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Thursday roundup (Week 6): West Mesquite's Chason Virgil passes for 4 TDs in return from injury; Lakeview holds on
West Mesquite 44, North Forney 13
MESQUITE — Chason Virgil returned to the lineup and threw four touchdown passes as West Mesquite rolled at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.
Virgil, one of the area’s top junior quarterbacks, had missed the previous three games with a clavicle injury. He completed 10 of 16 passes for 244 yards and also ran for 33 yards.
Two of his touchdown passes went to Rodney Mosley as West Mesquite (3-3, 3-0) took a 37-6 halftime lead.
Hunter Herndon passed for a touchdown and ran for another for North Forney (2-4, 1-2) after entering the game in the second quarter. North Forney was limited to 38 yards rushing.
Lakeview Centennial 24, South Garland 23
GARLAND — Quarterback Brent Davenport had 222 yards passing, 25 rushing and three touchdowns Thursday night to lead Garland Lakeview over South Garland, 24-23, at Homer B. Johnson Stadium.
Davenport threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Pinedo and a 31-yard pass to Richard McLaughlin for another second-quarter score as Lakeview (2-4, 1-2 District 11-5A) needed only 57 seconds to erase an early 10-0 deficit, aided by a South Garland fumble on a kickoff return. McLaughlin finished with a game-high 11 receptions for 139 yards.
Davenport added a 7-yard touchdown run. Daniel Komayombi put Lakeview ahead for good with a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter.
South Garland (2-5, 1-2), which outgained Lakeview 351 yards to 291, missed a 41-yard field goal try and turned the ball over on downs in its final two possessions.
Plano 28, McKinney 7
McKINNEY — Sophomore running back Brandon Stephens ran for 259 yards on 26 carries as Plano (5-1, 1-0) opened District 10-5A play with a workmanlike win over McKinney (3-3, 0-1).
Stephens spearheaded a Plano ground game that controlled the tempo of the game and churned out 333 yards on 46 attempts.
Plano quarterback Brooks Panhans scored on runs of 1 yard and 10 yards and threw a 37-yard pass to Colby Cantu. Stephens had Plano’s other touchdown, on a 1-yard run.
Midlothian 19, Mansfield 7
MANSFIELD — Manfield’s Julius Lewis rushed for a game-high 172 yards and touchdown, helping Mansfield beat Midlothian in District 7-5A play at Vernon Newsome Stadium.
Mansfield (3-3, 2-1) took an early 6-0 lead on a 1-yard run by Caleb Evans, and pushed that lead to 13-0 on a 12-yard scoring run by Lewis in the second quarter.
Midlothian (3-3, 1-2) answered with a 33-yard scoring run by Zach Humphreys late in the first half. Humphreys passed for a game-high 163 yards and rushed for a team-best 83 yards.
In the second half, Mansfield used solid defense and a pair of fourth quarter Nathan McBride field goals to secure the win.
Richardson Berkner 40, Sunset 0
Jaylon Terrell scored on a 55-pass from Calvin Jones and Josh Lewis ran 44 yards for a touchdown as Richardson Berkner cruised past Sunset in District 9-5A.
Berkner (2-4, 1-2) took just two plays to open up a 7-0 lead. CaDarius Edwards reeled off a 37-yard run, then ran 5 yards for the score.
Berkner’s Triston Robertson returned a fumble 2 yards for another touchdown, and Tanner Lange kicked four field goals.
Sunset (0-6, 0-3) was led by Lukas Mendoza, who had 46 yards rushing.
Late in the second quarter, Berkner’s Darrius Thomas was badly injured on a kickoff. Thomas lay motionless for nearly 20 minutes as trainers provided medical attention. He was carted off by ambulance with an apparent head injury and appeared to have movement in his extremities, according to school officials.
Arlington Lamar 49, Arlington Sam Houston 19
ARLINGTON — Cameron Smith rushed for four touchdowns in the first half as Arlington Lamar dominated Arlington Sam Houston in a District 3-5A matchup at Wilemon Field.
Lamar (5-1, 3-0) scored touchdowns on its first five possessions.
Sam Houston (3-3, 2-1) cut the deficit to 35-7 with 1:27 left before halftime when quarterback Ervin Hill scored on a 33-yard run.
Lamar needed only three plays to strike in the second half. Quarterback Shane Buechele passed 49 yards to Andra Lemons-Hicks to give Lamar a 43-7 lead.
Lamar totaled 507 yards and 24 first downs. Buechele completed 14 of 22 passes for 199 yards. Lemons-Hicks finished with six receptions for 100 yards.
Hurst L.D. Bell 50, Carrollton R.L. Turner 14
CARROLLTON — Fua Sapoi ran for 132 yards and a touchdown, and Colson Romano threw for 126 yards and accounted for three TDs, as Hurst L.D. Bell (5-1, 3-0) remained unbeaten in District 6-5A with a win over Carrollton R.L. Turner (0-6, 0-3) at Standridge Stadium.
Sapoi, a senior, carried the ball just four times, gaining most of his yards on an 86-yard scoring run early in the second quarter to put Bell ahead 22-0.
Romano was 8-of-11 passing with a pair of touchdowns. The senior quarterback added another score on the ground for Bell, which scored on its first three offensive possessions and led 36-0 at halftime.
Bell also got a special teams touchdown with 8:43 left before halftime when junior Johnny Leon returned a Turner punt 69 yards to make it 29-0. Bell then added a defensive touchdown with 2:24 remaining when junior defensive back Chad Williams intercepted a Carlos Ramirez pass and returned it 20 yards to make it 36-0.
Keller Central 38, Keller Timber Creek 20
KELLER — Keller Central intercepted five passes, forced two fumbles and pitched a second-half shutout to rally from a 10-point halftime deficit and defeat Keller Timber Creek in a District 4-5A game at Keller ISD Athletic Complex.
Central (3-3, 2-1) held Timber Creek (1-5, 0-3) to 69 yards in the second half, 55 of those on their final drive.
Justin Manuatu had touchdown runs of 7 and 2 yards for Central.
Birdville 57, Fort Worth Eastern Hills 6
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Senior Xavier Turner rushed for 193 yards on 14 carries and four scores, and Birdville (5-2, 3-2) totaled 462 yards on the ground in a District 6-4A win over Fort Worth Eastern Hills (2-4, 2-2).
Junior Will Hayward had 174 passing yards — all in the first half — and 68 rushing yards for Birdville. Junior Conner Gray added 99 second-half rushing yards, and fellow junior Isaiah Duarte chipped in with 148 yards of total offense.
Antwjuan Strahan accounted for 161 of Eastern Hills’ 209 total yards, 62 of them on a fourth-quarter touchdown run. Freshman Rashad Anderson caught four passes from Strahan for a game-high 55 yards.