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Week 9 3A/others roundup: Celina, FW Nolan punch tickets to playoffs
Frisco Lone Star, Argyle and Prosper record lopsided wins
BONHAM — Jamarick Simmons rushed for 153 yards on only nine carries and scored four touchdowns as Celina defeated Bonham (5-5, 1-3) to clench District 10-3A’s Division I playoff berth.
Deshawn Davis had a 68-yard touchdown run and Lee Nelson caught a 7-yard scoring pass from Nathan Elliot for Celina (8-0, 3-0), which will play Sanger in two weeks in the class 3A Region II playoffs. Celina can clench the outright district championship next Friday with a home win over Commerce.
Celina scored 21 second quarter points while holding Bonham to only 12 yards in same quarter for a 28-0 halftime lead.
Koltin Kinkade rushed for 116 yards on 19 carries for Bonham, which endured eight sacks by Celina.
Frisco Lone Star 52, Nevada Community 7
FRISCO — Frisco Lone Star struck fast Friday night, scoring three times in the first quarter en route to a 52-7 victory over Nevada Community.
Macauley Johnson broke loose on the second play of the game for a 72-yard scoring run. Three plays later Lone Star blocked a Nevada punt and on first down quarterback Cameron Allmond ran in from seven yards out. On the next drive Ramon Harris caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Allmond, the first of two scoring plays in the half. Lone Star (4-5, 2-3) led 31-7 at half time and never looked back.
Nevada (0-9, 0-5) scored its only points on a 21-yard touchdown pass to Bryant Leslie from quarterback Colton Hutchinson just before half time at Frisco Memorial Stadium. Lone Star rushed for 308 yards and grinded out the second half on touchdown runs from Allmond, Johnson and Harris.
Argyle 48, Pilot Point 12
PILOT POINT — Behind big plays from its explosive offensive, Argyle rolled to a convincing 48-12 win against Pilot Point on Friday night.
Argyle receiver Chadd Bossow pulled down three catches for 137 yards and three touchdowns. Argyle quarterback Austin Aune completed eight of 20 passes for 169 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown.
On the last play of the first half, Bossow backpedaled and hauled in a 51-yard desperation heave by Aune, giving Argyle a comfortable 28-6 lead at halftime. Pilot Point quarterback Travis Garrett struggled, as he completed nine of 18 passes for 139 yards and one touchdown. Garrett also had a 1-yard rushing touchdown on the final play of the game.
Argyle (8-1, 4-0) will face Sanger next week for the District 9-3A title. Pilot Point (2-6, 1-3) needs a convincing win in its final game of the season to keep its playoff chances intact.
Prosper 76, Farmersville 39
PROSPER — Javelle Allen rushed for four touchdowns and passed for two more in the first half alone to lead Prosper (7-2, 4-0) past Farmersville (2-6, 1-3) in District 11-3A play.
Allen amassed 451 yards of total offense in the first half, as Prosper built a 70-18 halftime lead.
Prosper returned three kickoffs for touchdowns in the first quarter, two by Darius Hunter.
Prosper can wrap up a district title with a win next week at Princeton.
Farmersville’s Christopher Stanley passed for 404 yards and six touchdowns. Byron Brooks had 13 catches for 287 yards for Farmersville.
Crandall 35, Mabank 28
CRANDALL — Crandall (4-5,2-2) made a goal line stand with no time left to defeat Mabank (4-5,1-3) in District 13-3A.
Crandall got off to a good start with a four-play drive capped off by a 36-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Long to Austin Pryor. Mabank answered with an 87-yard kickoff return by Ryan Walker to tie.
Crandall took charge in the 3rd quarter with two unanswered scores to increase its lead. Mabank mounted a comeback with two touchdowns in the 4th quarter, but came up short.
Mabank was lead by Austin Craig with 208 total yards and two touchdown passes.
Crandall had more than 400 yards of offense. Nate Banks had 219 combined yards with four touchdowns for Crandall.
