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Week 5 HS football Thurs. night roundup: Storms interrupt games again; big second-half carries Trinity past Bell
BEDFORD - Joel Kimpela carried 25 times for 300 yards and three touchdowns as third-ranked Euless Trinity (6-0, 4-0) exploded for 35 second-half points en route to a 41-11 win over rival Hurst L.D. Bell (3-3, 2-2) in a lightning-delayed District 6-5A contest at Pennington Field on Thursday night.
Bell led, 11-6, at halftime on a 26-yard field goal by Nate Kelly and Kyle Romano’s 36-yard touchdown pass and two-point conversion toss to Denelra Dorsett.
But John Paipa’s interception, the first of two takeaways by the Trinity linebacker, set up a 15-yard Kimpela touchdown run shortly before the half.
Following a two-hour-plus delay, Trinity drove 73 yards in 11 plays on its first possession of the second half, getting the touchdown on a one-yard run by quarterback Matt Hawkins.
Then Kimpela took over, scoring from 68 yards out following a Paipa fumble recovery and on a 25-yard run to close out the third quarter.
Keller Fossil Ridge 37, Justin Northwest 14
KELLER - Keller Fossil Ridge (3-2, 1-1) fell behind early but recovered to post a win over Justin Northwest (1-4, 0-2) at Keller ISD Stadium in a game delayed two hours by weather just just before halftime.
Dylan Stubbe broke loose for an 80-yard touchdown run on the game's second play, and Michael Reed added a 33-yard scoring run to give Northwest a 14-3 lead four minutes into the second quarter.
Fossil Ridge took advantage of Northwest turnovers and scored three touchdowns in less than three minutes.
Sheldon Neuse started the rally with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Adonis Ramos with 4:59 to play in the second quarter. Mark Mahoney recovered a Northwest fumble on the next play from scrimmage to set up Fossil Ridge at the Northwest 40. Kevin Miles ran for a 2-yard touchdown two plays later.
An Anthony Villalobos' fumble recovery set Fossil Ridge up at the Northwest 34. Neuse threw to Stephen Boswell for a touchdown on the next to play to put Fossil Ridge up, 23-14, with 2:17 remaining before halftime.
Lightning and rain forced the teams off the field with 0:23 on the clock in the second quarter. When play resumed, Fossil Ridge put the game out of reach on Jacob Gnacinski's 39-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Boswell in the third quarter and Neuse's 53-yard touchdown strike to Ramos early in the fourth.
Rowlett 38, South Garland 30
GARLAND -Junior running back Jalen Rhodes had 99 total yards and three touchdowns as Rowlett held off South Garland at Homer B. Johnson Stadium to remain undefeated in District 10-5A.
The game was delayed two hours by lightning.
Rowlett (4-2, 3-0) led, 22-14, at the half behind two Grant Bothun touchdown passes. With lightning lighting up the sky all around the stadium, bands were called off the field at 8:45 p.m. The second half didn't resume until 10:45 p.m.
South Garland (1-5, 1-2) stayed in the game on the strength of 258 rushing yards. South Garland was led by Ezekial Spellman's 121 yards on 15 carries. Spellman's touchdown run on his team's first possession of the second half pulled South Garland within 22-20.
But Rowlett's Corey Chappell returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a score and South Garland would get no closer.
McKinney North 33, Richardson Pearce 28
McKINNEY -A goal-line stand with less than two minutes to play helped McKinney North hold off Richardson Pearce and preserve a District 10-4A win at Ron Poe Stadium.
Trailing, 33-28, Pearce (2-3, 0-2) had first-and-goal from the North 3-yard line following a 39-yard pass from Rhett Svetgoff to J.R. Griffin. North pushed Pearce back to the eight and forced two incompletions to end Pearce's drive.
North (3-2, 1-1) trailed, 28-24, after Eric Nickason hit a 27-yard field goal with 6:38 remaining in the game. On Pearce's first play after the kickoff, a shotgun snap got away, and North recovered at the Pearce 14.
Three plays later, Hunter Walling hit Daniel DiJoseph with a 15-yard scoring pass. Walling finished with 152 yards and three touchdown passes in a game delayed for more than 90 minutes because of lightning and rain. Trey Smith added 164 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Svetgoff had two touchdown passes, and Corey Coleman ran for two scores for Pearce. All of Pearce's scores came in the second and third quarters, working with a strong wind. Pearce scored twice in the second quarter after the weather delay in less than two-and-a-half minutes. In the third, it scored twice in less than a minute-and-a-half to grab the 28-24 lead.
