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Week 6 roundup (5A): Arlington Martin continues to roll; Sachse QB Myers passes for 341 yards
Arlington Martin 66, FW Paschal 20
ARLINGTON — Arlington Martin (5-1, 3-0 3-5A) scored 36 consecutive points and cruised past Fort Worth Paschal (3-3, 0-3) at Cravens Field.
Sophomore quarterback Eric Walker completed 11 of 16 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns. His first was a 19-yard pitch and catch to junior tight end Jess Trussell. Walker then found senior receiver Isaiah Baker for a 15-yard TD reception.
Martin’s ground attack was in full force with sophomore Nic Smith carrying most of the load, 10 carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Jalum Bouldin rushed eight times for 71 yards and a score. Freshman Sherrod Taylor also scored once while rushing four times for 24 yards. Senior George Tucker also scored.
Arlington 65, Weatherford 0
ARLINGTON — Arlington ran for more than 400 yards on the ground in a blowout victory over Weatherford at Maverick Stadium.
Arlington started the game by marching 75 yards in a little over twonutes, scoring on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Michael Gray to Pierce Pitstick. A few plays later, Cassius Grady picked off Weatherford and ran it back 70 yards for a touchdown. Arlington intercepted Weatherford three times, two of them returned for touchdowns.
Raymond Sheard ran the ball for 131 yards in just the first quarter and finished with 186 yards on 19 carries. Backup QB Hunter Collins ran for 118 yards on eight carries in the fourth quarter, including a 26-yard scamper to close out the scoring for the game. Arlington held Weatherford to 6 yards of offense in the third quarter and 124 yards in the game.
Arlington Bowie 70, North Crowley 0
ARLINGTON — Quarterbacks Tony James and Keaton Perry combined to pass for 405 yards and six touchdowns as Arlington Bowie rolled past North Crowley in a District 3-5A game at Wilemon Field.
James accounted for six touchdowns for Bowie, which improved to 5-1 and 3-0 in district play. He passed for 223 yards and four touchdowns on 6-of-7 passing and also caught two passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
Perry also had a big night, throwing for 182 yards on 6-of-9 passing and two touchdowns. The two Bowie quarterbacks combined to complete their first eight passes for 316 yards and five touchdowns. Bowie led 56-0 at the half.
Brican Crossley caught three passes for 111 yards and two scores and also had a 17-yard rushing touchdown. Trenton Shumate added a rushing touchdown and a 41-yard touchdown catch for Bowie, which finished with 580 yards and 17 first downs.
Southlake Carroll 48, Richland 9
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Ryan Agnew accounted for 386 yards and five scores as Southlake Carroll outclassed Richland in a District 4-5A game at Birdville ISD Fine Arts Athletic Complex. Agnew was nearly perfect in the first half, completing his first 11 passes and 12 of 13.
Carroll scored the game’s final 35 points after leading 13-9 early in the second quarter. Richland finished with 196 total yards, only 42 in the second half.
Richland’s lone scoring drive started at the Carroll 25. Carroll’s defensive line spent much of the night pressuring Richland quarterback Brandon Maine.
Carroll opened with a nine-play, 81-yard drive and went ahead 7-0 with 7:11 remaining in the first quarter when Agnew passed 21 yards to Luke Timian. Agnew and Timian connected on a 37-yard score on Carroll’s next series to give Carroll a 13-0 lead. The extra point was blocked. Carter Barke returned the blocked PAT to cut the deficit to 13-2.
Richland (2-4, 1-2) cut the deficit to 13-9 with 9:17 remaining in the second quarter when Brandon Maine passed 11 yards to Adrien Itoka. Richland recovered a fumble at the Carroll 25.
Chris Hogan returned the ensuing kickoff 45 yards to the Richland 25. Four plays later AJ Ezzard scored on a 2-yard run to give Carroll a 20-9 lead.
Agnew and Timian hooked up for the third time on a 39-yard score with 2:50 remaining before the half to give Carroll a 27-9 lead.
