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5A bidistrict HS football playoff roundup: South Garland tops Rockwall-Heath; Allen rolls Richardson
South Garland 31, Rockwall-Heath 27
MESQUITE — Marquel McNac scored on a 4-yard run with 1:05 remaining, and South Garland overcame three interceptions and a blocked punt to beat Rockwall-Heath, 31-27, in a Class 5A Region II Division II bi-district game Friday at E.H. Hanby Stadium.
Rockwall-Heath had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but backup quarterback Jordan Hoy’s pass was batted down in the end zone.
South Garland (7-4) will play Plano West at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in an area round game in Allen.
Rockwall-Heath ended its season at 6-5.
McNac rushed 27 times for 201 yards and four touchdowns as South Garland overcame a 24-17 halftime deficit.
Two interceptions led to Rockwall-Heath points in the first half, along with a defensive stop of South Garland on fourth-and-1 at midfield.
A blocked punt early in the third quarter set Rockwall-Heath up at the South Garland 9-yard line, which led to a 26-yard field goal by Ethan Smith and a 27-17 lead.
Hoy played for several snaps in the final minute after starting quarterback Chase Schultz was injured on a first-down scramble. He left the game under his own power but did not return.
Allen 63, Richardson 14
ALLEN — Kyler Murray passed for 189 yards, rushed for 102 yards and accounted for four touchdowns in the first half as Allen cruised to a bi-district win over Richardson at home.
Richardson scored just 39 seconds into the game when Michael Curtis hit Cameron Booty for 35-yard touchdown pass and a 7-0 lead.
Allen scored touchdowns on nine of its 10 possessions and racked up more than 600 yards of total offense.
With a 28-7 lead in the second quarter, Murray, a sophomore quarterback, faked out nearly every Richardson defender on a 50-yard touchdown run.
On Allen’s next two drives, Murray threw touchdown passes to wide receivers Oliver Pierce and Troy Knudsen to take a 49-7 lead into halftime.
Richardson struggled to get anything going offensively after its first possession and failed to score again until the final minutes of the game.
Jesuit 45, McKinney Boyd 10
PLANO — Just before halftime, Jesuit had already seized momentum with three second-quarter touchdowns, and McKinney Boyd’s hopes were beginning to fade with the absence of game-breaking running back Bryan Driskell.
But that was only the beginning.
Jesuit made it decisive with 24 second-half points off four consecutive Boyd turnovers Friday night en route to a 45-10 Class 5A Division II bi-district victory at Clark Stadium.
Jesuit (9-2), ranked No. 15 by SportsDay, takes on the Longview-Rowlett winner in the area round next week. No. 18 Boyd finished 6-5.
Boyd scored first on Driskell’s 94-yard punt return. But Jesuit quarterback Jack Brezette directed back-to-back scoring drives, each time hitting Jordan Mastrogiovanni on a short scoring pass. Brezette, who completed 22 of 32 passes for 256 yards, found Jake Oliver open for a 34-yard touchdown pass with eight seconds left before halftime.
“They grabbed the momentum on us in the second quarter,” Boyd coach Don Drake said.
In the third quarter, the bottom completely fell out for Boyd.
On consecutive third-quarter possessions, receiver Patrick Ladd fumbled at his 18, quarterback Curtis Ladd was intercepted and Driskell fumbled. Curtis Ladd fumbled in the fourth quarter.
Jesuit answered with three touchdowns and a 34-yard field goal by Cody Wicker.
Waco Midway 31, Midlothian 24
CORSICANA — Kramer Robertson passed 62 yards to Xavier Hailey with 4:24 remaining as Waco Midway rallied to defeat Midlothian in a bi-district playoff game.
Midlothian was stopped at the Midway 32 with 1:44 remaining.
Quarterback Bryce Fausett’s pass attempt to Brendan Cornell fell incomplete on fourth-and-5.
Midway marched 61 yards in four plays and tied the score at 24 with 8:47 remaining when Robertson passed 26 yards to Hailey.
Midway scored on consecutive four-play drives in the fourth quarter to overcome a 24-17 deficit.
Fausett led Midlothian with 150 yards passing. Seeton finished with 109 yards rushing and accounted for 176 total yards.
Midway will face the winner of Saturday’s game between Colleyville Heritage and Hebron.
Mansfield 41, Killeen 21
WAXAHACHIE — Quarterback Lane Meyer threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Mansfield over Killeen.
Meyer found a wide open Amandas Pearsall for the touchdown less than a minute into the game.
Nick Hall led the Mansfield rushing attack with 117 yards while Julius Evans picked up 97 yards on just six carries.
Fullback Bryan Shanklin collected three touchdowns, two on the ground and one through the air, and compiled 110 all-purpose yards.
Daniel McCants supplied 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Killeen.
Mansfield advances to the area round and will play the winner of Saturday’s game between Flower Mound Marcus and Euless Trinity.