Written by Jon Machota
McKinney Boyd uses Dedrick Scrivens' 264-yard performance to cruise past Plano West
PLANO — Dedrick Scrivens had a good reason for being out of breath after Friday night’s game at John Clark Stadium. The McKinney Boyd junior running back had 34 carries.
In a game that was likely to be won by the team that ran the ball better, Scrivens was the difference, finishing with 264 yards and five touchdowns as Boyd topped Plano West, 42-21, in both teams’ 10-5A district opener.
“I’m pretty tired, I’m not going to lie,” Scrivens said. “It was a tough game.”
Where does it rank on his list of top performances?
“No.1. Definitely,” he said. “First district win. This was a big game.”
Scrivens opened the scoring with a 56-yard run up the visiting sideline. By the time the first quarter was over, the 5-8, 185-pounder had carried nine times for 103 yards and Boyd (3-3, 1-0) was up 14-0.
Scrivens then capped a 14-play, 80-yard drive with a four-yard score midway through the second quarter, putting Boyd up 21-0.
His third, fourth and fifth touchdowns all came in the second half. A six-yarder put Boyd up 28-7, a 23-yarder made it 35-14 and the final touchdown from eight yards out capped the scoring with 3:28 remaining.
What was the key to his big game?
“My linemen,” said Scrivens, who has scored 18 touchdowns this season. “We had a game plan and we stuck to it, and it worked.”
It appeared Plano West (4-2, 0-1) was going to go into the locker room down by three touchdowns at the half, but junior running back Sotonye Jamabo broke three tackles and raced up the near sideline for a 78-yard score with 14 seconds remaining.
But the momentum never carried over into the second half as Plano West, No. 14 in SportsDayHS’ area rankings, went three-and-out to start the third quarter.
Jamabo finished with 143 yards on 18 carries.