But, North responded and scored its nine fourth-quarter points in less than a minute.
Frisco Centennial 51, Carrollton Creekview 7
CARROLLTON — In a game that was delayed for nearly two hours because of lightning, Frisco Centennial scored on all five of its second-half possessions to dominate Carrollton Creekview, 51-7, Thursday night at Standridge Stadium.
Centennial (5-0 overall, 2-0 District 9-4A) scored on its first two possessions with seven-play drives covering 54 yards and 70 yards.
Quarterback Lamar Jordan ended the long night 25-of-35 for 306 yards and three touchdowns. He connected with Zach McCown, Alex Kellum and Cole Cantrell.
Burleson Centennial 20, Spruce 20
BURLESON — Burleson Centennial and Spruce played to a 20-20 tie at Burleson Stadium. The game was called because of lightning with 7:21 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The remainder of the nondistrict game will not be made up and will go down as a tie, according to the Centennial coaching staff.
On the first play from scrimmage, Spruce’s Lee Hartfield fumbled the snap and Centennial recovered at the Spruce 27. Centennial failed to move the ball more than 2 yards and settled for Ron Reid’s 42-yard field goal.
Hartfield, stymied in the backfield for much of the first period, finally broke loose on second-and-7 for a 29-yard touchdown run to give Spruce a 7-3 lead.
Hodges and the Spartans answered with three seconds left in the opening period when the junior quarterback found Doug Hopkins for a 39-yard touchdown reception and a 10-7 lead.
A snap out of the back of the end zone on fourth down gave Centennial a 12-7 lead. Hodges plunged in from a yard out with 14 seconds remaining in the half. The two-point conversion made it 20-7.
Spruce came roaring back in the second half behind an 55-yard interception return for a touchdown by Rodrick Robertson and a 26-yard touchdown pass from Janarius Warren to Hartfield.
Hillcrest 28, Thomas Jefferson 0
Hillcrest improved to 2-4 with a District 12-4A victory over Thomas Jefferson that was called at halftime because of lightning. Everett Majors scored two rushing touchdowns and Rocky Reyes threw for another score to lead the Hillcrest offense.
Reyes passed for 136 yards. He hit Phillip Pitts with a 76-yard scoring strike late in the first quarter to make the score 14-0.
Hillcrest took a 7-0 thanks to a muffed snap on a punt from Thomas Jefferson midway through the first quarter. Majors capped the drive with a 7-yard run.
Carlos Jones made it 21-0 in the second quarter when he recovered a fumble and ran 27 yards for the touchdown.
Majors capped the scoring with a 6-yard run late in the second quarter to make it 28-0.
The Hillcrest defense was even better as it allowed only one first down in the weather-shortened game. Jefferson’s initial first down came in the final minute of the first half.
FW Arlington Heights-FW Eastern Hills to resume Saturday
FORT WORTH — Thursday’s game between Fort Worth Arlington Heights and Fort Worth Eastern Hills at Handley Field was suspended at halftime because of bad weather. It will be resumed at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Arlington Heights is leading, 20-7, after gaining 289 yards and holding Eastern Hills to 159 yards, 86 of which came on one play.
All the points came in the first quarter. The teams scored on four of the first five possessions. Heights did threaten twice in the second quarter but turned the ball over twice on interceptions inside the 20-yard line.
Arlington Heights quarterback Omar Valadez scored on a 65-yard run, and Dennis Brooks scored on a 38-yard reverse. Backup quarterback Vincent Berrones threw 9 yards to William Anderson for the other touchdown.
Eastern Hills’ points came on Jose Gutierrez’s 86-yard pass to Ashley Allen.
Everman-Seguin to resume today
ARLINGTON — The game between Everman and Arlington Seguin was suspended at halftime because of lightning. The game will resume at 3 p.m. Friday at Wilemon Field with Everman leading, 31-7.
Everman scored 31 consecutive following the opening scoring drive by Seguin.
Horace Richardson leads Everman with eight carries for 100 yards and a score, including a 73-yard run.
Seguin has committed two turnovers.
North Crowley-FW Paschal game suspended
FORT WORTH — North Crowley was leading Fort Worth Paschal, 28-3, with two minutes left in the first half when the game at Farrington Field was suspended because of lightning. The teams will decide Friday when they will resume play in the District 4-5A game. North Crowley quarterback Josh Price rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter.