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Week 10 Class 4A roundup, part I: Frisco Liberty falls, still clinches spot
FRISCO — Carlos Harris rushed for a game-high 254 yards and two touchdowns to lead Frisco past Frisco Liberty in the District 9-4A finale for both squads at Pizza Hut Park.
Despite the setback, Frisco Liberty (6-4, 3-3) secured the district’s final playoff spot after Frisco Centennial’s victory. Frisco (8-2, 6-1), meanwhile, locked up second place.
Harris galloped 71 yards on his team’s second play from scrimmage to give Frisco the early lead. He then capped a five-play, 69-yard march with a 2-yard scoring run to give Frisco a 14-0 advantage. Frisco Liberty cut the deficit on Michael Kamra’s 14-yard touchdown run.
Frisco controlled the third quarter, but had to settle for a pair of Kyle Fischer field goals to take a 20-7 advantage. Kamra then added his second score, a 25-yard touchdown scamper. After a key fourth-down stop by the Frisco defense, Harris led a 53-yard drive that consumed 7:36 off the clock before Fischer added a 32-yard field goal to secure the victory.
Arlington Seguin 33, Cleburne 26
ARLINGTON — Arlington Seguin held off a furious second-half comeback by Cleburne, as quarterback Austen Parker put his team up for good on a 51-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Cleburne’s final drive stalled at its own 40 after it failed to convert a fourth-and-26.
Seguin finished with 341 rushing yards, including 92 by Parker and 110 by Will Martin. Cleburne’s Andy Anderson finished with 104 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns.
Frisco Centennial 56, Frisco Heritage 27
FRISCO — Lamar Jordan ran for 220 yards and three touchdowns to lead Frisco Centennial (10-0, 7-0) to its first undefeated season and the District 9-4A championship at Frisco Memorial Stadium.
Frisco Heritage (4-6, 3-4) pulled to within seven points twice in the first half, but got no closer. Centennial will face McKinney North in the first round of the Class 4A Division II Region II playoffs.
Denton Ryan 35, Little Elm 10
LITTLE ELM — Denton Ryan quarterback Kevin Carpenter notched his third consecutive game with 200 or more passing yards and three touchdowns to lead the District 4-4A champions over playoff-bound Little Elm (6-4, 3-3).
Wide receiver Sam Johnson caught four passes for 52 yards and two touchdowns for Denton Ryan (10-0, 6-0).
Little Elm put up 249 rushing yards, including a pair of 100-yard performances by senior Matt Marrs and junior Keaun Kinner.
The Colony 35, Denton 14
Gerald Thomas caught three touchdown passes and ran for another score as The Colony (3-6, 1-4 District 4-4A) knocked off Denton (1-9, 0-6).
Quarterback Garrett Simpson completed 16-of-27 passes for 275 yards for The Colony.
Aledo 59, Fort Worth Brewer 14
ALEDO — Johnathan Gray scored four times and rushed for 189 yards to lead Aledo (8-2, 7-0 District 5-4A).
Gray gave Aledo a 7-0 lead on a 9-yard run in the first quarter. After Brewer (6-4, 3-4) tied the game, Gray scored on a 44-yard run, keeping Aledo up to stay. Brewer’s C.J. Washington rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
Everman 51, Joshua 12
EVERMAN — Sophomore running back Reggie Kincaid ran for 140 yards on 17 carries and four touchdowns as Everman (6-3, 5-2 District 7-4A) rolled past Joshua (0-10, 0-7) at Marr Stadium. Everman had its best rushing output of the season with 426 yards.
Senior quarterback Devynn Birdow rushed for a touchdown and threw for another for Everman. Zack Maxey caught a 9-yard scoring pass and returned a kickoff 91 yards for another score for Joshua.
Burleson 54, Crowley 21
CROWLEY — Burleson (6-4, 4-3 District 7-4A) secured a playoff berth, knocking off Crowley (3-7, 2-5) at Eagle Stadium.
Burleson outscored Crowley 33-7 in the second half, including 12-0 in the third quarter to blow the game open. Quarterback Barrett Cain scored on a 46-yard run, and Ayinde Alaajiy scored from 25 yards out to give Burleson a 33-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Broderick Steel scored the lone Crowley touchdown in the second half on a 1-yard run.
Birdville 41, Keller Timber Creek 36
KELLER — E.A. Northey threw for three scores and ran for another as Birdville (8-2, 5-2 District 5-4A) held off Keller Timber Creek (3-7, 1-6) at Keller ISD Stadium.
Northey, who completed 12-of-16 passes for 227 yards, found Tyler Klutts on a 36-yard TD pass, Collin Basinger on a 21-yarder and Barrett Shaw on a 49-yarder.
Xavier Turner, who rushed for 122 rushing yards on 19 carries, scored on runs of 6 and 25 yards for Birdville.
Kolton Pittman threw for 202 yards and ran for 73 yards and four touchdowns for Timber Creek.
Fort Worth Southwest 41, Fort Worth Trimble Tech 21
FORT WORTH — Fort Worth Southwest (9-1, 9-0), ranked No. 11 in SportsDay’s Class 4A area rankings, capped an undefeated District 6-4A season with a victory over Fort Worth Trimble Tech (4-6, 3-6) at Clark Field.
Southwest quarterback Wesley Harris completed 20-of-35 passes for 359 yards and four touchdowns.
Southwest misfired on offense early, but got on track during the second and third quarters.
Carrollton Newman Smith 20, Carrollton Creekview 17
FARMERS BRANCH — Senior quarterback Nikunj Patel directed an 11-play, 88-yard scoring drive in the final 2:49 to lift Newman Smith over rival Creekview.
Andy Wordlaw capped off the deciding drive with a 1-yard touchdown with 41 seconds left. The key play on the drive came when Patel hit Tripp Abbott for a 19-yard completion. Kicker Edward Valadez added two field goals for Newman Smith (2-8, 2-5 District 9-4A).
Creekview (2-8, 2-5) had taken a 14-13 lead on a 3-yard keeper by Miquan Robinson in the third quarter.
Fort Worth Boswell 30, Trophy Club Byron Nelson 24
JUSTIN — Receiver Jerrell Fisher caught 10 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown to lead Boswell (6-4, 5-2 District 5-4A) over Trophy Club Nelson (6-4, 4-3) at Northwest ISD Stadium.
Nelson running back Laurent Tshisekedi rushed for two touchdowns in the first quarter.
Mansfield Summit 35, Granbury 7
GRANBURY — Ryan Cuevas passed for a pair of touchdowns and 198 yards to lead Mansfield Summit (9-1, 7-0 District 7-4A) over Granbury (5-5, 4-3) at Pirate Stadium.
Granbury running back Brandon Davis scored on a 55-yard run and finished with 110 yards.
Granbury will play Killeen in the Division II playoffs next Saturday night at 7 in Waco at Floyd Casey Stadium.