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Friday HS football 3A/2A/Private schools roundup (Week 9): Melissa hands Princeton first loss
MELISSA — Melissa used a punishing rushing attack to hand Princeton its first loss of the season, 34-21.
Melissa (7-2, 2-1 in District 12-3A) spread the load from its ground game around, with Kyle Morgan (61 yards), Jackson Webb (50 yards) and Marcus Ellis (75 yards) all making solid contributions.
BOWIE — Pilot Point faced a frustrating first 22 minutes Friday that included a pair of turnovers and a stop inside the Bowie 10-yard line.
A defensive play by Jonah Fritz put that maddening start behind Pilot Point and set it on its way to victory.
Fritz tripped up Bowie quarterback Garland McCoy in the end zone with 1:39 left in the first half.
Pilot Point added a 1-yard run by quarterback Travis Garrett in the final seconds of the half to take a lead it would never relinquish.
FERRIS — Ferris (5-4, 2-1) scored 20 unanswered points to beat Roosevelt (2-7, 1-2) on senior night as its stingy defense had two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Niki Garza and Darius Rouwtt had interceptions, with one resulting in a Miguel Mediola field goal.
Derrick Walker recovered a fumble for Ferris on its own 17 with 47 seconds left in the game. Ferris knelt on the ball to seal the victory.
COMMERCE — Farmersville pounded out a win over Commerce in District 6-2A Div. I action at Memorial Stadium.
From the wishbone formation, Farmersville (5-4, 3-2) got scoring runs from J.D. Davis (23 and 38 yards), Darren Pennington (14 yards) and Chris Stanley (1 yard).
Andrew Simons returned a kick 75 yards for a touchdown.
Alex Lee found the end zone on a 73-yard interception return.
Farmersville rushed for 224 yards on 30 carries. Davis led the way with 161 yards on 13 carries.
WILLS POINT — Behind a dominating 176-yard performance from running back Dominique Granville, Wills Point beat Kaufman. Granville ran the ball 34 times and scored five touchdowns.
Wills Point quarterback Chase Pemberton completed 17 of 28 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran the ball 11 times for 71 yards.
Aubrey’s Ian Sadler is on a serious roll. Coming off a historic performance last week at Frisco Lone Star in which he scored throwing, catching, running and returning the ball, Sadler worked his magic again, scoring five touchdowns in the first half as Argyle rolled past Aubrey at Eagle Stadium.
Barrett Renner threw for 282 yards and four touchdowns, and J.D. Bornstad returned an interception for a score, leading Bishop Lynch to a 37-13 victory over Prestonwood Christian in a TAPPS 1-I district game.
Anthony Mullins caught three of Renner’s scoring passes and finished with seven receptions for 207 yards.
Prestonwood Christian (7-3, 3-3) lost quarterback Mickey Mitchell to an injury on its first possession of the game. Ryan Cash replaced Mitchell and was intercepted by Luke Packard on fourth down from Bishop Lynch’s 7-yard line. Seven plays later, Renner hit Mullins streaking down the middle, for a 70-yard touchdown.
Then, with just more than seven minutes left in the half, Bornstad stepped in front of a Cash pass and raced 55 yards for another score.
Bishop Lynch (3-2, 6-3) made it 24-0 at the half with an 88-yard drive, capped by a Renner-to-Mullins 33-yard score.
Nahshon Ellerbe rushed for four touchdowns in the first half to lead Trinity Christian Academy-Addison (7-2, 4-1 TAPPS 1-I) past Bishop Dunne (4-5, 1-4).
Ellerbe also made eight catches for 88 yards before intermission, and quarterback Daniel Davidson eclipsed 3,000 yards for the season and threw his 35th TD pass.
TCA dominated the first quarter, opening a 21-0 lead while not allowing Dunne a first down.
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GRAPEVINE — Kody Young’s 1-yard run in the fourth quarter capped a second-half comeback that propelled Southwest Christian past Grapevine Faith in TAPPS 2-I play at Grapevine Faith Ford Field.
Southwest Christian (3-6, 1-4) kept the go-ahead drive alive in unlikely fashion, converting a fourth down at their own 11-yard line when punter Johnny King ran for 11 yards and a first down.
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ARGYLE — Fort Worth Nolan (7-2, 5-0 TAPPS 1-I) bottled up Argyle Liberty Christian (5-4, 2-3), allowing only 153 total yards in a shutout victory.
Liberty Christian entered the game averaging 35.7 points but missed a field goal try in the first half and crossed midfield just once in the second half.