Justin Northwest 48, Haltom 14
Haltom City—Justin Northwest (5-1, 2-1 4-5A) defeated Haltom (3-3, 1-2) at Birdville Stadium in Haltom City.
Northwest took control of the game in the third quarter by forcing a turnover on downs and two fumbles. Duke Kicinski returned one of the fumbles for a score.
Northwest was led by junior quarterback Jesse Drummer, who threw for 172 yards and two scores, with Dennis Adrole rushing for 117 yards and three touchdowns.
Haltom was led by senior quarterback Jonathan Armstrong, who had 244 yards of total offense and one touchdown.
Keller Fossil Ridge 44, Keller 14
KELLER — Jacob Gnacinski ran for three touchdowns and added a touchdown pass as Keller Fossil Ridge (5-1, 3-0 District 4-5A) pulled away against Keller (3-3, 0-3).
Hunter McEachern completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jake Hamilton with 0:57 left in the second quarter to cut Keller’s deficit to 13-7. Fossil Ridge answered with two scores in 15 seconds. Montrel Wilson returned the ensuing kickoff 59 yards to the Keller 40. Three plays later, Gnacinski scored on a 7-yard touchdown with 0:17 on the clock. After a successful onside kick, Fossil Ridge took a 23-7 lead on Cody Seidel’s 36-yard field goal with 0:02 remaining in the half.
Keller opened the second half with a 75-yard scoring drive, with McEachern running 19 yards for a touchdown. Fossil Ridge quickly answered on the next series, moving 86 yards in five plays. Ryan Parker scored on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Gnacinski to give Fossil Ridge a 30-14 lead with 5:08 to play in the third quarter.
Fossil Ridge added a pair of touchdowns to turn the game into a rout early in the fourth quarter. Gnacinski scored on a 12-yard run, and Parker returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown.
Lewisville 25, Flower Mound 23
FLOWER MOUND — Lewisville withstood a late Flower Mound rally to hold on for a win in the District 5-5A opener for both teams.
Lewisville took a 25-16 lead with 5:57 left in the game on a 35-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt McDougal to Trinity Benson. On its next possession, Flower Mound drove to the Lewisville 21. But it appeared Lewisville recovered a bad shotgun snap. The play was nullified, however, by a Flower Mound timeout just before the snap, and on the next play, quarterback John Hofmeister connected with Connor Wanhanen on a 21-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to two with 3:07 left in the game.
Flower Mound chose to kick deep, and Lewisville was able to gain a critical first down before punting to Flower Mound with three seconds left in the game. Flower Mound’s Hail Mary pass into the end zone fell incomplete.
The tight second half mirrored the first. Lewisville (3-3, 1-0) led 15-9 after a back-and-forth first half.
Flower Mound (1-5, 0-1) opened the scoring on the first play from scrimmage. Hofmeister connected with Wanhanen, who had 137 yards receiving for the game, on a 75-yard seam pass over the middle for a touchdown to take a 6-0 lead. But Lewisville answered with 3:17 left in the first quarter on an 8-yard pass from McDougal to Cameron Creal. The successful PAT gave Lewisville a 7-6 lead.
In the second quarter, Flower Mound jumped back in front 9-7 on a 36-yard Andrew Hitscherich field goal. Metrick Buhler, who finished with 126 yards rushing, put Lewisville back on top with a 2-yard touchdown run with 2:45 left in the half. McDougal ran around the right end for a 2-point conversion to give Lewisville a 6-point cushion.
Denton Ryan 13, FLower Mound Marcus 10
FLOWER MOUND — Denton Ryan coach Joey Florence picked up his 200th career victory with a 13-10 win over Flower Mound Marcus (1-5, 0-1 6-5A). Ryan scored 13 unanswered points for Florence’s milestone victory against Marcus, where Florence was once an assistant coach.
