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Friday HS football 5A roundup (Week 9): Hebron earns playoff spot with win; Mesquite wins 12-5A
Trinity, L.D. Bell and Colleyville Heritage all post big shutouts
LEWISVILLE — Hebron scored the game’s final 22 points to beat Lewisville, 25-12. The win clinched a playoff spot for Hebron while Lewisville was eliminated from the postseason.
Vandy Parkes ran for 121 yards and one touchdown while also catching four passes for 39 yards for Hebron (6-3, 3-1 5-5A). Jamal Adams added 71 yards rushing.
Ahkeel Guy ran for 123 yards and one touchdown for Hebron. Quarterback Matt McDougal passed for 174 yards.
Hebron trailed, 12-3, before Adams’ first touchdown run in the third quarter.
BEDFORD — Matt Hawkins passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Euless Trinity captured the 6-5A title with a win over Irving at Pennington Field.
Euless Trinity (7-2, 6-0) scored on seven of its first eight possessions as Hawkins tossed a pair of touchdown passes to De’Andre Roberson and Raymond Bolden, who made an acrobatic 41-yard touchdown grab while falling on his back.
Irving (3-6, 3-3) had a chance to cut into a 21-0 deficit early in the second quarter when it marched inside the 20, but Euless Trinity’s defense, which forced four turnovers, intercepted Cody Lutrell’s pass in the end zone.
Euless Trinity used a strong rushing attack to control the game and the clock. It used 11 different running backs to grind out 421 rushing yards to go along with five rushing touchdowns.
Despite the loss, Irving is still in playoff contention but must win against Irving MacArthur next week in its season finale.
Hurst L.D. Bell
IRVING — Hurst L.D. Bell took advanatge of five turnovers by Irving Nimitz to win the 6-5A game at Irving Schools Stadium and secure a playoff spot.
Bell (7-2, 4-2 in District 6-4A) running back J.T. Vines opened the scoring on a 12-yard run. Aaron Dixon added an 8-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Colson Romano with 12 seconds left in the half.
Romano led the Bell offense, passing for 191 yards and three touchdowns. Vines led the rushing attack with 69 yards on seven carries and two touchdowns.
Nimitz quarterback Scotty Carpenter threw for 100 yards with one interception.
Carr. R.L. Turner
COLLEYVILLE — University of Oklahoma pledge Cody Thomas threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter as Colleyville Heritage rolled over Carrollton R.L. Turner.
Thomas was 12-of-12 in the first half for 191 yards and four touchdowns.
Arl. Sam Houston
ARLINGTON — Matt Waller passed for 102 yards and three scores as Arlington Martin dominated Arlington Sam Houston in a District 3-5A meeting at Cravens Field.
Martin (7-2, 6-0) scored on six of its seven first half possessions. Martin fumbled at the Sam Houston 35 on its second possession of the game.
Martin star tailback Kyle Hicks did not play because of a stomach virus.
Keller Tim. Creek
KELLER — Cedric Dale ran for 97 yards as Keller Timber Creek (3-6, 3-3 4-5A) stayed in the running for the first playoff berth in school history by holding off Keller (2-7, 2-4) at Keller ISD Athletic Complex.
Keller F. Ridge
SOUTHLAKE — Southlake Carroll (8-1, 6-0) scored six touchdowns in the second quarter to defeat Keller Fossil Ridge and clinch at least a share of the 4-5A title.
Fossil Ridge (3-6, 3-3) drops into a tie for fourth in the district with Timber Creek with the loss. The two teams play next Friday night to determine the final spot out of 4-5A.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS—Dakota Chavis ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns to lead Justin Northwest (7-2, 5-1 4-5A) over Richland.
WEATHERFORD—Running back Cameron Smith had 165 yards and one touchdown rushing as Arlington Lamar defeated Weatherford at Kangaroo Stadium.
With the victory, Lamar (4-5, 3-3) keeps its playoff hopes alive. Weatherford (2-7, 1-5) is eliminated from the playoff chase.
ROCKWALL — Alex Cooper rolled up 211 total yards and three first-half touchdowns as Mesquite completed an undefeated regular season and captured the District 12-5A championship with a 55-24 rout of Rockwall at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.
Cooper led Mesquite (10-0, 6-0) to touchdowns on its first six possessions of the game.
Rashard Higgins, the area’s only Class 5A receiver to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark entering the game, finished with six catches for 59 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Mesquite, SportsDay’s fifth-ranked Class 5A team.
Most of Mesquite’s damage was done on the ground with 235 yards rushing in the first half on just 13 carries.
