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Week 8 roundup (5A): Backup QB leads Arl. Lamar to victory; Coppell upends Marcus
Arlington Lamar 44, Arlington Martin 36
ARLINGTON — Junior quarterback Andy Guinn, making his first career start, passed for 258 yards and a touchdown to lead Arlington Lamar to a 44-36 upset win over Arlington Martin at Cravens Field.
With starting quarterback Shane Buechele sidelined with a foot injury, Guinn capped the night by converting a 4th-and-6 with just over a minute left and Lamar’s punter — also Buechele — unavailable. Guinn fired a quick pass to Andra Lemons-Hicks for seven yards and a game-sealing first down.
Senior running back Cameron Smith rushed for 161 yards and four touchdowns for the Vikings (6-2, 4-1 in 3-5A).
After falling behind 27-13 at the half, Martin (6-2, 4-1) rallied in the second half to post 23 points, which included a pair of two-point conversions. The offensive spark led to 530 yards of total offense.
Lamar utilized quick passing routes to keep Martin defensive end and recent Texas A&M commit Myles Garrett to just one sack.
Arlington Bowie 69, Arlington Sam Houston 14
ARLINGTON — Senior quarterback Keaton Perry threw for 294 yards and five touchdowns, leading Arlington Bowie (7-1, 5-0 in 3-5A) over Arlington Sam Houston at Wilemon Field.
Junior Niko Small led the Bowie defense with two interception returns for touchdowns covering 17, and 85 yards.
Senior Brican Crossley caught touchdown passes of 23, 36, and 70 yards. Crossley finished with six catches for 147 yards.
Tony James completed 5 of 5 passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns. James also caught a touchdown pass for 43 yards, and rushed the ball six times for 32 yards.
Junior Ervin Hill rushed 16 times for 80 yards for Sam Houston (3-5, 2-3). Sam Houston’s Darrion Flowers returned a kickoff 91 yards with 5:16 to play in the first quarter.
Arlington 55, FW Paschal 26
ARLINGTON — Raymond Sheard rushed for four touchdowns, and quarterback Michael Gray accounted for three more for Arlington, which scored on its first nine possessions of a victory over Fort Worth Paschal.
Weatherford 14, North Crowley 6
WEATHERFORD — Jeuqwan Brownlee scored two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Weatherford (1-7, 1-4 in 3-5A) defeated North Crowley (0-8, 0-5) in a matchup of previosuly winless teams.
Richland 14, Keller Central 7
KELLER — Brandon Maine threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Whitfield with 10:40 left in the fourth quarter as Richland made a pair of second half touchdowns hold up in a win over Keller Central.
Justin Manuatu gave Keller Central (4-4, 3-2 in 4-5A) a 7-0 lead with a 15-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Richland (3-5, 2-3) tied the score midway through the third quarter when Stephon Jackson ran 3 yards for a touchdown.
Southlake Carroll 52, Keller 17
SOUTHLAKE — Senior running back A.J.Ezzard rushed for 151 yards and scored five touchdowns, and junior quarterback Ryan Agnew passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns to lead Southlake Carroll over Keller.
Agnew completed 31 of 35 passes for Carroll (7-1, 5-0 in 4-5A).
Senior running back Brandon Poyser carried 9 times for 107 yards for Keller (4-4, 1-4). Poyser had a 76-yard run on his only carry of the first half.
Keller Fossil Ridge 40, Haltom 6
HALTOM CITY — Jacob Gnacinski rushed for 139 yards and three scores and passed for 159 yards and another score to lead Fossil Ridge over Haltom.
Gnacinski scored on runs of 2, 1 and 7 yards –the last touchdown capped the scoring with 10:22 left in the game for Fossil Ridge (6-2, 4-1 in 4-5A).
Coppell 41, Flower Mound Marcus 3
FLOWER MOUND — Brandon Rice carried 15 times for 74 yards and three touchdowns as Coppell, the No. 5 team in SportsDay’s 5A area rankings, rolled over rival Flower Mound Marcus.
Quarterback Skyler Bonneau threw for two touchdowns for Coppell (6-1, 3-0 in 5-5A). Both set up on long kickoff returns by Troy Parker.
