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Week 10 Class 5A roundup, part II: Plano East claims final berth in 8-5A
Allen rallies to remain unbeaten; Horn holds off rival Mesquite
MURPHY — Plano East earned District 8-5A’s final playoff spot Friday with a 52-28 win over Lewisville. Plano East will join Allen, Flower Mound Marcus and Hebron when the playoffs begin next week.
Plano East, which rolled up 505 rushing yards against Lewisville, needed the win to have a shot at making the playoffs. But a victory alone wasn’t enough — Plano East also needed Plano West or Hebron to lose its regular-season finale. Hebron fell to Flower Mound Marcus, 42-28.
With its fourth straight win, Plano East (6-4, 4-3) finished in a three-way tie with Plano West and Hebron. Plano East won the tiebreaker.
Plano East quarterback Corey Wesley had 176 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
Running back Dante’ Taylor amassed 252 total yards and three touchdowns.
Rodrick Williams had a team-high 115 rushing yards for Lewisville (2-8, 0-7).
Allen 59, Flower Mound 30
ALLEN — Alec Morris passed for 383 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two more scores as Allen beat Flower Mound to claim the District 8-5A championship.
Flower Mound (3-7, 2-5) led 23-14 before Allen (10-0, 7-0) reeled off 38 straight points, including three Morris touchdown passes and a 40-yard dash by running back Jonathan Williams.
Flower Mound’s Connor Wanhanen completed 32 of 50 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns. Receiver Chas Taylor led Flower Mound with 11 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Mesquite Horn 30, Mesquite 28
MESQUITE — Mesquite Horn got off to a fast start with the help of two forced fumbles, then held on for a two-point win over rival Mesquite.
The two miscues by Mesquite (5-5, 2-3) helped Horn (4-6, 3-2) jump to an early 20-0 lead. Horn led 30-14 in the second half before Mesquite rallied on two touchdown runs by quarterback Alex Cooper.
Mesquite was trying to drive for the winning score in the final minutes before the Horn defense was able to come up with a big stop on a fourth-and-1 play to end the drive.
North Mesquite 28, Tyler Lee 17
MESQUITE — Quarterback King Davis passed for 227 yards and tailback Demarcus Luke rushed for two touchdowns to lead North Mesquite (5-5, 1-4) to its first District 11-5A victory.
North Mesquite special teams played a big role in the win, with Luke returning a blocked punt for a touchdown, and kicker Danny Contreras booting two field goals.
Garland 41, Sachse 19
GARLAND — Seth Russell passed for 187 yards and two scores and rushed for another as Garland pulled away from Sachse in the fourth quarter at Homer B. Johnson Stadium.
Garland outscored Sachse 17-0 in the fourth quarter.
Garland (8-2, 7-0) rushed 32 times for 263 yards and gained 450 total yards. Russell carried seven times for 94 yards. Ja’Taveon Green caught seven passes for 80 yards.
Billy Cole accounted for 195 total yards for Sachse (7-3, 4-3), and quarterback Trent White completed 23 of 41 passes for 259 yards.
Garland Naaman Forest 35, North Garland 7
GARLAND — In a game called off with 7:47 left in the fourth quarter following a bench-clearing brawl, Garland Namaan Forest (2-8, 1-6) pounded North Garland (0-10, 0-7) for its first victory since the opening game of the season. North Garland has not won since beating Naaman Forest in the final game of the 2010 season.
Justin Walker ran for three touchdowns and passed for another, and Juaquin Davis rushed for 165 yards on 15 carries to boost Naaman Forest.
Justin Northwest 30, Saginaw 6
SAGINAW — Draze Lawliss passed for 188 yards and a pair of TDs as Justin Northwest (4-6, 3-4) kept Saginaw (1-9, 0-7) winless in District 7-5A with a triumph at Rough Rider Stadium.
Richardson Berkner 42, Samuell 0
RICHARDSON — Six different Rams scored touchdowns as Richardson Berkner (7-3, 5-2) dominated Samuell (1-9, 1-6) in a District 9-5A game at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
It was Berkner coach Jim Ledford’s 100th career victory as a head coach.
Berkner quarterback Yedidiah Louis passed for 130 yards and two touchdowns.