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Week 4 HS football 3A/2A/Private schools roundup: Prime Prep wins; Prestonwood rolls
PITTSBURG — Ja’quan Sheals scored on an 11-yard run and Prime Prep added the two-point conversion to cap a 28-20 victory over Pittsburg on Friday night.
Prime Prep quarterback Kennon Washington had a 1-yard touchdown run and hit Jackie Clayton for a 34-yard touchdown pass. Sheals rushed 35 times for Prime Prep, Deion Sanders’ charter school program. Prime Prep also got a huge defensive play when Craig Moore intercepted a pass and streaked 85 yards for a touchdown.
ARGYLE — On a night when Argyle’s offense struggled to get going, its defense and special teams more than picked up the slack.
Reese Thompson returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown and Connor Wilson intercepted three passes en route to a win over Wilmer-Hutchins at Eagle Stadium.
Argyle (4-1), No. 1 in the area 3A-2A rankings, managed just 108 total yards in the first half but got the benefit of a short field and took advantage of No. 7 Wilmer-Hutchins’ turnovers.
In the second half, the Argyle offense got going as running back Nick Ralston finished with 95 yards on the ground and two second-half touchdowns.
Wilson, a move-in from Coppell, who now has six interceptions on the season, returned one 49 yards for an Argyle score in the third quarter.
Argyle’s defense held Wilmer-Hutchins (2-2) to 230 total yards.
MELISSA — Quay Scott rushed for two touchdowns, Dakota Smith threw for two and Paris (2-3) capitalized on a couple of early miscues by No. 2 area-ranked Melissa (3-2) to claim a nondistrict victory.
Marcus Ellis rushed for a 25-yard score in the second quarter and had a 46-yard kickoff return two plays before the first of two touchdown passes by Chris Smith in the fourth period. Jackson Webb had a 35-yard touchdown catch, while Brass Woods caught a 9-yard score.
Bonham rallied for three fourth-quarter touchdowns to record its first win of the season, beating No. 9 area-ranked Madison at Pleasant Grove Stadium in a nondistrict game.
Bonham (1-4) engineered a 20-play, 80-yard drive for its first touchdown before converting two interceptions of Randall Johnson into scores. Bonham picked off Johnson at Madison’s 16-yard line and five plays later scored on a 1-yard Eli Ballard run.
For Madison (2-3), Jamon Brewer scored on a 4-yard pass from Johnson, who also connected with Jesse Montgomery from 33 yards away as time expired in the game.
VENUS — Senior Rene Rivas scored a touchdown, forced a safety and grabbed an interception as Venus edged past Roosevelt.
Rivas finished with 169 yards rushing on 16 carries for Venus (5-0).
Roosevelt (1-5) scored all of its points in the second half and ended the game with the ball on the Venus 14-yard line as time ran out.
BRIDGEPORT — Rain and a potent second-half rushing attack by Princeton spoiled Bridgeport’s homecoming at Bull Memorial Stadium.
Bridgeport (2-3) had 205 yards rushing, but No. 4 area-ranked Princeton (5-0) had a third-quarter offensive explosion of five touchdowns amid moderate rain.
Princeton quarterback Jourdan Blake ran for touchdowns of 94 and 83 yards, finishing with 209 yards on the ground.
SANGER — Inopportune penalties, miscues and turnovers have kept Sanger from recording its first victory of the year.
It was more of the same — with an added dose of Daniel Longhenry — that helped Aubrey (2-3) make sure that elusive first win would not come Friday night. Longhenry rushed for a game-high 126 yards on 23 carries and scored a touchdown to help Aubrey hold off Sanger at Indian Stadium.
Sanger (0-5) twice moved inside the 20-yard line and looked prime for a score, only to turn the ball over both times. Sanger had an opportunity to take the lead midway through the third quarter after a Dalton Hassell 35-yard interception return and two Aubrey unsportsmanlike conduct penalties placed the ball inside the 5.
