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5A/4A roundup Week 2: Plano, Euless Trinity romp to victory
Both top 60-point mark as Trojans win 6-5A opener
Plano 62, Mansfield Legacy 21
PLANO — Plano turned three first-quarter fumble recoveries into touchdowns, the last a 51-yard return by Sean Oliver, en route to an easy 62-21 nondistrict win over Mansfield Legacy on Friday night.
Leading 35-7 at the half, Plano (3-0), No. 14 in SportsDay’s Class 5A rankings, poured it on with 27 third-quarter points, including a 57-yard touchdown run by Sam Morrell on the first play from scrimmage. Dwayne Hicks blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown on the ensuing Legacy possession and reserve running back Rakeem Crawford added a pair of touchdown runs.
Crawford, who played most of the second half along with the rest of the Plano reserves, led all rushers with 123 yards on 15 carries. Morrell added 81 on just four carries.
Conner Smith paced Legacy with 101 receiving yards, including a 59-yard touchdown pass from DaCarlos Humphrey.
Euless Trinity 64, Richland 0
BEDFORD — Joel Kimpela needed just nine carries to rack up 115 rushing yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half, as Euless Trinity (3-0, 1-0) opened District 6-5A play by crushing Richland (1-2, 0-1).
Kimpela’s first score came less than three minutes into the game when he scampered in from 9 yards out, igniting a Trojans ground attack that gained nearly 400 yards.
Trinity, No. 2 in SportsDay’s Class 5A area rankings, eclipsed its season-high in points early in the second quarter when Remel Newton’s 17-yard run put the Trojans up, 35-0. After another Kimpela score and Weslee Goodwin’s 31-yard catch from Joel Sullivan, Trinity headed into the locker room with a 48-point lead.
The Trinity defense was equally impressive, holding Richland to 20 yards in the first half and 57 for the game. Richland quarterback Brandon Maine was constantly harassed by a swarming Trinity front seven, completing just 2 of 16 passes for 17 yards.
Colleyville Heritage 37, Irving Nimitz 0
IRVING — Cody Thomas threw for 258 yards and four touchdowns, leading Colleyville Heritage (3-0, 1-0) to a blowout victory against Irving Nimitz (1-2, 0-1) in a District 6-5A game at Irving Schools Stadium.
Connor Davis added 118 yards receiving and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ win. Heritage built a 16-0 lead at halftime, then scored three touchdowns in the first six minutes of the third quarter.
Thomas connected with Landon Sherman on a 28-yard TD, then later found Davis for 63 yards.
Nimitz running back Lafrontae Conkelton ran for 134 yards.
Plano East 44, Keller 16
MURPHY — After trailing by two points at halftime, Plano East (2-1) started strong in the second half, scoring 30 straight points to run past Keller (1-2).
In front of a packed crowd at Murphy’s Tom Kimbrough Stadium, Plano East quarterback Corey Wesley threw for 175 yards and three scores in the second half, including a 72-yard fourth-quarter bomb to Tre Jones.
Jones’ other score came on a 47-yard end around on Plano East’s first play from scrimmage, the longest rushing play of the game.
For Keller, Davis Webb led the Indians’ aerial assault, completing 19 passes for 182 yards and a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jake Hamilton. Kicker Seth Wicks led the team in scoring with three field goals, including a 48-yarder to give Keller a 16-14 lead late in the second quarter.
Hurst L.D. Bell 48, Haltom 20
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — L.D. Bell (2-1, 1-0) opened District 6-5A play by ripping Haltom (1-2, 0-1) at the Birdville Fine Arts and Athletic Complex. Senior quarterback Kyle Romano had a hand in all seven Bell touchdowns. He rushed 12 times for 113 yards and four scores. He also completed 15 of 18 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns.
Inopportune penalties and turnovers early derailed Haltom’s chances. After Haltom kicked onside and recovered to open the game, J.J. Gibbs fumbled on the second play from scrimmage. Receiver Roman Gordon dropped a certain touchdown midway through the second quarter, and after Haltom had scored to move within two touchdowns, L.D. Bell fumbled the kickoff and Haltom recovered, but was called for being offside.
Wide receiver Deneltra Dorsett caught seven passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns for L.D. Bell, and J.J. Gibbs carried 30 times for 152 yards and one touchdown to pace Haltom. Quarterback Travis Danford completed 13 of 29 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown for Haltom.
