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Thursday Week 6 5A/4A roundup: Denton Ryan's last-second FG beat WF Rider, 20-17
WICHITA FALLS — Mark Orozco kicked a 41-yard field goal with six seconds remaining as Denton Ryan edged Wichita Falls Rider, 20-17, in a District 4-4A meeting at Memorial Stadium.
Rider blocked a Denton Ryan field goal attempt with 1:31 remaining and appeared to be marching down to attempt the winning field goal.
Ryan linebacker and Texas commit Alex De La Torre intercepted JT Barrett’s pass on first-and-10 at the Ryan 30 and returned it 31 yards to the Rider 39-yard line with 29 seconds left.
Ryan quarterback Kevin Carpenter completed a 12-yard pass to Sam Johnson on first down. Jerrick Harvey rushed for three yards on second down and Ryan called timeout with 11 seconds remaining.
Rider nearly overcame a 17-point second quarter deficit.
Arlington 63, Weatherford 7
Tavarreon Dickerson rushed for 193 yards and scored six touchdowns for Arlington.
Arlington (3-3, 2-1) dominated throughout, outgaining Weatherford, 549-166, with 24 first downs to seven for Weatherford (1-5, 0-3).
Dickerson also finished with two catches for 83 yards. On the final play of the first quarter, he caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Josh Greer to give Arlington a 23-0 lead.
Colleyville Heritage 48, Richland 7
Justin Vallilee had a pair of interceptions and two scores as Colleyville Heritage (6-1, 4-1) rolled over Richland in a District 6-5A clash.
Vallilee returned his first interception 72 yards for a touchdown as Heritage jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead. He also scored on a 3-yard run as Heritage exploded for three scores in the last 3:51 of the second quarter to take a 35-7 halftime lead.
Richland (2-4, 1-3) had pulled within 14-7 in the second quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Anthony Jackson, capping a 12-play, 55-yard drive set up by a DaiJohn Isbell interception.
Landon Sherman had three touchdown runs for Heritage and Daniel Farrington caught a 34-yard scoring pass from Cody Thomas. Israel Deplaza added field goals of 46 and 33 yards.
Keller 35, Saginaw 6
Kade Anderson returned a blocked punt 30 yards for a touchdown to help Keller (1-2, 2-4) regain momentum in its win over Saginaw (0-3, 1-5) at Keller ISD Stadium.
Keller opened the scoring with Davis Webb’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Beau Baker late in the first quarter. Chandler Watkins added a 2-yard touchdown run with 8:15 to play in the second quarter.
Saginaw started the second half with an 80-yard scoring drive. Travis Cook’s 4-yard touchdown run cut the deficit to 21-6. But with 53 seconds left in the third quarter, Keller’s Dillon Hebert blocked a punt, and Anderson picked up the ball and ran it back for the score.
Richardson 28, Samuell 0
Parker Smith passed for 121 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 104 yards and another TD to lead Richardson in a District 9-5A matchup at Forester Field.
Dalyn Hughes had 122 yards receiving and one touchdown on six receptions for Richardson (4-2, 2-1). Cameron Booty added 56 yards rushing on nine carries.
Kamron Jones threw for 149 yards and Keith Hill picked up 66 yards on six carries for Samuell (1-5, 1-2), which was shut out for the second time this season.
Richardson controlled the ball for much of the contest despite four turnovers, including two fumbles inside the Samuell 10-yard-line.
Fort Worth Arlington Heights 37, Fort Worth North Side 0
Arlington Heights moved to 6-0 and 5-0 in District 6-4A play with a 37-0 win over Fort Worth North Side, which fell to 0-6, 0-5.
Despite running just 15 plays in the first half, the Yellow Jackets made them pay off.
Omar Valdez started things off with a 1-yard touchdown run and Sammy Webb scored on a 37-yard scoring run in the first quarter.
Elijah Pierson returned a fumble 30 yards for the score as part of a 20-point first quarter for Heights. Neither team scored in the second quarter.
Heights finished with 321 yards of total offense with 231 of those coming on the ground. North Side had 101 rushing yards on 42 carries. Elias Medina had 68 of those on 28 carries.
Abece Dorsey led Heights with 77 yards rushing on seven carries. Quarterback Omar Valadez completed 5-of-8 passes for 74 yards.
Frisco 24, Carrollton Newman Smith 20
CARROLLTON— Eric Allen threw a pair of second half touchdown passes to lead Frisco (5-1, 3-0) to 17 unanswered third quarter points in a hard fought win over Carrollton Smith (0-6, 0-3) in a District 9-4A contest at Standridge Stadium.
