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Week 7 4A roundup, part two: Highland Park’s Randy Allen earns 300th win
RICHARDSON — Quarterback Brady Burgin passed for 356 yards and one touchdown as Highland Park defeated Richardson Pearce, 41-27. With the victory, coach Randy Allen became the 11th Texas high school football coach to post 300 victories.
Allen, 148-16 in 13 seasons at Highland Park (7-0, 4-0 District 10-4A), saw his standout quarterback get off to a rough start at Eagle-Mustang Stadium. Burgin, who entered the game having passed for 1,616 yards with 17 touchdowns and no interceptions, tossed interceptions on back-to-back possessions to open the game. He rebounded by connecting with Charles Hubbard on a 38-yard scoring pass with just over four minutes to play in the first quarter.
Jason Hauser and Preston Miller ran for touchdowns around a 37-yard Nick Rose field goal as Highland Park grabbed a 24-13 halftime advantage. Burgin later added a fourth-quarter rushing touchdown that proved to be the winning score. Burgin’s performance offset an impressive effort by Richardson Pearce’s (2-5, 0-4) Kedron Banks who rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries while adding a touchdown reception.
The game, which took on historical perspective for Allen, will go down in history for Richardson Pearce senior defensive end Davis Hartley. Hartley, who has Down syndrome, started the game and took part in the contest’s first play from scrimmage before exiting to a loud ovation.
Frisco 17, Frisco Heritage 16
FRISCO — Kyle Fischer made a 43-yard field goal with four seconds remaining as Frisco survived an upset scare from Frisco Heritage and remained undefeated in district play.
Fischer’s kick capped a 56-yard drive that started with 37 seconds left and the ball on the Frisco 20-yard line. Fullback Derek Deiter had a 41-yard run to open the drive that helped put Frisco (6-1, 4-0 District 9-4A) in field goal range.
Heritage (2-5, 1-3 District 9-4A) had possession in Frisco territory with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter and Frisco out of timeouts. However, Heritage threw an incomplete pass on a third-down play that stopped the clock and forced a punt.
Carrollton Creekview 16, Frisco Liberty 13
FRISCO — Carrollton Creekview’s Grant Peltier kicked a 33-yard field goal in overtime, and Johnny Jones blocked a Frisco Liberty field goal try to seal the District 9-4A victory.
After Creekview’s field goal, Frisco Liberty drove to the 9-yard line, but after a snap sailed over the quarterback’s head, and Liberty was left with a 37-yard field goal attempt.
Peltier kicked a 42-yard field goal with 1:31 left in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 13. He also kicked a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter. Dez Mitchell made a 36-yard reception to set up the tying field goal.
McKinney North 34, McKinney 24
MCKINNEY — McKinney North, which trailed 24-6 at the end of the first quarter, scored the game’s final 28 points.
McKinney built the lead on two touchdown passes by Robert Somborn to Quentin Casner and one from TV Williams to Connor Fuentes.
The momentum changed in the second half as McKinney North took control. Devin Smith scored on runs of 5 and 43 yards, and Selwyn Smith added an 80-yard touchdown run.
Molina 29, North Dallas 2
Thomas Hughes rushed for 169 yards and a touchdown as Molina beat North Dallas on homecoming at Kincaide Stadium.
Shaquille Jones added 115 yards, with 113 of that coming in the second half.
Corsicana 42, Terrell 7
CORSICANA — Cameron Washington rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns as Corsicana handed Terrell its fifth straight loss.
DeVontay Bell had 188 yards and a touchdown for Corsicana (7-1, 5-1 District 15-4A). His 86-yard run to the Terrell 1-yard line set up a Washington score late in the first half.
Washington scored all three of his touchdowns in the first half as Corsicana built a 28-0 lead. Corsicana rolled up 400 total yards, including 352 rushing, before halftime.
Terrell (2-5, 0-5) committed five turnovers. Tevin McDonald returned one of the interceptions 42 yards for a touchdown.
Dwayne Dowell led Terrell with 136 yards rushing.
Texarkana Texas 52, Greenville 14
TEXARKANA — Texas High scored 28 unanswered points in a 12-minute span of the first half, breaking a 7-7 tie en route to a rout of winless Greenville at Tiger Stadium.
Urian Nevels ran for 159 yards and touchdowns of 5, 9 and 6 yards on 18 carries to spark the offense for Texas High (5-3, 3-1 District 13-4A). Greenville (0-7, 0-3) has lost 17 straight over the last two seasons.
Ryan West scored on a 10-yard run and 42-yard pass reception from Addison Porter, who also threw another scoring pass as Texas High ran up 487 yards total offense.
Jeffro Davis led Greenville’s offense, snaring a 42-yard touchdown pass from Shay Sellers and running 13 yards for the other score. Davis quarterbacked in the second half, completing five of eight passes for 134 yards.
Sherman 59, Royse City 36
ROYSE CITY — Sherman scored 24 first-quarter points and kept two steps ahead of Royse City in the second half for a District 13-4A victory at Royse City ISD Stadium. Gus Daniel completed 13 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions for Sherman (5-2, 2-1).