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Week 7 roundup (3A/2A/Private): Celina undefeated; Prestonwood rallies past TCA-Addison
Gainesville 35, Sanger 21
GAINESVILLE — Adam Berryman rushed for 207 yards on 23 carries to lead Gainesville (7-0, 1-0 District 9-3A) over Sanger.
Sanger running back Derek Shelby had 13 carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns, one of them a pass reception. Sanger was hampered by 10 penalties for 85 yards.
Celina 45, Frisco Lone Star 10
FRISCO — Dual-threat quarterback Nathan Elliott led Celina (8-0, 2-0 District 10-3A) to a 45-10 victory over Frisco Lone Star (5-3, 0-2) on Friday night with a combined 238 yards and three touchdowns.
Elliott scored on a 1-yard plunge in the opening minutes to give Celina, No. 2 in SportsDay’s 3-A/Others rankings, an early lead that it never relinquished.
Frisco Lone Star quarterback Jason Shelley combined with running back Ramon Harris for 280 rushing yards and one touchdown. Lone Star was unable to set up a passing attack, with Shelley throwing for 75 yards on 15 attempts.
Roosevelt 28, Wilmer-Hutchins 16
Quarterback Jamar Mack’s 15-yard touchdown run and cornerback Tarrin Mitchell’s 88-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter gave Roosevelt (2-5, 1-0 District 11-3A) a win over Wilmer-Hutchins (2-5, 0-1).
Wilmer-Hutchins had 384 yards of offense but five turnovers, including three inside the Roosevelt 20-yard line.
Melissa 56, Nevada Community 28
NEVADA — Marcus Ellis scored three touchdowns in the first quarter to lead Melissa (6-1, 1-0 District 12-3A) past Nevada Community (2-6, 0-2).
Melissa’s AJ Blackwell was taken from the field on a stretcher in the second quarter with a possible head injury.
Bonham 34, Anna 19
BONHAM — Dra Smith had 249 total offensive yards, throwing two touchdowns and running for a 74-yard score, as Bonham (3-5, 1-1 District 12-3A) defeated Anna (2-6, 1-1).
Kaufman 32, Quinlan Ford 7
KAUFMAN — Jacob Holley scored three touchdowns to lead Kaufman (5-3, 2-0 District 14-3A) to a win against Quinlan Ford (5-3, 1-1).
Kaufman racked up 246 rushing yards in the win.
Quinlan Ford’s lone score came in the second quarter on a Daulten Beierschmitt one-yard run.
District 6-2A Div. 2
Tolar 49, Corsicana Mildred 0
District 5-2A Div. 1
Pilot Point 50, Paradise 2
District 6-2A Div. 1
Sunnyvale 28, Van Alstyne 21
SUNNYVALE — Sunnyvale defeated Van Alstyne on an 85-yard pass from Ryan Cottingame to Demetrius Gray with only 48 seconds left in the game.
Sunnyvale (6-2, 2-2 District 6-2A Division 1) quarterback Ryan Cottingame passed for 420 yards on 22 of 38 attempts.
Van Alstyne (4-3, 2-1) was led on the ground by Alex Phillips’ 219 yards.
District 12-2A Div. 1
Grandview 44, Life Red Oak 3
FERRIS — Colby Lee scored four touchdowns — two receiving, one rushing and one interception return — in the first half to lead Grandview (5-2, 3-0 District 12-21 Division 1) to victory over Life Red Oak (2-6, 0-4) at Ferris High School Stadium.
Lee hauled in scoring passes from 1 and 21 yards, scampered in on a six-yard run, and also returned an interception for a 29-yard score.
Quarterback Zach Smith added a touchdown run to go with his pair of scoring tosses to Lee.
Ezra Cepeda paced Life Red Oak with 93 rushing yards on 28 carries.
Cistercian 45, Arlington Oakridge 27
ARLINGTON—Running back Dare Odeyingbo ran for 204 yards and three touchdowns to lead Cistercian to a 45-27 win over Arlington Oakridge at Jeff Conaster Memorial Field.
Quarterback Matthew Merrick chipped in another 253 yards on 12-17 passing with two touchdowns.
Trailing 24-14 at the half, Oakridge (3-5, 1-5) was in position to draw closer in the early stages of the third quarter. Oakridge held Cistercian to a three and out on the opening possession of the quarter and had good field position at its 41. However, Andrew Beytagh had a 40 yard interception return to give Cistercian a 31-14 lead.
Cistercian (6-2, 4-2) ended any attempt of an Oakridge comeback by scoring with 47 seconds left in the third and again with 7:32 remaining in the game.
Episcopal Dallas 59, Greenhill 21
Jack Johnson rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns while Richie Loftus threw for 243 yards and three more scores as Episcopal School of Dallas rolled.
ESD (5-3, 3-3 STC North) scored on two of its first three possessions when Johnson scored on a one-yard run and Loftus found Matthew Redish from three yards out to take a lead it never gave up.
ESD’s defense played a large role in the rout, forcing six turnovers by Greenhill (1-7, 0-6).
Jalen Sharp led Greenhill, catching four passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
St. Mark’s 52, Tulsa Holland Hall 7
TULSA–John Webb completed 18 of 27 passes for 246 yards and five touchdowns - and that was before halftime - as St. Mark’s rolled to a 52-7 victory over Tulsa Holland Hall Friday night at Hardesty Field.
