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Week 5 4A roundup: Huge 4th quarter carries Highland Park over Wylie East; Aledo's Johnathan Gray scores 7 TDs
HIGHLAND PARK — Brady Burgin passed for 353 yards and five touchdowns, including three to William Morris, as second-ranked Highland Park remained atop District 10-4A with a 58-30 win over previously unbeaten Wylie East.
Burgin hit Morris with scoring strikes of 14 and 24 yards in the first half as Highland Park (5-0, 2-0) rallied from an early deficit to take a 21-17 halftime lead.
The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter, including the second of three Jabari Anderson touchdown runs for Wylie East (4-1, 1-1) to keep things interesting into the final 12 minutes.
But Highland Park exploded for four scores in the fourth quarter, including Burgin’s scoring strikes of 31 yards to Preston Miller and 15 yards to Hunter Halpin.
Rockwall-Heath 47, McKinney 14
ROCKWALL — The Rockwall-Heath defense lived up to its billing, forcing four turnovers in a five-possession span over the second and third quarters and playing a key role in Heath’s rout of McKinney at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.
Heath (4-0) has surrendered only 63 points in four games.
The Heath offense, meanwhile, amassed 304 rushing yards on 48 attempts. Jovan Hernandez had 91 yards and two rushing touchdowns while Rico Henderson had three touchdowns.
Trailing 7-6 after the first quarter, Heath scored 27 points in the second quarter to make it 33-7 at halftime. McKinney turned the ball over on three straight possessions.
Jimmy Benton rushed for 165 yards and a touchdown for McKinney (0-4).
Frisco Liberty 20, Frisco Heritage 7
FRISCO — Stan Shepherd ran for a 44-yard touchdown on his only carry, helping Frisco Liberty defeat Frisco Heritage, 20-7, on Friday night.
Liberty (5-0, 2-0 District 9-4A) held Heritage to 116 total yards and didn’t allow a first down until the 6:25 mark of the third quarter.
Shepherd stiff-armed a defender at the 15-yard line and dragged him the last 6 yards into the end zone on his third-quarter run. On Liberty’s next drive, Zach Smith ran for a 14-yard score to seal the victory over Heritage (2-3, 1-1).
Frisco Wakeland 38, Carrollton Newman Smith 24
FRISCO — Quarterback Nick West threw for 193 yards and four touchdowns, leading Frisco Wakeland over Carrollton Newman Smith at Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium.
All four of West’s scoring tosses were in the first half, two apiece to Turner Smiley and Jonathan Weisheit. Weisheit led all receivers with five grabs for 75 yards.
Wakeland (3-2, 1-1) led 28-7 at halftime before Newman Smith’s defense forced three turnovers in the third quarter. Meanwhile, quarterback Shawn Holmes and running back Jerome Akintunde led a resurgent offense as Newman Smith (0-5, 0-2) got within 28-24.
After Wakeland recovered a fumbled kickoff, Tyler Carver scored the clinching touchdown with 2:02 left.
Holmes finished with 87 rushing yards and 114 passing yards.
Woodrow Wilson 42, Conrad 34
Woodrow Wilson’s Adam Rochester came up with his second interception of the night as Conrad was trying for a tying score, and Woodrow prevailed in the District 12-4A game.
The teams went back and forth for three quarters with Woodrow (5-1, 2-0) taking the lead for good, 35-34, on Dezmond Handy’s 16-yard scoring reception from Piers Christian and Damian Garcia’s conversion. Conrad (3-3, 1-1) had missed its extra-point attempt on its previous score.
Christian, who went 20-of-25 for 281 yards and two touchdowns, hooked up with Andre Plata on a 4-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to pad the lead. Christian also had an 80-yard touchdown run in the game.
Silas Jefferson rushed 25 times for 212 yards and three touchdowns for Conrad.
Rockwall 28, Wylie 14
WYLIE — Quarterback Wesley Davis accounted for 175 yards and three touchdowns as Rockwall defeated Wylie in a District 10-4A game at Wylie Stadium.
Rockwall jumped to a 21-7 first-quarter lead with Davis throwing a pair of touchdown passes to Zach Berryman covering 11 and 25 yards.
