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Week 10 Class 4A roundup, part II: Rockwall-Heath puts clamps on Wylie East
Win costly, though, as 10-4A runner-up loses star wide receiver
WYLIE — Cody Court passed for 181 yards and rushed for 108, accounting for two touchdowns, as Rockwall-Heath shut down the powerful Wylie East offense in a battle of one-loss teams.
Heath (9-1, 6-1) advances to face Frisco Wakeland in the opening round of the playoffs, a team it defeated, 20-14, in its second game of the season.
The victory was costly as star wide receiver Amaris Fields, who caught his 10th touchdown pass of the season to give Heath a 7-0 first-quarter lead, was carted off the field late in the third quarter with his left arm in an air cast.
Defensively, Heath managed to do what no team has done all season, shutting down the Wylie East offense. Wylie East (8-2, 5-2), entered the game leading Class 4A area offenses with 542.3 yards per game and was second with 44.7 points per game. The stingy Heath defense allowed only 374 yards (116 in the second half) and 17 points. Heath held Wylie East’s Jabari Anderson, averaging over 208 yards rushing per game, to just 77 yards on 15 carries.
Wylie East advances to face Frisco in the first playoff game for the school in only their second year of varsity play.
Mesquite Poteet 46, Waxahachie 41
WAXAHACHIE — Mesquite Poteet broke out to a 33-7 lead then held on to defeat Waxahachie — but it wasn’t enough to secure a playoff spot Friday night in a District 15-4A game at Lumpkins Stadium.
West Mesquite’s 16-10 victory over Forney kept Poteet (7-3, 5-3) out of postseason play.
Despite the loss, Waxahachie (8-2, 7-1) will represent the district as its champion in the Class 4A Division I Region II playoffs against Pflugerville Connally at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Waco ISD Stadium.
Highland Park 52, McKinney 15
UNIVERSITY PARK — William Morris accounted for 173 yards of total offense and hauled in a pair of touchdown passes as Highland Park (10-0, 7-0 District 10-4A) cruised past McKinney (0-10, 0-7).
Morris’ first score came just two minutes into the game when he got open deep and quarterback Brady Burgin hit him in stride for a 34-yard touchdown. On the next drive, Morris set up Highland Park’s second score with a 69-yard run, leading to a Preston Miller touchdown run on the very next play. Miller, the Scots’ leading rusher for the year, only carried the ball nine times but racked up 120 yards and scored two touchdowns of his own.
Highland Park assured itself of the district’s top seed in the Division I bracket.
Richardson Pearce 51, Rockwall 36
ROCKWALL — Richardson Pearce (4-6, 2-5) threw an array of trick plays at Rockwall (3-7, 2-5) to capture a win at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium and end Rockwall’s hopes for a playoff berth.
Pearce scored on a third-and-goal from the Rockwall 29-yard-line on a hook-and-lateral play to go up 21-7 in the first quarter, and it continued to put up points behind six touchdowns from utility back Corey Coleman, five rushing and one receiving.
Carter 30, Pinkston 0
Corey Avery and D’Cardio Cottonham combined for 102 yards and three touchdowns as Carter (3-7, 3-4) defeated Pinkston (1-9, 1-6) 30-0 at Kincaide Stadium.
Carter’s defense held Pinkston to minus-7 yards rushing and 39 yards overall, while forcing five turnovers, including four interceptions.
Kimball 54, Adamson 8
Quarterback Traveon Thibodeaux passed for four touchdowns to lead Kimball (8-2, 5-2) over Adamson (3-7, 2-5) at Sprague Stadium.
Kimball, the Division I top seed from 11-4A, will face Bryan Adams in a bi-district game Thursday at Wilmer Hutchins.
Lincoln 54, Thomas Jefferson 0
Lincoln prepared for the playoffs by running past Thomas Jefferson. Lincoln (5-5, 4-2) wrapped up a spot in Division II out of District 12-4A and will play Seagoville on Thursday in a bi-district playoff.
Lancaster 40, Red Oak 16
RED OAK — Nick Alexander’s 54-yard second-quarter kickoff return broke a 7-7 tie as Lancaster (8-2, 6-2) beat Red Oak (4-6, 3-5).
Spruce 20, Hillcrest 19
Quarterback Janarius Warren led Spruce to a second-half comeback, passing for 199 yards and two touchdowns to Lamont Oneal, to beat Hillcrest at Franklin Field.
Hillcrest had a late shot a a victory but missed a 54-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds.
Ennis 50, Terrell 14
TERRELL — Terence Williams rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns as Ennis (3-7, 2-6) snapped a five-game losing streak by routing Terrell (2-8, 0-8).
Sherman 41, Greenville 0
GREENVILLE — Gus Daniel threw four first-half touchdown passes, and J.T. Luper caught five passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns as Sherman (7-3, 5-1) coasted past Greenville (0-10, 0-6). Sherman opens the playoffs against Whitehouse on Friday at Mesquite’s Hanby Stadium.