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3A/2A/private roundup Week 2: Celina gets run game going, tops Pilot Point
Crandall, Argyle, Kennedale, Alvarado among the winners
Celina 43, Pilot Point 12
PILOT POINT — In last week’s come-from-behind win against Prestonwood, Celina running back Jamarick Simmons ran 32 times for 277 yards and three scores.
On Friday against Pilot Point, he picked up where he left off.
Behind an efficient passing attack led by freshman quarterback Nathan Elliott and Simmons’ bruising runs, the Bobcats (3-0) jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back, beating Pilot Point, 43-12, at Massey Stadium.
“There are a lot of people here that don’t like us,” Simmons said with a smile as he watched the Pilot Point fans file out of the stadium. “We just try to go out and play our game.”
Simmons started slow, picking his spots carefully before he began running over Pilot Point defenders on his way to a strong performance.
“I got tired of being hit,” he said. “So, I just decided that, when I get the ball, I’m going to hit people, too.”
Elliott was 8-of-13 passing with 88 yards and one score. Simmons ran the ball 19 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns.
Pilot Point’s (1-2) offense impressed early behind quarterback Aaron Buckingham, who ran the ball 11 times for 91 yards, including several big runs on a Bearcat drive early in the second quarter. On the drive, Pilot Point got to the Celina 11-yard line, but Buckingham threw an interception in the end zone.
Celina quickly turned the turnover into a touchdown-scoring drive, and the Bobcats had a commanding 21-3 advantage before halftime.
Crandall 21, Brownsboro 14
CRANDALL — Nate Banks scored on a 32-yard run with 3:46 left in the fourth quarter to give Crandall the win.
Crandall opened the scoring with a 1-yard run by Jason Bryant. Brownsboro answered with a 27-yard TD pass from Shelby Rogers to Taylor Beall.
Crandall led, 14-7, to start the third quarter, but Brownsboro tied the score on Rogers’ 70-yard TD pass to DZ Moss.
Rogers led Brownsboro with 218 yards passing and two touchdowns.
Crandall was sparked by Jason Bryant with 142 total yards and one touchdown. Nate Banks had 211 yards rushing and Ryan Long had three interceptions.
Argyle 55, TCA-Addison 16
ARGYLE — Argyle rallied from an early nine-point deficit by scoring 48 consecutive points in its win over Trinity Christian-Addison (2-1).
Argyle running back Tyler Eveleth racked up 207 yards on 16 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown run on Argyle’s first play from scrimmage. Argyle (3-0), the No. 1-ranked Class 3A team by SportsDay, accumulated 504 yards of total offense.
TCA quarterback Daniel Davidson, who entered the game with 14 touchdowns and one interception this season, struggled against Argyle’s defense. Davidson went 18-of-37 for 135 yards and three interceptions. He also threw a touchdown pass and rushed for one.
Kennedale 42, Kaufman 24
KENNEDALE — Senior quarterback Steven Rivera rushed for 237 yards and three first-half touchdowns to lead Kennedale.
Rivera scored on sprints of 60, 37 and 73 yards and added a 29-yard touchdown pass to Zac Michener in the fourth quarter. Kennedale (2-1) rolled up 504 yards of total offense, 472 on the ground.
Kaufman (1-2) was led by Jemikal Jobe, who scored on a 97-yard kickoff return and finished with 145 yards on 21 carries.
Alvarado 28, Prosper 7
ALVARADO — Tyler Bates opening the scoring by catching a 56-yard touchdown pass, then scored on a 41-yard interception return as Alvarado (3-0) defeated Prosper (1-2)
Prosper answered with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Javelle Allen to Mitch Patin with 5:10 left in the first. Alvarado quarterback Kenny West found Bates again, this time a 73-yard touchdown strike to put the Indians up, 21-7.
The Indians extended their advantage to 28-7 when Wayne Onderdonck capped off a nine-play, 58-yard drive with a 3-yard TD runs.
Frisco Lone Star 34, Lake Worth 27
FRISCO — Macauley Johnson scored on runs of 14, 24, and 2 yards as Frisco Lone Star rallied past Lake Worth.
Lone Star (2-1) scored 14 consecutive points in the fourth quarter. Lake Worth falls to 0-3.
Johnson rushed for 140 yards to lead Lone Star, who got a 72-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Chris Anderson and a 44-yard touchdown pass from Will Campbell to John’ta Fortune.
Lake Worth led for three quarters on two touchdown passes from Drake Pamilton to John Miller. Miller also scored on a 75-yard kickoff return.
Sanger 41, Plainview (Okla.) 24
SANGER — Dane Evans was 16-of-21 passing for 233 yards and five touchdown passes and scored on an 8-yard run to lead Sanger.
Jon Garza had five catches for 131 yards and three touchdowns.
The game marked the first time this season that Sanger has had to play a four-quarter game after beating Wichita Falls Hirschi, 58-6, and Lake Worth, 49-13.
Commerce 37, Princeton 34
COMMERCE — On a night when the Commerce offense dominated Princeton, the home team still needed a recovery of an onside kick that hit a Princeton player’s hands to secure the victory.
