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5A roundup for Week 4: Carroll survives scare, Coppell rolls to win
SOUTHLAKE — The Southlake Carroll defense stopped a potentially game-tying two-point conversion with 5:14 remaining to sneak past Keller Fossil Ridge (2-2, 0-1 in District 7-5A), 28-26.
Carroll (4-0, 1-0 in District 7-5A) held a 28-13 halftime advantage, but Fossil Ridge quarterback Sheldon Neuse gashed the Dragon defense in the second half, running for a game-high 153 yards and adding another 190 yards through the air.
After a third-quarter touchdown run by Chaylon Bowman trimmed the Carroll lead to eight, Neuse hit receiver Stephen Boswell on a 4-yard touchdown, leaving the Panthers a two-point conversion from tying it up.
But the Carroll defense sacked Neuse on the two-point attempt, and the Dragons were able to run the remaining five minutes to clinch the victory.
Coppell 35, Saginaw 6
COPPELL — Quarterback Jake Larson threw for 197 yards and three touchdowns as Coppell defeated Saginaw (1-3, 0-1) 35-6 in the district opener for both teams.
Coppell (4-0, 1-0) took barely four minutes before the offense put up the first touchdown, and literally two minutes later it scored again.
Cedar Hill 42, Mansfield Legacy 24
CEDAR HILL — Running back Laquvionte Gonzalez scored three touchdowns and ran for 170 yards as Cedar Hill (2-2, 1-0) climbed out of an early hole to defeat Mansfield Legacy (0-4, 0-1) in the District 5-5A opener for both teams Friday night at Longhorn Stadium.
Hurst L.D. Bell 24, Grapevine 18
GRAPEVINE — L.D. Bell’s Elliott Souter sacked Grapevine quarterback Brett Harbin on fourth down with under a minute to play to help Bell (3-2, 2-1) hang on for a 24-18 victory over Grapevine (2-3, 1-2).
Keller Central 27, Keller 13
KELLER — Zack Sanchez scored touchdowns on offense and defense as Keller Central (4-0, 1-0) downed crosstown rival Keller (1-3, 0-1) 27-13 at Keller ISD Stadium.
Duncanville 42, Grand Prairie 27
GRAND PRAIRIE — Grand Prairie shot itself in the foot one too many times in its homecoming match-up with Duncanville at the Gopher-Warrior Bowl.
Four missed extra points, a dropped pass on a key fourth-quarter third down and a tired defense doomed Grand Prairie, and Duncanville used its two lead running backs and the deep ball to win 42-27.
Arlington Lamar 41, Arlington 24
ARLINGTON — Senior quarterback Connor Berry ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third to lead Arlington Lamar to a 41-24 victory over Arlington High in the District 4-5A opener Friday night at Cravens Field.
Lamar (1-3, 1-0) trailed 10-0 midway through the first quarter before Berry hit DuQuan Thomas with a 43 yard touchdown pass. Berry later added touchdown runs of 78 and nine yards.
Arlington (1-3, 0-1) gained 445 yards, but committed five turnovers.
South Grand Prairie 45, Midlothian 24
MIDLOTHIAN — The tandem of running backs Quaze Woods and Leonard Aikens led South Grand Prairie (2-2, 1-0) over Midlothian (2-2, 0-1) in their District 5-5A opener, 45-24.
Woods had 134 yards on 19 rushes and Aikens had 98 yards on 15 carries. Each rushed for 2 touchdowns on the evening.
Bryce Murphy led Midlothian by throwing for 254 yards, while rushing for 81 yards.
Irving MacArthur 42, Irving 28
IRVING — Irving MacArthur (2-2) owned the second half to power past Irving (0-5), 42-28.
Irving opened the game with 70- and 62-yard touchdown drives. Running out of the pistol formation, they did it without completing a pass until the final play of the second drive.
MacArhur found new life owing to two special teams plays. Darius Moore returned a kickoff 95-yards for a touchdown. MacArthur then forced an Irving punt, which was summarily botched. Justin Chavez led MacArhur on a 34-yard scording drive.
Arlington Sam Houston 24, Fort Worth Paschal 21
ARLINGTON — Miguel Alvarez’s 22-yard field goal in overtime gave Arlington Sam Houston its first victory of the season Friday night at Wilemon Field.
In a battle of 0-3 teams playing their District 4-5A opener, Sam Houston overcame six turnovers and 12 penalties. Quarterback Kendall Jackson set up the winning points with a 14-yard run.
North Crowley 33, Weatherford 7
CROWLEY — North Crowley quarterback Josh Price passed for 152 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 84 yards and two scores to lead North Crowley (1-3, 1-0 4-5A) to a 33-7 victory against Weatherford (1-3, 0-1)in the District 4-5A opener for both teams.
Price finished with 83 yards on the ground and three rushing touchdowns.
