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Week 8 5A roundup, part one: DeSoto escapes Mesquite Horn in OT, 59-53
Skyline shuts out Sunset; Plano East defeats Flower Mound
DeSOTO — Dontre Wilson’s 5-yard scamper into the end zone in overtime proved to be the difference maker as DeSoto (8-0, 3-0) outlasted Mesquite Horn (2-6, 1-2), 59-53.
DeSoto jumped to an early 26-0 lead before Horn answered with 26 points in a second quarter that featured a pair of fumble recoveries and an onside kick recovery for Horn. At halftime, DeSoto led 29-26.
A strong second half led by quarterback Raheem Wilson kept DeSoto in the game, and Wilson finished 13-of-21 passing for 213 yards. His top target was Dontre Wilson, who finished with four catches for 91 yards.
Helping take charge of Horn’s second quarter comeback was sophomore Andrew Morris, who recovered two fumbles setting up a pair of Horn scores. Horn was led on offense by quarterback Destri White who threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns.
Skyline 45, Sunset 0
Quarterback Devante Kincade threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns as Skyline shut out Sunset at Sprague Stadium on Friday night. Kincade, who also ran for a touchdown, led an offense that scored 35 points in the first quarter.
Skyline was in control throughout the District 9-5A matchup.
Receiver RaShaad Samples caught two of Kincade’s touchdown passes, both in the first quarter. Samples finished with 104 yards receiving for Skyline (8-0, 5-0), the No. 1 team in SportsDay’s Class 5A area rankings.
The Skyline defense held Sunset (1-7, 0-5) to 83 total yards and 15 yards passing.
Plano East 49, Flower Mound 28
MURPHY — Plano East rushed 55 times for 396 yards — and featured three players who topped 100 yards each — in a win against Flower Mound at Kimbrough Stadium.
Plano East (4-4, 2-3 in District 8-5A) punted only once, scoring on its first eight possessions while amassing 553 yards of total offense against Flower Mound (3-4, 2-3).
Quarterback Corey Wesley, who had 111 yards and three rushing touchdowns, also threw a touchdown pass to running back Dante’ Taylor, who added two touchdowns and 143 rushing yards and six catches for a team-high 86 receiving yards.
Flower Mound quarterback Marshall Williams completed 23 of 35 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns — one each to running backs Cole McKeel and Patrick May, who both added one rushing touchdown apiece.
Richardson Berkner 46, Richardson 21
RICHARDSON — Richardson Berkner (5-3, 3-2) dispatched rival Richardson (4-4, 2-3) at Eagle-Mustang Stadium. Berkner used an opportunistic defense and special teams to go with a punishing rushing attack, 340 yards, to post a 26-7 halftime lead and never look back.
Yediddiah Louis rushed for 121 yards and threw for 66 to go along with four rushing touchdowns to pace the Berkner attack.
Berkner cashed in on two Richardson turnovers in the third quarter, as Louis and Quincy Jones ran for touchdowns. Jones scored twice in the game, on his only two carries.
Richardson’s Andrew Buckmeier ran in his blocked field goal attempt for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Rowlett 42, North Garland 10
GARLAND — Rowlett kept pace in the playoff race in District 9-5A by easily defeating North Garland at Homer Johnson Stadium.
Rowlett (5-3, 4-1) effectively ended the game by halftime using only 23 plays from scrimmage to score 42 points and gain 395 yards by the half.
Rowlett was led by tailback Jalen Rhodes, who had six carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns.
North Garland (0-8, 0-5) was led by multipurpose back Dai’Qwan Washington, who finished with 17 carries and 167 yards and the lone North Garland touchdown.
South Garland 30, Garland Naaman Forest 21
GARLAND — South Garland (3-5, 3-2) kept its playoff hopes alive with a win over Garland Naaman Forest at Williams Stadium on Friday night.
South Garland broke open a scoreless tie midway through the second quarter when quarterback Trey Porter tossed a 50-yard touchdown strike to Dominique Donaldson.
Garland Naaman Forest (1-7, 0-5) put together an impressive drive late in the second quarter only to have it stall when South Garland defensive back Dequincy Anderson returned an interception 67 yards to the Naaman Forest 17-yard line.
South Garland took just four plays to turn it into a 14-0 lead just before halftime on a 7-yard Porter pass to Rashaad Dorsey.
Garland Naaman Forest rallied for 21 points in the final quarter and was led by Juaquin Davis who rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Longview 49, North Mesquite 13
LONGVIEW — Bivins Caraway accounted for 231 passing yards and two touchdowns while Jordan Burton had three big plays to help Longview (7-1, 3-0) roll over North Mesquite (4-4, 0-3) in a District 11-5A game at Lobo Stadium.
Burton returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to give Longview (7-1, 3-0) a 28-0 lead. Burton also forced a fumble which Longview recovered in the end zone for a touchback early in the second quarter and made an interception to help set up a two-yard touchdown run by J’Haston Faggans late in the second quarter.
Mesquite 38, Tyler Lee 7
MESQUITE — Alex Cooper passed for 291 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for a score, to lead Mesquite to a 38-7 victory over Tyler Lee in a District 11-5A matchup at E.H. Hanby Stadium on Friday night.
W.T. White 45, Samuell 36
Quarterback Jamarkus Smith ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead W.T. White (4-4, 2-3 District 9-5A) to a 45-36 victory over Samuell (1-7, 1-4) at Pleasant Grove Stadium.