Sandwiched between the scores was a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown by Coan Calabrese, one of three interceptions by the Rockwall (2-3, 1-1) defense.
Wichita Falls Rider 38, Lake Dallas 35
CORINTH — J.T. Barrett’s 31-yard touchdown pass to John Hatch with 28 seconds left lifted Wichita Falls Rider over Lake Dallas.
Rider (4-2, 1-1 in 4-4A) fell behind for the first time with 1:22 remaining on Dontonio Jordan’s 3-yard touchdown run with 1:22 remaining.
Lake Dallas (3-3, 0-2) had one last shot, taking the final drive to the Rider 44. But with one second left, Dalyn Williams’ pass to Jordan ended in just a 9-yard gain.
Williams had 421 yards passing in the loss, with wide receiver Tyler Vance catching six passes for 161 yards for Lake Dallas. Barrett threw for 140 yards and rushed for another 153, while Anthony Wagner rushed for 112 yards and two scores for Rider.
Lincoln 39, Bryan Adams 21
Quarterback Erick Neal completed eight of 10 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns as Lincoln defeated Bryan Adams at Forrester Stadium.
Neal hit three different receivers on touchdown passes of 29, 31, and 52 yards, and running back Cudares Brown rushed for 121 yards and two scores on 26 carries.
Bryan Adams quarterback Joshua Brown completed 20 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns to keep the game close in the 3rd quarter.
Little Elm 31, The Colony 17
LITTLE ELM — A heavy dose of ground-and-pound helped propel Little Elm (5-1, 2-0) over District 4-4A rival The Colony (3-3, 1-1).
Matt Marrs paced Little Elm with 174 yards on 28 carries. Devante’ Pullum rushed for two scores.
The Little Elm defense accounted for six sacks, including three by defensive back DJ Haynes, and Rashawn Wainwright had two interceptions.
Mansfield Summit 74, Crowley 3
MANSFIELD — Mansfield Summit had 682 yards of total offense, including 465 yards on the ground, and held Crowley to 150 total yards to earn its first victory of the season.
Calvin Burns finished the game with 149 yards on 17 attempts for Summit (4-1, 2-0). Matt Marner led Crowley (1-4, 0-2) with 4-of-8 passing for 62 yards and rushed 11 times for 19 yards.
Summit led 46-0 at halftime. Temitope Adegoke had a 60-yard touchdown run and teammate Rodney Hester added scoring runs of 69 and 80 yards in the fourth quarter.
Aledo 83, Springtown 21
ALEDO — Johnathan Gray ran for 347 yards and seven touchdowns, leading Aledo to a rout of Springtown.
Gray, the state’s leading rusher, scored on runs of 42, 31, 30, 8, 14, 69 and 8 yards. He did all his damage on only 16 carries.
Aledo quarterback Matthew Bishop completed 11 passes and threw for two touchdowns. Springtown (0-5, 0-2) was led by Tyler Robertson, who rushed for 107 yards.
Aledo (3-2, 2-0) outgained Springtown 584 yards to 245.
Carter 53, North Dallas 0
Carter (1-4, 1-1) captured its first win of the season with a dominating performance against North Dallas (1-4, 0-2) at Kincaide Stadium.
Carter’s defense allowed only 48 yards, and it produced two touchdowns on fumble returns and a safety. Defensive end Tyrone Manning recovered a fumble in the end zone in the first quarter as Carter bolted to a 26-0 lead, and defensive end Kameron Dawson capped the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 49-yard return.
Carter forced five turnovers on the night.
Molina 20, Pinkston 0
Molina (4-1, 2-0) ran only 39 offensive plays but made the most of them and rolled to a decisive victory over Pinkston.
Running back Thomas Hughes rushed 18 times for 99 yards for Molina, and the defense limited Pinkston to 145 total yards and produced four interceptions, two by Shaquille Jones.
Frisco 38, Carrollton R.L. Turner 3
CARROLLTON — Quarterback Eric Allen passed for 214 yards and four touchdowns as Frisco rolled past Carrollton R L Turner in a District 9-4A contest at Standridge Stadium.