Hebron 21, Flower Mound 15
FLOWER MOUND — Joseph Farley threw for 234 yards and two scores and Steven Lanz grabbed a game-clinching interception late as Hebron (3-1) defeated Flower Mound (1-3) in a battle of ranked Class 8-5A teams.
Flower Mound made it interesting late on a 1-yard Marshall Williams touchdown toss to Beau LaFave with 3:32 left.
Skyline 36, Richardson Berkner 0
Devante Kincade passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns, three to Thomas Johnson, as Skyline routed Richardson Berkner on Friday at Forester Stadium.
The game featured two of Class 5A’s top defenses with No. 1 Skyline (207.7 yards per game) and No. 5 Berkner (232.3 yards per game).
Berkner came in allowing just 79 yards passing per game but was lit up by Kincade, who was 11-of-13 passing for 282 yards and all four scores in the first half.
Plano West 24, Lewisville 21
LEWISVILLE — Plano West tailback Carlos Wiggins rushed for a game-high 238 yards, including the game-winning touchdown from 35 yards out, to help Plano West survive with a 24-21 win over Lewisville on Friday in a District 8-5A opener at Max Goldsmith Stadium.
Plano West (1-0 in 8-5A, 2-2) trailed 21-17 entering the fourth quarter but reclaimed the lead with just over five minutes to play on the run by Wiggins.
Lewisville did get a final chance on offense with 1:46 left in the fourth quarter, driving down to the Plano West 29-yard line with 14 second left to play. However, Plano West got a quarterback sack to end the game.
Plano West rushed for 386 yards as a team.
Stephenville 28, Mesquite Horn 20
MESQUITE — Witt Westbrook gained 151 yards on 24 carries for Stephenville in its 28-20 victory over Mesquite Horn at Mesquite Hanby Stadium on Friday night. Stephenville scored 14 points in a decisive third quarter.
Stephenville (2-1) quarterback Tyler Jones was 23-of-31 passing for 260 yards and three touchdowns. Receiver Brice Gunter caught two touchdown passes, including a 71-yard bomb from Jones.
Cody Ferguson anchored the defense for Stephenville, contributing three sacks. The defense limited Mesquite Horn to 53 total passing yards.
Garland Lakeview 12, Garland Naaman Forest 10
GARLAND — Garland Naaman Forest missed two potential game-winning field goals in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter as it lost its homecoming game to Garland Lakeview Centennial, 12-10, on Friday.
Naaman Forest (1-4, 0-2 District 10-5A) missed three field goals, including a 50-yard attempt from sophomore Eric Teller that landed short with three seconds remaining in the game.
Lakeview Centennial running back Demarcus Hall had a team-high 98 rushing yards.
Naaman Forest running back Juaquin Davis finished the game with 174 rushing yards on a season-high 37 carries.
DeSoto 61, Tulsa NOAH 13
DESOTO — Devin Rushing’s 13-yard touchdown run 1:12 into the game sparked a 35-point first quarter as DeSoto (5-0) beat Tulsa (Okla.) NOAH (1-2) 61-13 Friday night.
Desmon White, Dontre Wilson and Marcus Williams added touchdown runs of 37, 3 and 15 yards, respectively. Vondrick Jackson returned an interception 24 yards to cap off the first-quarter scoring.
DeSoto totaled 270 yards rushing, led by Chris Hanspard with 50 yards.
Richardson 48, Sunset 20
Richardson (3-1, 1-0) raced out to a 35-0 halftime lead en route to a 48-20 victory Friday over Sunset (1-3, 0-1) in both teams’ District 9-5A opener.
Parker Smith and Tristian Cockrell completed touchdown passes of 57 and 70 yards, respectively, in the first half.
Lake Highlands 49, Samuell 13
Elbert Landry rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries to lead Lake Highlands to a 49-13 win over Samuell in the District 9-5A opener at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
Lake Highlands (2-2, 1-0 in district) scored on four of its first five possessions for a 28-6 halftime lead.
Davonte’ Mitchell scored both touchdowns for Samuell (0-4, 0-1).
Mesquite 42, Waco 34
WACO — Junior Session ran for 215 yards and four scores to lead Mesquite past Waco, 42-34, in nondistrict play Friday.
Alex Cooper threw for 128 yards as Mesquite (3-2) won its first road game of the season.
Darrell Hobbs carried 24 times for 140 yards and one score and caught a 2-yard TD pass for Waco (3-2).
Garland 31, McKinney Boyd 10
McKINNEY — Keylan Spencer’s 131 first-half rushing yards and 2 touchdowns paved the way for Garland (3-2, 2-0) on Friday in a 31-10 win over McKinney Boyd (3-2, 1-1).
Boyd was led by tailback Bryan Driskell, who rushed for a team-high 119 yards.
In the second quarter, Garland notched a defensive score when Bennie Albury recovered a fumble on what looked like an incomplete pass.