Lovejoy 38, Princeton 31
LUCAS — With just 30 seconds remaining and Princeton facing a fourth and goal from the five-yard line, the Lovejoy defense forced an incomplete pass to secure the 38-31 victory.
After Princeton (6-3, 3-1) had taken the lead 31-30 with just six minutes left, Lovejoy (6-3, 3-1) marched 41 yards in just four plays to take the lead back for good on Nick LaSane’s fourth rushing touchdown of the game.
LaSane led all rushers with 287 yards on the ground, including runs of 48 and 79 yards in the first quarter to stake Lovejoy to an early 21-7 lead.
Wilmer-Hutchins 54, Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis 0
HUTCHINS — Wilmer-Hutchins (7-2, 3-1) easily defeated Diamond Hill-Jarvis (0-9. 0-4) by the score of 54-0. This win secures a playoff spot in District 12-3A.
Wilmer-Hutchins was led by quarterback Damein Lawry who rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two touchdowns. Wilmer-Hutchins defense held Diamond Hill-Jarvis to 64 yards in 40 plays.
Fort Worth Nolan 61, John Paul II 7
PLANO — Brothers Jonathan and James Werline opened and closed the game with interception returns for touchdowns as Fort Worth Nolan, ranked No. 1 in SportsDay’s large private schools rankings, defeated John Paul II, 61-7, on Friday night.
Nolan improved to 8-1, 4-1 in TAPPS I-1. John Paul fell to 3-6, 0-5.
In the first half, Jonathan Werline scored 40 seconds into the game, taking an interception back 20 yards for a touchdown. James Werline concluded the scoring with a 45-yard interception return for a score with 16.3 seconds left.
Nolan’s David Moser rushed for 187 yards on eight carries, scoring on runs of 70 and 68 yards. Nolan finished with 377 rushing yards.
John Paul II’s Ryan Cook returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter to cut Nolan’s lead to 13-7.
Fort Worth All Saints 23, Cistercian 20 (OT)
IRVING — Fort Worth All Saints pulled out an overtime win at Irving Cistercian.
The Hawks were ahead late in the game and the Saints could not stop running back David Novinski until a critical fourth-and-one. Novinski was stuffed at the line of scrimmage with just under a minute remaining to give FW All Saints one last shot.
Quarterback TJ Millweard engineered a precision drive by All Saints and found Kendall Adams in the end zone with only two seconds left in regulation.
All Saints won the toss and elected to let Cistercian get the first crack in overtime.
The Hawks ran the ball three straight times from the 15-yard line, but Novinski could not pick up the first down. Novinski finished the game with 99 yards on the ground.
Cistercian would have to settle for a field goal, giving All Saints a chance to win.
FW All Saints did just that as quarterback TJ Millweard went 3-for-3 on the drive, capping the game-winning score with a 6-yard touchdown strike to Mack Prioleau. Millweard finished with 212 yards through the air, including the game-tying and game-winning touchdowns.
FW All Saints will finish its regular season 9-1 while Cistercian falls to 4-6 to round out their 2011 campaign.
Arlington Oakridge 48, Episcopal Dallas 22
Marshall Oxentine returned interceptions for touchdowns on back-to-back possessions in the second quarter to punctuate Arlington Oakridge’s runaway victory.
Quarterback Calvin Garrett threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Oakridge jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Garrett finished with 120 yards on 7-of-13 passing, including a 43-yard touchdown pass to James Pegues.
Oxentine returned his first interception for a 40-yard score. A little more than two minutes later, he stepped in front of another ESD pass deep in Oakridge territory and raced untouched for a 95-yard score to give his team a 41-0 lead.
Richie Loftus threw for 255 yards and tossed a pair of touchdowns to lead Episcopal (2-8), which was done in by seven turnovers.
Bishop Lynch 43, Bishop Dunne 20
Bishop Lynch surrendered two early touchdowns, then scored 43 points in a TAPPS 1-I contest with Bishop Dunne that was ended with 1:40 to play when quarterback Carlos Ramirez was injured and taken from the field by ambulance.
Lynch (5-4, 2-3) got scores from four players, including two-touchdown nights by Max Hermanovski and Kevin Huffaker.
