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Week 7 5A roundup, part two: Late score lifts FM Marcus past Plano, 28-24
MURPHY — Jeff Smiley scored on a 14-yard run with 24 seconds left, his third touchdown of the game, helping Flower Mound Marcus edge Plano, 28-24, in District 8-5A on Friday night at Kimbrough Stadium.
Smiley’s final touchdown, which gave Marcus its first lead, capped a 99-yard, 16-play drive for Marcus (7-0, 4-0), No. 5 in SportsDay’s area Class 5A rankings.
Smiley, who had 103 rushing yards, also had two key interceptions, including one at the Marcus 1-yard line with less than three minutes to play and Plano (3-4, 0-4) looking to put the game out of reach.
DeSoto 66, Tyler Lee 13
TYLER — Desmon White passed for 141 yards and two scores and rushed for two more as No. 3 area-ranked DeSoto (7-0, 2-0) dominated Tyler Lee (1-6, 0-2) in a District 11-5A game at Tyler Rose Stadium.
DeSoto, which led 38-0 at halftime, gained 623 yards. Lee committed two costly turnovers in the first half, allowing DeSoto to extend its lead.
DeSoto marched 73 yards in eight plays and went ahead 8-0 with 5:53 remaining in the first quarter when White scored on a 10-yard run. White scored on a 22-yard run on DeSoto’s next series to make it 16-0 with 2:52 to play in the quarter.
Jesuit 62, Richardson 30
Brian Buell threw for eight touchdowns, seven in the first half, leading Jesuit (5-2, 3-1) past Richardson (4-3, 2-2) in District 9-5A at Jesuit’s Ranger Stadium.
The teams combined for 57 points in the second quarter. Buell connected with All-State receiver Jake Oliver for four TDs in the quarter, from 66, 36, 11 and 70 yards. Buell finished 23-of-32 for 427 yards and Oliver had 10 catches for 225 yards and four scores. Jesuit scored TDs on its last six possessions in the first half and on its first possession of the second half. Buell also connected with John Berend and Austin Lock for two TDs apiece.
Richardson was led by quarterback Parker Smith, who threw for 234 yards and two TDs, to Cameron Booty and Devonte Branch. Smith also ran for 105 yards and two scores.
Plano East 20, Hebron 17
CARROLLTON — Plano East (3-4, 1-3) broke through for its first district win, running out the clock after a go-ahead 25-yard field goal in a District 8-5A upset of No. 12 area-ranked Hebron (5-2, 3-1) at Hawks Stadium.
Plano East kicker Casey Collins hit the decisive field goal with 5:51 to play, and his team’s offense used a 24-yard catch by Collin Shaw and hard running from Dante’ Taylor (15 carries, 85 yards) to maintain possession on its next series.
Richardson Berkner 16, Lake Highlands 13
Richardson Berkner (4-3, 2-2) stopped Lake Highlands (4-3, 3-1) on fourth-and-goal inside the 1-yard line with 52 seconds left to preserve a District 9-5A win at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
Lake Highlands scored with 4:15 left to pull within three, and Dana Taylor recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Lake Highlands had first-and-goal at the Berkner 4-yard line, but DeVonte Sunwenghan was stopped on four straight plays from the Wildcat formation, the last three from inside the 1.
Berkner quarterback Yedidiah Louis ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns and completed a 53-yard flea-flicker to Calvin Jones to set up one of his scores.
Flower Mound 59, Lewisville 36
FLOWER MOUND — Senior quarterback Marshall Williams threw for 425 yards and seven touchdowns to lead Flower Mound (3-4, 1-3) over Lewisville (2-5, 0-4) for its first District 8-5A win.
Chas Taylor led Flower Mound with 154 yards and a touchdown on 10 catches. Teammate Beau LaFave’s four receptions all went for scores — of 20, 11, 65 and 40 yards. LaFave also had a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Mesquite 34, North Mesquite 7
MESQUITE — Alex Cooper completed 18 of 22 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns, adding 70 yards rushing, to lead Mesquite (4-3, 1-1) past District 11-5A rival North Mesquite (4-3, 0-2) at Memorial Stadium.
Junior Session had 121 yards and two touchdowns for Mesquite. Mesquite’s defense, fourth among area 5A schools in yards allowed, limited North Mesquite to six first downs on the night and 49 yards through three quarters.
Longview 38, Mesquite Horn 30
MESQUITE — Eric Hawkins caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Bivins Caraway with 2:46 left in the fourth quarter to put Longview (6-1, 2-0) ahead for good in a District 11-5A victory over Mesquite Horn (2-5, 1-1).
Longview, the No. 8 team in the state 5A poll, led for most of the game. Treyvon Marsh of Mesquite Horn scored on a 55-yard run to tie the score with 11:24 left in the third quarter. Travis Tamez then kicked a 21-yard field goal to put Mesquite Horn ahead, 27-24.
South Garland 35, Garland Lakeview 7
GARLAND — Brice Brooks set up two touchdowns in the first quarter with a 31-yard punt return and a 45-yard interception return, then picked off another pass at his goal line in the third period, to lead South Garland (2-5, 2-2) to a rout of Lakeview Centennial (1-6, 1-3) in District 10-5A at Homer B. Johnson Stadium.
Keller Fossil Ridge 24, Keller Central 16
KELLER — Keller Fossil Ridge (4-3, 2-2) scored 15 fourth-quarter points to rally and hand No. 15 area-ranked Keller Central (6-1, 3-1) its first loss.
Justin Northwest 28, Keller 23
FORT WORTH — Anton Howard’s 85-yard pass interception return gave Justin Northwest (2-5, 1-3) enough cushion to hold off a late comeback by Keller (2-5, 1-3) in District 7-5A at Northwest ISD Stadium.