Denton Ryan 33, Lewisville 0
DENTON — Denton Ryan rebounded after its first loss of the season with its first shutout since 2010.
Lewisville (3-5, 1-2 in 5-5A) managed only 104 yards of total offense in the loss.
Quarterback Mitchell Bridges completed 14 of 22 passes for a touchdown and an interception for Ryan (6-1, 2-1).
Hebron 56, Flower Mound 20
FLOWER MOUND — Hebron’s offense rolled for 462 total yards — 440 on the ground — 21 first downs and seven touchdowns for a victory over Flower Mound.
Hebron only attempted two passes in the game, completing one — a 22-yard touchdown from quarterback Carson Proffitt to tight end Blake Robinson. Hebron had six rushing touchdowns, three by Treyvon Hughes, who also rushed for 173 yards. The other Hebron score came on a 48-yard interception return by Gavin Greenberg in the third quarter.
Irving 36, Carr. R.L. Turner 9
CARROLLTON — Christian Garcia threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns while also scrambling for a score to lead Irving over Carrollton R.L. Turner.
Irving running back Antonio Franklin ran for 103 yards and a touchdown.
Hurst L.D. Bell 30, Irving MacArthur 8
IRVING — Quarterback Colson Romano threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns as Hurst L.D. Bell defeated Irving MacArthur.
Taylor Dozier kicked three field goals for L.D. Bell (6-2, 4-1 in 6-5A).
Irving MacArthur (2-6, 1-4) managed only 92 yards of offense.
Colleyville Heritage 55, Irving Nimitz 3
GRAPEVINE — Griffin Pickler threw seven touchdown passes — six in the first half — to lead Colleyville Heritage past Irving Nimitz.
With the victory, Heritage improved to 6-2 and 4-1 in District 6-5A. Pickler finished with 381 yards passing, including touchdown passes of 19 and 37 yards to Jackson Zeledon.
Euless Trinity 56, Grapevine 9
BEDFORD — Isaac Ellsworth rushed for 127 yards and three scores in the first half as Euless Trinity dominated Grapevine.
Trinity (6-2, 5-0 in 6-5A) overwhelmed Grapevine (1-7, 1-4) with its strong ground game from the start.
Trinity scored touchdowns on its first six possessions.
Midlothian 28, S. Grand Prairie 21
GRAND PRAIRIE — Victor Williams rushed for 181 yards, leading a Midlothian ground game that totaled 289 yards on 54 carries in a District 7-5A victory over South Grand Prairie at the Gopher-Warrior Bowl.
South Grand Prairie (2-6, 0-5) drove into Midlothian territory in the final minutes, but its final drive ended with an interception with 4:19 left. Midlothian then ran out the clock.
For Midlothian, Brendan Cornell caught three passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Tony Nicholson threw for one touchdown and rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns for South Grand Prairie.
Mansfield 45, Grand Prairie 14
MANSFIELD — Julius Lewis ripped off 246 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries as Mansfield toppled Grand Prairie in a District 7-5A game at Vernon Newsom Stadium.Mansfield totaled 399 rushing yards and averaged more than 7 yards per carry. Quarterbacks Caleb Evans and Aaron Funk combined for 144 yards and two touchdowns passing.
Grand Prairie went into the fourth quarter with negative 25 yards rushing before a mid-quarter drive that was capped by a 35-yard scoring run from Abraham Hernandez. Quarterback Matt Moreno was 12-of-28 for 142 yards.
Skyline 62, Richardson 17
RICHARDSON — A solid running game and three long returns propelled Skyline (7-1, 5-0) over Richardson (3-5, 2-3) in District 9-5A.
Daleon Ward, Senderian Copeland and Darnell Reed combined for 244 yards on the ground and three scores. Copeland got the scoring started with a 15-yard scamper early in the first quarter, and Reed and Ward chipped in with 52- and 1-yard runs to put Skyline up 48-3 at halftime.
Derrick Dixon returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown for Skyline, and Jordan Neely and Johnathon Spencer took consecutive kick returns back for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Richardson had a productive night out of its own trio of backs. Daevon Woods, Tristen Cockrell and Tylor Cook combined for 298 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries.
