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Dontre Wilson's 6 TDs, including key pass from Desmon White, power DeSoto past Midlothian
DeSOTO — Scoring touchdowns, DeSoto running back Dontre Wilson believes, is contagious.
It certainly was for Wilson, an Oregon commit who personally accounted for six, including five in the second half of DeSoto’s 52-24 victory over Midlothian on Friday night before a homecoming crowd at Eagle Stadium.
“I’ve never had more than four touchdowns in a game, so this is something new for me,” said Wilson, who finished with 148 rushing yards. “When we get it going, we can have a half like that.”
DeSoto (7-0, 4-0 in District 7-5A), the top-ranked Class 5A team in SportsDayHS area rankings, needed an outburst. It trailed 17-16 in the opening minutes of the second half.
The score was tied at 24 with 3:08 to play in the third quarter when Wilson put his team ahead to stay with a 1-yard run, the second of his five touchdowns within an 11-minute window.
His other scoring runs in the second half covered 13, 19 and 3 yards, but the back-breaker for Midlothian was his 58-yard hookup with Desmon White for the touchdown that gave DeSoto a 38-24 lead.
“That,” said Wilson, “was the dagger.”
DeSoto, No. 2 in The Associated Press state poll, couldn’t shake Midlothian (5-2, 2-2), No. 20 in the area, until that second-half stretch.
Trailing 16-10 at halftime, Midlothian went ahead by a point on Bryce Fausett’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Justin Seeton.
After Wilson’s first touchdown of the second half, Midlothian answered again on an 8-yard touchdown run by Fausett to tie it.
DeSoto’s defense helped turn the tide, getting a sack on Jalen Lyons to halt one Midlothian possession and an interception by Taylor Young to halt another.
“We played our hearts out,” said Midlothian quarterback Fausett. “DeSoto was just too fast.”
Wilson and Jatory Brown-Sparks had touchdown runs for DeSoto in the first half.