Midlothian 47, Justin Northwest 42
Bryce Murphy rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns on 19 attempts as Midlothian (2-1) defeated Justin Northwest (1-2). After trailing 3-0 after the first quarter, Midlothian scored 30 points in the second.
Northwest responded with 33 points in the second half, but Murphy’s 30-yard touchdown run with 4:58 left in the game extended the Panthers’ lead to 47-28.
Northwest quarterback Draze Lawliss threw for 424 yards, but the Texans committed three turnovers.
Duncanville 40, North Crowley 14
DUNCANVILLE — Duncanville (2-1) scored 27 first-half points behind quarterback Deandre Grimes on its way to an easy win over North Crowley (0-3) at Panther Stadium.
Grimes finished 15-of-19 for 222 yards, including four touchdown passes and a rushing score.
Duncanville took a 7-0 first quarter lead when Jeff Thomas hauled in Grimes’ 3-yard pass. But it was a 20-7 run in the second quarter that put the game away.
After Jaquan Cole’s 1-yard run that capped a 14-play drive, Duncanville capitalized again one play later when North Crowley fumbled and Grimes took the ball in on the ensuing play from 37 yards away. The two touchdowns came in a span of 14 seconds.
Duncanville stretched its lead to 27-0 on a 51-yard strike from Grimes to Aaron Piper with 3:01 left in the second quarter.
North Crowley got on the board with 10 seconds left in the first half on a 1-yard run by quarterback Josh Price. Price added a 2-yard run late in the third quarter to account for both North Crowley scores. Price finished the game with 117 yards on 16 carries.
Duncanville came out strong to start the third quarter as Grimes connected with Terry Cooper from 23 yards out to make it 34-7. About three minutes later, Grimes hit Art Zapata on a 9-yard scoring toss after a blocked punt.
Grapevine 46, Irving 13
GRAPEVINE — Grapevine (2-1, 1-0) amassed 270 yards and five touchdowns rushing to defeat Irving (0-3, 0-1) in a District 6-5A opener.
Mustangs quarterback Brett Harbin rushed for three touchdowns, and quarterback Garrett Miller ran for two scores.
The Mustangs recovered a Tigers fumble in the end zone and converted a two-point conversion to go up 8-0 with 7:51 remaining in the first quarter. Grapevine scored on its next drive with a 1-yard touchdown run by Harbin to go up 15-0 with 4:54 left in the quarter.
Irving quarterback Jarred Tennell-Hickey completed 5 of 9 passes and threw for 101 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown to senior Michael Vaughn. Tennell-Hickey also rushed for a touchdown. Vaughn finished with four receptions for 95 yards.
Grapevine’s Rafael Cortes carried 11 times for 93 yards, and Riley Albus had 72 yards on 10 rushes. Irving’s Tevin Jones finished with 70 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Mansfield Timberview 42, Arlington 25
ARLINGTON — Charles Taylor ran for 273 yards and three touchdowns as Mansfield Timberview (3-0) spoiled homecoming for Arlington (1-2) at Cravens Field.
Also leading the dominant rushing attack was Josh Smith, who found the end zone twice and added 141 yards on the ground. Timberview finished with 508 yards, including 453 rushing.
The high-powered Arlington offense finished with only 13 first downs. Tavarreon Dickerson paced the Arlington ground game with 52 yards and a score, while Josh Greer passed for 253 yards and two scores. Defensively for Arlington, Devin Harris intercepted an errant Taylor pass and weaved his way 100 yards for a touchdown.
Keller Central 15, Lewisville 12
KELLER — Keller Central (3-0) slipped past Lewisville (2-1) at Keller ISD Sports Complex on homecoming night.
Senior Zack Sanchez caught an 81-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tanner Tausch in the third quarter.
Denton Ryan 49, North Garland 14
The Denton Ryan Raiders flexed their muscles again as they dismantled North Garland 49-14 Friday night at Williams Stadium. The win improves Ryan to 2-0 on the season while North Garland drops to 0-2.
Ryan quarterback Kevin Carpenter was an efficient 3-3 for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Things went so well for the Raiders’ offense that it scored three touchdowns in its first five offensive plays from scrimmage.
The vaunted Ryan defense was stout again as North Garland did not pick up a first down until midway through the second quarter and did not score until late in the fourth quarter. The defense did not allow North Garland to get into positive yardage on offense until after halftime.
Reynal Caldwell added two touchdowns and 75 yards rushing for Ryan.