Commerce (3-0) went up by 10 with just 2:09 left to play on Buck Wilson’s 71-yard touchdown reception. It was Wilson’s third touchdown of the evening as he finished with six catches for 156 yards.
But Princeton (2-1) took less than a minute to score on a 21-yard fourth-down pass from Stacey Dillard to his brother, Jakari Dillard, to cut the lead to 37-34, where the game ended with the unsuccessful onside kick.
Van Alstyne 70, Nevada Community 28
VAN ALSTYNE — Jordan Barnes rushed for five touchdowns to lead Van Alstyne (1-2) past Nevada Community (0-3) in nondistrict play.
The game was delayed 40 minutes after a stadium power outage late in the first quarter.
Melissa 61, Anna 21
Melissa scored six rushing touchdowns and had over 530 yards of total offense in the win.
Kristov George had touchdown runs of 2, 6, 1, 14 and 2 yards for Melissa and rushed for 125 yards on 17 carries. Wes McQueen had 251 yards passing and a touchdown run.
Aubrey 30, Carrollton Ranchview 6
CARROLLTON — Albert Silva rushed for 202 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown and the Aubrey defense stopped three fourth-down conversion attempts.
Prestonwood Christian 54, Cistercian 13
IRVING — Zac Grogean scored on a 75-yard touchdown run on Prestonwood Christian’s first play from scrimmage, sparking a 54-13 win over Cistercian in a matchup of area-ranked teams Friday.
Prestonwood (1-1), the No. 2 team in SportsDay’s large private schools area rankings, led 40-13 at halftime. Prestonwood finished with 669 yards of total offense.
Prestonwood quarterback Parker Ash was 22-of-36 for 346 yards in the air. He passed for four touchdowns and ran for one more. Zach Peters and Brandon Henry caught two touchdown passes apiece, and J.P Coward led the running game with 111 yards and one touchdown.
Cistercian (2-1), the No. 3 team in the area small private schools rankings, was led by quarterback Ford Albert, who threw for 130 yards.
Fort Worth Nolan 58, Fort Worth Trinity Valley 14
FORT WORTH — David Moser rushed for 188 yards and four touchdowns as Fort Worth Nolan, ranked No. 1 in SportsDay’s large private schools area poll, defeated Fort Worth Trinity Valley, ranked No. 2 in the small private school rankings.
Moser scored on first-half touchdown runs of 2, 27, 5 and 1 yards as Nolan moved ahead, 34-14, at halftime. Daniel Walker had a spectacular 71-yard punt return for a score in the third quarter for Nolan.
Nolan quarterback Landon Russell threw touchdown passes of 11 yards to Patrick Rich and 23 yards to Jordan Maun. Bo Nicholson scored on a 40-yard run, and Connor Abene made a 46-yard field goal to round out the scoring for Nolan.
Trinity Valley (2-1) was led by quarterback Austin Henyon, who threw a 29-yard scoring pass to Colton Schultz and ran 4 yards for Trinity Valley’s other score.
Parish Episcopal 58, HSAA 25
FRISCO — Junior running back Zach Shelley rushed for 226 yards on 29 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Parish Episcopal (3-0) to victory over the Home School Athletic Association.
Parish Episcopal, third in SportsDay’s large private schools area rankings, led 30-19 at halftime and then outscored HSAA 28-6 in the second half. Running back Chris Dennard added 176 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns for Parish Episcopal.
Quarterback Davis Kinville accounted for all four HSAA touchdowns, running for two and passing for two.
Argyle Liberty Christian 42, Arlington Grace Prep 24
ARGYLE — Argyle Liberty Christian played with a purpose, and it paid off with a victory over Arlington Grace Prep.
Liberty dedicated the game to a student who has been fighting for his life. Senior Hunter Johnson, who has been battling brain cancer for nearly a year, served as an honorary captain for the game.
Liberty (2-0) got a 70-yard touchdown run by Miles Smith on the game’s first offensive play. He finished with 138 yards rushing.
St. Mark’s 35, Fort Worth Country Day 0
FORT WORTH — Senior quarterback Joseph Bush passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns, and St. Mark’s shut out Fort Worth Country Day.
John Caldwell led St. Mark’s (2-0) with 121 receiving yards, including a 61-yard catch in the first quarter. Cameron Kline had 98 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving).
Fort Worth All Saints 48, Bishop Dunne 21
T.J. Millweard threw for 240 yards, and Daniel Gresham scored three touchdowns for Fort Worth All Saints (3-0), the No. 1 team in SportsDay’s small private schools area rankings.
Greenhill 56, Fort Worth Southwest Christian 27
FORT WORTH — Nick Brienzi threw for 161 yards and four touchdowns — all in the first-half — to lead Greenhill past Southwest Christian.
Richardson Canyon Creek 34, Carrollton Christian 13
Quarterback Cameron Oliver and running back Leleand Moorehead combined for five touchdowns — three for Oliver and two for Moorehead — as Richardson Canyon Creek (2-1) cruised to the win. Oliver led all rushers with 166 yards, and Moorehead added 101.
Carrollton Prince of Peace 31, Shelton 28
Carrollton Prince of Peace scored with five minutes left to beat Shelton. Rich Morton ran for 249 yards and three touchdowns for Shelton.