But Aubrey’s defense didn’t budge, holding Sanger to 4 yards on its first three downs and setting up a fourth-and-goal from 1. Trailing 16-14, Sanger bypassed the field goal and quarterback Wyatt Broxston was swarmed for a 2-yard loss.
LINDALE, Texas — Javon Washington rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown in the first half to spark No. 5 area-ranked Kennedale to a victory over Texas High.
Washington finished with 216 yards on 25 carries for Kennedale (3-2). Kennedale scored all its points in the first half, overcoming an early 7-0 deficit.
After a safety was called on Texas High for holding in the end zone, Kennedale followed the free kick with a 13-yard TD pass from Zac Michener to Jake Michener. Tabor Key had a 29-yard field goal and Zac Michener scored on a 14-yard keeper in the second quarter.
Tre Walker caught six passes for 84 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown from Clete Norton with 10:07 left in the first quarter. Steve Crenshaw kicked two field goals in the second half for Texas High (1-3).
Frisco Lone Star
ANNA — It was a battle of running backs and Anna’s Malik Berry came out on top again this season as Anna (3-1) defeated Frisco Lone Star on homecoming night. Berry had four rushing touchdowns to lead Anna.
Jordan Jones had three rushing scores (11, 1 and 4) for Frisco Lone Star and Will Campbell threw for almost 300 yards but it was not enough to overcome the Anna rushing attack.
Anna amassed over 256 yards on the ground, led by Berry’s 175-yard effort, including runs of 58 and 45 yards. Frisco Lone Star had a chance to get back into the game late in the fourth but the Anna defense prevailed.
PILOT POINT – Shaking off its first loss of the season, Pilot Point came out strong and handed Callisburg its first loss in the District 5-2A opener for both teams.
Both schools are 4-1 on the season.
Pilot Point quarterback Travis Garrett passed for 204 yards and two touchdowns, and the defense limited Callisburg to two first-half first downs in jumping to a 20-0 lead at intermission.
Callisburg gained 198 of its 237 total yards in the second half, when it teamed Dakota Tinney in the backfield with quarterback Clay McKenzie.
McKenzie rushed 19 times for 85 yards, passed for 126 yards and the Callisburg’s only score with 3:02 to play and even kicked the extra point.
Garrett completed his first nine passes of the game for 149 yards as Pilot Point led, 14-0, in the game’s first six minutes. He finished with 15 completions in 20 attempts and was intercepted twice, both by McKenzie.
YUKON, Okla. — Seven players scored touchdowns for Celina, ranked No. 3 in the area, in a rout of Perryton.
Nick Grant had touchdown runs of 23 and 18 yards for Celina (4-1). Cash Conder (18 yards) and Ben Thiel (13 yards) caught scoring passes from quarterback Nathan Elliott, who also added a 5-yard touchdown run.
Connor Torbert, Willie Sims and Jake Miller had touchdown runs.
SUNNYVALE — Sunnyvale improved to 5-0 and 1-0 in District 6-2A Div. I with a win over Farmersville on homecoming.
Sunnyvale held a 13-12 lead at halftime, following a pair of Casey Crenshaw field goals (32 and 36 yards) and an Abdul Khalaf run (5 yards).
Scoring for Farmersville (2-3, 0-1) were Jaelon Clark (73-yard pass from Chris Stanley) and Andrew Simons (80-yard run).
The Raiders scored once in the third (Ryan Cottingame 1-yard run) and twice in the fourth quarter (Josh Quinn 5- and 25-yard catches from Cottingame).
Farmersville managed just one touchdown, which came on a 99-yard kick return from Simons late in the game.
Life Red Oak
RED OAK — Trevor Davenport and Judge Wolfe ran for two touchdowns each to lead Palmer over Life Red Oak.
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PLANO — Quarterback Mickey Mitchell rushed for 240 yards and one touchdown as Prestonwood Christian Academy (5-0, 1-0 TAPPS 1-I) defeated Argyle Christian Liberty, 41-24.