Allen, who entered the game having passed for 188 yards and two touchdowns, nearly surpassed both those totals in the first half as he rallied Frisco (4-1, 2-0) from an early 3-0 deficit with three scoring passes and 181 yards.
Allen’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Austin Zoda gave Frisco the lead. He then sandwiched scoring passes of 43 and 67 yards to Dee Fields and Ben Cole, respectively, around a Matt Nollman 5-yard touchdown run as Frisco raced to a 28-3 halftime lead.
Allen’s 33-yard third-quarter strike to Fields put the game out of the reach.
Birdville 42, Azle 28
AZLE — Justin Martin caught two touchdown passes from E.A. Northey, the first a 25-yarder just before halftime giving Birdville the lead for good in its first District 5-4A victory of the season.
Martin caught eight passes for 96 yards. He also scored on a 20-yard play as Birdville (4-1, 1-1 5-4A) pulled away with three fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Tyler Klutts ran 20 times for 104 yards and three touchdowns, and Northey (13-of-22 passing for 105 yards) added 77 rushing yards.
Tyler Albers, a freshman playing his first varsity game, caught two touchdown passes — for 80 and 21 yards — for Azle (2-3, 0-2).
Everman 39, Arlington Seguin 21
ARLINGTON — Horace Richardson rushed for 121 yards and a score as Everman dominated Arlington Seguin in a District 7-4A game at Wilemon Field.
Everman outscored Seguin 24-0 in the second quarter and scored 31 unanswered points in the first half.
Everman (3-1, 2-0) put the game out of reach just before the half. Paul Cox intercepted a Seguin pass and returned it 40 yards for the score to make it 31-7.
Seguin (2-3, 1-1) finished with 355 total yards compared with 285 for Everman but committed four turnovers to Everman’s none. Kelton Moore led Seguin with 122 yards passing.
TC Byron Nelson 27, Keller Timber Creek 23
JUSTIN — Andrew Mitchell threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Lexa with 1:14 remaining, lifting Trophy Club Byron Nelson (4-1, 2-0 5-4A) over Keller Timber Creek (2-3, 0-2)
Mitchell led Byron Nelson with 242 passing yards and two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing.
Seagoville 29, Adamson 8
SEAGOVILLE — Seagoville started fast with Kailion Hughey rushing for two touchdowns in the first quarter and rolled past Adamson in a District 11-4A game.
Hughey capped Seagoville’s scoring in the second quarter with a 19-yard touchdown reception from Roland Hyder.
West Mesquite 19, Ennis 16
MESQUITE — Miguel Garza’s second field goal of the game broke a tie and was the lone score in the second half as West Mesquite topped Ennis in District 15-4A play at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.
Terrance Reed had 13 carries for 151 yards for West Mesquite, including a 93-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to open the scoring.
Waxahachie 48, Forney 15
FORNEY — Don King III passed for 361 yards and two scores as Waxahachie (4-1, 3-0) routed Forney (1-5, 0-4) in a District 15-4A meeting at City Bank Stadium.
Waxahachie (4-1, 3-0) scored on its first two possessions and then took a 21-point lead when Michael Veail intercepted a pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown.
Forney (1-5, 0-4) got within two scores midway through the second quarter on Clayton Chadwick’s 23-yard touchdown reception, but Waxahachie quickly struck for two more scores before halftime.
Red Oak 28, Terrell 21
RED OAK — Austin Van Hove ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Red Oak handed Terrell its third straight loss.
Red Oak (3-3, 2-2) took advantage of five Terrell turnovers, including two third-quarter fumbles that turned into 16 Red Oak points.
Shea South rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns for Terrell (2-3, 0-3).
Wichita Falls 53, Denton 49
WICHITA FALLS — Dylan Sheffield threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Chance Garey with 24 seconds left, giving Wichita Falls a dramatic victory.
Garey finished with nine catches for 253 yards and four touchdowns.
Dentton Hudsepth had banner game for Denton, gaining 226 yards on 28 carries and completing 22 of 35 passes for 295 yards and a touchdown. He accounted for 521 of Denton’s 617 total yards.
Hudspeth gave Denton a 49-46 lead on a 4-yard touchdown run with just 57 seconds to play before Garey’s game-winning score.