With 2:11 left in the game, Ryan quarterback Mitchell Bridges found Xavier Gray for a 17-yard touchdown reception. The touchdown was set up by a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery by Ryan defensive end Nolan Robinson.
Irving 33, Grapevine 7
IRVING — Christian Garcia rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another for Irving against District 6-5A opponent Grapevine. Garcia finished with 135 yards rushing and 152 yards passing.
Morris Shell III scored two touchdowns for Irving (4-2, 2-1), including a rushing touchdown and a 47-yard reception from Garcia.
The Irving defense held Grapevine (0-6, 0-3) to 2 yards of offense and one first down in the first half. Grapevine was down 19-0 at halftime.
Collyeville Heritage 24, Irving MacArthur 10
GRAPEVINE — Colleyville Heritage battled through an injury-filled, sloppy contest against Irving MacArthur at Mustang-Panther Stadium and won by capitalizing on the visiting team’s mistakes.
MacArthur (2-4, 1-2 6-5A) jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the second quarter as both teams struggled on offense in the early going. The two squads combined for just one first down in the opening period.
The game turned when quarterback Logan Austin suffered a knee injury for MacArthur. Anthony James came on in replacement but when Austin tried to give his knee another chance, he tossed a key interception which was returned for a touchdown by Ryan Phillipe, who had a big game defensively for Heritage (4-2, 2-1).
Demarco Corbin had made it 10-7 earlier on a 21-yard run, but he too suffered a knee injury in the second half. Justin Toberny filled in and put together a couple of big runs including a 3-yard touchdown to make it 24-10 after a Max Allan field goal earlier in the half.
Heritage managed just 122 yard of offense in the win but capitalized on three interceptions and a key lost fumble.
Euless Trinity 43, Irving Nimitz 7
EULESS — Senior quarterback Christian Hammack completed nine of 11 passes for 177 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half, as Euless Trinity (4-2, 3-0 District 6-5A) defeated Irving Nimitz (2-4, 1-2) at Pennington Field.
Hammack completed first-quarter scoring passes of 14 and 32 yards to senior wide receiver Raphael Longangu. He also completed a 47-yarder against the wind to junior wide receiver Markis McCray in the end zone.
A 32-yard pass intended for Deion Guinard deflected off Guinard to sophomore Tyler Natee, who rambled into the end zone for a touchdown. Natee also had a 3-yard rushing touchdown in the first half, as Trinity piled up a 34-0 halftime advantage.
The Trinity defense stifled the Nimitz offense. It forced punts on eight consecutive possessions and held Nimitz to 10 rushing yards on 25 attempts. Nimitz crossed midfield for the first time on the final play of the first half and did not take a snap inside Trinity territory until a Trinity fumble in the fourth quarter gifted Nimitz the ball on the 18-yard line.
Junior quarterback Jimmy Clark completed 19 of 27 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown for Nimitz.
Cedar Hill 35, South Grand Prairie 24
CEDAR HILL — Larry Hill rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns as Cedar Hill held on for a win over South Grand Prairie at Longhorn Stadium.
Cedar Hill (4-2, 2-1 District 7-5A) struck first when Denvre Daniels busted up the middle for a 19-yard touchdown run. Justin McMillan delivered an 18-yard scoring pass to Damarkus Lodge to put Cedar Hill up 14-0. 6-yard touchdown run from Hill made it 21-0.
South Grand Prairie (2-4, 1-3) stormed back with a pair of touchdowns, including a beautifully orchestrated flea flicker where Tony Nicholson delivered a 50-yard scoring strike to Josh Carrera.
Cedar Hill put the game away in the second half with two long scoring drives.
Duncanville 58, Grand Prairie 46
GRAND PRAIRIE — Jeremiah Drake threw for 444 yards and five touchdowns as Duncanville (4-2, 2-1) outlasted Grand Prairie (1-5, 0-3) in District 7-5A.