Prestonwood’s Mike Mitchell returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a score, and Mickey Mitchell threw two touchdown passes to help give Prestonwood a 28-10 advantage with just over six minutes to play before halftime.
Argyle (3-2, 0-1) cut the lead to 28-24 at halftime as Foster Ford and Jon Aaron Howell scored on runs of 55 and 2 yards, respectively.
DALLAS — Quarterback Matthew Merrick threw for 207 yards and running back Dare Odeyingbo ran 35 times for 163 yards and three scores to lead Cistercian.
Running back Jack Johnson had 12 receptions for 139 yards and ran a kickoff back for touchdown for Episcopal. Quarterback Thomas Fitts threw for 266 pass yards and two touchdowns.
DALLAS — Rawleigh Williams III rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bishop Lynch (4-0, 1-0 TAPPS 1-I). Hunter Mullins 33-yard punt return set up Williams’ first score — a 28-yard touchdown run.
Down 14-0 in the second quarter, Bishop Dunne (3-2, 0-1) drove to the Bishop Lynch 28-yard line, but Micah Simon’s fourth-down pass was intercepted by Ryan Plugge. Four plays later, Williams scored on an 8-yard run.
Justin Hawthorne and Isaiah Talton both rushed for over 100 yards to lead Dunne.
Arl. Grace Prep
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Fort Worth Christian (4-1, 1-0 TAPPS 1-II) outlasted Arlington Grace Prep (1-4, 0-1) in a defensive struggle.
Nate Albin rushed for 78 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Tulsa Holland Hall
TULSA — Holland Hall took advantage of early miscues by Greenhill to power its way to a win.
Holland Hall (3-2) held Greenhill (0-5) to just two first downs and 41 yards of offense in the first half.
It was Holland Hill’s first shutout of the season, and the first time Greenhill failed to score.
Greenhill’s Giovanni Arana led all rushers with 61 yards on 10 carries, while junior quarterback Noah Montgomery threw for 53 yards.
Tyler Grace Comm.
MESQUITE — Alex Craig completed 19-of-22 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns, and D’Andre Cannon ran for 125 yards and three scores to lead Dallas Christian (4-0, 1-0, TAPPS 2-II) over the defending district champion Tyler Grace (3-1, 0-1).
Craig completed seven consecutive passes in the second quarter, including a 36-yard scoring strike to Hayden Baker and a 21-yard TD to Dominique Weaver.
Dallas Christian’s defense had four interceptions while limiting Tyler Grace’s offense, which was averaging 51.6 points, to just one touchdown in the first quarter.
FM Coram Deo
GARLAND — Garland Christian (2-2) rolled up 655 yards of offense, thanks to quarterback Braxton Berry, who threw for 435 yards and five touchdowns. Senior Cody King had 181 receiving yards and two touchdowns, and he also threw to his younger brother, Shane King, for a score.
Josh Elliott had nine catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns for Flower Mound Coram Deo Academy (0-4).
FW All Saints
ARLINGTON — Running back Daniel Gresham had 20 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns to lead the All Saints (5-0, 3-0 SPC North), which avenged its two losses to Oakridge last season.
Oakridge’s offense, which averaged more than 500 yards a game, never got on track. Three of quarterback Tyler Woolsey’s first four pass attempts were interceptions. He finished the game with 159 yards.
Oakridge (3-2, 1-2), ranked No. 4 in the small private school rankings, has lost two straight games.
Gresham’s second rushing touchdown extended All Saints’ lead to 21-7 with 2:52 left in the third quarter.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Kendrick Spraglin, Malcolm Bowman and Reid Thompson scored touchdowns to help St. Mark’s beat Oklahoma City Casady.
St. Mark’s, the No. 2 team in SportsDay’s small private school area rankings, improved to 3-1 overall and to 2-1 in the SPC North.
John Paul II
FORT WORTH — Cameron Elias scored three touchdowns to lead Nolan Catholic, which put up 30 points in the first quarter.