Bishop Lynch rolled up 475 yards in offense, including 157 yards on 11 carries by running back Chris Jordan.
Bishop Dunne (3-6, 2-3) was powered by Thomas Cook, who finished with 122 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries.
Fort Worth Christian 49, Grapevine Faith Christian 40
FORT WORTH — Fort Worth Christian scored 28 points in the second quarter and held on to beat Grapevine Faith in a matchup of second-place teams in TAPPS Division 2 District 1.
Grapevine Faith took its opening drive 67 yards, capped by a Davy Nanson 6-yard score. The Cardinals (8-1, 3-1) answered with a scoring strike from Cade Stone to Tyler Taber.
There were three touchdowns in a span of just 1:27 in the beginning of the second quarter.
Faith’s Ashton Dunnington bulled his way in from 4 yards out, but on Fort Worth’s next possession, Jared Taylor sprinted 72 yards to tie the score at 14.
However, on the kickoff, Faith’s Nanson broke loose on a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. That was the last lead for Faith (5-4, 2-2).
The Cardinals scored three straight times, highlighted by a 42-yard run from Stone to put the Cardinals up, 28-21.
Fort Worth fumbled on its first play to open the third quarter to give the Lions some life. Jared Pruett scored from 6 yards to bring Faith within one score. Stone again had a quick response as he scampered 75 yards to put the Cardinals back up, 42-28.
The Lions drove to the Cardinals 3 but turned the ball over on downs and Fort Worth took advantage with another score. Grapevine Faith rallied to score twice but couldn’t stop Fort Worth on a fourth-and-1 as the Cardinals salted the game away to take sole possession of second place.
The Cardinals were paced by Taylor (11 rushes for 127 yards and three touchdowns) and Stone (11 rushes for 188 yards and two touchdowns). Grapevine Faith’s Jared Pruett ran for 152 yards and also added a touchdown.
St. Mark’s 51, Greenhill 7
Quarterback Joseph Bush passed for 266 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead St. Mark’s (7-2, 4-2) over Greenhill (1-9, 0-6) in an SPC Division I game at Brinkmann Field.
St. Mark’s bolted to a 21-0 first-quarter lead, and led, 44-7, at intermission.
Bush, playing for the first time since an early-season injury, opened the scoring on a 54-yard touchdown strike to John Caldwell with 9:38 left in the opening quarter.
Bush later hooked up with wide receiver Cameron Kline on a pair of second-quarter touchdown passes, the first covering 99 yards and the second 21 yards. Bush sat out the entire second half.
Running back Malcolm Bowman added three touchdowns, also all in the first half, for St. Mark’s on runs of 2 and 4 yards, and a 38-yard fumble return. Bowman finished with 170 rushing yards.
It was the season finale for both schools.
Fort Worth Trinity Valley 42, Fort Worth Country Day 3
FORT WORTH — Ty Templin caught 11 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns as Trinity Valley (7-3, 4-2) bested Country Day in SPC Division II. Quarterback Austin Henyon was 21-for-30 for 320 yards passing and five touchdowns with one interception. Country Day fell to 5-5, 3-3.
Arlington Grace Prep 46, Arlington Pantego Christian 18
ARLINGTON — Arlington Grace Prep improved to 6-3 overall 2-2 in district, by defeating Pantego Christian Academy (4-4, 0-3).
Grace Prep had control throughout except for a brief surge by Pantego Christian at the beginning of the third quarter.
Grace Prep’s Myles Norwood caught nine passes totaling 159 yards and three touchdowns.
Garland Christian 94, Lakehill 66
In a game in which both defenses took the night off, Garland Christian outscored Lakehill, 94-66. The teams combined for 160 points and 1,300 total yards of offense.
Garland Christian improved to 8-1 and 4-0 in district, while Lakehill dropped to 3-5, 0-4.
Garland Christian was led by Harden Burnett’s 153 yards rushing and 177 yards passing and six touchdowns. Milan Rabah and Cris McCarty combined for 532 yards and nine touchdowns for Lakehill.