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Thursday's Week 7 5A-4A roundup: McKinney INT thwarts Plano East; Derek Deiter powers Frisco to 43-35 win over Liberty
McKINNEY — Jonathan Shannon caught one touchdown pass and rushed for another to lead McKinney to a 24-12 District 10-5A win over Plano East at Ron Poe Stadium on Thursday night.
McKinney’s Matt Reynolds returned an interception 57 yards to set up a touchdown for a 14-6 lead.
McKinney (5-2, 1-1 10-5A) held a 7-6 halftime lead after Plano East (4-2, 0-2) failed on a two-point conversion in the first quarter. The teams traded possessions without scoring in the third quarter, and McKinney quarterback Robert Somborn pooch-punted the ball to the East 1-yard line with 2:01 to go in the quarter.
On first down, sophomore quarterback Taylor McGehee hit Collin Shaw with a 52-yard strike to the McKinney 47. But on the next play, Reynolds returned an interception to the Plano East 3. Shannon took the direct snap on the next play and scored for a 14-6 McKinney lead.
Shannon also had a 98-yard conversion pass interception to cap the win.
Frisco 43, Frisco Liberty 35
FRISCO — Frisco maintained its hold on first place in District 9-4A, getting a four touchdown night from Derek Deiter to help power a victory over Frisco Liberty at FC Dallas Stadium.
Frisco (5-2, 4-0 9-4A) never trailed, but never could apply a knockout punch to Liberty and needed Deiter’s 1-yard scoring run with 2:02 to play for a 43-28 edge.
Liberty (2-5, 0-4) cut the deficit to eight with 50 seconds to play on a 3-yard run by Aaron Estes, but Frisco recovered the ensuing onside kick.
Mes. Poteet 52, Carr. Creekview 7
MESQUITE — Tanner Ramsey passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as Mesquite Poteet shook off any memories of last week’s heartbreaking loss to Highland Park.
Poteet (6-1, 3-1 10-4A) scored on its first play from scrimmage — an 89-yard pass from Ramsey to Buck Rodges. Poteet put up 28 points in the second period on the way to a 35-0 halftime lead.
Creekview (3-4, 1-3) was held to just 85 total yards, fumbled six times and ran for only 22 yards on 39 carries.
Red Oak 32, Mans. Summit 29
MANSFIELD — Austin Van Hove threw three touchdown passes in the second half as Red Oak stormed back from a 22-8 halftime deficit to stun Mansfield Summit (2-5, 2-2 15-4A) at Vernon Newsom Stadium.
Red Oak (4-2, 2-1) took the lead for good on a field goal late in the fourth quarter. Then its defense preserved the victory by recovering a fumble with 1:41 left.
Grapevine 41, Carr. R.L. Turner 10
CARROLLTON — Grapevine (2-5, 1-3 6-5A) scored 41 unanswered points in the victory over Carrollton R.L. Turner (0-7, 0-4) at Standridge Stadium.
After a Drake Adair interception, his first of two picks, with five seconds remaining in the half, Riley Albus caught a short pass over the middle from Brett Harbin, broke a tackle and scored on a 53-yard play. The reception was the first of four touchdowns for Albus.
South Garland 48, Rowlett 28
GARLAND — Trey Porter completed 10 of 12 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns to lead South Garland over Rowlett (1-6, 0-3 11-5A) at Homer B. Johnson Stadium.
Porter also added 40 yards rushing on six carries, while the area’s 5A leading rusher, Marquel McNac added another 180 yards and three touchdowns rushing, as South Garland (6-2, 4-0) took control of the district..
Skyline 56, Sunset 0
Quarterback Devante Kincade passed for four touchdowns and rushed for another, and RaShaad Samples caught three touchdown passes as Skyline rolled past Sunset in a District 9-5A contest at Sprague Stadium.
Kincade, who passed for 112 yards in less than a half of play, tossed scoring passes of 17, 13 and 61 yards to Samples in addition to connecting on a 21-yard strike to Lamont Levels. Kincade also scored on a 15-yard run as Skyline (6-1, 4-0 9-5A) raced to a 43-0 halftime advantage.
Skyline limited Sunset (0-7, 0-4) to a minus-4 yards of total offense and three first downs.
Keller Tim. Creek 20, Richland 6
KELLER — Keller Timber Creek (2-5, 2-2 4-5A) kept its playoff hopes alive in a jumbled district race with a victory over Richland (2-5, 0-4).
Taylor Jones completed 11 of 16 passes for 158 yards and two scores, none bigger than his 9-yard pass to Hunter Allbrittion in the third quarter to cap a 98-yard drive after the defense held Richland on fourth-and-goal from the 2.
Birdville 35, Saginaw 14
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Quarterback Justin Martin passed for 254 yards and two scores and rushed for 70 more as Birdville outclassed Saginaw (6-1, 4-1) in a District 6-4A matchup at Birdville ISD Fine Arts Athletic Complex.
Birdville (8-0, 6-0 6-4A) scored on its three of its four first-half possessions and five of its eight possessions in the game.