second half, Conrad stormed back with three touchdowns within a 2:18 span in the third quarter, tying it at 20-20 on Silas Jefferson’s five-yard run.
Jefferson gained 90 yards and the touchdown rushing, while also passing for 73 yards and a touchdown for Conrad.
Dukes connected on touchdown passes of 12 yards to Justin Carey and 37 yards to Damein Lawry as Wilmer-Hutchins charged out to a 20-0 lead before the end of the first quarter.
Spruce 14, Roosevelt 12
De’Amonte Miles returned a fumble 49 yards for a touchdown with 10:06 left in the game as Spruce rallied past Roosevelt at Kincaide Stadium.
Roosevelt squandered two scoring opportunities later in the fourth quarter, including a bad snap on a 19-yard field goal attempt in the final minute.
Roosevelt (1-1) also lost a fumble at the Spruce 26-yard line. Spruce (1-0) used two big plays to overcome a night of offensive struggles. Daniel Coleman took a screen pass 61 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter to give Spruce a 7-6 lead. The Roosevelt defense limited Spruce to minus-16 yards rushing and recorded five sacks. Spruce also had 90 penalty yards.
McKinney North 49, Bryan Adams 14
MCKINNEY — Trey Smith rushed for three touchdowns and Brylen Williams returned a kickoff and a punt for scores to highlight McKinney North’s dominating win over Bryan Adams (0-2) at Ron Poe Stadium.
Scoring came on big plays for both teams early in the game. Orlando Swift started it by returning an interception 41 yards to give Bryan Adams the early 7-0 lead.
Williams responded for North (1-1) by returning the ensuing kickoff 88 yards to tie the score. On North’s next possession two minutes later, Hunter Walling hit Evan Jones with a 49-yard scoring strike. Bryan Adams tied it up on quarterback Jalen Jordan’s 10-yard run midway through the second.
But, North scored three touchdowns, including two by Smith, in less than six minutes to take a commanding 35-14 lead at the half. Williams added the exclamation point with a 42-yard punt return for the only score by either team in the third quarter.
Frisco Liberty 27, Denton 6
FRISCO — Aaron Estes came off the bench and rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown to guide Frisco Liberty (1-0) to a 27-6 win over Denison in Liberty’s season-opener at Frisco ISD Stadium.
Estes replaced starter Alonte Ryan, who broke free for 30- and 18-yard runs on his first two carrires. He ran two more times for a total of 50 yards before leaving the game. Ryan did not return, but Estes kept Liberty’s strong running game moving with 109 yards by halftime.
Estes’ 7-yard run with 1:04 left in the half gave Liberty a 17-6 lead. Liberty quarterback Zach Smith ran in from five yards out at the start of the second quarter to give Liberty a 10-3 lead.
Smith finished with 55 passing yards, including a 20-yard scoring strike to Trey Johnson. The teams traded field goals in the first quarter. Following Ryan’s opening runs, Liberty’s drive stalled and led to JB McBride’s 23-yard field goal.
Lewisville 27, Carr. Creekview 15
CARROLLTON — Rodrick Williams rushed for 105 yards and two scores and caught another as Lewisville defeated Carrollton Creekview, 27-15, in a non-district matchup at Standridge Stadium.
The Lewisville defense forced five Creekview turnovers.
Lewisville (2-0) went ahead 7-0 with 11:09 remaining in the second quarter when Williams scored on a two yard run. Lewisville recovered a fumble and started the drive at the Creekview 29.
Deandre Brown set up the second Lewisville score following a 53 yard punt return to the Creekview 16 yard line. Williams scored on the very next play to make it 14-0 with 4:59 remaining in the second quarter.
Creekview (0-2) went on a nine play drive and cut the deficit to 14-3 with 1:14 remaining in the second quarter when Grant Peltier kicked a 46 yard field goal.
Creekview cut the deficit to 14-10 with 6:24 remaining in the third quarter when quarterback David Blough ran 29 yards for the score.
FW Trimble Tech 14, Samuell 9
Jerrick McClain rumbled 49 yards in the final two minutes of the game to secure a 14-9 victory for Ft. Worth Trimble Tech (1-0) over Dallas Samuell at Pleasant Grove Stadium.
The game featured three lead changes in the second half and the teams combined for a mere two points in the first half.
Bonner had 86 rushing yards on 17 attempts while running back Kwame Bonner had 71 yards plus a touchdown to lead Trimble Tech. Tech punished Samuell for 252 rushing yards on 46 attempts.
Bonner’s 11 yard scoring jaunt, after a recovered fumble deep in Spartans territory, gave Tech a 6-2 lead early in the third quarter but the lead was short lived. Kamron Jones hit Quadre Price for a 63 yard scoring strike on the next drive to take a 9-6 lead. Price snared the ball with one hand and ran away from everyone.
Jones was 6-9 105 yards for a touchdown and interception.
Keller Fossil Ridge 14, Ennis 13
KELLER — Keller Fossil Ridge stopped a two-point conversion attempt with 4:18 left in the game to preserve a nondistrict victory.
Sheldon Neuse scored on a 9-yard run, and Stephen Boswell caught a 45-yard TD pass from Jacob Gnacinski for Fossil Ridge, with both scores coming in the second quarter.