With the win, St. Mark’s (6-1, 5-1 SPC North) clinched a playoff berth and sits second in the conference, while Holland Hall (3-5, 2-4) was eliminated from post-season contention.
By the end of the opening quarter, Webb had already thrown four touchdowns and St. Mark’s had surged to a stunning 35-0 lead, helped immensely by favorable field position that saw their worst starting point at their own 42-yard line.
William Caldwell and Andrew Patison each caught two touchdown passes for St. Mark’s, while John Caldwell added one receiving TD and another one on the opening kickoff of the third quarter, returning it 98 yards to make it 49-0.
St. Mark’s defense also limited Holland Hall to under 200 yards of total offense, not even allowing them across the mid-field stripe until the second half.
Prestonwood Christian 44, TCA-Addison 33
PLANO — Ryan Bradberry and Twayne Blackwell each rushed for 131 yards and Blackwell was a perfect 8 for 8 passing with three touchdowns to lead No. 2 Prestonwood Christian to a 44-33 victory against No. 3 Trinity Christian-Addison on Friday night in TAPPS District 1-IA action.
Trailing 33-30 entering the fourth quarter, Bradberry’s second touchdown run of the night — a 1-yard plunge — helped Prestonwood (7-1, 4-0 TAPPS 1-IA) take a 37-33 lead late. After the Prestonwood defense held, Blackwell tossed a 16-yard score to Jonathan Heasley on third and goal with 5:57 left to give the hosts enough cushion.
Nahshon Ellerbe rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns for Trinity Christian (5-2, 1-2), but he was limited to only 2.75 yards per carry. Ellerbe also led Trinity Christian in receiving, hauling in eight catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns, but Trinity could get little spark other than the junior running back. Trinity quarterback Christian Hutlzer finished 21 of 36 with 251 yards and two touchdowns.
Prestonwood alternated quarterbacks, with Ryan Cash completing 15 of 21 passes for 176 yards and a 14-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to Michael Irvin.
Irvin finished with eight catches for 72 yards to lead Prestonwood, which outgained Trinity 592-346 and picked up 34 first downs.
Argyle Liberty Christian 42, John Paul II 7
PLANO — Argyle Liberty Christian’s JonAaron Howell intercepted three passes — and returned two for touchdowns — as Liberty defeated Plano Pope John Paul II, 42-7, in TAPPS 1-I action Friday night.
Howell scored the first touchdown of the game for Liberty (5-2, 2-1), picking off John Paul quarterback Zach Norris and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. Late in the game Howell picked off another pass at the Liberty 35 and weaved his way through several would-be tacklers to score a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown to put Liberty up 42-0.
John Paul (0-7, 0-4) put an end to the shutout late in the game with a 5-yard touchdown run by Danan Brown. Brown ended up rushing for 79 yards on 18 attempts.
Liberty quarterback Colby Moore threw for 181 yards and 3 scores, and he also caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter from backup quarterback Drew Hunnicutt. Hunnicutt also had Liberty’s fourth interception of the contest.
Fort Worth Nolan 34, Bishop Lynch 24
DALLAS - Luke Alves rushed for 284 yards and three touchdowns, leading Fort Worth Nolan to a 34-24 victory over Bishop Lynch. Nolan, the defending TAPPS Division 1 state champion and the #1 Large Private School in the DMN poll, controlled both lines of scrimmage, rushing for 323 yards while holding Bishop Lynch to only 15.
Nolan (5-2,3-0) broke a 14-14 halftime tie with their first possession in the second half, using almost half of the third quarter with a nine play, 62 yard drive, ending with Grant Muehlstein’s 34 yard field goal. After forcing a Bishop Lynch punt it took only two plays for Nolan to score again, this time with Alves breaking out of a scrum near midfield and racing 54 yards for the end zone.
Trailing 27-17 with 5:01 left in the fourth quarter, Bishop Lynch (3-4,1-3) took over at their 20 yard line and after two incomplete passes, quarterback Barrett Renner completed five straight passes, the last to Tremel Glasper for 20 yards and a touchdown. Steven Biegel’s PAT closed the score to 27-24 with 3:16 remaining.
Taking over at their 35 yard line, Nolan used Alves and a key third down completion by quarterback Landon Russell to extend their lead to 34-24 with only 26 seconds remaining in the contest.
Grapevine Faith Christian 20, Arlington Pantego Christian 10
Ben Ashton had two interceptions and a key 72 yard punt return for touchdown to lead Grapevine Faith to a 20-10 win over Pantego at UTA’s Maverick Stadium Friday night. Ashton’s second interception led to Cam Roane hitting Ashton two plays later for a 20 yard touchdown strike to put Grapevine Faith (3-4,1-2) up 14-3 midway through the third quarter.
The Lions opened the scoring on Ashton’s punt return and Pantego (1-6, 0-4) answered with an Aaron Phillips’ 35 yard field goal just before the half. Pantego climbed back into the game on the strength of five play- fifty three yard drive capped by Doc Woodson’s six yard score.
In the fourth quarter, the Lions stopped Pantego three different times on fourth down and put the game away on a Drake Reeves two yard run with under two minutes to play in the game.