Jesuit 42, Richardson Pearce 19
Bo Schneider threw three touchdown passes, including a 71-yarder to Garrett Amy, and Jesuit rattled off 21 unanswered points in the second quarter in a District 9-5A win at Postell Stadium.
After Spencer Lange kicked a 20-yard field goal to pull Pearce (4-4, 3-2) within 14-10, Jesuit scored immediately when Orion Salters ran 12 yards for the second of his two touchdowns.
Following Amy’s touchdown on Jesuit’s next possession, senior defensive lineman Justin Rotich intercepted a screen pass on the next play from scrimmage and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown, stretching Jesuit’s lead to 35-10 at halftime.
Schneider was 17-of-27 for 292 yards for Jesuit (5-3, 4-1).
Lake Highlands 49, Sunset 0
Lake Highlands rushed to a 28-point first-quarter lead and never looked back, rolling to a District 9-5A victory over Sunset.
Lake Highlands (3-5, 3-2) was led by running back Josh Lee, who rushed for 88 yards on five carries in the first half. Five different players scored touchdowns — three on the ground, one in the air and one on a fumble recovery in the end zone — as Lake Highlands built a 35-0 halftime lead.
Sunset (0-8, 0-5) totaled only 32 yards on offense and one first down.
Richardson Berkner 49, W.T. White 14
Calvin Jones rushed for 242 yards and three touchdowns to lead Richardson Berkner over W.T. White at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
Berkner (3-5, 2-3 District 9-5A) rushed for 438 yards and pulled away from W.T. White (1-7, 1-4) with a 21-point second quarter.
Garland 26, South Garland 7
GARLAND — Luther Kirk passed for two touchdowns and rushed for a third, and Garland rushed for 315 yards in a District 11-5A win over South Garland at Williams Stadium.
Jaharrad Haskins rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries for Garland (3-4, 3-1).
Jerminic Smith caught a 52-yard touchdown pass from Isaiah Harris to make it 14-7 before halftime. Harris had 174 yards passing for South Garland (2-7, 1-4).
Garland Lakeview 49, North Garland 14
GARLAND — Brent Davenport threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Garland Lakeview (3-5-1, 2-3 District 11-5A) past North Garland (0-8, 0-4).
Malik Mosigisi and Joshua Hurns recovered fumbles for Lakeview touchdowns in the second half.
North Garland cut Lakeview’s lead to 14-7 in the second quarter on Chad Wesley’s 29-yard touchdown pass to Alex Aguilera.
Lakeview’s Dominique Lewis led all rushers with 62 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns.
Mesquite Horn 23, Rockwall Heath 16
MESQUITE — Larry Bridges intercepted a fourth-down pass with 1:48 to play, and Mesquite Horn held off Rockwall Heath, 23-16, on Friday night at E.H. Hanby Stadium.
Horn (7-2, 3-2 District 12-5A) overcame a 13-point deficit, outscoring Heath 20-0 in the second half.
Bridges picked off a fourth-down heave from R.J. Williams to seal the win over Heath (4-4, 0-4).
Justyn Oliphant scored on a 1-yard run, Destri White added a 7-yard rushing touchdown and Taylor Lewis kicked two field goals in the second half.
Tyler Lee 61, Mesquite 54
TYLER — Facing fourth-and-1 and with their team trailing by a point, quarterback Raleigh Poster threw a quick pass out to Marquiston Williams, who made a defender miss and raced 41 yards for the winning touchdown as Tyler Lee defeated Mesquite, 61-54, on Friday night at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.
Running back Kyjuan Johnson, who didn’t have a carry in the first half, finished with 178 yards rushing and three second-half touchdowns for Lee (4-3, 1-3 District 12-5A). Sophomore quarterback Zach Hall passed for 86 yards and two scores and also rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Running back Shadavian Reed rushed for 261 yards and three touchdowns for Mesquite (5-4, 3-2), and receiver Octayvius Miles caught five passes for 102 yards and three scores. Mesquite’s Ernesto Alonzo, who didn’t have a catch in the first half, finished with 101 yards and two touchdowns.