Dai’Qwan Washington was the offensive star for North Garland as he ran for a score and hit Thai Ho for another score to make it 49-14.
Rockwall-Heath 20, Garland Lakeview 14
ROCKWALL — Quarterback Cody Court connected with Amaris Fields on a 56-yard bomb with just 24 seconds remaining as Rockwall-Heath came-from-behind to defeat Garland Lakeview-Centennial at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.
The play was set up by another game-saving play from defensive back Mario Henderson, who had an end zone interception with 28 seconds left to preserve a victory last week over Frisco Wakeland.
On Friday, Henderson stepped in for another interception at Rockwall-Heath’s 44-yard line as Lakeview-Centennial was looking to connect on a deep post to Jarvis Baxter. Court then connected with Fields on the very next play for the game-winner.
Rockwall-Heath (3-0), No. 6 in SportsDay’s Class 4A rankings, had its third consecutive game in which it forced at least three turnovers.
Lakeview Centennial (0-2) finished with 46 yards on 26 carries.
North Mesquite 29, South Grand Prairie 9
GRAND PRAIRIE — Anthony Sims rushed 21 times for 179 yards and a touchdown as North Mesquite’s punishing ground game proved to be too much for South Grand Prairie in a non-district game Friday at the Gopher-Warrior Bowl.
North Mesquite (3-0) also got a 39-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Demarcus Easter, and its defense recorded a safety when a South Grand Prairie running back was tackled in the end zone early in the second quarter.
South Grand Prairie (1-2) stopped North Mesquite’s first drive with an interception in the end zone, but otherwise remained on its heels against faster North Mesquite.
Lake Dallas 52, Arlington Sam Houston 7
CORINTH — Lake Dallas recovered an onside kick at midfield to open the contest, scored four plays later and then cruised to a 52-7 victory over Arlington Sam Houston Friday night.
Running back Dontonio Jordan, who has verbally committed to Stanford, scored a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown and return touchdown, as he finished with 86 yards rushing.
Lake Dallas (2-1) scored on its first four possessions of the game and never let up.
Arlington Sam Houston (0-3) was nearly shut out for the second straight contest but scored on the opening drive of the third quarter.
Richardson 28, Richardson Pearce 25
RICHARDSON — Quarterback Parker Smith rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns in leading Richardson (2-1) to a 28-25 win over Richardson Pearce (2-1) in the annual contest at Eagle-Mustang Stadium.
In a game that saw almost 800 yards of total offense, the outcome was decided on a blocked field goal by Richardson’s Henry Cruz with 4:31 left to play.
W.T. White 47, Grand Prairie 23
Quarterback Jamarkus Smith rushed for a game-high 139 yards and also tossed two touchdown passes to lead W.T. White (2-1) past Grand Prairie (0-3) in a non-district contest at Loos Stadium.
W.T. White fell behind 7-0, before rallying behind the legs and arm of Smith. Smith galloped 60 yards on W.T. White’s first play from scrimmage to set up a game-tying 21-yard touchdown pass from Randall Taylor to Cameron Goodlett. Smith later added a 52-yard scoring strike to Donald Snow to give W.T. White a 28-16 halftime advantage.
Mesquite 38, Garland Naaman Forest 21
MESQUITE — Mesquite (2-1) scored twice in the last two minutes of the first half to erase an 11-point deficit and went on to win 38-21 over Garland Naaman Forest (1-2). Mesquite added insurance touchdowns in the 3rd and 4th quarters.
Mesquite’s defense played tough in the second half and stopped Naaman three times on 4th down in the 4th quarter.
McKinney Boyd 38, McKinney 28
McKINNEY — Bryan Driskell rushed for 342 yards and two touchdowns, leading McKinney Boyd to a 38-28 victory over McKinney at Ron Poe Stadium.
Driskell gained most of his yardage in the first half as Boyd (2-1) built a 31-7 halftime lead.
Boyd had a narrow 14-7 lead with less than five minutes left in the first half when Chris Stanton intercepted McKinney’s Robert Somborn and returned the ball to Boyd’s 35-yard line. Two plays later, Driskell raced 65 yards for a score.
Mansfield 46, Mansfield Summit 15
MANSFIELD — Mansfield’s defense was on point against rival Mansfield Summit Friday, giving up a lone touchdown in the second half on a 79-yard pass, then holding Summit to just 27 yards of offense for the reminder of the night.
Mansfield’s offense was no slouch either, racking up 415 yards, 291 of which came on the ground.