Xavier Castille split time as a receiver and quarterback, accounting for all three touchdowns for Rockwall (3-6, 2-3). Sophomore running back Chris Warren chipped in 87 yards rushing and caught a 46-yard score.
DESOTO — Dontre Wilson rushed for 249 yards and four touchdowns as DeSoto (9-0, 6-0 District 7-5A) overcame the absence of quarterback Desmon White.
Wilson scored on runs of 49, 78 and 12 yards in the second quarter as he had 224 yards at halftime.
Travis Collins filled in for White and rushed for 75 yards and a first-quarter touchdown.
Grand Prairie (2-7, 0-6) pulled to within 34-28 in the second quarter after a 60-yard touchdown catch by Auston Watts from Jaylen Fails.
After that, DeSoto scored 42 unanswered points, including a 42-yard interception return by Taylor Young.
Grand Prairie was led by Fails, who rushed for a touchdown and threw for three others, including two to Jordan Jones.
MURPHY — Plano East scored the go-ahead points on Lionel Wills’ 2-yard touchdown run with 6:55 left in the game. Wills finished with 107 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries.
Boyd cut the deficit to 22-20 with Brian Driskell’s 5-yard run with 5:29 left but could not convert a two-point conversion to tie the score.
Plano East quarterback Mario Smalls, who returned from a three-week absence, completed 21 of 35 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown.
RICHARDSON — Lake Highlands used a 24-point second quarter to blow open its game with Richardson Pearce.
Lake Highlands (6-3, 5-1 in District 9-5A) scored 10 points in 59 seconds at the end of the second quarter with Mitchell Henton’s 30-yard field goal and a 59-yard punt return touchdown by Jesse Johnson to build a 33-6 halftime advantage.
Darian Morris had two of Lake Highlands’ three interceptions to lead the defense. Elbert Landry paced the offense with 130 yards rushing.
Pearce quarterback Rhett Svetgoff compiled 174 of his 219 yards passing in the second half. Geoffrey Nwarie finished with 78 yards rushing and scored a touchdown for Pearce (1-8, 1-5).
MESQUITE — Quarterback Chase Schultz found Rashaad Johnson for a 1-yard touchdown late in the third quarter to lift Rockwall-Heath (5-4), which struggled most of the night against North Mesquite (2-7).
Schultz threw for 230 yards and ran for 79 yards.
In the second quarter, Corey Hunt, who rushed for 108 yards, tied the score at 14 for North Mesquite on a 72-yard score only 20 seconds after Rico Henderson had given Heath the lead.
Heath’s defense only surrendered 183 total yards and nine first downs.
MANSFIELD — Midlothian (7-2, 4-2, District 7-5A) moved one step closer to a playoff berth as quarterback Bryce Fausett rushed for two scores and threw for two more.
Midlothian opened the second half with an 18-play, 84-yard drive capped by a 1-yard Fausett run to take a 21-10 lead.
Midlothian’s defense limited Timberview (3-6, 2-4) to 12 offensive plays the entire second half.
S. Grand Prairie
GRAND PRAIRIE — Quarterback Elijah Wright passed for 118 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead South Grand Prairie (4-5, 3-3 District 7-5A).
South Grand Prairie scored 31 points in the second quarter, and its defense held Duncanville (2-7, 1-5) scoreless until nine seconds left in the third quarter.
It also recovered two fumbles, one of which was returned by Cameron Corsey for a 52-yard touchdown.
Gar. N. Forest
GARLAND — E’Lon Green rushed for 121 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries to help Garland (5-4, 5-0 District 11-5A) clinch the district title.
Teammate Ja’Taveon Green ran for 131 yards and one touchdown on just 10 carries.
Juwan Saddler passed for 160 yards to lead Naaman Forest (2-7, 2-3), which still remains in the playoff hunt despite the loss.
With Naaman Forest leading 7-6 less than four minutes into the contest, E’Lon Green’s 22-yard TD run pushed Garland in front 13-7 to stay.
GARLAND — Rowlett kept its playoff chances alive behind quarterback Carson Hyles, who completed 15-of-21 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns.
North Garland found some success on the ground as George Perry ran for 85 yards and one score. Chad Wesley chipped in 76 yards and one touchdown.
Nigel Hasty led Rowlett with 86 yards on 12 carries, while Tyler Hogan had six receptions for 102 yards and a score.
Jesuit (7-2, 4-2 District 9-5A) rolled up 491 yards of offense, including 303 in the first half, and eight players scored touchdowns.
On Jesuit’s third offensive play, Orion Salters scored his 15th touchdown of the season on a 43-yard run. Quarterback Jack Brezette threw for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
Sunset’s Anthony Cruz returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter.