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Private school roundup for Week 3: Prestonwood survives in a wild one vs. Dallas Christian
Parish Episcopal runs record to 4-0 with blowout
MESQUITE — Parker Ash and Prestonwood Christian survived a late fourth-quarter rally by Dallas Christian to hang on for a 33-31 victory Friday night.
Ash threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns for Prestonwood (2-1), the No. 2 team in SportsDay’s large private schools area rankings. Ash connected on scoring strikes of 43, 78 and 31 yards while playing in a constant rain. J.P. Coward added balance to the Prestonwood offense, rushing 22 times for 100 yards and two scores.
The wet field didn’t slow down Dallas Christian’s D’Andre Cannon who carried the ball 45 times for 318 yards and two touchdowns. Cannon was also on the receiving end of a 12-yard TD pass from Alex Craig.
Craig finished with 196 yards through the air and found Hayden Baker on a 47-yard catch and run with 1:37 remaining to bring Dallas Christian (2-2) within two points.
After recovering the ensuing onside kick, Dallas Christian was turned away by the Prestonwood’s defense. With just one timeout remaining, Dallas Christian was unable to get the ball back as Prestonwood ran out the clock.
Zach Shelley rushed for 283 yards and five touchdowns, with scoring runs of 82, 74, 43, 18, and 20 yards, as Parish Episcopal (4-0) defeated Queen City (0-4) in a nondistrict game.
Parish Episcopal, ranked third in SportsDay’s large private schools area poll, scored 28 straight points after Queen City answered Shelley’s 82-yard opening score. Andrew Boyd had a 40-yard touchdown run during the stretch and finished with 94 rushing yards on only four carries.
FW Country Day
FORT WORTH — A.J. Ximenes ran for 62 yards and scored the game’s only touchdown on a 35-yard run as Fort Worth Country Day (2-2, 1-0 SPC Division II) outlasted Cistercian.
The Country Day defense forced eight fumbles, recovering five of them. Cistercian (2-2, 0-1), ranked third in SportsDay’s small private schools area poll, got 103 yards rushing from Dare Odeyingbo.
Wichita Falls’ defense, which allowed 70 points to Frisco Wakeland a week earlier, shut out Bishop Lynch (3-1).
Wichita Falls held Bishop Lynch without a first down on its first seven possessions of the opening half and limited Bishop Lynch to just 132 yards in total offense. The combination of quarterback Dylan Sheffield (298 yards passing, two touchdowns) and receivers Chance Garey (110 yards receiving) and Bubba Mathis (142 yards) provided the spark for Wichita Falls.
John Paul II
PLANO — Chase McCoy scored two touchdowns, and Christian Boese threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as John Paul II (3-1) cruised by Carrollton Christian.
McCoy’s only reception was a 36-yard touchdown pass from Boese. McCoy had seven carries for 86 yards, including a nine-yard TD run for John Paul II’s second score. He also ran for a two-point conversion.
Kickoff was delayed 40 minutes by lightning.
Quarterback Ben Luedtke rushed 201 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead Shelton (2-2) to a victory over First Baptist (1-3) in a game delayed by 20 minutes at the outset because of lightning.
Luedke had first-quarter touchdown runs of 67 and 72 yards as Shelton charged to a 21-0 lead in the opening quarter. Running back Rich Morton, who rushed for 177 yards on 18 attempts, scampered 70 yards for a TD with 1:39 remaining before halftime.
Arl. Grace Prep
GRAND PRAIRIE — Senior running back Jake Curreri score a pair of first-quarter touchdowns, and Arlington Grace Prep took advantage of steady showers to race past Bishop Dunne.
Grace Prep (2-1) blocked two punts for touchdowns in the second half and also recovered a fumbled punt attempt in the end zone. Bishop Dunne (1-3) was limited to 22 yards of offense.
Arg. Liberty Chr.
AUBREY — Aubrey’s Colton Kelly intercepted a pass with 58 seconds remaining to clinch a victory for Aubrey (2-1) over Argyle Liberty Christian (2-1).
Aubrey came up with two key defensive stops in the second quarter. Liberty drove the ball inside Aubrey’s 10-yard line on two occasions but was unable to come away with any points. Aubrey nursed a 9-0 lead at halftime.
Liberty got on the scoreboard with 6:37 left in the game when Josh Cousins scored on a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-goal from the Aubrey 1-yard line.
Bull. Brook Hill
BULLARD — Austin Henyon threw for 414 yards and five touchdowns, and Brandon Hudson had eight catches for 192 yards for Fort Worth Trinity Valley (3-1), the No. 2 team in SportsDay’s small private schools area rankings.
Boyd (3-1) used a potent passing attack to defeat Grapevine Faith (2-2) in a game delayed an hour by lightning.
FW Temple Chr.
FW All Saints
FM Coram Deo