Trailing 14-7 at the half, Frisco tied the game at 14-14 on the opening possession of the second half as Allen hooked up with Austin Zoda for a 37 yard scoring pass.
Wylie East 40, Richardson Pearce 21
RICHARDSON—Jabari Anderson rushed for 261 yards and Wylie East rolled up 567 yards of total offense in a District 10-4A victory over Richardson Pearce at Eagle-Mustang Stadium.
Wylie East (5-1, 2-1) led 17-0 with a minute remaining until halftime when Corey Coleman led Pearce on a 21-0 run thru the middle of the third quarter. Coleman, a Baylor commitment, finished with 117 yards on eight catches with a 5-yard touchdown.
Pearce (2-4, 0-3) scored 14 quick points in the second half, highlighted by Brad Hulme, who blocked and recovered a Wylie East punt in the end zone. One possesion later, quarterback Rhett Svetgoff found J.R. Griffin on a 9-yard score for a 21-17 Pearce lead.
Kimball 33, North Dallas 6
Kimball junior Xzavier Alexander returned the opening kick 79-yards for a touchdown as Kimball rolled to a 33-6 victory over North Dallas at Franklin Field.
Ranked No. 14 in The News’ 4A poll, Kimball (5-1, 2-1 in District 11-4A) scored 26 points in the first quarter and added a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown as time expired to make it 33-0 at halftime.
South Oak Cliff 33, Molina 14
Paul Franklin rushed for 164 yards and two first-half touchdowns as South Oak Cliff rolled past Molina at Eagle Stadium.
South Oak Cliff quarterback Jevone Valentine added 73 yards rushing and two scores, but injured his shoulder on the final play of the first half and did not return. He was replaced by Kenneth Arthur in the second half.
South Oak Cliff (6-0, 3-0) remained tied for first place in District 11-4A and has won six straight games for the first time since the 2004 season.
Molina (4-2, 2-1) had a four-game winning streak snapped. Its defense allowed just one touchdown during that stretch, but surrendered four touchdowns and 274 total yards in the first half against South Oak Cliff.
Adamson 19, Pinkston 12
Adamson got a pair of touchdown runs from Keith Jackson and added eight forced turnovers from its defense to help power a 19-12 win over Dallas Pinkston in District 11-4A play at Sprague Field on Thursday night.
Adamson (1-2 in 11-4A, 2-4) never trailed in the contest, but needed strong play from its defense to stay ahead in the second half. The biggest of the turnovers came came with 4:58 left to play, as Pinkston’s Chuck Oputa fumbled the ball inside the Adamson 1-yard line, with Adamson recovering the ball in the end zone.
Seagoville 15, Carter 7
SEAGOVILLE — Seagoville won an overtime thriller over Carter at James Ray Henry Stadium when quarterback Roland Hyder broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage then spun around two defenders on his way to a 22-yard game-winning touchdown run.
Conrad 48, Thomas Jefferson 0
ADDISON — Quarterback Silas Jefferson rushed for a game-high 128 yards and four touchdowns and also tossed a touchdown pass as Conrad crushed Thomas Jefferson in a District 12-4A contest at Kedric Couch Field.
Conrad (4-3, 2-1) took control from the outset behind the legs of Jefferson. He led his squad on an 80-yard, four-play opening drive capping the march with a 40-yard scoring run. Jefferson then added touchdown runs of eight and 43 yards as he closed the first period with 106 yards on five carries.
Following Creon Seastrunk’s two-yard scoring run, Jefferson came right back and added a three-yard touchdown scamper as Conrad rolled up 256 total yards en-route to a 35-0 halftime advantage.
Thomas Jefferson (1-6, 0-3), meanwhile, managed just 38 total yards and five first downs as it suffered its sixth shutout in seven games.
Hillcrest 20, Lincoln 13
Phillip Pitts 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown highlighted Hillcrest’s 20-13 victory over Lincoln (2-4, 1-1) in District 12-4A played at Kincaide Stadium.
Pitts return came immediately after Lincoln orchestrated a 10-play drive tying the score at 6-6. Early in the 4th quarter, Hillcrest’s Rocky Reyes had two runs totaling 53 yards in a 58 yard scoring drive which proved to be the game winner.
Everett Majors scored the only points in the first half on a 1-yard run midway through the second quarter. The first-half score was preceded by a Wilson Look fumble recovery from Lincoln setting up an 11-play 87-yard drive highlighted by a 4th down conversion on James Myles’ 18-yard run.