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Week 4 HS football 4A roundup (part 1): Late TD lifts Frisco past Wakeland; Hillcrest also wins tight one
Highland Park, The Colony, Poteet among other area 4A winners
FRISCO — Jake Battaglia’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Drake Hardy with 2:14 left gave Frisco a 21-17 win over Frisco Wakeland in both teams’ District 9-4A opener.
Frisco (2-2, 1-0), which won despite committing five turnovers, got two touchdowns on the ground from Derek Deiter, who finished with 107 yards rushing on 20 carries in the win at FC Dallas Stadium.
Wakeland (3-1, 0-1) was on the Frisco 32-yard line with 11 seconds left, but a bad snap on a second-and-10 proved to be the final play of the game.
Frisco took a 7-0 lead on its opening drive as Deiter scored from 8 yards out. Wakeland tied it late in the first quarter on Alex Marr’s 3-yard run.
Deiter’s second touchdown of the night in the second quarter gave Frisco a 14-7 halftime lead.
After a 25-yard field goal by Cameron McGuire with 2:33 left in the third, Wakeland took a 17-14 lead early in the fourth when Turner Smiley caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Lamb.
Frisco then went 80 yards on nine plays for the game-winning score.
Hillcrest 38, Samuell 34
Rocky Reyes’ 31-yard touchdown pass to Michael Hinojosa with 1:06 left in the game gave Hillcrest (2-2, 1-0) the District 12-4A win.
JeShun Jones, who scored on a 57-yard run in the third quarter, rushed for 196 yards for Hillcrest.
Tra’Veon Williams led Samuell (1-3, 0-1) back from a 14-0 deficit into a brief 21-17 lead in the third quarter. He rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns.
Highland Park 42, Forney 7
UNIVERSITY PARK — Highland Park (3-1, 1-0) controlled both sides off the line of scrimmage as it easily defeated Forney (1-3, 0-1) 42-7 in the District 10-4A opener for both schools.
The Highland Park defense forced seven punts and five turnovers, and did not allow Forney to cross midfield until 5:30 remained in the fourth quarter.
HP running back Hank Howard returned the game’s opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown.
Consecutive completions from Jack King to Louis Fanning covered 34 yards, and produced Forney’s only score with 10 seconds left to play.
The Colony 34, Frisco Liberty 13
FRISCO— The Colony, No. 1 in total defense in 4A, held Liberty to 66 total yards and only 8 yards rushing.
The Colony (3-1, 1-0) was led by tailback Bryan Hammond, who rushed for 105 yards and had a 2-yard touchdown run. Trevor Briggs ran for 88 yards and a touchdown. Nine players carried the ball for The Colony, which ran for 368 yards on 57 carries.
Frisco Liberty (2-2, 0-1) was led by quarterback Connor Robison, who threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Turnbull in the third quarter to pull to within 21-13.
Mesquite Poteet 43, Carrollton Newman Smith 14
MESQUITE — Quarterback Tanner Ramsey passed for 167 yards and had four touchdowns rushing to carry Mesquite Poteet (4-0, 1-0) past Carrollton Newman Smith (2-2, 0-1) in the District 10-4A opener for both teams.
Entering the second half, Poteet had a 9-7 lead when Rodney Douglas took a short pass from Ramsey and made a 38-yard catch and run for the touchdown.
Ramsey rushed for three touchdowns in the second half before coming out.
Newman Smith receivers Logan Bradley and Ryan Huntley combined for two touchdowns and eight catches.
Lake Dallas 21, Denton 12
Linebacker Ronnie Coleman intercepted three passes to lead Lake Dallas.
Lake Dallas opened up a 21-0 lead with three second-quarter touchdowns, but Denton closed out the first half with a 47-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cy Ward to wide receiver Ke’Von Buris to cut the deficit to 21-6.
South Oak Cliff 62, North Dallas 0
In the District 11-4A opener for both teams, South Oak Cliff (4-0, 1-0) had more than 300 combined yards of offense.
SOC also had punts returned for touchdowns by Jalen Goss and Melvinson Hartfield in the win over North Dallas (2-2, 0-1).
South Oak Cliff’s Kenneth Arthur II passed for 246 yards and four touchdowns.
Woodrow Wilson 30, Spruce 20
Quarterback Colin Spencer rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, and George Hernandez sealed the victory with a 26-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the game for Woodrow Wilson.
Devin York rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown to lead Spruce.
North Forney 40, Terrell 10
TERRELL — Hunter Herndon threw four touchdown passes in his first varsity start as North Forney won its first district game at the 4A classification.
Herndon, who finished with 291 yards passing, connected with Lapone Finley and Armani Watts for touchdowns in the third quarter as North Forney (2-2, 1-0) pulled away following a slow start.
Watts, who started at quarterback in North Forney’s first three games, finished with 148 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Damon Moss had 10 catches for 113 yards to lead Terrell (0-4, 0-1), which lost two key fumbles in the third quarter.
Lincoln 33, Conrad 0
Lincoln (3-1, 1-0 District 12-4A) was led by running back Monterric Surrell, who rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Quarterback Erick Neal was 13-of-25 passing for 197 yards and one touchdown.
Conrad (0-4, 0-1) was led by Devonta Cox, who was 10-of-27 passing for 104 yards.