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Thursday's Week 10 HS football roundup: DeSoto rally completes unbeaten regular season; Garland races past North Garland
MANSFIELD — DeSoto completed an undefeated regular season as quarterback Desmon White led a fourth-quarter comeback for a 37-23 win over Mansfield at Vernon Newsom Stadium.
DeSoto (10-0, 7-0 in 7-5A) led 16-7 at the half but had to rally after Mansfield (6-4, 4-3) took a 23-22 lead.
“We battled through a lot of adversity tonight,” DeSoto coach Claude Mathis said.
Mansfield’s J.T. Ibe recovered two fumbles in the third quarter, with the second one setting up a 30-yard scoring run by Julius Lewis (83 yards rushing, 2 TDs) putting Mansfield ahead.
DeSoto turned to White and Dontre Wilson to help reclaim the lead for good. Wilson, who finished with 166 yards rushing and two scores, put DeSoto back up 30-23 with a 5-yard scoring run.
White, who did not play last week, sealed the win with a 37-yard scoring strike to Nick Orr off a fake punt with 4:21 left.
GARLAND — V.J. Gates passed for 223 yards and four touchdowns to lead Garland at Williams Stadium.
E’Lon Green rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries for Garland (6-4, 6-0 in 11-5A). Ja’Taveon Green hauled in three passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns, while Jalen Evans gained 93 yards and one touchdown on three receptions.
Garland, which had already clinched the 11-5A title, will face Mesquite Horn in a first-round playoff matchup at noon Nov. 17 in Allen.
FRISCO — Frisco Centennial clinched District 9-4A’s top spot in the Division I playoffs. Centennial also won its second straight 9-4A championship. It will share the championship with the winner of Friday’s Prosper-Frisco game.
Senior quarterback Lamar Jordan, who is committed to Arkansas, threw three touchdown passes in the first half. Two of those went to Stoney Hawkins. Jordan finished 14-of-20 passing for 157 yards.
Centennial (9-1, 6-1) will play West Mesquite at 7:30 p.m Nov. 16 in the first round of the playoffs.
HALTOM — Southlake Carroll completed its District 4-5A slate undefeated. Aaron Hoagland’s 99-yard interception return for a touchdown not only ended Haltom’s red zone scoring opportunity but was part of a string of 42 consecutive points for the Dragons. Carroll’s A.J. Ezzard gained 86 yards on four rushes.
DUNCANVILLE — Derrell Haynes rushed six consecutive times for 50 yards capped with a 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, putting Duncanville (3-7, 2-5 in 7-5A) ahead to stay in a victory over Mansfield Timberview (3-7, 2-5).
Quarterback Erick Neal passed for 181 yards and two scores and rushed for two more as Lincoln pounded Bryan Adams in the District 12-4A regular-season finale at Forester Stadium.
Lincoln scored on five consecutive drives in the first half.
Keshawn Henderson’s 19-yard touchdown reception from LaDrayleon Battie with 47 seconds remaining capped a comeback victory for Wilmer-Hutchins at Pleasant Grove Stadium.
Madison, (4-5, 2-1 in 11-3A), scored a go-ahead touchdown on a Trey Gardener 5-yard run with 1:57 left but missed the extra point. Joshua Robertson returned the kickoff 58 yards to the Madison 17 to set up the winning score.
Money Peterson led Wilmer-Hutchins (3-5, 1-2), to its first district victory with 174 yards on 17 carries and scored the opening touchdown 23 seconds into the game on a 68-yard burst.
A strong running back tandem helped Spruce (2-8, 2-5 in 12-4A) roll up 370 rushing yards in a win over Conrad (1-9, 1-6) at Franklin Stadium in both teams’ season finale.
Reginald Robertson (18 rushes, 178 yards) had a 43-yard touchdown run with three minutes left after two rushing TDs from Devin York (12 carries, 156 yards) helped Spruce build a 14-0 halftime lead.
McKINNEY — Senior Justin Jones rushed for 245 yards and three touchdowns, and sophomore Ronald Jones added 100 yards on eight carries and also had three touchdowns to lead McKinney North to a District 13-4A win over Denison.
KELLER — Dalton Mills rushed for 311 yards on 25 carries and three scores to lead Keller to a District 4-5A victory over Richland at Keller ISD Stadium. Mills, a junior, set a season rushing record for a Keller runner with 1,500 yards as he scored on runs of 33, 58 and 48 yards.
ARLINGTON — Arlington Lamar amassed 733 yards of total offense in its victory over District 3-5A opponent Fort Worth Paschal. Quarterback Charlie Baird was 25-of-29 for 273 yards and four touchdowns for Lamar (5-5, 4-3).