Drake threw scoring passes of 17 and 5 yards to Devante Smith, 65 yards to Paul White, 17 yards to Xavier Brown and 59 yards to Derrell Haynes. He went 29-of-43.
Za’Carrius Green scored on interception returns of 27 and 20 yards for Duncanville.
For Grand Prairie, Jaylen Fails threw for three touchdowns and finished 18-of-25 for 278 yards. Cole Pitts scored on a 93-yard kickoff return.
Lake Highlands 29, Richardson 18
Lake Highlands scored on returns of an interception and a fumble to pull away from Richardson at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
Symeon Hosea picked up a fumbled snap on a punt and returned it 2 yards for a touchdown and a 23-6 lead for Lake Highlands (2-4, 2-1 District 9-5A). Hosea also returned a fumble 53 yards to set up an 8-yard touchdown run by Tyler Hughes.
Richardson (2-4, 1-2) pulled within 23-12 on a 36-yard touchdown pass from Michael Curtis to Tylor Cook with 10:30 left. But after a Lake Highlands punt was downed at the 1-yard line, Demarkeious Holt intercepted a pass on the next play and scored easily.
Jesuit 71, W.T. White 34
Matt Miller rushed for five touchdowns as Jesuit defeated neighborhood rival WT White, scoring 69 points over the final three quarters.
Jesuit (3-3, 2-1 District 9-5A) totaled 507 of offense against W.T. White (1-5, 1-2), including 341 on the ground. Miller led all rushers with 124 yards.
Xavier Land scored three touchdowns for Jesuit, which trailed 13-2 after the first quarter before pulling away.
Skyline 35, Richardson Pearce 7
RICHARDSON — Quarterback Sederian Copeland passed for three touchdowns, including two to Emmanuel Harris, and ran for another to lead Skyline past Richardson Pearce in a District 9-5A contest at Eagle Mustang Stadium.
Skyline (5-1, 3-0) took the lead on its second possession, marching 51 yards in 11 plays and scoring on Anthony Baker’s 1-yard run. Copeland threw a 52-yard strike to Harris to give Skyline a 14-0 advantage.
Pearce (3-3, 2-1) cut the lead in half on Gjordan Dumas’ 9-yard touchdown scamper before Copeland found Harris on a 24-yard scoring strike.
Sachse 57, Rowlett 31
GARLAND — Quarterback Kent Myers overcame a left knee injury to finish with 341 yards passing, 82 rushing and six touchdowns Friday night as Sachse pulled away from Rowlett to win, 57-31, in a District 11-5A contest at Homer B. Johnson Stadium.
Sachse (7-0, 3-0) opened a 28-11 halftime lead behind Myers touchdown passes to Devin Duvernay and Bruce Brookins and a 55-yard keeper on which he was untouched.
Duvernay, a track standout, returned the second-half kickoff 109 yards to give Sachse a 34-11 lead. He also caught six passes for 142 yards and three more touchdowns, including a 51-yard score on a screen pass.
Rowlett countered with three straight touchdowns — two on Jeffery McLeod runs, plus a 26-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Logan Bonner to James Motes — to pull within 34-31.
Naaman Forest 41, North Garland 14
GARLAND — Michael Nelson rushed for 265 yards and four touchdowns to lead Naaman Forest (3-3, 2-0 District 11-5A) past North Garland (0-7, 0-3).
Marcus Perkins had four catches for 95 yards and a touchdown for Naaman Forest.
Longview 42, Rockwall-Heath 10
ROCKWALL — JaMycal Hasty rushed for three touchdowns, and Longview took advantage of two early special teams miscues from Rockwall-Heath to build an early lead en route to the District 12-5A victory.
Longview (5-1, 2-0) began its first two possessions started inside the Rockwall-Heath 35-yard line after high snaps on punt attempts. Both drives ended with 1-yard touchdown runs by Hasty.
Rockwall-Heath (4-3, 0-3) finally got off a punt on its third attempt, but Longview’s Travin Howard returned it 81 yards for a touchdown.