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Ground game boosts Plano to 38-21 win over McKinney
Running back Braylan Campbell gains 113 of Plano’s 194 yards in District 10-5A opener
PLANO — Fueled by a power rushing attack, Plano used a key third-quarter drive to pull away from McKinney in a 38-21 win at John Clark Stadium.
Plano (4-2, 1-0) opened District 10-5A play by rushing for 194 yards, averaging 4.5 per carry, to keep McKinney (4-2, 0-1) at arm’s length throughout the game.
Braylan Campbell led Plano with 113 yards on 22 carries for one touchdown.
After forcing a three-and-out from McKinney on the opening possession of the second half, Plano marched 58 yards in 10 plays to stretch its lead to 31-14. Nine of the plays on the drive, which took 5:08, were running plays.
Quarterback Richard Lagow finished the drive by scoring on a two-yard sneak, using second effort to get across the goal line. It was one of two rushing touchdowns for Lagow, both from 2 yards out.
McKinney outgained Plano, 380 yards to 328, but could not make it less than a two-score game after falling behind by 17 in the third quarter.
McKinney’s TV Williams scored on a 7-yard throwback pass from Robert Somborn to cut Plano’s lead to 31-21 with 2:28 left in the third quarter.
Plano fumbled early in the fourth quarter to give McKinney hope, but the opportunity evaporated when McKinney fumbled the ball back on the next play. Campbell’s 2-yard scoring run with 9:41 left sealed the scoring.
Plano broke out to a 10-0 lead on a 10-yard touchdown run by Andre Morman and a 38-yard field goal by Jourdan Escobar.
McKinney answered in the second quarter when Somborn hit Dalon Willis on a 5-yard slant to trim Plano’s lead to 10-7.
Plano converted a fourth-and-six to sustain its next drive, which ended with Lagow scoring on a keeper from 2 yards out.
McKinney mounted a nine-play drive to cut the lead to 17-14 with 1:22 left, but Plano executed a successful two-minute drill to go up 24-14 at the half.